Nestle proposes new independent directors to join company board

SWITZERLAND – The food and beverages giant, Nestle has proposed two new independent directors- Dick Boer, and Dinesh Paliwal to join the company board. Dick Boer who is former President and CEO of Ahold Delhaize N.V and Dinesh Paliwal, President and CEO of Harman International Industries Inc, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd will stand for an election…

Emmi sales increase by 2.8% as organic growth hit a four-year high

SWITZERLAND - Swiss milk processor and dairy products company, Emmi has reported 2.8% rise in group sales to US$3.45 billion in the year 2018 with organic growth 2.3% organic growth, the highest increase since 2014. The America’s business division, which contributed to 30.2 % of group sales led the growth trajectory, recording 10% increase in sales…

Tetra Pak names Adolfo Orive as President and Chief Executive Officer

SWITZERLAND – The global food processing and packaging giant, Tetra Pak has announced that its board has appointed Adolfo Orive as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2019. Adolfo succeeds Dennis Jönsson who is said to have decided to step down from the company after serving as President and CEO for 14 years.…

Coca-Cola HBC in new partnership to use air-captured CO2 in sparkling drinks

SWITZERLAND - Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company plans to use carbon dioxide filtered from the air in its sparkling drinks, starting with its own mineral water brand, Valser. Through a partnership with Swiss Direct Air Capture firm Climeworks, the company will use carbon dioxide extracted from air for carbonation of…

Nestle unveils packaging institute to accelerate sustainability agenda

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has announced that it has created the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences with a goal to develop functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions as part of its sustainability strategy. Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences will be part of Nestlé’s global research organization housing a state-of-the-art laboratory complex…

Danone, Mars, Ingredion join Givaudan’s new food innovation platform

SWITZERLAND – Global flavors and fragrances leader, Givaudan has launched MISTA, a new innovation platform for the food industry and has received backing from Danone, Mars Inc and Ingredion as its founding members. MISTA is an accelerator and incubator programme that enables start-ups and established corporations to optimise ideas, products, people and investments in the…

Syngenta expands Board with new directors from ChemChina

SWITZERLAND - Swiss-based global company Syngenta has announced that ChemChina has appointed two additional Directors, bringing its Board to a total of ten members. The appointments included that of Paul Fribourg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Grain Company as a Non-Executive Director and Erik Fyrwald, Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta an Executive Director.…

Firmenich opens new taste creation facility in Manila, the Philippines

ASIA – The Swiss flavors and fragrances company, Firmenich has opened a new, state-of-the-art taste creation facility in Bonifacio Global City, in Manila, the Philippines, growing its tasting capabilities in South East Asia. Firmenich said the new facility works to address key global challenges such as health & nutrition or climate change and helps create…

Tetra Pak partners Veolia to get all beverage carton components recycled by 2025

SWITZERLAND – Global food packaging company, Tetra Pak has partnered with global resource management company Veolia to enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union to be recycled by 2025. According to Tetra Pak, the average beverage carton comprises around 75% paperboard, 20% plastic and 5% aluminium foil, and the fibres…

Nespresso partners Tinto to use 100% sustainably-sourced aluminium by 2020

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé's Nespresso brand has signed a new partnership with the European metal corporation, Rio Tinto use 100% responsibly sourced and certified aluminium in its coffee capsules by 2020. Nestle will become the first to use responsibly-sourced aluminium with the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification. This is a great milestone by the coffee brand…