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The world leading food company Danone announced investments to strengthen capabilities, support and commitment of its Specialized Nutrition business in China. The company announced to invest approximately $113 million to expand business in China.

  • The series of investments will enable the company to broaden and deepen its range of nutritional products and services that are tailored to Chinese health needs, traditions and tastes.
  • The expansion includes an acquisition of local infant milk formula capabilities, and the expansion of capacity to further develop offerings in FSMP (Food for Special Medical Purposes), meaning food for people whose nutritional requirements cannot be met by normal foods
  • Danone plans to open a new Science Research Center for life transforming nutrition, which will be located in Shanghai, China. The new research center will carry out scientific research and development work in specialized nutrition. The new center will develop evidence-based nutritional solutions tailored to the tastes, traditions and health needs of China¬ís consumers.

January 2020, AI Factory For AgriFood is the third class of the Microsoft AI Factory, after AI Factory for Green Energy and AI Factory for Health! The start-ups will be jointly supported by Microsoft and Danone, one of the world leadersin the agrifood sector, and will benefit from a 3-month acceleration period.

About Danone
Danone is a leading global food & beverage company, headquartered in Paris, France. Danone focused on three businesses categories: Essential Dairy & Plant-based products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition. Danone has more than 100,000 employees and its products are sold in over 120 markets globally.

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