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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

Focus: China breakfast cereal deep-dive part one

China has been a key target for multinational food companies for decades but success has varied by category. Western-style breakfast cereal...

Nestle results provide food for thought

Nestlé revealed a generally positive set of first-half results on Thursday that were received favourably by the stock market, despite a twea...


Ben Cooper | 13 Jul 2018

Ben Cooper looks at food companies' efforts to put their west African cocoa supply chains on a truly sustainable footing.


Andy Coyne | 25 Jun 2018

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. 


David Burrows | 29 May 2018

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurry of food companies announcing pledges on their use of packaging. The pressure is on to act. However, David Burrows argues businesses should be mindful before leaping on the latest developments in packaging while NGOs are arguing some of the companies' commitments are far from ambitious.


Ben Cooper | 25 Apr 2018

Nestle has launched an addition to its Milkybar range containing 30% less sugar than a comparable ordinary chocolate bar. Ben Cooper looks at the technology behind Milkybar Wowsomes and assesses its potential to be used more widely in the confectionery sector and other food categories.

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

just-food.com | 3 Aug 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Dean Best | 1 Aug 2018

Nestle is eyeing exports across the Caribbean after investing in its production of dairy drinks at a plant in the Dominican Republic.


Simon Harvey | 27 Jul 2018

Swiss food giant Nestlé has joined forces with six other food companies to form the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) with the aim of advancing welfare standards throughout the supply chain.


just-food.com | 26 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


just-food.com | 26 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Dean Best | 25 Jul 2018

Nestlé plans to continue its trademark dispute with Mondelez International over the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar in the EU after The European Court of Justice threw out an appeal from the world’s largest food maker.


just-food.com | 20 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 16 Jul 2018

Nestlé has had its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated.


Andy Coyne | 16 Jul 2018

Nestlé has had its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated.


Andy Coyne | 12 Jul 2018

Four heavyweights from the food world - Nestle, Unilever, Mars and Danone - have come together in the US to launch the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance.


Simon Harvey | 12 Jul 2018

Nestlé plans to sell some of its confectionery brands in New Zealand to RJ's and Darrell Lea confectionery owner Quadrant Private Equity as the Swiss food giant's local arm focuses on its chocolate, baking and medicated lozenge assets.


Raghavendra Verma | 11 Jul 2018

Major food manufacturers operating in India, including Nestlé and Unilever as well as domestic players like Britannia Industries and ITC, have pledged to reformulate their products to help tackle diet-related illness.


just-food.com | 6 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 2 Jul 2018

Global food giant Nestle has responded to a blistering attack launched on it by activist investor Daniel Loeb.


Andy Coyne | 2 Jul 2018

Global food giant Nestle has responded to a blistering attack launched on it by activist investor Daniel Loeb.


Andy Coyne | 2 Jul 2018

Activist investor Daniel Loeb has renewed his attack on food giant Nestle, calling on the company's board to be "sharper," "bolder" and "faster" and for the business to be divided into three divisions.


Dean Best | 28 Jun 2018

Nestlé has pledged to improve the welfare of the chickens used for products sold in Europe under brands including Herta, Buitoni and Maggi.


Andy Coyne | 28 Jun 2018

Food giant Nestlé has had its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended.


just-food.com | 22 Jun 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 19 Jun 2018

Food giant Nestle is to spend GBP55m (US$72.6m) on a new, highly-automated warehouse in the UK.


Dean Best | 18 Jun 2018

Nestle, Kraft Heinz and Coca-Cola are reportedly among the companies to have held early talks on a possible move to buy the food and drinks brand Horlicks, owned by UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline.


Andy Coyne | 14 Jun 2018

More than 70 jobs are to be cut at a Nestle chocolate factory in Newcastle in England's north east.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 24 Apr 2018

Nestle has announced the opening of two consumer healthcare in China and one of which will be supplying foods "for special medical purposes".


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.



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