About Us

At Danone North America, our products nourish people’s lives at every stage, from infants to seniors. Health, innovation and sustainability are at the core of everything we do: that’s why we’re proud to be one of the largest Certified B Corporations in the world, committed to using our business as a force for good, while bringing delicious nutrition and value to consumers.

At a Glance

Danone North America is one of the largest food and beverage companies in North America. Our purpose-driven team of Danoners is committed to health, sustainability and innovation as we work together toward our mission of bringing health through food to as many people as possible.

6,000 Danoners

15 production locations

#1 producer of plant-based and dairy food products in North America

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#1 yogurt manufacturer in North America

A Leading Food & Beverage Company

We’re pushing the boundaries of innovation and using our business as a force for good to create a healthier, more sustainable future.

A Global Business

For over 100 years, Danone has been at the forefront of innovation in health and nutrition. Today, Danone is a global leader with a unique, health-focused food and beverage portfolio. With the dedication of nearly 100,000 employees in more than 55 countries, our products are available in more than 120 countries throughout the world.

Investor Relations

Along with our mission of bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone North America is committed to creating sustainable, purpose-driven, market-winning growth. Our strong innovation mindset allows us to respond quickly to changing consumer needs and priorities while always seeking to make a positive impact on nature, health and communities.

Danone stock is listed on Euronext Paris and is included in several leading sustainability indexes. 

Get to Know Our Brands

Danone North America leads the U.S. and Canada in innovative health-focused foods and beverages that are good for consumers and produced in ways that are good for the planet. Our brands lead across categories including yogurt, plant-based food and beverages, water, milk, ready-to-drink coffee and creamers, specialized nutrition and kids nutrition.

Our History

Since coming to the United States in 1942 as Dannon Milk Products, Inc., Danone North America has grown from a small yogurt business in the Bronx, New York, to the leading yogurt maker, largest producer of organic food and beverages, and biggest plant-based food and beverage company in the U.S. But our roots – and our focus on health and sustainability – reach back even further as part of Danone, our global parent company, which was founded more than 100 years ago.


Learn more about our history … 

While living in Barcelona, Spain, Isaac Carasso creates a yogurt aimed at improving children’s health through simple, natural and delicious food. He names the first Danone yogurt after his son, Daniel, and initially sells it in pharmacies.

Daniel brings his family business to the Bronx, New York City, founding Dannon Milk Products, Inc., the first American yogurt company. He changes the American pronunciation to “Dannon,” which becomes the first national fresh-dairy brand. 

Antoine Riboud, Danone’s CEO, calls for a different approach to management and outlines a new vision of corporate social responsibility. This begins Danone’s dual commitment to both business success and social progress.  

Danone Waters of America brings evian natural spring water to the U.S. and Canada.

Nutricia North America is founded to pioneer and deliver specialized nutrition solutions for medical professionals and their patients.

Danone global CEO Franck Riboud articulates the mission that continues to guide Danone today: Bringing health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone acquires WhiteWave Foods, becoming today’s Danone North America. This adds brands including Silk, So Delicious Dairy Free, Horizon Organic, Wallaby Organic, STōK and International Delight to Danone North America’s portfolio.

Danone North America and Danone Canada achieve B Corp™ Certification in 2018, followed by Danone Waters of America in 2019 and Nutricia North America in 2020. Danone North America also acquires Real Food Blends in 2020.

Danone North America welcomes the Follow Your Heart brand into its plant-based business.

Our Leaders

Learn more about our leadership team, who guides our strategy and leads our people.