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Nestle Strengthens Leadership in Emerging Markets With New Factory

    Nestle Strengthens Leadership in Emerging Markets With New Factory

Nestle is strengthening its leadership in emerging markets by starting construction of a new $200 million factory in Indonesia. The new factory in Karawang, West Java, is due to begin production in early 2013.
 
It will produce Cerelac infant cereals, Milo chocolate malt drinks and, eventually, Dancow milk powder. The new Nestle factory will help satisfy […]

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Nestle Pilots Social Commerce With New Interactive Site

    Nestle Pilots Social Commerce With New Interactive Site

Nestle has launched a new, interactive online social commerce platform in Germany to engage with consumers while providing greater access to its products. The Nestle Marketplace (Marktplatz) website – a pilot venture for the company – is the first social commerce platform of its kind in Germany from a food and beverage manufacturer of Nestle’s […]

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Nestle Completes Centre of Excellence for Nutrition Products

    Nestle Completes Centre of Excellence for Nutrition Products

Nestle has officially inaugurated its new SFr200 million (Eur175 million) production unit at its nutrition factory complex at Konolfingen in Switzerland. The event marks the completion of a four year, SFr400 million total investment to create a world leading centre of excellence for specialised infant formulas and healthcare nutrition products.
 
Located in the canton of Berne, […]

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Nestle to Increase Production in Thailand

    Nestle to Increase Production in Thailand

Nestle will invest more than SFr98 million (Eur83 million) in Thailand to increase manufacturing of its products including coffee and ice cream. The two year investment will support the expansion of the company’s existing factories in Thailand, as well as the construction of a new Nestle Quality Assurance Centre.
 
The plans aim to meet the growing […]

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Nestle Receives Stockholm Industry Water Award

    Nestle Receives Stockholm Industry Water Award

Nestle has been crowned as the winner of the 2011 Stockholm Industry Water Award. Recognising Nestle for its leadership, performance and efforts to improve the water management in its supply chain, the honour also acknowledges the company’s efficient operations and its work with suppliers, particularly farmers.
 
“Over the last couple of years, we have worked relentlessly […]

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Nestle Invests SFr38 Million in Russian Pet Food Factory

    Nestle Invests SFr38 Million in Russian Pet Food Factory

Nestle will invest more than SFr38 million (Eur33m) to double pet food production at its Purina PetCare factory in Russia’s Kaluga region. The investment in the new manufacturing building at the factory – located in the village of Vorsino – follows the installation of a new production line earlier this year.
 
Creating around 60 new jobs, […]

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Nestle Introduces New Ice Cream Snacks For Dogs and iPad Games For Cats

    Nestle Introduces New Ice Cream Snacks For Dogs and iPad Games For Cats

Nestle has launched its new Frosty Paws Bites frozen ice cream snacks for dogs in the US. The bites – specially formulated for dogs, who are lactose intolerant and cannot digest dairy products such as regular ice cream properly – contain high quality protein, vitamins and minerals, but no milk.
 
Available in Vanilla or Peanut Butter […]

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Nestle Adjusts Nutritional Compass

    Nestle Adjusts Nutritional Compass

Nestle has enhanced its Nutritional Compass product labelling system in an effort to help consumers make more informed choices about a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle. The Nutritional Compass, found on 97% of Nestle products worldwide, is comprised of four information boxes that form a circle with the company’s corporate brand logo at its centre.
 
Launched […]

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Solid First Half From Nestle

    Solid First Half From Nestle

Nestle has produced a solid financial performance in the first half and is predicting organic sales growth at the top end of the 5% to 6% range and a margin increase in constant currencies for the full year. The global food and beverage group reported interim sales of SFr41.0b (Eur38b) as it achieved 7.5% organic […]

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Nestle Reaches Out to Small Businesses in Europe

    Nestle Reaches Out to Small Businesses in Europe

Nestle is connecting with around 2,000 small businesses inEuropethis year as part of its ‘Taste of Home’ campaign. First developed as a marketing initiative in 2005, the campaign offers a wider range of Nestle products under brands such as Maggi, Nido, Nestle,Milo, Carnation and Nescafe. Imported from Nestle markets worldwide, the products comply with European […]

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Nestle Achieves Zero Waste at UK Factory

    Nestle Achieves Zero Waste at UK Factory

Nestle marked another milestone in its commitment to environmental sustainability by achieving zero waste to landfill at its Kit Kat and Aero confectionery factory at York in the UK. In 2009, Nestle UK set an ambitious target to achieve zero total waste by 2015 for all of its 14 factories in the UK and Ireland.
This […]

