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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

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. 

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Aryzta plans to raise EUR800m to bolster capital structure after "comprehensive" review 13 Aug 2018

Aryzta, the financially troubled Swiss-Irish bakery business, plans to raise EUR800m (US$910.7m) in equity to bolster its capital structure and reduce debt. 

Nestle forms global animal welfare alliance 27 Jul 2018

Swiss food giant Nestlé has joined forces with six other food companies to form the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) with the aim of advancing welfare standards throughout the supply chain.

Lindt reveals spending plans to support US expansion 24 Jul 2018

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli is preparing to expand in the US confectionery market with plans for new production lines.

Sustainable palm oil body reinstates Nestle 16 Jul 2018

Nestlé has had its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated.

Nestle defends itself from attack by activist investor 2 Jul 2018

Global food giant Nestle has responded to a blistering attack launched on it by activist investor Daniel Loeb.

Third Point's Loeb launches blistering attack on Nestle  2 Jul 2018

Activist investor Daniel Loeb has renewed his attack on food giant Nestle, calling on the company's board to be "sharper," "bolder" and "faster" and for the business to be divided into three divisions.

Nestle makes chicken welfare pledge in Europe 28 Jun 2018

Nestlé has pledged to improve the welfare of the chickens used for products sold in Europe under brands including Herta, Buitoni and Maggi.

Nestle suspended by sustainable palm oil body for not submitting progress plan 28 Jun 2018

Food giant Nestlé has had its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended.

Albertsons launches Signature Reserve premium own brand; Emmi teams up with Mymuesli with organic breakfast drinks, yogurts; Danone launches Yoothie in France; Tyson Foods fights food wastage with Yappah debut 1 Jun 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Nestle overhauls R&D operation to meet "fast-changing consumer demand" 29 May 2018

In an attempt to speed up the development of new products, food giant Nestlé is to combine its scientific research operations into a single unit.

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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.