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Nestle launches cooked ham in France without E250 food additive

3 Feb 2017

Nestle has said it is "revolutionising" France's charcuterie market with the launch of what it claims is the first sodium nitrite-free cooked ham as part of an on-going drive for fewer additives in its products.

Nestle boosting formula production in the US 

3 Feb 2017

Nestle has detailed plans to increase production at its manufacturing facility in the US state of Wisconsin, where the group produces infant formula and nutritional drinks. 

Will co-manufacturing grow among Europe's food makers? - column

2 Feb 2017

Co-manufacturing is a common way of doing business in the US food sector but the practice is less prevalent in Europe. In his debut column for just-food, Jefferies consumer goods analyst Martin Deboo wonders whether interest in co-manufacturing will start to grow among Europe's food majors.

Who will have their Weetabix? - analysis

31 Jan 2017

Almost five years after Bright Food snapped up a majority stake in Weetabix, the state-backed Chinese group is said to be looking to offload its shares in the UK-based breakfast cereal business. Speculation started before Christmas and, although Bright Food sought to cool the chatter, the rumours have intensified, with four bidders apparently preparing to table offers. Dean Best surveys the purported runners and riders.

Weetabix plans GBP30m investment as bidders line up 

30 Jan 2017

Weetabix has confirmed that it will push ahead with a GBP30m (US$37.6m) investment to increase production as Nestle, General Mills, Post Holdings, Associated British Foods and Barilla reportedly line up to submit bids for the business. 

Nestle plans to expand investment in Egypt

25 Jan 2017

Nestle has said it plans to continue ramping up investments in Egypt, despite the country's "challenging" economic conditions, which the Switzerland-based group said represent opportunities to expand the "largely resilient" fast-moving consumer goods industry.

Why - as it stands - takeover of Mead Johnson is unlikely

24 Jan 2017

A new year, re-heated M&A speculation. Takeover talk is again centred on US-based infant formula group Mead Johnson, often seen as a target since it was spun off by pharma group Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009. In the past, the chatter has focused on whether Danone would buy the Enfamil maker. Now, Nestle is in the spotlight. However, as Dean Best reports, such a deal looks unlikely - and, at present, the prospect of other suitors coming in appears just as slim.

Nestle drops appeals over cartel fines in Germany

23 Jan 2017

Nestle has withdrawn its appeals in two cases in which it was fined for colluding to fix prices in Germany, the country's federal competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, has confirmed.

Nestle, Unilever 'targeted by Chinese fake brands plants'

20 Jan 2017

Products marketed by Nestle and Unilever have reportedly been among those being copied by manufacturers in China making fake sauces and flavourings.

Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk

19 Jan 2017

Nestle has refused to comment on a report in the US claiming the world's largest food maker is considering a takeover offer for infant formula producer Mead Johnson.

Nestle, Unilever, PepsiCo join sustainable food campaign

19 Jan 2017

Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies to have signed up to a global initiative aimed at improving food sourcing, reducing waste and supporting "adjustments" in food production methods to promote "healthy and sustainable diets".

Nestle invests in another Sri Lanka facility

17 Jan 2017

Nestle is investing in the construction of a dairy and coconut production facility in Pannala, Sri Lanka. 

Nestle, Hostess Brands to launch ice cream lines in US

4 Jan 2017

Nestle and Hostess Brands are to launch a range of ice cream products under the US bakery group's brands.

Nestle, Unilever, Delta withdraw food in Greece after poisoning threat

21 Dec 2016

Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nestle and Delta decided to withdraw some of their products from supermarkets in Athens after threats of contamination were posted on a Greek website.

Nestle loses EU Kit Kat TM battle with Mondelez

16 Dec 2016

Nestle has lost an appeal against a court decision that had overturned the trade mark protection for the shape of its four-fingered Kit Kat bar in the European Union. 

