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just On Call - Danone Waters enters 2011 with "healthy face"

16 Feb 2011

Danone has said its waters division is entering 2011 with "a healthy face" after reporting a rebound in sales in 2010.

FRANCE: Danone Waters sales climb in 2010

16 Feb 2011

Danone Waters has recorded an increase in full-year sales, driven by double-digit growth in emerging markets.

Review of the Year 2010 - Water

2 Dec 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, just-drinks once again launches its review of the global drinks industry. Made up of five parts, the review makes up December's management briefing for just-drinks suscribers. Coming up between now and Christmas, we'll look at how the last 12 months have treated the beer, soft drinks, spirits and wine sectors. To start, however, Ben Cooper takes a look at how the water industry fared in 2010.

FRANCE: Danone stems bottled water sale talk

22 Nov 2010

Danone's CEO has reportedly said that the French group is not seeking to sell its bottled water business, but it is negotiating a new distribution set-up in Japan.

US: PepsiCo lines up dividend pay-out

15 Nov 2010

PepsiCo has confirmed details of its latest dividend payment.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks

12 Nov 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week.

Comment - City ponders Danone water sale

10 Nov 2010

Just as Danone's bottled water division has begun its climb to recovery, speculation has surfaced that the Evian producer might dispose of the business. Here, just-drinks speaks to analysts and assesses the firm's strategy.

Update - FRANCE: Danone silent on water sale talks

10 Nov 2010

Danone has remained tight-lipped on a report that it has entered talks to sell its water business, but analysts believe a deal could make sense for the group.

FRANCE/JAPAN: Danone linked with water sale to Kirin, Asahi

10 Nov 2010

Danone has entered talks with Japanese drinks companies, thought to include Kirin Holdings and Asahi Breweries, over the sale of its water businesss, according to a report.

Update - EUROPE: Weather boosts Nestle, Danone water sales - analyst

22 Oct 2010

Good weather in Europe helped bottled water rivals Danone and Nestle to report "unusually strong" results for the third quarter of 2010, an analyst has said.

Focus – Europe's Water Industry Pushes Positive Sustainability Image

19 Oct 2010

While marketing bottled water in countries with a safe tap water supply is seen as environmentally unsustainable by campaigners, the bottled water industry believes it has a positive story to tell with regard to its environmental footprint. Ben Cooper spoke with Patricia Fosselard, secretary general of the European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW), about the publication of the EFBW’s first sustainability report and the industry’s environmental record.

UK: Evian Volvic to roll out 'Greener' bottle

20 Sep 2010

Evian Volvic Worldwide is to launch a 'green' bottle for its Volvic water brand in the UK.

UK: Highland Spring challenging Danone - CEO

11 Jun 2010

The CEO of Highland Spring has told just-drinks that the bottled water firm wants to challenge Danone's dominance in the UK impulse channel.

FRANCE: Heineken appoints distribution unit head

11 Jun 2010

Marc Roubaud is the new president of Heineken’s French distribution subsidiary, France Boissons.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - When Celebrities Go Bad

9 Mar 2010

Although celebrities were out in force at the Oscars last weekend, we are, thankfully, seeing less and less of them in the world of soft drinks. Once viewed by marketers as a powerful, albeit expensive, tool to draw consumers to a brand, the overpaid and overhyped celeb can become a loose cannon for the label.

Focus - CAGNY 2010: Danone's eye on emerging markets

19 Feb 2010

French food and beverage giant Danone has reiterated that it intends to focus on emerging and developing markets in 2010 with a target of increasing consumer penetration by 50%.

Insight - Danone Waters eyes growth in emerging markets

11 Feb 2010

French beverage firm Danone Waters said it will leverage its position in emerging markets in 2010 as volume growth in 2009 was entirely driven by those countries.

FRANCE: Danone Waters reports drop in FY sales

11 Feb 2010

Danone Waters has reported a drop in full-year sales, although volumes grew strongly in emerging markets.

FRANCE: Bank takes stake in Les Eaux St Armand

27 Jan 2010

French bank Crédit Agricole has acquired more than one third of the holding company that controls France's third biggest bottled water group, Les Eaux St Armand.

FRANCE/US: Danone confirms US leadership change

26 Nov 2009

Danone Waters has announced a switch of president and general manager at its Danone Waters of America unit.

just the facts – Danone, Wahaha dispute

1 Oct 2009

Danone said yesterday (30 September) it has agreed to sell its 51% stake in a joint venture with China's Wahaha, bringing to an end their long-running dispute and years of court battles across the globe. Here we look at five facts on the two companies.

US: Danone unveils limited edition ‘designer’ Evian bottle

23 Sep 2009

Danone Waters of America has partnered with fashion designer Paul Smith to launch a limited edition Evian bottle for the US market.

FRANCE: Danone H1 sales up, bottled water gains in Q2

24 Jul 2009

Danone has reported rises in net sales and profits for the first half of 2009, with bottled water sales recovering some lost ground in the second quarter.

Focus - Bottled water producers pray for day in the sun

15 Jul 2009

Today (15 July) is known as St Swithin's Day in the UK. According to folklore, if it rains on St Swithin's Day it will rain for the next 40 days in succession.* The British are, of course, fixated by weather, as evidenced by last month's heatwave. Whenever temperatures soar and the sun comes out, the nation goes into weather overdrive. “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun” wrote Noel Coward, not without some justification. Annette Farr looks at the opportunities open to water companies from the heat of a summer.

GERMANY: Danone to open bottled water depot

10 Jul 2009

Danone Waters is to open a distribution centre at the northwest German Port of Duisburg to handle its Volvic and Evian brands.

GLOBAL: Danone launches Evian advert campaign

7 Jul 2009

Danone has launched a global campaign to promote its Evian bottled water brand, after seeing sales struggle in mature markets.

Focus - UK soft drinks sector puts sustainability centre stage

16 Jun 2009

Environmental concerns have climbed steadily up the agenda for soft drinks producers in recent years. However, Annette Farr writes, progress has been faster in the UK than in the US.

US: Danone Waters appoints vice presidents

2 Jun 2009

Danone Waters of America has appointed two vice presidents.

FRANCE: Bottled water slip blackens Danone Q1 sales rise

16 Apr 2009

Groupe Danone has reported a 1% sales rise for the first quarter of 2009, but a slide in bottled water sales has accelerated from the fourth quarter of last year.

UK: Bottled water will spring back to growth in 2010 - research

23 Mar 2009

Bottled water sales in the UK will continue to fall in 2009, but the category is on-track to recover in 2010, according to a new report.

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