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Danone building strength in yogurt and investment behind brands bring very strong results," Ms. Cabanis said. "We continue to improve market share, with a leading position at more than 35% market share at the end of March. As a result, we can say that U.S. dairy has successfully reaccelerated growth to a solid mid-single-digit, and this trend should continue in the quarters to come." Recent launches include Activia Fruit Dannon to go non-G.M.O. PARIS - The yogurt market in the United States is one in which Danone S.A. still sees "a big potential for the future," said Cecile Cabanis, chief financial officer of Danone, during an April 19 earnings call with financial analysts. With such brands as Dannon, Activia, Oikos, Stonyfield and YoCrunch, the Paris-based company continues to gain market share in the category behind accelerated innovation and increased investment, Ms. Cabanis said. "Overall in the U.S. our efforts to shepherd the development of the category WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The Dannon Co., a business unit of Paris-based Danone S.A., and maker of such yogurt brands as Dannon, Oikos and Danimals, has committed to making sweeping changes to its production processes, including the transition to milk from cows fed feeds not grown with bioengineered ingredients. The transition is expected to take three years, and the company also has committed to declare on its product labels the presence of bioengineered ingredients starting in December 2017. The underpinnings of the effort are a shift in the company's business philosophy toward greater transparency and the adoption of the clean label trend. Starting in July 2016, Dannon said it will move to using ingredients perceived as natural in the formulation of Dannon, Oikos and Danimals products, which make up 50% of its production volume. The company's goal is to extend the program to such additional brands as Activia, Light & Fit and Danonino over time. "We created a new way to work with dairy farmers to improve our shared sustainability priorities," said Mariano Lozano, president and chief executive officer of The Dannon Co. "Our ambition is to produce healthy food that is affordable, creates economic and social value and nurtures natural ecosystems through sustainable agriculture. Although our journey is independent from that of our organic sister companies, we have learned a lot from and are inspired by Stonyfield and Happy Family." FBN Clean Living Never Tasted This Tender Ingredients from The Amazing PlumTM by Sunsweet® offer an innovative natural alternative to synthetic ingredients. Our delicious dried plums not only enhance the natural flavor and texture of protein, they're an all natural replacement for phosphates. If that isn't enough, ingredients from The Amazing Plum add moisture and help protein retain its natural color, making dried plums one little superstar of an ingredient. And all natural and all delicious means you'll have a better product, a cleaner label and a happier customer. May 3, 2016 S U N S W E E T I N G R FE I E N NEWS T® S . C O M OODDBUSINESS 25

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Food Business News - May 3, 2016
Dr Pepper pivoting with the consumer
New front opens in the battle over sodium
Beverage Business News - Beverage makers capitalizing on dairy
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Editorial - Vermont’s immediate impact is becoming clearer
Three meals a day still the American way
Mondelez battling weakness in biscuit market
Pinnacle picks Mondelez exec as new c.e.o.
Chipotle Mexican Grill in the midst of a slow recovery
Hormel sells Diamond Crystal Brands
Starbucks sets forth single-serve strategy
PepsiCo initiating transformational innovation agenda
McCormick acquires Australian herbs company
Costco eyes Nebraska for new poultry plant
Hershey still seeking answers to slow growth
Nestle, R&R to create world’s third largest ice cream company
Saputo details succession plan for presidency
Papa John’s removes HFCS from menu
Danone building strength in yogurt
Dannon to go non-G.M.O.
Taco Bell to limit antibiotics in chicken
Dr. Praeger’s focused on keeping brand fresh
PepsiCo appoints new global food service leader
NatureBox moves from snail mail to retail
Market Insight - The good and bad of El Nino, La Nina
Ingredient Trends - Clean label gains momentum
Food packaging and clean label
Ingredient Innovations - Red means go in color innovation
Specialty dairy ingredients used in beverages
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - I.G.C. forecasts world wheat stocks at new record in 2016-17
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - May 3, 2016