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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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Dean Best | 18 Sep 2017

Nestle's investment in US coffee roaster and retailer Blue Bottle is another sign of a change in the food giant's M&A strategy since the arrival of CEO Mark Schneider earlier this year, Dean Best writes.


Ben Cooper | 15 Sep 2017

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.


Dean Best | 29 Jun 2017

Activist investors putting pressure on food companies is not new, especially not in recent years, although Nestle's stature in the industry may have raised eyebrows as US investment fund Third Point made the world's largest food business the latest to feel the heat. However, there were already signs of change at Nestle under new CEO Mark Schneider, Dean Best argues.


Dean Best | 16 Jun 2017

Confectionery, particularly chocolate, is one of Nestle's flagship businesses and has often been the subject of speculation among industry watchers and the investment community. For much of the last decade, talk centred on whether Nestle would look to build its position in confectionery through the acquisition of a company like Switzerland's Lindt & Sprungli but, in recent quarters, the chatter has switched to whether the KitKat maker would look to quit the sector. Nestle's announcement yesterday (15 June) of plans to review the future of its US confectionery business has sparked a debate among analysts covering the world's largest food group. Dean Best reports.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 1 Aug 2017

Gerber, one of the most-established names in the baby food sector, is marking its 90th anniversary. In some markets, a company can trade on that longevity; in others, it can turn some consumers off. Bill Partyka, Gerber's president and CEO, talks to Dean Best about how the Nestle-owned company is emphasising its heritage in China but seeking to adapt to changing consumer tastes in the US.


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.

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Dean Best | 12 Oct 2017

Nestle has started building its first infant formula manufacturing facility in Russia.


Dean Best | 2 Oct 2017

Cereal Partners Worldwide, the international breakfast venture between Nestle and General Mills, is to introduce the UK's colour-coded nutritional labels on its product packaging next month.


Simon Harvey | 29 Sep 2017

Ice cream maker Froneri, a joint venture formed in 2016 between Nestle and the owners of the UK-based R&R Ice Cream, is to close two factories in Greece and Italy.


Dean Best | 28 Sep 2017

Nestle has confirmed it remains in talks in Brazil to try to secure regulatory clearance for the full takeover of local confectioner Garoto - discussions that could lead to assets being sold.


Andy Coyne | 26 Sep 2017

Nestle has unveiled a formal margin target - a move demanded from some investors - ahead of an investor seminar in London today (26 September).


Dean Best | 26 Sep 2017

Nestle, which this summer announced three investments into smaller, on-trend companies, will not add "dozens" of fledgling businesses to its portfolio but will be selective in its strategy of making bolt-on acquisitions, CEO Mark Schneider said today (26 September).


Andy Coyne | 25 Sep 2017

Turkish food group Pladis, the owner of Godiva chocolate and McVitie's biscuits, has ruled itself out of making a bid for Nestle's US confectionery arm.


Andy Coyne | 25 Sep 2017

Nestle is to roll out a protein-enhanced version of UK chocolate bar Yorkie.


Andy Coyne | 22 Sep 2017

Nestle is partnering with China e-commerce platforms, VIP.com, to offer its customers some of Australia's best-known brands including Allen's lollies and Uncle Tobys.


Dean Best | 18 Sep 2017

Nestle's moves to lower the sugar in its chocolate products has taken in India.


Dean Best | 13 Sep 2017

Nestle has opened a "food safety institute" at its R&D site in India, two years after the quality and safety of the Maggi noodles it was selling in the country was called into question.


Andy Coyne | 8 Sep 2017

Food giants Danone and Kellogg have signed up to an agreement with the Swiss government to reduce sugar content in yogurts and breakfast cereals in the country by the end of 2018.


Simon Harvey | 7 Sep 2017

Nestle has snapped up US plant-based foods maker Sweet Earth for an undisclosed sum.


Andy Coyne | 7 Sep 2017

Nestle is looking to stay 'on trend' in the UK in using baked goods to influence new chocolate bar flavours with the launch of a New York cheesecake flavoured chunky KitKat.


Andy Coyne | 29 Aug 2017

California confectionery company Leaf Brands is the latest firm to be linked with a bid for Nestle's US candy business.


Andy Coyne | 29 Aug 2017

Lactalis-owned UK yogurt maker Rachel's is tapping into the free-from trend with the launch of what it suggests is the first-ever organic, lactose-free yogurt.


Andy Coyne | 22 Aug 2017

Technology giant IBM has announced it will be working with a consortium that includes food giants Nestle, Tyson Foods and Unilever to bring the benefit of blockchains to the food supply chain.


Simon Harvey | 27 Jul 2017

Global food giant Nestle saw sales decrease in the first half of the year, hit by divestments and foreign-exchange adjustments.


Katy Askew | 24 Jul 2017

US confectioner Ferrara Candy Company has been named as a possible suitor in the sale of Nestle's US confectionery business.


Dean Best | 24 Jul 2017

Ferrero, the Italy-based food group behind Kinder chocolate, is reportedly weighing up a move for Nestle's confectionery business in the US, which the world's largest food maker may be ready to sell.


Simon Harvey | 14 Jul 2017

An I Love Fruits range is just one of the KitKat delights Nestle will produce at its new factory in Japan when it comes on stream in August, as the company seeks to satisfy increasing appetite for locally-made chocolate brands.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 12 Oct 2017

Pfizer has this week announced it is reviewing the options it has for its consumer healthcare business. Might Nestle be interested?


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.

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