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125 years of Maggi Liquid Seasoning in Germany

    125 years of Maggi Liquid Seasoning in Germany

Nestle is celebrating 125 years of its Maggi brand liquid seasoning in Germany by transforming a historic castle tower into the world’s biggest ‘bottle’ of the product. The company unveiled a giant poster of the iconic condiment at Kronberg Castle, near Frankfurt – which is on display until September – as the first in a […]

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Ten Years of Sustainable Agriculture at Nestle

    Ten Years of Sustainable Agriculture at Nestle

Nestle’s ‘farm to factory’ initiative which supports farmers and promotes sustainable development in agriculture worldwide celebrates its ten year anniversary. The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative at Nestle (SAIN) encourages best agricultural and sourcing practices to ensure a long-term supply of safe, quality assured, and regulatory-compliant agricultural materials.
SAIN – currently active in around 45 countries – focuses […]

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Nestle Health Science Acquires a Stake in Vital Foods

    Nestle Health Science Acquires a Stake in Vital Foods

Nestle Health Science has acquired a minority stake in Vital Foods, a New Zealand-based company that specialises in the development of kiwifruit-based solutions for gastrointestinal conditions. The terms of the transaction were not being disclosed. This follows the acquisitions made in the last 12 months of Vitaflo, CM&D Pharma and Prometheus Laboratories.
Created in 1991, Vital […]

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Nestle Opens SFr45 Million Purina Factory Extension in Hungary

    Nestle Opens SFr45 Million Purina Factory Extension in Hungary

Nestle has opened a new pet food factory extension in Hungary producing Purina brands such as Felix, Friskies and Gourmet. With an investment of over SFr45m (Eur38m), the 10,000 sq m factory extension – equipped with four new production lines and new pouch-packaging technology – now forms part of the manufacturing factory site in the […]

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Further Global Expansion For Nestle’s Kit Kat Brand

    Further Global Expansion For Nestle’s Kit Kat Brand

Brazilians will have the opportunity to ‘Have a Break’ and ‘Have a Kit Kat’ when the original milk chocolate with crunchy wafer confectionery snack lands in the country on July 1st. The launch in Brazil marks Kit Kat’s further expansion worldwide, adding to the 72 countries globally where the brand is sold.
Imported from Europe, the […]

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Nestle to Acquire Serbian Food and Beverage Company

    Nestle to Acquire Serbian Food and Beverage Company

Nestle has agreed to acquire the business of Centroproizvod Company, a leading food and beverage producer in Serbia, for an undisclosed price. The Centroproizvod business, which is expected to reach sales of almost SFr30 million (Eur25m) in 2011, includes culinary products such as dry spices and seasonings, soups and dressings; beverages such as chocolate drinks […]

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Nestle Partners With King’s College London on Food and Gene Research

    Nestle Partners With King’s College London on Food and Gene Research

The Nestle Research Center in Switzerland will collaborate with King’s College London on a joint research project into the relationship between food and genes. Due to begin later this year, the six-month project will examine the interactions between genes and food ingredients, and how they can affect human health.
It will look at how our genes […]

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Nestle Wins Stockholm Industry Water Award

    Nestle Wins Stockholm Industry Water Award

Nestle is the winner of the 2011 Stockholm Industry Water Award for its leadership, performance, and efforts to improve the water management in its supply chain.
Awarded by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the honour recognises Nestle’s aim to improve the water management and efficiency of its operations. The Swiss company’s water consumption has decreased […]

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Nestle Uses Solar Energy to Power Ice Cream Factory

    Nestle Uses Solar Energy to Power Ice Cream Factory

Nestle has installed a unique solar power system to produce its Coppa del Nonno ice cream brand in Italy. The new solar power system – located at the company’s ice cream factory in Ferentino, western Italy – is the only one of its kind in the country to use a combination of three different solar […]

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Nestle Starts Direct Operations in Saudi Arabia

Nestle Middle East has launched its direct sales and distribution operations in Saudi Arabia, marking a new phase of expansion in the region. Set to employ around 225 people in the first year of operations, Nestle Saudi Arabia will be headquartered in the city of Jeddah, with branch offices in capital city Riyadh and Khobar.
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Nestle’s Skinny Cow Ice Cream Brand Extended into Confectionery

