Dannon opens new innovation center

by Keith Nunes
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Dannon Company, Inc., a business unit of Groupe Danone, Paris, has opened its $9 million Discovery & Innovation Center in White Plains. Located within the company’s headquarters, the center centralizes Dannon’s R.&D. team.

“The Dannon Discovery & Innovation Center is an unprecedented investment in people and technology designed to accelerate the growth of our business and that of our customers, the nation’s leading retailers,” said Gustavo Valle, president and chief executive officer.

“By physically bringing the R.&D. team closer to other core business functions, we will foster greater collaboration to accelerate pursuit of our mission — to bring health through food to as many people as possible,” added Albe Wendt, vice-president of research and development for North America.

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