Danone has unveiled plans for a new organic infant milk production facility in France to meet growing demand from French consumers for organic products.
Danone is investing nearly €25 million to build the new manufacturing site, which will be located in the Hauts-de-France region of the country.
In addition, Danone says that it will support 30 to 40 milk producers in the transition to organic.
The company has been expanding its organic milk offerings globally. In 2019, Danone North America launched Horizon Organic Growing Years, a new whole milk created specifically for children aged one to five.
Danone has just introduced an Aptamil Organic range in the UK, which covers ‘all three stages of baby feeding’ and is said to have been certified by an independent organic certification body.
The Aptamil brand is part of Danone’s Specialized Nutrition business. In the company’s third-quarter results, released earlier this week, the unit’s sales fell 5.7% year-on-year with revenues in Europe declining at a mid-single-digit rate.
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