Danone shuts down 3 fresh milk factories | RetailDetail

Danone shuts down 3 fresh milk factories

Danone shuts down 3 fresh milk factories

French food group Danone wants to close down Italian, German and Hungarian dairy factories by mid-2015 as the European demand for fresh dairy has lowered.

Sales have dropped quite strongly

Sales of Danone's fresh dairy drinks have dropped to the lowest level in 10 years' time. For example, Hungarian sales have dropped 20 % from 2011 to 2013 as customers reacted badly to higher prices and the introduction of more expensive products.

 

Danone had already stated in April that these sales would also be lower in the second quarter, but would pick up again in the third quarter.

 

Excess output forces production changes

As Danone has excess output, it wants to change its production process and three factories (Casale Cremasco, Hagenow, Budapest) will gradually close down and transfer their activities to Belgium, France, Germany and Poland

 

325 people will lose their job in this restructuring process. Danone employs 9,000 people in its European fresh-focused factories.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Isabel Marant opens first Dutch store

24/05/2018

Fashion brand Isabel Marant opened its very first Dutch boutique in Amsterdam. It is located in the P.C. Hooftstraat, in a former McGregor store.

Zara opens new flagship store with holograms and robots

18/05/2018

Zara’s remodeled flagship store in Stratford (London) welcomes customers with holograms, robot arms and iPad-powered employees. The store wants to unite the best of both the online and offline shopping world.

Komono wants to reach 10 physical stores this year

17/05/2018

Belgian accessory label Komono wants to double its number of physical stores to ten this year. “The stores are important to tell our story”, Anton Janssens and Raf Maes told De Standaard.

Hema has to pay Levi's millions

17/05/2018

Store chain Hema needs to pay a 4.4 million euro fine to jeans brand Levi’s after the latter went to court because Hema applied its V-shaped stitching to its own collection.

Suitsupply suffers losses because of expansion

15/05/2018

Dutch Suitsupply has experienced a decent turnover growth last year, but its net result tumbled below zero because of its huge investments. Nevertheless, that is the only way forward according to its founder, whose focus is still fixed on the United States.

Starting this Friday, Belgium has its own national e-commerce event

15/05/2018

Move over, Black Friday! This week, Belgium launches its own national e-commerce event as Jack & Jones, Kiabi, La Redoute, Sarenza, Tape à l'Oeil and Veritas organise the first Belgian Friday.