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Our Business

Creating a New Kind of Food Company

Danone North America was formed in April 2017, when Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods and united two companies in North America with a shared commitment to purpose, growth, and good food

Now, as Danone North America, we are poised to make an even greater difference in the world and aspire to bring health through food to as many people as possible. We make food that delights people at any age and during any moment of the day. With our combined portfolio of beloved, trusted and pioneering brands in fresh dairy; organic dairy; plant-based; fresh foods; and coffee creamers and beverages, Danone North America is a business unit of Danone and one of the top 15 food and beverage companies in the U.S.

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We made a bold commitment to our larger, shared purpose to change the way the world eats to benefit the health of people and the planet, by incorporating as a public benefit corporation (PBC) from day one and making a commitment to achieve B Corp Certification by 2020. We are proud to have achieved our goal two years ahead of schedule in April 2018. Our spirit is ignited as the largest PBC

and Certified B Corp in the world, as we eagerly drive towards an even more sustainable future.

We vote for the world we want to live in with every food and beverage choice. When you choose to buy from a Certified B Corp, like Danone North America, you support business as a force for good.

what it Means to be a Certified b corp Visit Danone North America’s B Corp Profile

Brands you Love and Trust

Our products are everywhere and for everyone. We make food that nurtures, sustains and delights people at any age and during any moment of the day. From the local corner shop, to cafeterias, to big chain grocers, you will probably find one or more of our delicious products. We stand by our products and services with pride and openness as a guarantee of quality and integrity.

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Our Past Creates a Compelling Future

Danone and WhiteWave shared a pioneering spirit—each having its own unique legacy of entrepreneurship and broader purpose, including a commitment to greater social and environmental good, from their very beginnings.

  • In 1942 as World War II engulfed Europe, our founder, Daniel Carasso, brought his family business to the United States and founded Dannon Milk Products, Inc. Dannon was the first American yogurt company, located in the Bronx, New York City. After years of tireless work, it became the first national fresh dairy brand and expanded quickly by continually bringing new types of yogurt to Americans. In 1972, our parent company, Danone, made its historic bold, dual-commitment to business success and social progress. Over the years, our company has grown its U.S. business to include Activia® , DanActive®, Danimals®, Dannon®, Danonino®, Light & Fit®, and Oikos® while also developing a robust market in Canada.

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    Before becoming part of Danone North America, WhiteWave built success as a purpose-driven food company. Made up of entrepreneurial brands that helped create whole new food movements in North America and Europe—most notably, organic and plant-based—the company was at the forefront of the changing ways people were choosing to eat and drink. This propelled WhiteWave to become the fastest growing food and beverage company in the U.S., while maintaining a deep commitment to transparency and responsible practices, with brands like Silk®, So Delicious®, Alpro®, Horizon®, Wallaby® Organic and International Delight.

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