Price rise is Yakult's first in 22 years

Sep 11, 2013

Price rise is Yakult's first in 22 years

Yakult Honsha Co. plans to raise prices for its mainstay lactic drink Yakult and sister product Yakult Calorie Half on Nov. 4, ushering in its first hikes since April 1991. Prices are climbing for raw materials, including powdered skim milk and the plastic resin ...

Apr 13, 2013

Danone reluctant to conduct hostile takeover bid for Yakult

French food giant Danone is not planning to launch a hostile takeover bid for Yakult Honsha Co., although it wants to increase its already sizeable stake in the lactic drink maker, a top Danone executive said. John Davison, president of Danone’s dairy products division, ...