Transportation Strategy

Breakthrough Recognized in Danone’s Partner for Growth Program

September 13, 2023

The leader in transportation technology solutions has been recognized for enhancing Danone’s transportation network efficiency.

Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 13, 2023Breakthrough, a leading transportation technology solutions provider, is one of five suppliers in Danone’s 50,000 global supplier network recognized in this year’s Partner for Growth Awards program. Danone is a leading global food and beverage company pioneering innovative food, drinks, and specialized nutrition products that can positively impact health. Breakthrough was recognized for its transformational work to drive efficiencies within Danone’s U.S. and Canadian transportation networks.

Launched in May 2023, the Danone Partner for Growth program aims to drive end-to-end value creation for Danone and its partners under four interconnected pillars – Science and Technology to unleash innovation, Precision Capacity Creation, Cost Competitiveness, and Sustainability.

Breakthrough and Danone partnered in March 2022 with the goal to create efficiencies in Danone’s transportation network, starting with its fuel reimbursement strategy. Initially, the partnership focused on Danone’s Canada operations and later expanded into the U.S. in August 2022. In just over one year after implementing Breakthrough's strategic Fuel Recovery program, Danone reduced their fuel spend by more than 20%. This reduction in transportation spend created efficiencies in Danone’s transportation practices, in turn allowing Danone to remain cost-competitive for consumers.

“This award illustrates the significant strides Breakthrough has made in enhancing Danone’s transportation network’s efficiency, and we are honored to be recognized,” said John Teggart, president at Breakthrough. “Danone’s willingness to embrace innovation and its commitment to growth is a crucial factor in the success of our collaboration, and we look forward to our continued partnership focused on driving transformative change.”

Energy used in transportation remains a volatile cost, and research shows it can comprise up to 30% of a shipper's transportation spend. On top of this, shippers have historically relied on a national average fuel price, such as the DOE index, to reimburse their carriers, resulting in disruptions and unknowns for shippers and carriers who rely on the index for data, forecasting, and analysis. Breakthrough’s Fuel Recovery solution fills a need that this gap creates as the transportation industry’s only market-based fuel reimbursement solution.

For more information on the Danone Partner for Growth Program, read the press release. For more information about Breakthrough, visit


About Breakthrough

Breakthrough, a U.S. Venture, Inc. company, is a leading innovator empowering shippers with data, technology, and market knowledge to reduce cost, create fair partnerships, and improve transportation network efficiency and sustainability. By leveraging a robust dataset of over $25 billion in annual freight spend, Breakthrough uncovers freight optimizations and removes distortion from traditional transportation practices. Together with its shipper clients, Breakthrough is transforming the transportation industry by building a more effective and sustainable freight ecosystem. The company was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Logistics in 2021, is a recipient of the prestigious “Winning Through Innovation” award from Unilever, and is a five-time recipient of Procter & Gamble’s “External Business Partner Excellence Award.

About Danone Danone is a leading global food and beverage company operating in three health focused, fast-growing and on-trend categories: Essential Dairy & Plant-Based products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition. With a long-standing mission of bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices while committing to achieve measurable nutritional, social, societal and environment impact. Danone has defined its Renew strategy to restore growth, competitiveness, and value creation for the long-term. With 100,000 employees, and products sold in over 120 markets, Danone generated €27.7 billion in sales in 2022. Danone’s portfolio includes leading international brands (Actimel, Activia, Alpro, Aptamil, Danette, Danio, Danonino, evian, Nutricia, Nutrilon, Volvic, among others) as well as strong local and regional brands (including Aqua, Blédina, Bonafont, Cow & Gate, Mizone, Oikos and Silk). Listed on Euronext Paris and present on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading sustainability indexes including the ones managed by Moody’s and Sustainalytics, as well as the Ethibel Sustainability Index, the MSCI ESG Indexes, the FTSE4Good Index Series, Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and the Access to Nutrition Index. Danone’s ambition is to be B-Corp certified at global level in 2025.

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Marissa Pasillas

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