    Nestle’s Skinny Cow Ice Cream Brand Extended into Confectionery

Nestle’s Skinny Cow low-fat frozen snacks brand has launched its first ever confectionery range in the US. The Skinny Cow brand – famous with its majority female fan base for its indulgent but low-calorie ice cream sandwiches, cones, cups and bars – is extending into the confectionery category with two new products offering four different […]

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Nestle Launches Aero Chocolate Biscuit in the UK and Ireland

  Nestle Launches Aero Chocolate Biscuit in the UK and Ireland

Nestle has extended its Aero chocolate bar brand into the biscuit sector in the UK and Ireland. Aero Biscuit, which combines the iconic brand’s air-bubble filled chocolate with round pieces of biscuit, is aimed particularly at women aged from 25 to 44.
“Aero Biscuit will bring consumers who currently buy chocolate confectionery into the biscuit category,” […]

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Cereal Partners Worldwide to Invest SFr35 Million in New Factory

  Cereal Partners Worldwide to Invest SFr35 Million in New Factory

Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), a joint venture between Nestle and General Mills, will invest SFr35m (Eur27m) over two years in the construction of a new breakfast cereals factory in Malaysia. The factory – due to begin production in 2012 – will make Nestle breakfast cereal brands Koko Krunch, Honey Stars, Cookie Crisp, Koko Krunch Duo […]

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Lactalis Makes €3.4 Billion Move on Parmalat

  Lactalis Makes €3.4 Billion Move on Parmalat

French dairy group Lactalis, which already owns 29% of Parmalat, has made a Eur3.38b offer for the remaining shares in the Italian food group. The move is sure to raise opposition in Italian political circles where Parmalat is viewed as a national asset and is the country’s biggest listed food company.
Lactalis is the world’s largest […]

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Nestle Expands in China

  Nestle Expands in China

Nestle has taken a 60% stake in Chinese food company Yinlu Foods Group for an undisclosed price. Family-owned Yinlu is a well established household brand in China and a significant marketer for ready-to-drink peanut milk and ready-to-eat canned rice porridge.
The deal builds on an already successful partnership between the two companies, as Yinlu is a […]

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Nestle Opens €117 Million Infant Formula Factory

  Nestle Opens €117 Million Infant Formula Factory

Nestle has opened a new Eur117m factory in Germany dedicated to producing hypoallergenic (HA) infant formula. As an extension of the company’s 106 year old Biessenhofen factory site, the Nestle Nutrition infant formula factory is one of the world’s largest and most modern facilities producing hypoallergenic – or allergy risk reducing – infant formula.
The new […]

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Nestle to Invest €50 Million to Double Spanish Coffee Capsule Production

  Nestle to Invest €50 Million to Double Spanish Coffee Capsule Production

Nestle will double production of Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee capsules with a SFr64m (Eur50m) investment in a new international production line in Spain, creating 150 new jobs. The new line will form part of the Nescafe Dolce Gusto site at the company’s Nescafe factory in Girona, near Barcelona – the largest Nescafe factory in Europe.
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Nestle Invests in New Breakfast Cereals Factory in Turkey

  Nestle Invests in New Breakfast Cereals Factory in Turkey

Nestle is to invest about SFr49.6m (Eur38m) in a new breakfast cereals factory in Turkey. The 9,400 sq m facility in Karacabey, Bursa will begin production by the end of the year and is set to generate 160 new jobs.
As a strong leader in the breakfast cereals category with brands such as Nesquik, Nesfit and […]

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Bright Food Group Favourite For Yoplait Stake

  Bright Food Group Favourite For Yoplait Stake

Chinese food conglomerate Bright Food Group is reported to be in pole position in the race to acquire PAI Partners’ 50% stake in Yoplait. Rivals for the shareholding in the French and international yoghurt producer are believed to include Switzerland-based Nestle and General Mills of the US. The other 50% of Yoplait is owned by […]

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Solid Sales Growth and Bumper Profit at Nestle

  Solid Sales Growth and Bumper Profit at Nestle

Reporting growth across all regions and categories, Nestle achieved a 6.2% organic growth in 2010 group sales to SFr109.7b (Eur84.9b) with real internal growth of 4.6% and tripled net profits to SFr34.2b, reflecting the disposal of its Alcon shareholding. However, excluding the exceptional net profit of SFr24.5b from the Alcon disposal, 2010 group net profit […]

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Greencore Still Considering its Options on Northern Foods

