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Nestlé is the world’s largest food company. Founded by Henri Nestlé in 1866, Nestlé is a public company, listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange as NESN. The head office for Nestlé is located in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.

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What are next major gluten-free markets? - France

Over the past decade, gluten-free has established itself as a significant category in markets in North America, western Europe and Australas...

The emergence of the low-FODMAP diet

FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates that has been linked to digestive issues, including irritable bowel syndrome. A diet in low in FODMAPs...

Keith Nuthall | 3 Oct 2016

What impact could the 3D printing of food have on the sector? It's one of the most-discussed issues among product developers. While there are chefs experimenting with using 3D printing to customise dishes or add some automation to their kitchens, some of the food industry's packaged food giants are also looking closely at the technology. Mandy Kovacs, Poorna Rodrigo, Kitty So and Kathryn Wortley report.

Ben Cooper | 22 Sep 2016

Sustainability concerns pervade every aspect of a food company’s operations so opportunities and approaches to engage employees in sustainability are immensely varied. Here, just-food looks at the different ways six global food manufacturers seek to engage their workforce in their sustainability aims.

Prolonged economic recession, increasing competition and sector-specific challenges such as seasonality confront ice cream makers in Russia. Navigating these waters can be tough. But the segment has been showing increasing dynamism and the Russian ice cream market continues to present an important growth opportunity. Andrew Burnyeat, Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotnikov report.

Katy Askew | 19 Aug 2016

Delivering its first-half numbers yesterday (18 August), Nestle reported a stronger operating performance but a sluggish organic growth rate. Here are just-food's five takeaways from the company's results.

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Liz Newmark | 29 Jun 2016

Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group. 

Liz Newmark | 27 Jun 2016

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

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Katy Askew | 20 Oct 2016

Nestle lowered its full-year sales forecast in an environment "marked by deflation" and soft pricing today (20 October) after reporting nine-month sales that missed analyst expectations. 

Katy Askew | 13 Oct 2016

Nestle plans to grow sales via e-commerce channels in Malaysia through the launch of two "multi-brand wellness stores" in conjunction with local e-tailers Lazada and 11street. 

Katy Askew | 13 Oct 2016

Nestle plans to grow sales via e-commerce channels in Malaysia through the launch of two "multi-brand wellness stores" in conjunction with local e-tailers Lazada and 11street. 

Dean Best | 6 Oct 2016

Nestle has opened a new plant to manufacture a range of infant formula products in Mexico.

Katy Askew | 6 Oct 2016

Uncle Tobys, the Nestle-owned Australian cereal brand, is launching a line of premium nut bars in the country. 

Dean Best | 6 Oct 2016

Nestle has launched a Gerber-branded line of infant formula in the US containing probiotics, which it said "may provide support to the development of a healthy digestive and immune system" in babies.

Dean Best | 27 Sep 2016

Nestle decided to change the way it runs its division that supplies the foodservice sector.

John Shepherd | 27 Sep 2016

Nestle has launched Nesquik Protein Plus in the US, a drink aimed at "young-at-heart adults" with a taste for chocolate milk and more protein in their diets.

Katy Askew | 27 Sep 2016

A coalition of 40 institutional investors representing US$1.25trn in funds is urging 16 multinational food companies – including Kraft Heinz, Unilever, General Mills and Nestle – to take action on the "material risks" posed by industrial animal production. 

Paula Krizanovic | 25 Sep 2016

Nestlé is close to formally completing the acquisition of Garoto, 14 years of after it first struck a deal to buy the Brazilian chocolate maker.

Katy Askew | 19 Sep 2016

Thirty additional companies, including Burton's Biscuit Co. and Dairy Crest, have joined the Courtauld Commitment 2025 in a bid to reduce the resource intensity of the UK's food sector. 

John Shepherd | 30 Aug 2016

Nestle has expanded its nutritional products range in India with the launch of Nestle A+ Pro-Grow, which the company said contains 20% higher milk protein than its existing A+ line.

Dean Best | 30 Aug 2016

Nestle has moved to "simplify" the ingredients used in North American frozen food brand Stouffer's.

Katy Askew | 26 Aug 2016

Nestle is expanding in the Indian cereal market with the launch of Nestle Ceregrow, a multi-grain cereal targeting children. 

Katy Askew | 18 Aug 2016

Nestle booked a stronger trading operating profit this morning (18 August) but its bottom line was hit by one-off charges and net profit fell in the first six months of the year. 

Katy Askew | 29 Jul 2016

Nestle and Samsung have announced a research collaboration that will see the world's largest food maker team up with the Korean tech giant to explore the potential of nutrition science and digital sensor technologies. 

John Shepherd | 25 Jul 2016

The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group said today (25 July) that it had appointed Nick Townend as the company's first manufacturing support director.

John Shepherd | 21 Jul 2016

Italy's Tedesco Group has acquired Nestle Italia's Ore Liete biscuit brand for an undisclosed sum.

John Shepherd | 15 Jul 2016

The US House of Representatives voted 306-117 yesterday (14 July) to pass a bill that clears the way for mandatory, nationwide labelling of foods in the US made with genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).

John Shepherd | 15 Jul 2016

Nestle Zimbabwe said it plans to import an additional 500 dairy cows at a cost of US$1m by the end of the year as part of the company's dairy revolving fund scheme that aims to boost milk production.

John Shepherd | 14 Jul 2016

The Competition Commission of South Africa has approved without conditions the proposed launch of an ice cream joint venture in the country – Froneri – by Nestle and R&R Ice Cream.

Katy Askew | 11 Jul 2016

Danone's takeover offer for WhiteWave Foods – which received the unanimous backing of the WhiteWave board – is to be probed by lawyers representing WhiteWave investors. 

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Dean Best | 27 Sep 2016

Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team.

Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.

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