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Nestle on Brazil, China, US, AgeCore row and M&A - top takeaways from Q1 commentary 19 Apr 2018

On an organic basis, Nestle's first-quarter sales beat analyst expectations as volumes offset the company's weakest pricing since 2000. The result meant the world's largest food maker stuck to its forecast for its organic sales to grow by 2-4% this year. However, beyond the numbers, Nestle's senior management issued some interesting commentary on trading in countries key to many food multinationals, on its pricing dispute with European buying group AgeCore and gave a flavour of its appetite for M&A


Food M&A dips in March but climbs in Q1 - data 9 Apr 2018

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.


Nestle's 2017 results and 2018 outlook – five things to learn 19 Feb 2018

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. The Swiss giant reported a sixth straight year of slowing organic growth last week, while profits again declined. Simon Harvey goes through the numbers and looks ahead to 2018 and beyond. 


Is the Bell Food Group-Huegli deal a win-win? 19 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne looks at the motives behind Bell Food Group's acquisition of Huegli and asks whether both parties are likely to benefit from this all-Swiss affair?


Nestle 2017 Investor Day - 5 things to learn from CEO Mark Schneider's vision for food giant 29 Sep 2017

Nestle’s 2017 investor day had been much anticipated – and it did not disappoint. The event in London was the first of Nestle's annual investor gatherings to be led by CEO Mark Schneider, with the market keen to hear how the German saw the future for the world’s largest food maker. Dean Best gives you the top takeaways from the event.

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More change at Aryzta as CEO Europe Dermot Murphy steps down 19 Apr 2018

Swiss-Irish bakery business Aryzta has announced the CEO of its European operations, Dermot Murphy, is stepping down and is to be replaced by former Unilever and FrieslandCampina man Gregory Skilkas.


Nestle pricing row with retailers 'nearing compromise' 17 Apr 2018

Food giant Nestle's row with retailers over pricing is approaching a compromise, according to a report by news agency Reuters.


Greenpeace accuses Nestle of being "ambiguous" on plastic recycling pledge 11 Apr 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace has criticised food and drink giant Nestle's pledge to make all its plastic packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.


Nestle unveils 2025 recycled packaging target 10 Apr 2018

Food and drink giant Nestle is aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable product packaging by 2025.


Earnings summary - Nestle lowers annual sales figures in earnings restatement; JBS FY profits more than double even as sales falter; 2017 a mixed bag for Vion; Avangardco sales hit by bird flu but annual loss narrows 29 Mar 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.


Aryzta hints Picard stake not only disposal remaining 12 Mar 2018

Aryzta has underlined moves to offload its stake in Picard are "underway" - and the Irish-Swiss bakery business has indicated the sale of its shares in the French frozen-food retailer is not the only disposal on the horizon as it looks to pay down debts and refocus its operations.


Nestle 'in price row with AgeCore buying group' 22 Feb 2018

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


Nestle defends itself against baby food claims 8 Feb 2018

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


Nestle to respond to new claims over infant-formula marketing 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.


Chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli invests in plant expansion 1 Feb 2018

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli is investing CHF30m (US32.3m) to expand a plant in its home market.

Latest blogs

Nestle announces changes to senior team with new CEO on horizon 27 Sep 2016

Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team.


Steinemann to step down as Barry Callebaut CEO 6 Nov 2014

Barry Callebaut, the world's largest B2B chocolate supplier, said today (6 November) Juergen Steinemann would step down from his role as CEO next year.


Food security - the debate rages on 1 Apr 2014

The UN's latest report on climate change grabbed headlines around the world yesterday (31 March) with claims of the "pervasive" impact of global warming, a higher risk of flooding and changes to crop yields. But the report simply refuelled the debate over the precise impact of climate change on food security.