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Dale Buss
Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.

Why Dannon’s CEO Held a Global Meeting, and How He Got 75,000 Employees to Attend


The new CEO of global food company, Danone, the French parent of Dannon USA, ground operations almost to a halt recently for a 90-minute all-company meeting that was attended in person or via video by an estimated 75,000 of the yogurt maker’s roughly 100,000 employees worldwide. Emmanuel Faber’s ambitious gambit to get their attention was a stunning move from which other chiefs could learn.

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Plastic Packaging Users Should Get Ahead of Environmental Concerns

Manufacturers have made huge progress in reducing their environmental footprints with everything from water husbandry to slashing carbon-dioxide emissions. But one area where factory chiefs can do much better is in recycling plastic packaging, according to environmental groups that increasingly have the ear not only of regulators but of American consumers.

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