Nestle to invest Outsiders Pizza brands as part of its innovation models

FRANCE - Nestle SA, in line with its innovation models called ‘internal incubators’ will invest in Outsiders Pizza Co. and Wildscape brands as part of its innovation approach through start-ups. The investment enables Nestle combine its broad capabilities and strength with the speed and mentality of a start-up in order to conform to the ever…

Coca-Cola, Nestle and Kraft Heinz consider acquisition of GSK’s drink brand Horlicks

UK - Coca-Cola, the world’s soft drinks and beverage company, has made considerations to acquire malted drink brand Horlicks from UK pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), according to the Sunday Telegraph. It is understood both companies have held talks about a deal after GSK announced in March that it would carry out a review of the…

Nestlé and XPO Logistics build digital warehouse of the future in the East Midlands

UK - Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in UK. According to the company, the new facility- digital warehouse of the future- will be occupied predominantly…

100 jobs to be lost as Nestle closes facility in Portugal by end of 2018

EUROPE – Nestlé, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, is set to close a production facility which produces the coffee substitute drink Caro by the end of 2018, at the cost of approximately 100 jobs. According to FoodBev, a report in the Stuttgarter Zeitung said the production of Caro will be moved from the…

Nestle Waters certifies its commitment its 100% water stewardship

SWITZERLAND – Nestle Waters, the bottled water division of the Nestlé Group, has certified its commitment to 100% water stewardship by 2025, in accordance with the world’s first global water stewardship standard. Nestle Waters said it would reinforce their commitment to safeguarding water resources for future generations through collaboration with the Alliance for Water Stewardship.…

Nestle to release new ‘Smarties’ in Germany in preparation for World Cup

GERMANY - Nestle is set to release three new limited-edition of Smarties products in Germany as it looks to take advantage of the World Cup which is to happen in the approaching summer. The Smarties include a new range of signature chocolate chips, coloured red, yellow and black – the colour of the German national…

Nestle tops the 2018 Global Access Nutrition Index

WORLD - The Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) has published the 2018 Global Access to Nutrition Index; the third Global Index that ranks the world’s 22 largest food and beverage companies on their contributions to addressing the twin global nutrition challenges of overweight and diet related diseases and under-nutrition. According to the Foundation, the Index…

Nestle to close Nairobi office as it restructures business in Sub-Saharan Africa

KENYA - Nestle SA, the Swiss transnational food and drink company, has announced plans to close the headquarters of its Equatorial Africa unit in Nairobi, Kenya by the end of July as part of its strategy to restructure its business in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nestle said the Nairobi office, which employs over 100 people has been…

Nestlé announces re-organization of its global information technology activities

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé has announced plans to re-organize parts of its IT activities to benefit from its existing technology hub in Spain and other Nestlé locations, after a thorough review of its global information technology (IT) setup. According to the company, it intends to accelerate its digital transformation and to respond more quickly to fast-paced technological changes…

Nestlé announces plans to merge two scientific discovery units into one in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé, the global food and beverages company, has announced plans to bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences and Nestle Research Center to build one organization, Nestle Research to strengthen its research and development operations. According to the company, Nestlé Research will be based in Lausanne, Switzerland…