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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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Analysis: Chocolate sector's deforestation pledge

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey last week announced plans to work together to "end d...

Analysis: Aiming for fresh start for food systems

Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies to have signed up to a global initiative aimed at improving food sourcing, red...


Katy Askew | 16 Feb 2017

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in below expectations. All eyes are now on Nestle's direction under Schneider, who joined the business at the start of this year. Will there be a greater focus on margin enhancement? Has Schneider totally abandoned the 'Nestle model' targeting 5-6% organic growth each year? Could large-scale acquisitions or disposals be on the cards? Katy Askew investigates. 


Martin Deboo | 2 Feb 2017

Co-manufacturing is a common way of doing business in the US food sector but the practice is less prevalent in Europe. In his debut column for just-food, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo wonders whether interest in co-manufacturing will start to grow among Europe's food majors.


Dean Best | 31 Jan 2017

Almost five years after Bright Food snapped up a majority stake in Weetabix, the state-backed Chinese group is said to be looking to offload its shares in the UK-based breakfast cereal business. Speculation started before Christmas and, although Bright Food sought to cool the chatter, the rumours have intensified, with four bidders apparently preparing to table offers. Dean Best surveys the purported runners and riders.


Dean Best | 24 Jan 2017

A new year, re-heated M&A speculation. Takeover talk is again centred on US-based infant formula group Mead Johnson, often seen as a target since it was spun off by pharma group Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009. In the past, the chatter has focused on whether Danone would buy the Enfamil maker. Now, Nestle is in the spotlight. However, as Dean Best reports, such a deal looks unlikely - and, at present, the prospect of other suitors coming in appears just as slim.

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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. 

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Dean Best | 17 Mar 2017

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey today (16 March) announced plans to work together to "end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain", focusing initially on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.


Dean Best | 17 Mar 2017

Brazil is to become the latest market for Cheerios, the breakfast cereal brand marketed by Cereal Partners Worldwide, the venture between Nestle and General Mills.


Dean Best | 10 Mar 2017

One of the six food and beverage heavyweights aiming for the introduction of "harmonised" nutrition labels across the EU has said the companies would want to "integrate" information on portion sizes into the labels already used on packaging in the UK.


Dean Best | 10 Mar 2017

Nestle is in "very advanced" talks with Cuba over setting up a new factory in the country.


Dean Best | 10 Mar 2017

Nestle has secured listings at over 400 Tesco stores in the UK for nutritional drink and snack brand Meritene.


Dean Best | 9 Mar 2017

Nestle, Unilever and PepsiCo are among the food companies that are to work on devising colour-coded nutrition labels to put on products on sale in the EU.


Dean Best | 7 Mar 2017

Nestle has outlined a fresh target to cut the sodium in its food - while admitting it needed to push back its goal for reducing the amount of saturated fat used in its portfolio.


Dean Best | 7 Mar 2017

Former Nestle executive Tim Brown has been hired by Chobani to become the Greek-style yogurt producer's president and COO.


Dean Best | 7 Mar 2017

Nestle today (7 March) announced plans to shut a factory in the Austrian city of Linz.


John Shepherd | 7 Mar 2017

The head of Nestle's Egyptian business has said the company is targeting African and Middle Eastern markets to make the most of its "increasing export potential" following the flotation of the Egyptian pound.


Katy Askew | 3 Mar 2017

Commenting on topics as diverse as sugar reduction, job cuts and M&A, here is a summary of the food industry's week in its own words. 


Katy Askew | 28 Feb 2017

Nestle has opened a new "multi-million-dollar" gluten-free factory in South Auckland, New Zealand, to manufacture Maggi and Docello products. 


Dean Best | 24 Feb 2017

Smarties-to-Cheerios owner Nestle has announced a "global commitment" to cut the sugar in its food by 5% by 2020.


Katy Askew | 16 Feb 2017

Nestle has indicated it expects a jump in restructuring charges during 2017 as it booked net earnings that failed to meet analyst expectations this morning (16 February). 


Hannah Abdulla | 9 Feb 2017

Nestle has reformulated the recipe behind its Skinny Cow ice cream range in the US. 


Katy Askew | 3 Feb 2017

Nestle is restructuring its US business and relocating various support functions, including moving its headquarters in the country from California to Virginia. 


Stuart Todd | 3 Feb 2017

Nestle has said it is "revolutionising" France's charcuterie market with the launch of what it claims is the first sodium nitrite-free cooked ham as part of an on-going drive for fewer additives in its products.


Katy Askew | 3 Feb 2017

Nestle has detailed plans to increase production at its manufacturing facility in the US state of Wisconsin, where the group produces infant formula and nutritional drinks. 


Katy Askew | 30 Jan 2017

Weetabix has confirmed that it will push ahead with a GBP30m (US$37.6m) investment to increase production as Nestle, General Mills, Post Holdings, Associated British Foods and Barilla reportedly line up to submit bids for the business. 


John Shepherd | 25 Jan 2017

Nestle has said it plans to continue ramping up investments in Egypt, despite the country's "challenging" economic conditions, which the Switzerland-based group said represent opportunities to expand the "largely resilient" fast-moving consumer goods industry.


John Shepherd | 23 Jan 2017

Nestle has withdrawn its appeals in two cases in which it was fined for colluding to fix prices in Germany, the country's federal competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, has confirmed.


Dean Best | 20 Jan 2017

Products marketed by Nestle and Unilever have reportedly been among those being copied by manufacturers in China making fake sauces and flavourings.

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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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