Nestlé publishes data to drive transparency in food waste challenge

UK – Global food and drinks giant, Nestle has released data about its food waste to the public in a strategy to enhance transparency as it strives to reduce food loss and waste across the UK. The company has also published targets to reduce food loss in its operations as part of the UK Food…

Nespresso to invest US$9.8m in new strategy to revive coffee industry

USA – Nespresso has announced that it is investing US$9.8 million (CHF 10 million) in a new strategy to revive the coffee industries in selected countries across the globe. The company has launched the Reviving Origins programme geared at restoring coffee farming in regions where it is under threat, as well as foster rural economic…

Nestle USA simplifies ice cream and pizza delivery network

USA – Nestle USA has said that it is simplifying its ice cream and pizza delivery network by adopting a warehouse model, which it says will enable further growth in the category. The transition from the frozen Direct-Store-Delivery network to warehouse model is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020. The new…

Nestle says 77% of its supply chain is ‘deforestation-free’

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverages giant, Nestle has confirmed that three-quarters of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free as it strives to achieve the ‘zero-deforestation’ objective. The company said 77% of the raw materials across its supply network are sourced from areas not associated with deforestation. This is part of Nestle’s global commitment…

Nestle’s first-quarter revenues jump 4.3% supported by high-growth categories

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has posted 4.3% rise in revenues in the first three months as the food and drinks giant continues its focus on high-growth categories. The company achieved 3.4% increase in organic growth while total reported sales reached US$21.9 billion (CHF 22.2 billion) for the quarter, positively impacted by net acquisitions and foreign exchange.…

Nestle and Carrefour partner to offer full brand traceability using blockchain

FRANCE – Nestle and the French retail giant, Carrefour have partnered to use blockchain technology to offer full traceability of famous mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Customers in France will be able to have full access to blockchain data for the product, enhancing transparency across the entire supply chain. Consumers can use their smartphone or…

Swiss government says coffee ‘not essential’, stockpiling to end

SWITZERLAND (Reuters) - Switzerland on Wednesday announced plans to abolish the nation’s emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though opposition to the proposal is brewing.  Nestle, the maker of instant coffee Nescafe, and other importers, roasters and retailers are required by Swiss law to…

Nestle launches R&D Accelerator to boost innovation and speed-to-market

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has launched a new accelerator with a goal to utilize innovative technologies and systems to bring new products to consumers around the globe. Called Nestle R&D Accelerator, the program seeks to bring together expertise in food and nutrition and speed up innovation to keep up with changing consumer trends. The accelerator will…

Nestle launches new 100% plant-based burger in Europe, plans US debut

SWITZERLAND – The global food and beverage giant, Nestle has announced that it is launching a new 100% plant-based burger in Europe, with plans to roll out the same in the United States. From April, European consumers will be able to enjoy their favorite burger dubbed Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger, which will first debut in…

Nestle Thailand invests US$6.6m in ‘no added sugar’ Milo beverage

THAILAND – Nestle Thailand has invested US$6.6 million in the production of a no sugar Milo beverage range to address the growing need for healthier and less sugar products among consumers. The innovation was also in response to the country’s sugar reduction policy which aims to reduce the risk of sugar-related illnesses among its population.…