Developing BRANDS for a healthier world

We have become a world leader in three businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Specialized Nutrition and Waters. Building on a unique health-focused portfolio that allows us to be a key player in the food revolution. Today’s consumers want healthier and responsibly produced food and drinks. To meet those needs, we strive to deliver healthy products and better-for-you alternatives for moments of indulgence, brought by purpose-led brands. We offer diverse choices and solutions for different occasions and moments of the day.

ESSENTIAL DAIRY AND PLANT-BASED PRODUCTS  

We offer fresh dairy products as well as plant-based products and beverages, two distinct but complementary pillars. Started in 1919 with the creation of the first yogurt in a pharmacy in Barcelona, fresh dairy products (notably yogurt) is Danone’s original business. They are natural, fresh, healthy and local.

The plant-based products and beverages line that came with the acquisition of WhiteWave in April 2017 combines natural or flavored beverages made from soy, almonds, coconuts, rice, oats, etc., as well as plant-based alternatives to yogurt and cream (cooking products). Through this acquisition, Danone seeks to develop and promote the plant-based category around the world.

Thanks to this expanded and more diversified portfolio, Danone can satisfy the growing demand for natural, nutritious and environmentally friendly products as well as the needs of ‘flexitarians’, i.e. consumers looking to diversify their sources of protein, for whom plant-based products represent an alternative meeting their needs.

We have also combined our research into milk, ferments and probiotics that support gut health. We can now build on expertise in both dairy fermentation and plant-based innovation to develop and enhance our range of offerings.

To learn more about the Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, click here

“WE WANT TO OFFER WIDER-RANGING FOOD AND DRINK CHOICES THAT BECOME A NATURAL PART OF CONSUMERS’ HEALTHY EATING HABITS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, ADAPTED TO TODAY’S NEEDS AND LIFESTYLES."

FRANCISCO CAMACHO, Executive Vice President, Essential Dairy and Plant-Based

WATERS 

Danone is one of the world’s leading bottled water and Aquadrink companies. This leadership in the water segment is the result of a keen eye toward consumer trends, constant innovation, and a desire to fully embed healthy hydration into our business strategy. 

 

Danone is constantly working on developing healthy hydration habits from an early age. Through awareness campaigns, reaching millions of people, Danone puts its commitment to help spread the word about healthy hydration in action. We also promote sustainable water practices throughout our operations and strive to protect and restore our natural water ecosystems in cooperation with local communities and stakeholders.

“OUR MAIN FOCUS IS TO ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE OF DRINKING PLAIN WATER— THAT’S THE CORE OF OUR BUSINESS, AND THE HEALTHIEST CHOICE YOU CAN MAKE.”

HENRI BRUXELLES, Executive Vice President, Waters and Africa

SPECIALIZED NUTRITION

Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition, which constitute the Specialized Nutrition category, offer nutritional solutions with the shared goal of improving the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals. This ambition stretches from the first day of pregnancy into old age, with similar activities in terms of innovation and scientific research.

 

 

Specialized Nutrition focuses on allergies, from prevention to treatment, with Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition working hand-in-hand to foster synergies and strengthen Danone's leading position in this sector. The Nutricia brand is a key asset for both businesses, thanks to a medical legacy of more than 120 years and a recognition of health leaders around the world.

“SPECIALIZED NUTRITION TRULY SPEAKS TO OUR ONE PLANET. ONE HEALTH VISION BECAUSE WE DON’T JUST LOOK AT THE NUTRITIONAL COMPONENT OF HEALTH – WE LOOK AT TAKING CARE AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE WELL-BEING OF OUR CONSUMERS AND OF THE PLANET”

Bridgette Heller Executive Vice-President, Specialized Nutrition