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Nestle Professional Rolls Out Viaggi in Europe

Nestle Professional Rolls Out Viaggi in Europe
April 17
09:20 2012

Nestle Professional, the Nestle business that supplies the food service out-of-home industry, is rolling out its premium beverage system Viaggi inEurope. Food service operators can use the barista-style machine to make hot espresso coffee, ‘over-ice’ coffee and chocolate-based drinks for their customers.

First launched in France in 2010, it has now been launched in the United Kingdom. Viaggi is also being rolled out to Italy and Switzerland this year, as part of an international expansion plan.

“The United Kingdom is a strategically important market for Viaggi,” says Marc Caira, chief executive of Nestle Professional. “I am certain that our beverage system will open up new opportunities with landmark outlets and food service operators in the capital city of London and beyond.”

Viaggi offers 40 customised drinks using Nestle branded products.Ingredients include Nescafe Grand Cru coffee extracts, concentrated milk by Nestle, and a liquid chocolate concentrate made from a selection of cocoas developed by the company’s chocolate brand Cailler.

Launched in partnership with Italian machine manufacturer La Cimbali, the system is easy-to-load for operators. It prepares drinks at the touch of a button and has an integrated cleaning system to ensure hygiene and safety.

Viaggi is the latest addition to Nestle Professional’s beverage system portfolio. The company’s premium Nescafe Milano machine has been introduced in North America, parts of Asia, and a variety of countries in Europe. Nescafe Milano offers a range of three machines with a selection of 8-12 drink varieties.

The Nestle Professional beverages business provides branded hot and cold non-carbonated drinks like Nescafe, Coffee-mate, Nesquik, Nestea and Vitality, to the commercial and institutional restaurant industry. Its food business has developed strong brands like Chef stocks and bouillons, Minors sauces and gravy, Maggi, American food brand Stouffers, Nestle Desserts, Davigel frozen and chilled foods and Erlenbacher frozen baked cakes and desserts.

Globally, Nestle Professional is present in more than 90 countries – with over 10,000 employees, including a large number of skilled chefs. Nestle Professional sources from 171 Nestlé factories worldwide and operates 13 dedicated food service factories, a number of specialist culinary centres, and a Beverage Centre.

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