  Greencore Still Considering its Options on Northern Foods

In response to recent press speculation about whether or not it will amend its offer for Northern Foods, the board of Greencore has confirmed that it is still considering its options. Dublin-based Greencore, which is one of the UK’s leading convenience food groups, had proposed an all-share merger of equals with British rival Northern Foods. […]

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Nestle Streamlines Russian Confectionery Business

  Nestle Streamlines Russian Confectionery Business

Nestle is reported to have sold its Altai Confectionery business in Russia to local private company Corminus Enterprises for an undisclosed sum. The Altai plant produced about 17,000 tonnes of confectionery products, including brands Altai and Savinov, in 2009.
The disposal will allow Nestle in Russia to focus resources on its well established core confectionery brands […]

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Nestle Restructures UK Confectionery Business

  Nestle Restructures UK Confectionery Business

Nestle is to close its confectionery factory at Castleford but has opened a new £5m Kit Kat production line in York. Production from Castleford, which produces After Eight mint chocolates, is being switched to Halifax, where Quality Street chocolates are manufactured, and to Hamburg in Germany.
The move is expected to be completed by December 2012. […]

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Nestle Opens New $136 Million Factory in Dubai

  Nestle Opens New $136 Million Factory in Dubai

Nestle has reaffirmed its commitment to the Middle East by opening a new $136m manufacturing facility in Dubai to serve the Swiss food giant’s markets across the region. The 515,000 square foot facility, which currently employs 555 people, specialises in the manufacturing, canning and packaging of different Nestle brands including Nido powder milk, Kit Kat […]

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Premier Foods Moves Closer to Meat-free Disposal

  Premier Foods Moves Closer to Meat-free Disposal

Premier Foods has confirmed that it has received bids for its meat-free business, incorporating the Quorn brand, from a number of parties, including multinational food groups and private equity firms. Discussions are proceeding and are at an advanced stage with two potential buyers.
Nestle is reported to be one of the food group’s interested in Premier […]

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Nestle Adopts IFRS From 2011

  Nestle Adopts IFRS From 2011

Nestle will change its sales recognition policy in line with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from the start of 2011. The change will reduce Nestle’s reported sales by about 15% as expenses such as discounts as well as certain allowances and promotions for retailers will in future be deducted from proceeds of sales, leading to […]

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Lactalis Makes Offer For Yoplait

  Lactalis Makes Offer For Yoplait

French dairy group Lactalis is reported to have made an offer for Yoplait, the international dairy business, to create a big French dairy sector champion worldwide. Such a deal, which values Yoplait at about Eur1.3b, would also and retain the Yoplait brand under French ownership.
Operating through a franchise system and marketed in over 75 countries […]

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Nestle Eyes Yoplait

  Nestle Eyes Yoplait

Nestle is reported to be considering joining forces with French dairy group Lactalis to make a joint bid for Yoplait, the yoghurt producer. Yoplait has been in play following the decision by 50% owner PAI Partners, the private equity firm, to sell its stake. The other co-owner, French dairy co-operative Sodiaal, may also be willing […]

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Nestle On Track to Meet Full Year Expectations

  Nestle On Track to Meet Full Year Expectations

Nestle remains on track to deliver on its earlier forecast of full-year organic growth of around 5% combined with an EBIT margin increase in constant currencies in its food and beverages business. The Swiss company has reported group sales of SFr 82.8b, consisting of 6.1% organic growth, including 4.5% real internal growth, for the first […]

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Cutting Energy and Carbon Usage in the UK Food Industry

  Cutting Energy and Carbon Usage in the UK Food Industry

Baking bread in lighter tins, cleaning pipes with ice instead of hot water, and using microwaves to dry fruit gums and jellies: these are just some of the ideas being explored by the Carbon Trust and food industry leaders to cut energy use and carbon emissions at UK manufacturing sites.
Over the last year, the Carbon […]

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Coca-Cola Retains Position as World’s Most Valuable Brand

  Coca-Cola Retains Position as World’s Most Valuable Brand

Coca-Cola has retained its leadership of Interbrand’s 11th annual ranking of the ‘Best Global Brands’ beating off competition from the likes of IBM, Microsoft and Google. This is the eleventh consecutive year that Coca-Cola has earned the distinction of being the world’s most valuable brand. Coca-Cola was valued by Interbrand at $70.45b, up 2% on […]

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Nestle to Target New Opportunity in Personalised Health Science Nutrition

  Nestle to Target New Opportunity in Personalised Health Science Nutrition

Nestle is creating Nestle Health Science and the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences to pioneer a new industry between food and pharma. These two separate organisations will allow Nestle to develop the innovative area of personalised health science nutrition to prevent and treat health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease, which […]

