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Why Nestle's new chocolate innovation is more about waste than sugar 31 Jul 2019

Ben Cooper mulls over Nestlé's newest innovation in confectionery, a chocolate bar made exclusively from cocoa beans and pulp without the addition of refined sugar.

Innovation, pricing, plant-based, China - the top takeaways from Nestle's H1 results 29 Jul 2019

Nestle discusses its first-half financial results, the "challenge" of innovation, pressure on pricing and conditions in China.

Lindt & Sprungli's improving sales growth sweetens investors 23 Jul 2019

Lindt & Sprüngli cheered financial markets today (23 July) after the chocolate maker reported first-half earnings. Simon Harvey takes a look at developments.

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.

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Nestle lays down target for zero net greenhouse gas emissions 12 Sep 2019

Nestlé, the Swiss food heavyweight with brands such a KitKat chocolate, has set out a new target to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero. 

Kellogg confirms Geneva office to shut 6 Sep 2019

US cereal giant Kellogg has confirmed that it is "streamlining" its European operations - an initiative that includes closing its Geneva office.

Switzerland's Orior increases stake in Casualfood 4 Sep 2019

Orior, the Swiss food group, has increased its stake in a Germany-based foodservice company to 70%, it has announced.

Food companies back Swiss sugar reduction plan 30 Aug 2019

Food businesses have signed up to a Swiss government initiative linked to the amount of sugar in yogurt and breakfast cereals.

Hochdorf interim CEO takes charge of troubled Pharmalys arm 27 Aug 2019

Swiss dairy and infant formula group Hochdorf has made a move to shore up its troubled subsidiary Pharmalys Laboratories.

Nestle expands plant-based offering, but not in UK 27 Aug 2019

European food giant Nestlé has revealed expansion plans for its Garden Gourmet plant-based product range.

Hochdorf warns it is "in the grip of a serious crisis" 20 Aug 2019

Swiss dairy and infant formula group Hochdorf has updated the market on its turnaround plans following the release of poor half-year results.

Orior's organic growth suffers amid contract termination as further Casualfood stake planned 19 Aug 2019

Orior said it posted a 1.8% decline in organic revenues in the first half after the Swiss fresh meats and pasta business terminated a contract in the convenience segment.

UN report urges action on food waste and meat consumption 8 Aug 2019

Reducing food waste and consuming less meat will ease pressure on land and help tackle the threat of climate change, a United Nations report has claimed.

"Food revolution" to drive plant-based segment to $85bn - UBS 25 Jul 2019

Research claims to show the plant-based food category is expected to surge over the next decade as people seek out alternative options that are more environmentally-friendly.

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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.