Danone is taking partner to court

Shanghai, China: Danone has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of California against the parent company of its Chinese joint venture partner Hangzhou Wahaha Food and Beverage Sales Co, alleging illegal competition. "Hangzhou Wahaha Food and Beverage Sales Co is illegally selling products that are the same as those sold by Wahaha Joint Ventures and is making unlawful use of the joint venture's distributors and suppliers," Danone said in a statement.