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…

Firmenich expands presence in US West Coast to improve customer experience

SWITZERLAND - Firmenich has expanded its footprint in California, United States to offer its customers tailored taste and nutrition solutions, including a unique range of organic offerings. Building on the Group’s longstanding manufacturing presence in California, Firmenich now offers enhanced creation and innovation capabilities with new product development services to customers on the West Coast…

Buhler introduces Vertical Pearler for ‘purer’ semolina in grain milling

SWITZERLAND - Buhler Group, Uzwil-based technology company for plant and equipment, has introduced the Vertical Pearler Osiris MTPA, an equipment with an innovative and sturdy design used in pearling to produce purer and almost speck-free semolina, reported World Grain. According to Buhler, the Osiris MTPA, to be used in pearling the outermost hull layers from…

Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for its portion-size carton packages​

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak aims to launch a paper straw that is suitable for its portion-sized carton packages before the end of the year, as part of a broader programme to help address the issue of plastic straw waste. Straws play an integral functional role on portion packages, but if not disposed of properly, they…

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…

COFCO names new COO and 5 new oilseed grain heads

SWITZERLAND- COFCO, the Chinese-owned agricultural firm has promoted Selina Yang as its new chief operating officer (COO), at the same time named 5 new heads for grains and oilseeds. In the newly created role, Yang will report to the CIL’s CEO, Johnny Chi with the mandate to promote coordination between the group’s global product lines…

Nestlé reports lower than expected full-year results for 2017

SWITZERLAND – Swiss food giant Nestle has reported its full year results for 2017, reporting a 2.4% organic growth, below expectations, as the new CEO Mark Schneider reported the results after his first year in charge of the company. Weak sales growth in North America and Brazil were largely blamed for the company's slower growth,…

Nestlé defends its baby milk after Changing Markets Foundation report

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé has defended itself against an activist group’s criticism of its baby milk, saying it respects international marketing standards and does not suggest its products are better than breast milk. It was responding to a report by the Changing Markets Foundation accusing the world’s largest packaged food company of putting profit before science.…

SGS says ISO 45001 version to replace OHSAS 18001:2007

SWITZERLAND - SGS, a global company for inspection, verification, testing and certification has said that they were expecting final publication of ISO 45001:2018 in March 2018. According to the company, this new version was set to replace OHSAS as the globally recognized occupational health and safety management system certification standard. Due to its importance in promoting…

Firmenich completes acquisition of Natural Flavors and Flavourome

SWITZERLAND - Firmenich, a worldwide company for creating fragrances and flavors has confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of Natural Flavors and Flavourome. The company had intentions to acquire the pioneer in organic certified flavors last year so as to help combine Natural Flavour’s wide range of organic certified and natural flavor solutions with…