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Nestle's new strategy pays dividends as organic growth bucks trend 15 Feb 2019

Nestlé announced a positive set of annual results on Thursday (14 February) as the company refocuses its business. Simon Harvey takes a look. 


Has Aryzta found right mix to grease recovery wheels? 4 Oct 2018

Despite another year of losses, Aryzta says it can return to growth after selling assets - with potentially more to come. But success hinges on a vote on a capital-raising plan.


Nestle results provide food for thought - key takeaways 30 Jul 2018

Nestlé revealed a generally positive set of first-half results on Thursday that were received favourably by the stock market, despite a tweak to the Swiss food giant's organic growth outlook. But what was most interesting is what can surely only be deemed as a veiled kickback by CEO Mark Schneider at activist investor Daniel Loeb. Simon Harvey looks at the key takeaways.


Bakery giant Aryzta's fresh profit warning raises concerns 29 May 2018

It has been clear for months there are some sizeable challenges facing Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish bakery giant - and there were signs this week the company's problems persist.


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

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Hochdorf rejects board proposals to chagrin of investor ZMP 14 Mar 2019

Hochdorf is proposing the re-election of five board members ahead of next month's annual general meeting to the chagrin of one of its largest shareholders.


Hochdorf CEO Thomas Eisenring resigns amid investor disquiet 11 Mar 2019

Hochdorf CEO Thomas Eisenring has decided to quit his role for "family reasons" amid dissatisfaction from a leading investor with the performance of the infant-formula maker.


Nestle to speed up plans to promote women to executive roles 6 Mar 2019

Nestlé has revealed details of a new plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions by 2022.


Nestle 'hires bankers at Rothschild to undertake Herta meats sale' 26 Feb 2019

Swiss food giant Nestlé has reportedly hired bankers to sell its Herta packaged meat business recently put up for review.


Nestle plans disclosure of commodity sourcing in an effort to boost transparency 1 Feb 2019

Consumer goods giant Nestlé said today (1 February) it plans to publish a list of its commodity sources later in the year.


Emmi offloads "non-strategic" hospitality business Emmi Frisch-Service 1 Feb 2019

Swiss dairy company Emmi is disposing of a "non-strategic" business to a local cash and carry firm and wholesaler.


Nestle chair 'stands by long-term strategy' amid Loeb scrutiny 25 Jan 2019

Nestlé chairman - and former CEO - Paul Bulcke has reportedly defended the long-term strategy of the food giant, which has faced scrutiny from activist investor Daniel Loeb.


Consumer goods market facing revolution, says new Unilever CEO Alan Jope 23 Jan 2019

Unilever's new chief executive officer Alan Jope has spoken to an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about the future of brands in a fast-changing world.


Nestle steps up plan to tackle plastic waste 21 Jan 2019

Food giant Nestlé has outlined plans to eliminate plastics which are harmful to the environment from its products.


New owners for Swiss frozen-food manufacturer Kadi 18 Jan 2019

Kadi, the Switzerland-based supplier of products from fries to samosas, has another private-equity owner.

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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.