Nestle invests in Italian pizza production 

6 Dec 2016

Swiss food giant Nestle has said it is investing EUR48m (US$51.7m) to make its frozen pizza production facility in Benevento in Italy into an international manufacturing "hub". 

Nestle researchers unveil process to cut sugar by 40% 

1 Dec 2016

Nestle has said its researchers have developed a new process that could enable it to cut the sugar content of its chocolate products by as much as 40%. 

Wilmar International calls for "labour transformation" in palm oil industry after Amnesty report

30 Nov 2016

Wilmar International, the agribusiness accused by Amnesty International of running Indonesian palm oil plantations that contribute to child labour and human rights abuses, has called for collaboration to achieve a "labour transformation" across the global palm oil industry.

Amnesty International - Global brands "profiting" from child and forced labour

30 Nov 2016

Nestle, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies that are contributing to child labour and human rights abuses, Amnesty International has claimed in a report published today (30 November).

Kellogg, Nestle cereals show "huge" differences in salt, sugar content worldwide - study

29 Nov 2016

There is "a shocking difference in levels of salt and sugar" in breakfast cereals sold in nearly 30 countries by Kellogg and Cereal Partners Worldwide, a study published today (29 November) has claimed.

Nestle loses Singapore appeal hearing on Kit Kat trademark

29 Nov 2016

Singapore's Court of Appeal has dismissed a move by Nestle to overturn an earlier ruling in the country that said the company's trademarks on the shape of its Kit Kat bar must be removed.

Chile watchdog sues Nestle, Kellogg, Mars over advertising "violations"

24 Nov 2016

Consumer protection chiefs in Chile are suing Kellogg, Nestle and Mars Inc for displaying children's cartoon characters on products high in sugar in alleged breaches of advertising laws to combat obesity.

Nestle plays down concern over Trump-led US imposing duties on Mexico

16 Nov 2016

Nestle has played down the impact any future move from the US to impose duties on products made in Mexico and sold in the north of the boarder would have on its business.

How Nestle plans to grow in the dynamic travel retail sector - interview

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.

How will Trump's presidency affect the global food industry? 

9 Nov 2016

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. His eleventh-hour election success defied the pollsters as first the key swing state of Florida fell, followed by North Carolina, Ohio and finally Pennsylvania. With big business largely backing Clinton, pundits are framing Trump's win as further evidence of disillusionment with the so-called political and business classes. just-food examines the implications of the election result for the global food sector. 

Nestle opens Sri Lanka dairy facility 

8 Nov 2016

Nestle has marked what it described as a "milestone" in the development of its dairy business in Sri Lanka with the opening of a new facility in Jaffna, expanding its reach in the north of the country.

How Nestle is tackling Indian challenges - the just-food interview with local MD, Suresh Narayanan, part 2

27 Oct 2016

Operating one of India's largest food companies is no simple task, Suresh Narayanan, the chairman and managing director of Nestle India, tells just-food in an exclusive interview at his business' headquarters, near New Delhi. The company faces an array of challenges in the market – from the recent Maggi recall, to intensifying competition, to issues like obesity and diabetes. Narayanan shares how the Switzerland-based food giant is responding in the country. 

Nestle growing in India through global, digital innovations – the just-food interview with local MD, Suresh Narayanan, part 1

26 Oct 2016

The demand for processed and packaged food is growing among India's young, often aspirational and fast-expanding population. Nestle is targeting double-digit annual growth in the country in the coming years. Suresh Narayanan, the chairman and MD of Nestle's operations in India, speaks to just-food about how the company intends to reach that goal, using innovation and an advanced digital strategy. 

Nestle's Buitoni to remove GMOs 

25 Oct 2016

Nestle's US refrigerated pasta and sauce brand Buitoni has committed to sourcing ingredients that do not contain GMOs. 

Lactalis Nestle launches dessert line in Spain 

25 Oct 2016

Dairy venture Lactalis Nestle is expanding its Spanish product range with the launch of a dessert line under the Nestle Gold sub-brand.








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