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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 | 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.


Dean Best | 9 Apr 2018

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Simon Harvey | 19 Feb 2018

The climb just got steeper for Nestle chief executive Mark Schneider after only 12 months at the helm of the world's largest food company. The Swiss giant reported a sixth straight year of slowing organic growth last week, while profits again declined. Simon Harvey goes through the numbers and looks ahead to 2018 and beyond. 


Simon Harvey | 19 Jan 2018

After months of speculation, Italian candy maker Ferrero finally emerged this week as the winner in the race for Nestle's US confectionery assets, reportedly pipping rival Hershey to a business that has largely been sluggish in delivering results. But what lies ahead? Simon Harvey investigates.

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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 | 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.


just-food.com | 1 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.


Simon Harvey | 30 May 2018

Swiss food giant Nestlé is reorganising its operations in sub-Saharan Africa to ensure the region stays on a sustainable growth path.


Andy Coyne | 29 May 2018

Food giant Nestlé has introduced a number of organic products to the Spanish market for the first time.


Andy Coyne | 29 May 2018

In an attempt to speed up the development of new products, food giant Nestlé is to combine its scientific research operations into a single unit.


just-food.com | 29 May 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 | 24 May 2018

Nestle is offloading a majority stake in a factory in northern China.


Dean Best | 23 May 2018

Nestlé has launched an app in China it believes can help the country’s older consumers follow a healthier diet.


Andy Coyne | 23 May 2018

Research from the Netherlands-based Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) suggests that large, international food and drink companies are not doing enough to make their products healthier.


Dean Best | 11 May 2018

Nestlé is shaking up the recipes for the breakfast cereals it markets in Spain.


Dean Best | 11 May 2018

Nestlé is shaking up the recipes for the breakfast cereals it markets in Spain.


Dean Best | 10 May 2018

Nestlé is to enter India's breakfast cereals market this year.


Andy Coyne | 8 May 2018

Food giant Nestle has sold its Serbian chocolate brand Cipiripi to Paracinka, a subsidiary of Serbian food distributor Silbo.


Andy Coyne | 7 May 2018

Food and drink industry powerhouses Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Mondelez International and PepsiCo are planning trials of their Evolved Nutrition Label (ENL) scheme in a number of unnamed EU member states.


Simon Harvey | 2 May 2018

Swiss food giant Nestle said it has reached an agreement with European retailers over a months-long pricing dispute.


just-food.com | 27 Apr 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 | 26 Apr 2018

The Paris-based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has announced a new sustainability initiative.


Dean Best | 26 Apr 2018

Food manufacturers operating in the UK, including Nestle, Unilever and Premier Foods plc, today (26 April) set out a series of pledges on plastics, including ending the use of single-use plastics by 2025.


Dean Best | 25 Apr 2018

Nestle has opened a powdered-milk facility in Cameroon that is making "fortified" products sold under its Nido brand.


Andy Coyne | 17 Apr 2018

Food giant Nestle's row with retailers over pricing is approaching a compromise, according to a report by news agency Reuters.

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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