Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya with employees after announcing last week that he was giving them shares worth up to 10 per cent of the company when it goes public or is sold. Earlier this year Ulukaya turned down a very public acquisition approach from PepsiCo. Photograph: Alexandra Hootnick/The New York Times

The holy grail of all new brand builders is to create a disruptive innovation that sets a new agenda and sparks sustained category growth. In the fo(...)

Emmanuel Faber, chief executive officer of Danone SA, speaks during an interview in Paris, on  April 8th, 2016. Danone, the world’s biggest yogurt maker, forecast profitability to improve in 2016 as its fresh-dairy business recovers in Europe, sending the shares higher. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Danone on Tuesday reported stronger than expected first-quarter sales, and said it was on track to deliver higher sales and profits this year despite (...)

Kerry Group rose 2.3% to €84.05 after French food company Danone reported first-quarter results showing a 3.5% increase in like-for-like sales

European shares climbed to a three-month high as oil rose to more than $40 a barrel, and a number of corporate results for the first quarter beat pro(...)

Clara Gaymard, the former head of French operations at General Electric (left) walks with Jeffrey  Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric  and Patrick Kron, chief executive officer   of Alstom right, as they tour the manufacturing facilities of the Alstom plant in Belfort, France.

France’s traditionally male-dominated companies are scrambling to appoint women to their boards in time to hit ambitious legal quotas on female repres(...)

 Moody’s, the ratings agency, has cut its outlook on China’s government credit to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’. Photo: Bloomberg

Clifford Coonan in Beijing Moody’s, the ratings agency, has cut its outlook on China’s government credit to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’ on the back of a(...)

Fresh dairy sales rose 0.6 per cent in 2015 and the operating margin of the business widened to 10 per cent from 9.3 per cent. Danone gets more than half its sales from that business, which makes Activia yogurt and Actimel fermented drinks.  (Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters)

Danone, the world’s biggest yogurt maker, indicated that this year’s sales growth may decelerate as milk costs rise this year, the latest food compan(...)

Danone has been seeking to rebuild its position in China after an infant formula product recall in 2013

French food group Danone is due to report full-year earnings tomorrow, with positive results expected. Davy Stockbrokers said Danone has outperformed(...)

 Interconnecting blocks in Deansgrange: office space rented by Baxter, Danone and Nutricia

The variety of investment properties going for sale in Dublin continues to grow. The latest suburban office investment to hit the market, two intercon(...)

Insatiable demand: Infant formula now accounts for 35 per cent or €1.15 billion of Irish dairy exports. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images)

Kerry’s infant formula brand Green Love Plus retails for a whopping €43 a kilo in China – nearly four times the price here. If you’ve ever wondered w(...)

As Howard Schultz of Starbucks, a superb peddler of drivel, put it: “Innovation is the force that will . . . enable us to expand and increase revenues and profits – always through  the lens of humanity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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