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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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Ben Cooper | 6 Apr 2017

Front-of-pack nutritional labelling has long been a subject of fierce debate within the food industry - and between food companies and public health professionals. The launch of a coalition of multinational food and beverage companies aimed at fostering a harmonised approach across Europe, Ben Cooper writes, promises more of the same.


Ben Cooper | 23 Mar 2017

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey last week 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. Ben Cooper speaks to industry and campaign representatives to set out what that plan could look like.


Ben Cooper | 16 Mar 2017

Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies to have signed up to a global initiative aimed at improving food sourcing, reducing waste and supporting "adjustments" in food production methods to promote "healthy and sustainable diets". Ben Cooper looks at the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (Fresh) programme, which has initially been backed by 25 companies.


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. 

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

Helen Arnold | 23 May 2017

Nestle is claiming it can boost the brain-power of the middle-aged and elderly in China with a new functional food.


Helen Arnold | 17 May 2017

Nestle has lost its latest legal bid to secure trademark protection for its four-fingered Kit Kat.


John Shepherd | 16 May 2017

Food giants have joined forces to call for the "urgent adoption" of nutrient profiles in the EU to ensure nutrition and health claims made for food products are genuine.


Dean Best | 12 May 2017

Confectioners operating in the US, including Nestle, Mars and Ferrero have announced a series of pledges in areas including pack sizes, calories and labelling.


Helen Arnold | 11 May 2017

Health instead of body shape is the new focus for Cereal Partners Worldwide in the rebranding one of the venture's cereal brands, Fitness.


Dean Best | 4 May 2017

Nestle has sold a clutch of brands in Italy to Germany-based frozen food group Frosta, the companies have confirmed.


John Shepherd | 2 May 2017

Nestle workers in Canada are taking industrial action over the alleged use of temporary workers, pay and conditions.


Dean Best | 25 Apr 2017

Nestle today (25 April) announced plans to cut almost 300 jobs from its confectionery business in the UK.


Katy Askew | 20 Apr 2017

Nestle saw weaker organic growth in the first quarter of 2017 than in the corresponding period a year earlier - but the KitKat maker's underlying sales still came in ahead of consensus analyst expectations. 


Katy Askew | 10 Apr 2017

German food maker Frosta confirmed today (10 April) that it has entered into negotiations with Nestle over the potential acquisition of various frozen food brands belonging to the Swiss food giant in Italy. 


John Shepherd | 27 Mar 2017

Nestle has unveiled 30% reduced-sugar versions of its Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles and Rowntree's Randoms confectionery in the UK.


Dean Best | 24 Mar 2017

Nestle is targeting children in India with its new cocoa-malt milk beverage Milo Ready To Drink.


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.

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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