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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

Nestle '17 results and outlook – takeaways

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. T...

Focus: Big Food's use of accelerators, incubators

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Andy Coyne | 6 Feb 2018

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


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.


Dean Best | 10 Jan 2018

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This year looks set to be another busy one for food-company strategists. Dean Best looks at what could lie ahead.


Andy Coyne | 15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.

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 | 23 Feb 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 | 22 Feb 2018

Nestle is reportedly in embroiled in a pricing spat with members of the European retail buying group AgeCore.


just-food.com | 16 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Dean Best | 11 Feb 2018

Nestle has moved to acquire a majority stake in Ecuador-based business Terrafertil, a company selling organic and plant-based foods.


just-food.com | 9 Feb 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 | 8 Feb 2018

Global food heavyweight Nestle has defended itself against a pressure group’s criticism of its baby milk.


Andy Coyne | 7 Feb 2018

Global food and beverage giant Nestle has cancelled a palm oil contract with a Guatemalan company accused of corruption.


Dean Best | 2 Feb 2018

Nestle has said it will respond "in the coming days" to a study criticising the way the company markets its infant formula and the health claims the world's largest food manufacturer makes on some of the products.


Dean Best | 26 Jan 2018

Nestle has revealed its plan to reorganise its business in France will lead to 400 fewer jobs across the company's operations in the country in three years' time.


Simon Harvey | 23 Jan 2018

Daniel Loeb, the activist investor pushing for change at Nestle, has said he expects the "decisive disposal of other ill-fitting businesses'' following the Swiss food giant's sale of its US confectionery unit.


Simon Harvey | 19 Jan 2018

Nestle is streamlining its research and development operations for confectionery products with plans to consolidate those activities in the city of York in northern England.


Dean Best | 18 Jan 2018

Nestle is to launch the first branded product using ingredient giant Barry Callebaut's ruby chocolate.


Dean Best | 17 Jan 2018

Ferrero has clinched a deal to buy Nestle's confectionery business in the US.


Simon Harvey | 11 Jan 2018

A potential deal of around US$2.5bn to buy Swiss food giant Nestle's US confectionery business could be completed this week, with Italy's Ferrero seen as the frontrunner to outbid rival Hershey.


Andy Coyne | 11 Jan 2018

Nestle has entered into an agreement with fellow confectionery business Robern Menz to sell its Australia-based Violet Crumble chocolate bar brand for an undisclosed sum.


Andy Coyne | 8 Jan 2018

Confectionery giants Hershey and Ferrero have reportedly submitted final bids for the up-for-sale Nestle US candy business.


Andy Coyne | 2 Jan 2018

Nestle has signed a preliminary agreement for the sale of its Moretta plant in Italy to local company Pastificio Rana.


Dean Best | 1 Jan 2018

Nestle is weighing up the options for one of its dairy plants in China.


Andy Coyne | 21 Dec 2017

Nestle has told just-food it expects the sale of its US confectionery arm to be agreed in the first three months of next year.


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Dean Best | 21 Dec 2017

The news stories that got you clicking over the last 12 months.


Dean Best | 21 Dec 2017

Our most popular analysis featured Nestle's new CEO, Unilever post-Kraft Heinz's interest and Kellogg shaking up its US distribution, as well as deep dives into subjects including Generation Z, blockchain and, top of the shop, the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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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