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Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key fac...

US attitude to health, sustainability is changing

Some of the largest food manufacturers in the US have been sluggish to react to a consumer-led revolution around attitudes to health,wellnes...

Industry awaits WHO reply on beefed-up ad pledges

Companies including Nestle, General Mills and Mondelez International this week extended voluntary restrictions on how they market food to ch...

Deal or no deal: Will UB owners float or sell?

Blackstone Group and PAI Partners are progressing with plans to offload UK Jacob's-to-McVitie's manufacturer United Biscuits. The question o...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Bell hits out at German cartel ruling 22 Jul 2014

Dean Best

In a story that grabbed the headlines worldwide, 21 companies and 33 individuals in Germany have been hit with fines totalling EUR338m for allegedly fixing the price of one of the country's staples - sausages. Companies including Nestle, Bell Group and Zur Muhlen Gruppe, Germany's largest sausage maker, were handed fines. Some will appeal, including Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat products group. Bell CFO Martin Gysin told Dean Best why the company believes it should not be penalised.


The rise of Vietnam: Nestle eyes faster growth 12 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Vietnam is an up-and-coming emerging market that is gaining increasing attention as international companies seek out fresh avenues of growth. Nestle first established an office in the country in 1912. In the 1990s the company took its presence in Vietnam to the next level with the establishment of a local subsidiary. Today, the firm is focused on accelerating growth in the market. Katy Askew spoke to Rashid Aleem Qureshi, MD of Nestle Vietnam, to find out more about the group's plans in the country.

Latest News

Nestle exec Lutz to join Orior as CEO 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Swiss food group Orior has named Nestle executive Daniel Lutz as its new CEO.


Kellogg, Nestle slammed for "chaotic" salt policy 21 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle and Kellogg have been criticised by World Action on Salt and Health for what it says is a "chaotic approach" to salt reduction in products.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 20 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 20 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.


Nestle organic sales fall on Asia, Europe 16 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestlé's underlying sales during the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations amid challenging trading conditions in Asia and Europe.

Latest blogs

Nestle, ConAgra ditch "diet" for "wellness" in frozen food push 21 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

As the importance of health has grow in consumers' minds, frozen food has been left out in the cold. But two major manufacturers in the US are looking to heat up the sector by claiming frozen food means healthy.


Sugary snakes lose "killer" appeal as Nestle halves size 9 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

In a move likely to appease sugar bashers, Nestle has announced it is halving the size of confectionery product Killer Pythons in Australia.

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