Danone Portugal won’t suffer cuts

A plan to restructure the world’s biggest yoghurt maker, Danone, which is struggling with falling sales, does not affect the Portugal operation.

The French company is planning to reduce staff in management and administrative roles by 900 in Europe and is being forced to cut costs by €200 million in the next two years, a source from Danone told Expresso newspaper.

However, the Danone factory in Castelo Brancoand the Lisbon offices owned by the company, employing a total of 235 people, will be unaffected by the plans, said the source.

In a recent interview with Meios & Publicidade magazine, the marketing director for Danone Portugal, Cyrille Auguste, said 75% of the products produced at the Castelo Branco factory were for the domestic market.