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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.

Latest Insights

Should Nestle buy Hain Celestial?

Nestle was this week reportedly said to be eyeing a possible takeover bid for US natural and organic products group Hain Celestial - but wou...

In-depth: Why align with UN sustainability goals?

Over the two years since the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were launched, increasing numbers of food companies have...

Ben Cooper | 6 Oct 2017

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions.

Dean Best | 29 Sep 2017

Nestle’s 2017 investor day had been much anticipated – and it did not disappoint. The event in London was the first of Nestle's annual investor gatherings to be led by CEO Mark Schneider, with the market keen to hear how the German saw the future for the world’s largest food maker. Dean Best gives you the top takeaways from the event.

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.

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.

Latest News

Andy Coyne | 24 Nov 2017

China is to reduce tariffs on consumer goods, including food and infant formula, the country's Ministry of Finance has announced. | 24 Nov 2017

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Andy Coyne | 21 Nov 2017

Nestle is being linked with a possible takeover of US natural and organic products group Hain Celestial.

Andy Coyne | 16 Nov 2017

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.

Dean Best | 16 Nov 2017

Nestle has invested in a plant in Spain to ship condensed milk to the Middle East.

Dean Best | 15 Nov 2017

Nestle has decided to change the way it runs its business in the infant nutrition sector, one of four categories in which the world's largest food company is focusing its investment.

Dean Best | 15 Nov 2017

Nestle has invested in its production network in Mexico with a move to improve efficiency at a dairy plant in the centre of the country. | 10 Nov 2017

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Dean Best | 10 Nov 2017

Start-up accelerator Terra - set up by financial services group Rabobank and backed by Nestle - has announced the latest group of companies to join the programme.

Simon Harvey | 2 Nov 2017

Nestle has set a target to use only eggs from cage-free birds in all its food products by 2025 as it seeks to promote the welfare of animals.

Simon Harvey | 23 Oct 2017

Daniel Loeb, the Third Point activist investor in the world's biggest food company Nestle, has said there is still more of an opportunity for new chief executive Mark Schneider to "unlock value''.

Andy Coyne | 23 Oct 2017

Swiss chocolate giant Nestle's UK & Ireland arm is introducing two new products to its KitKat range. 

Simon Harvey | 20 Oct 2017

Nestle is fast-tracking "several'' restructuring projects after the KitKat and Maggi noodles maker realised results from other savings programmes ahead of schedule.

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,, to offer its customers some of Australia's best-known brands including Allen's lollies and Uncle Tobys.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 30 Oct 2017

More US trade-body news has caught the eye today (30 October). The Plant Based Foods Association, set up just 18 months ago to promote the growing category in the US, has attracted a major new member.

Dean Best | 25 Oct 2017

Just months after Campbell Soup Co. decided to leave The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the US lobby group is to see another major member leave.

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