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On the money: Solid Lindt outpaces chocolate peers

Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers...

Comment: Holistic approach to obesity issue needed

The Institute of Economic Affairs, a UK think tank, raised an important issue yesterday (18 August) when it insisted a decline in physical a...

What the analysts say: Nestle H1 cheers market

Shares in Nestle closed up today (7 August) after the world's largest food maker reported underlying sales that beat analyst expectations. N...

Comment: Slim-Fast sale shows declining category

Unilever announced late yesterday (10 July) that it has sold its Slim-Fast diet foods business as it trims the fat from its food portfolio....

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 makes "major pledge" on animal welfare 21 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Nestle today (21 August) set out moves it says will improve the welfare of animals in its supply chain.


Nestle hits out at Zimbabwe "state imports" 19 Aug 2014

Tawanda Karombo

Nestle has told just-food it is not pulling out of Zimbabwe, despite raising concerns it is facing unfair competition from cheap imports.


Fonterra to cut jobs at Oz yoghurt site 15 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Fonterra wants to "right-size" a yoghurt production plant in Australia, with a series of moves that will lead to over 30 jobs being cut.


Nestle shares rise after sales beat expectations 7 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Nestle climbed this morning (7 August) despite lower half-year profits after the company's second-quarter sales beat analyst expectations and it announced a share buyback.


Nestle, General Mills cereal ad banned in UK 6 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The UK advertising watchdog has banned an ad from Nestle and General Mills-owned Cereal Partners Worldwide after it was claimed the ad was misleading.

Latest blogs

Nestle's UK and Irish business set to hit 100% sustainable cocoa 4 Aug 2014

Dean Best

It may have been Cadbury that made the first high-profile move on sustainable cocoa in the UK when it switched Dairy Milk to Fairtrade in 2009. However, Nestle has claimed it will be the "first major confectionery company" in the market to use only sustainable cocoa by the end of next year.


KitKat wrappers pass for train tickets in Japan 12 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has teamed up with the Sanriku Railway to enable train travellers to use Kit Kat wrappers as tickets.

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