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Nestle stays optimistic despite trimming sales forecast – H1 takeaways

3 Aug 2020

Nestlé disappointed markets with a downgrade to its outlook as foodservice took a bite out of sales. But the world's largest food maker struck an optimistic tone.

New products – Upfield unveils Flora Plant block butter; General Mills rolls out Packed energy bars; Kraft Heinz palm-oil free hazelnut spread, Heinz by Nature hit Canada

31 Jul 2020

This week's batch of new products includes launches from General Mills, Nestle, Kraft Heinz and a collaboration between Migros and Innovopro.

China 'keen to encourage foreign investment in meat – and plant-based'

31 Jul 2020

The Chinese government is reportedly keen to encourage foreign investment to develop certain food sectors.

Nestle cuts organic growth guidance amid Covid-related restrictions

30 Jul 2020

Nestlé has lowered its forecast for the company's growth in sales on an organic basis amid the volatility of trading against the backdrop of Covid-19.

Nearly half of food manufacturers, grocers have plant-based teams – research

27 Jul 2020

Research just out has revealed the percentage of food manufacturers and grocers that now have dedicated teams for plant-based products.

Nestle to cut jobs in Germany amid production move to Poland

24 Jul 2020

Nestlé plans to cut jobs in Germany as the Swiss food giant shift some production to another part of Europe.

Cooperl, Fleury Michon to appeal 'ham cartel' fines

17 Jul 2020

Manufacturers in France are to appeal a decision from the country's competition watchdog to hand out fines for price-fixing.

Nestle 'narrows down bidders for Chinese unit Yinlu'

17 Jul 2020

Nestlé has reportedly moved closer to selling its troublesome peanut butter and yogurt business unit in China.

New products – Coca-Cola Co.'s Fairlife moves into new category; Eat Just opens new market; Nestle-owned Sweet Earth reveals faux bacon burger

17 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include more protein-packed products from Mars and a new range of Calzones from Smithfield Foods of the US under its Carando brand.

Nestle, Barilla join China Food Tech Hub centred on start-up development

7 Jul 2020

The China Food Tech Hub, a collective of global corporations launched last year to foster the development of Chinese start-ups, has attracted new members.

Nestle’s Fairtrade move is wrong – and very wrong now

1 Jul 2020

just-food's Ben Cooper sets out his opposition to Nestlé's decision to end Fairtrade certification for its flagship KitKat chocolate brand in the UK and Ireland.

New products – Itsu products launch in France; Jelly Belly moves into gummies; Nestle-Lactalis JV expands Lindahls range in UK; Caulipower targets convenience

26 Jun 2020

We report on a batch of new products including Krispy Kreme's retail snacks, a "mash-up" breakfast cereal from Kellogg and Finland's Fazer Group launching vegan chocolate.

Nestle to re-brand racially-insensitive Beso de Negra in Colombia

24 Jun 2020

 Nestlé is to rename and redesign another product deemed racially insensitive, this one sold in South America.

Nestle to rebrand "out of step" Australian candies

23 Jun 2020

Nestle has set out plans to change the names of two confectionery brands in Australia, the latest example of a food maker reviewing their product ranges for possible stereotypes.

Froneri to drop "derogatory" Eskimo Pie product name in racial equality move

23 Jun 2020

Global ice cream business Froneri is to ditch a product name and associated branding that may be seen to reinforce racial stereotypes.

Nestle severs KitKat brand's ties with Fairtrade organisation

23 Jun 2020

The Fairtrade Foundation has reacted with dismay to news a major confectioner has decided to switch certification for a flagship brand.

Nestle acquires majority stake in US collagen business Vital Proteins

11 Jun 2020

Nestlé has taken a majority stake in a US-based nutrition business, described as an "exciting opportunity".

Nestle extends Nutri-Score labelling system in Europe to Spain, Portugal

11 Jun 2020

Swiss food giant Nestlé has extended the Nutri-Score nutrition labelling system to more countries in Europe.

Update - Brynwood unveils Buitoni Food Company after Nestle deal

9 Jun 2020

Private-equity firm Brynwood Partners has unveiled the latest business it has acquired from Nestle, the eighth transaction between the two.

Nestle to sell Buitoni pasta brand in North America to Brynwood Partners

9 Jun 2020

Nestlé plans to sell another of its business units in North America after offloading ice-cream and confectionery assets in the US in recent quarters.

Covid-19 hasn't dented consumer interest in sustainability

8 Jun 2020

While Covid-19 is front-and-centre in consumers' minds, a range of factors still drive behaviour, with environmental concerns holding their importance, GlobalData writes.

New products - Nomad launches Birds Eye plant-based meal mixes, vegan rolls; Kraft Heinz's 'Gourmet' sauces; Lactalis-Nestle expands range; Muller's first Skyr yogurt in UK

5 Jun 2020

Our pick of the new products this week includes the return of Necco Wafers to US grocery shelves and Australia's Murray River Organics moving into the breakfast category.

'Incredible Burger' ruling creates uncertainty for trademark applications – Nestlé

4 Jun 2020

Nestlé has used the word "uncertainty" to describe future trademark applications amid a dispute with Impossible Foods.

Nestle 'loses plant-based burger spat with Impossible Foods but plans to appeal'

1 Jun 2020

Nestlé has changed the name of its plant-based Incredible Burger marketed in Europe after a trademark spat with a US-based competitor.

Covid-19's snacking consumers spark D2C flurry

29 May 2020

How consumers shop for food has changed in some very noticeable ways over the last three months or so – and D2C is one area to have grown in importance, says GlobalData.

Nestle partners with Deliveroo platform for confectionery

28 May 2020

Nestlé has partnered with Deliveroo to provide a range of its confectionery directly to customer's doors.

New products - Maple Leaf Foods' meatless nuggets; Edita debuts Oniro biscuit brand; Nestle launches Life Cuisine in US; Kellogg's Jumbo Snax cereal

21 May 2020

Among the new products that caught the eye in recent days are meatless nuggets from Maple Leaf Foods and Nestlé's launch of the Life Cuisine brand in the US.

Nestle to build plant-based factory in China

20 May 2020

The world's largest food maker has set out the sectors behind which it will invest in production in what is the company's second-largest market.

How might Covid-19 shape interest in health-and-wellness?

19 May 2020

With a health crisis set to be joined by a financial one, how will interest in diet and functionality, coupled with pressure on income, affect the trend of health and wellness?

Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

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