Nestlé India has posted a 19% leap in second-quarter profits, the company announced today (31 July).

Nestlé India, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Swiss food giant, saw net profit reach INR956.9m (US$23.8m) for the three months to the end of June.

Net sales reached INR8.4bn, up from INR6.9bn a year earlier, Nestlé India told the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Meanwhile, the company said Pradip Baijal has been appointed as non-executive director.