Nestle launches global initiative to enhance healthy living in children

SWITZERLAND - Nestle SA has launched a global initiative 'Nestlé for Healthier Kids’ that will see it develop healthier and nutritious products with an aim to help 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030. The engagement also includes advising families on nutrition and health while accelerating Nestle’s transformation of its food and beverage portfolio worldwide.…

Nestlé Waters announces a US$25 million modernisation of Henniez bottling site

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé Waters has announced a US$25 million modernisation of its bottling site at Henniez, Switzerland as the bottled water is a high-growth category for Nestlé. Production at Henniez will become more flexible and innovative in order to meet current and future consumer trends. The project will see two older mineral water glass bottling…

Nestlé pays Starbucks US$7.1b for rights to sell coffee and products globally

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé has announced an agreement granting the company perpetual rights to market Starbucks consumer and foodservice products globally, outside of the company’s coffee shops. Starbucks will receive an up-front cash payment of US$7.15 billion for a business which generated annual sales of US$2 billion, as part of the transaction agreement. According to the…

Nestle Cameroon opens a new ‘Nido’ powdered milk unit

CAMEROON - Nestle Cameroon has opened a new 5,500 tons per year capacity milk production unit for its ‘Nido’ powdered milk products at its processing facility in Douala, Cameroon. The US$5.04 million investment means to create 12 additional jobs at its Douala-Bonabéri plant and has the potential to create 48 new jobs in the coming…

Nestlé inaugurates two new factories worth US$150m in China Medical Facility

CHINA - Nestlé has inaugurated two new factories in the China Medical City in Taizhou, a US$150 million investment to meet the needs of consumers for Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) and skin care products. This investment for the new factories of Nestlé Health Science and Nestlé Skin Health adds to Nestlé’s existing production…

Nestlé inaugurates Chile state-of-the-art pet food factory to expand market

USA - Nestlé has inaugurated a state-of-the-art pet food factory in Teno, Chile to produce high-quality pet food for dogs and cats, meeting growing demand from pet owners in Chile. With an investment of US$120 million, the factory is amongst the most modern in the world, ensuring the highest standards of quality and food safety.…

Nestlé Purina PetCare acquires majority stake in Tails.com

UK - Nestlé Purina PetCare has acquired a majority stake in Tails.com, a direct-to-consumer, tailor-made dog nutrition business based in the UK in a commitment to provide happier and healthier lives to pets through proper nutrition and care. With the rapid growth of personalised pet nutrition, as well as subscription services, Nestlé Purina’s shareholding in…

Nestle reports a 2.8% organic growth with sales increase to US$22b

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé S.A, the Swiss transnational food and drink company has reported 2.8% organic growth, starting the year with 1.4% increase in sales to US$22billion. In 2018, Nestle is looking forward to 2-4% growth in organic sales, US$723 million in restructuring costs and increase its underlying earnings per share in constant currency and capital…

Plastic food packaging fails in tackling environmental food waste

EUROPE - Plastic food packaging has failed to reduce food waste, but rather seems to be compounding the food waste problem in Europe, where packaging and waste has doubled between 2004 and 2014. In a new study published by NGOs Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe, food waste doubled to an estimated…

Nestle announces plan to make its packaging 100% recyclable or re-usable by 2025

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé, a Swiss transnational food and drink company has announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment, with a vision that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in…