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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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Simon Creasey | 4 Oct 2016

FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates that has been linked to digestive issues, including irritable bowel syndrome. A diet in low in FODMAPs is said to ease symptoms and there are signs of a market taking root in Australia, parts of Europe and North America. In the main, it is smaller firms that are marketing low-FODMAP foods but some of the major names in the industry, including Nordic business Fazer Group and, notably Nestle, are showing interest and have recently launched products. Simon Creasey looks at developments so far and weighs up the prospects for the fledgling category.


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.

Latest Interviews

Katy Askew | 14 Nov 2016

Nestle's travel retail unit is a US$100m-plus business, which generates the lion's share of its revenue from confectionery. Stewart Dryburgh, who heads the company's travel retail business, says the sector, while a small part of the Nestle empire, presents a strong growth avenue for the group. However, Dryburgh acknowledges it is also a competitive and fast-paced channel and those companies that want to cash in need to navigate some unique challenges. Katy Askew spoke to Dryburgh to find out more.


Raghavendra Verma | 27 Oct 2016

Operating one of India's largest food companies is no simple task, Suresh Narayanan, the chairman and managing director of Nestle India, tells just-food in an exclusive interview at his business' headquarters, near New Delhi. The company faces an array of challenges in the market – from the recent Maggi recall, to intensifying competition, to issues like obesity and diabetes. Narayanan shares how the Switzerland-based food giant is responding in the country. 

Latest News

Katy Askew | 6 Dec 2016

Swiss food giant Nestle has said it is investing EUR48m (US$51.7m) to make its frozen pizza production facility in Benevento in Italy into an international manufacturing "hub". 


Katy Askew | 1 Dec 2016

Nestle has said its researchers have developed a new process that could enable it to cut the sugar content of its chocolate products by as much as 40%. 


John Shepherd | 30 Nov 2016

Wilmar International, the agribusiness accused by Amnesty International of running Indonesian palm oil plantations that contribute to child labour and human rights abuses, has called for collaboration to achieve a "labour transformation" across the global palm oil industry.


John Shepherd | 30 Nov 2016

Nestle, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies that are contributing to child labour and human rights abuses, Amnesty International has claimed in a report published today (30 November).


John Shepherd | 29 Nov 2016

There is "a shocking difference in levels of salt and sugar" in breakfast cereals sold in nearly 30 countries by Kellogg and Cereal Partners Worldwide, a study published today (29 November) has claimed.


Dean Best | 29 Nov 2016

Singapore's Court of Appeal has dismissed a move by Nestle to overturn an earlier ruling in the country that said the company's trademarks on the shape of its Kit Kat bar must be removed.


John Shepherd | 24 Nov 2016

Consumer protection chiefs in Chile are suing Kellogg, Nestle and Mars Inc for displaying children's cartoon characters on products high in sugar in alleged breaches of advertising laws to combat obesity.


Katy Askew | 16 Nov 2016

Nestle has played down the impact any future move from the US to impose duties on products made in Mexico and sold in the north of the boarder would have on its business.


Katy Askew | 8 Nov 2016

Nestle has marked what it described as a "milestone" in the development of its dairy business in Sri Lanka with the opening of a new facility in Jaffna, expanding its reach in the north of the country.


Katy Askew | 25 Oct 2016

Nestle's US refrigerated pasta and sauce brand Buitoni has committed to sourcing ingredients that do not contain GMOs. 


Katy Askew | 25 Oct 2016

Dairy venture Lactalis Nestle is expanding its Spanish product range with the launch of a dessert line under the Nestle Gold sub-brand.


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. 

Latest blogs

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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