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Nestle to Invest in R&D Centre in India

  Nestle to Invest in R&D Centre in India

Nestle is investing SFr50m (Eur38m) to establish its first R&D Centre in India. The facility will be built in Manesar, close to Nestle India’s headquarters in Gurgaon, and will be operational in 2012.
The investment will help to further strengthen Nestle’s R&D capabilities in emerging markets. Nestle has a strategic focus and leadership in emerging markets […]

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Nestle Continues Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe With New Service Centre in Ukraine

  Nestle Continues Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe With New Service Centre in Ukraine

Nestle is creating a new service centre in Ukraine to facilitate its continued expansion in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe.
The world’s biggest food group will invest SFr25m (Eur19m ) over three years to establish the Shared Service Centre in the Ukrainian city of L’viv. The new facility will support more than 20 […]

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Nestle to Expand French Food Service Operation

Davigel Davifrais, Nestle’s French frozen and fresh food products distribution company, is reported to be planning to invest Eur6m to construct a new 7,000 sq m warehouse at its site in Metz. Employing 1,500 people and with annual sales of Eur438m, Davigel Davifrais is part of Nestle Professional and specialises in the serving the food […]

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Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

  Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

The French Competition Commission has approved dairy group Sodiaal’s acquisition of Entremont Alliance, the loss making French cheese producer. The deal will create the fourth largest dairy group in Europe with combined annual sales of more than Eur4b and processing over 5b litres of milk annually. Sodiaal still needs approval from the Belgian and Italian […]

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Top Executive Leaves Nestle

  Top Executive Leaves Nestle

Richard Laube, executive vice president in charge of Nestle Nutrition, has decided to pursue personal opportunities outside Nestle and has left the company. During his five years at Nestle, Mr Laube first held the position of head of business development before taking up his responsibilities as head of Nestle Nutrition. Under his tenure, Nestle Nutrition […]

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Nestle to Invest SFr500 Million in Coffee Projects

In addition to the SFr200m (Eur150m) invested over the past ten years, Nestle will invest SFr500m in coffee projects by 2020. This includes an investment of SFr350m for the Nescafe Plan, which aims to bring under one umbrella Nestle’s commitments on coffee farming, production and consumption. The just launched Nescafe Plan contains a set of […]

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Nestle Opens Premium Chocolate Production Lines in Russia

  Nestle Opens Premium Chocolate Production Lines in Russia

To consolidate its operations in the Russian and Eurasia region, Nestle has opened two premium chocolate production lines. Creating 149 new jobs, the two production lines, which were transferred from the Tuchkovo factory in the Ruzsky district, Moscow, to the Confectionery Union Rossiya facility in Samara region, will produce Comilfo, the premium chocolate brand.
The transfer […]

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Nestle Completes Disposal of Alcon

  Nestle Completes Disposal of Alcon

Nestle has completed the sale of its remaining 52% stake in Alcon, the global eye care business, to Novartis for $28.3b.
Nestle acquired Alcon in 1977 for $280m. Over the years, Nestle supported Alcon’s R&D drive and international expansion, enabling the company to build a significant global leadership position in ophthalmology.
Paul Bulcke, chief executive of Nestle.
Taking […]

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Strong First Half From Nestle

  Strong First Half From Nestle

Benefiting from deeper penetration in emerging markets of the world, the continued success of its premium products in both developing and developed markets and extra marketing investment, Nestle has increased net profit by 7.5% to SFr5.5b (Eur4.0b) on group sales up by 5.9% to SFr55.3b for the first half of 2010. Organic sales growth was […]

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Nestle Enters Clinical Nutrition Products Market

  Nestle Enters Clinical Nutrition Products Market

Nestle has completed the acquisition of Vitaflo, a Liverpool-based global provider of clinical nutritional products which has enjoyed double-digit growth in the order of 30% over the last three years. This strategic transaction allows Nestle to enter the fast-growing global market for clinical nutrition products tailor-made for people with inherited metabolic disorders. This sector is […]

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Nestle Chief Backs Move for Harsher Climate Change Targets

  Nestle Chief Backs Move for Harsher Climate Change Targets

Paul Bulcke, chief executive of Nestle, supports the move to drive the European Union to toughen greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. In a signed letter together with 26 business leaders from companies across Europe – published by The Financial Times, Le Monde and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – EU ministers are urged to push for increased […]

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