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How will Covid-19 shape direct-to-consumer platforms?

30 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up the way we shop - but how might that influence the manufacturer's approach to direct-to-consumer services in the longer term?

Nestle and Danone call for Nutri-Score labelling to be mandatory across EU 

28 Apr 2020

Nestlé and Danone are among food manufacturers calling on the European Commission to take action in regard to a product labelling scheme.

Nestle CEO expects post-Covid-19 boost for e-commerce

27 Apr 2020

Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider has sketched out how the Covid-19 pandemic could shape consumer spending and behaviour.

Nestle's Q1 sales, FY guidance and post-Covid reflections - five things to learn

27 Apr 2020

Nestlé's shares climbed on Friday as investors reacted to the Swiss giant's Q1 numbers. But what is Nestlé's take on how Covid-19 is affecting the packaged food industry?

Nestle Q1 sales beat consensus, maintains FY guidance

24 Apr 2020

Shares in Nestle rose this morning (24 April) after the world's largest food maker published a sales update for the first quarter of 2020.

Nestle puts Chinese unit Yinlu under review

24 Apr 2020

After some months of speculation, Nestlé has made an announcement on one of its closely-watched businesses in China.

Covid-19 - Nestle gets clearance to run all India plants

22 Apr 2020

Nestle has announced positive news in India, where the world's largest food manufacturer had suspended operations at some of its factories.

Nestle employee at UK site in hospital for Covid-19

17 Apr 2020

Food giant Nestlé has confirmed an employee at a factory in the north of England has tested positive for Covid-19.

Covid-19 - Nestle facing production challenges - CEO

7 Apr 2020

Mark Schneider, the CEO of Nestle, has admitted the world's largest food maker has been unable to hit its "normal" production levels during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Froneri shuts French plants early for Easter but insists not linked to Covid-19

7 Apr 2020

Froneri has temporarily shut three plants across France for an extended Easter break but insists it is not related to the Covid-19 outbreak.

New products - Nestle debuts vegan bratwurst in Germany; Better-for-you Rowntrees's Fruit Stack lolly from Nestle; Nomad Foods-owned Goodfella's pizza takes vegan route

3 Apr 2020

This week's batch of new products that caught the eye include a vegan frozen pizza from Goodfella's and ready-to-serve pulses from Napolina.

Covid-19 - Nestle staff to get three months pay

27 Mar 2020

Nestle, the world's largest food company, has set out what it will pay staff affected by "temporary stoppages" caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Nestle reveals coronavirus impact on India operations

25 Mar 2020

Nestle's publicly-listed subsidiary in India has outlined the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on its business so far.

Nestle CEO warns staff of upcoming Covid-19 "storm"

23 Mar 2020

Nestle CEO has praised the "commitment" of the company's staff, emphasised its "resilience" but warned the world's largest food maker to prepare for difficult times ahead.

New products - Biotiful branches into cheese; Nestle rolls out dairy-free Drumstick cones; Kind breaks into breakfast snacks; Lotus Bakeries takes Urban Fruit in new direction

19 Mar 2020

Our coverage of new products this week includes Kind branching out into the breakfast snacks segment and Nestle's dairy-free Drumstick launch.

New products - Oumph debuts sausage, bacon-alternatives; Beyond Meat launches breakfast sausage in US retail; Ella's Kitchen dairy-free line; Young’s goes for Lighter option

13 Mar 2020

Our coverage of new products this week includes a plant-based breakfast sausage from Beyond Meat and a host of dairy and meat alternatives.

Nestle 'hires JPMorgan to oversee potential sale of Yinlu'

12 Mar 2020

Nestlé has reportedly appointed a US investment bank to oversee the sale of its troublesome Chinese business unit. 

European "pact" on plastics set for launch

6 Mar 2020

Governments, NGOs and businesses in Europe are to work together under the auspices of a "pact", to be unveiled today (6 March), to try to tackle plastic waste.

Coronavirus – Nestle asks staff to put international travel on hold

27 Feb 2020

Nestle has issued new guidance to all employees due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has affected almost 50 countries.

New products - Marfrig takes plant burger to China; Nestle launches new Quality Street; Itsu partners with Meatless Farm; Mamma Chia launches dairy-free 'milk'

21 Feb 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Ginsters teaming up with Quorn in a vegan sausage roll and new Quality Street from Nestle. 

Nestle punished by target pullback but positive undertones abound - key takeaways

14 Feb 2020

Market reaction to Nestlé's annual results was less than positive after a key target was pushed back. Simon Harvey takes a look at the major talking points.

Nestle might find positives in failure of Milkybar Wowsomes

12 Feb 2020

Nestle may have pulled low-sugar chocolate product Milkybar Wowsomes from the market but the company might be able to still take some positives from the episode.

Nestle axes better-for-you Milkybar Wowsomes

7 Feb 2020

Nestlé has confirmed that it no longer making a better-for-you confectionery product launched just two years ago.

Coronavirus - Nestle bans travel to and from China

5 Feb 2020

Nestle, the world's largest food maker, has issued an update on how it has reacted to the coronavirus outbreak in China.

Nestle, Danone sign food-waste pledge in France

4 Feb 2020

Nestle and Danone are among more than 30 signatories to a bid in a major European market to cut food waste through a focus on date labelling.

New products - Baby food firm Mia & Ben wins listings with Sainsbury's; Danone launches Silk with two plant ingredients; Kerry takes Naked Glory into 'chicken''

31 Jan 2020

This week's batch of new products includes the latest from companies including Tyson Foods, Unilever and Nestle.

Nestle to spend big on upgrading Mexico facilities

27 Jan 2020

Food giant Nestlé has said it is to spend US$700m upgrading its facilities in one of its most important markets in Latin America.

New products - Nestle unveils Smarties Buttons in UK; Keytone Dairy launches SuperFood Frozen Purees in Australia; Just adds folded 'egg' product to plant-based range

24 Jan 2020

More plant-based activity features in this week's wrap, rounding up the new products that have caught our eye.

Nestle partners with Canadian firms Burcon and Merit on plant-based initiative

24 Jan 2020

Food giant Nestlé has announced a collaboration with Canadian plant-based ingredient firms which it hopes will speed up the process of bringing meat-free products to market.

Nestle's plastic push deserves praise but big questions remain

23 Jan 2020

David Burrows offers qualified praise for Nestle on recycled plastics and argues major questions persist about whether the company - and industry - can move from virgin material.

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