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Nestle product price-hikes drive growth

Nestle has seen a strong start to 2008, partly thanks to its strategy of increasing product prices quickly in line with commodity price increases.

Nestle report focuses on corporate responsibility

A new report, released yesterday by Nestle, outlines the steps the company claims to have taken to make a positive social and environmental impact.

Mars, Nestle promise ethical cocoa supply

Global confectioners Mars and Nestle have joined a sustainable cocoa programme, which aims to establish a traceability system for all farmers in the Ivory Coast.

Nestle explores probiotics' impact on metabolism

Strains of probiotic bacteria can affect metabolism, says a new study from Nestle and Imperial College London that could help the development of new probiotic products tailored for individuals.

Nestle moves noodle production out of Australia

Nestle plans to move its Australian noodle production plant to Malaysia, according to Australian news reports.

Nestle's Gerber acquisition complete

Nestle's acquisition of US baby food and cereals firm Gerber is complete, the company said today.

Nestle's Gerber acquisition cleared by EU

The European Commission has cleared Nestle's proposed acquisition of Novartis's Gerber business, saying it would not lead to an uncompetitive concentration in baby foods and cereals.

Nestle sets out 10 year health and wellness model

Nestle is eyeing organic growth in health, wellness and nutrition of five to six per cent over the next ten years, the chief financial officer was due to told investors...

Nestlé cuts cereal salt levels

Cereal manufacturer Nestle has announced it is to cut the salt content of one of its leading brands by 15 per cent, appeasing health-conscious consumers and giving the product a...

Nestlé to tap low-income consumers

Swiss manufacturer Nestlé is building new factories in Brazil and West Africa to manufacture products for low-income families, said chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.

Nestlé confident that food prices will stabilise

Nestle doesn't expect raw material prices to rise further this year, despite a recent FAO report that forecasts an increase of over 2 per cent in the world food import...

Nestlé expands nutritious snack business

Nestlé is to strengthen its presence in the Australian nutritious snack market through the acquisition of the nation's Uncle Tobys snack business.

Nestlé outperforms in Q1

Swiss food giant Nestlé has announced a first-quarter sales rise of 14.1 per cent to CHF22.8bn (€14.5bn), beating analyst expectations and reconfirming its full-year target of a five to six...

Nestlé starts health food fund

Nestlé has finalised arrangements for a new fund that will invest in food companies producing for the health, well-being and nutrition sectors, as part of the group's drive to stay...

Revised credit rating underlines Nestlé's strength

Standard & Poor's has revised its Nestle outlook from negative to stable though it warns that its ratings could be lowered in the future.

Nestlé anticipates improved 2006

Nestle has acknowledged its mistakes in confectionery over 2005 and expects improved sales in 2006.

Nestlé moves to dodge Middle East boycotts

Nestlé, the world's biggest food firm, has taken out adverts in Saudi Arabia to refute rumours that two of its dairy products are Danish, as unlucky Arla Foods continues to...

Cost cuts to balance high input prices, Nestlé says

Prices for raw materials and energy are forecast to rise by around five to 10 per cent this year, but Nestlé believes cost cuts will balance the equation out, the...

Nestlé targets brands at hard discounters

Nestlé says it will embrace moves by hard discounters to sell more branded products as part of its plan to recover from difficult times on Europe's food and drink market.

Nestlé scientists apply modern physics to new food designs

Knowledge gained from modern physics will help food scientists construct the rational design of complex food materials for new food products, say Nestle scientists.

Nestlé to invest in becoming healthier

Global food manufacturer Nestlé is to invest €500m in developing its health and wellness image, the company announced today.

Nestlé, ADM and Cargill go to court over cocoa child labour

Leading cocoa suppliers Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill are being sued by a US labour rights firm over accusations of forced child labour.

Nestlé Germany discontinues Nutrel products

Nestle's German unit has discontinued a new nutrition bar brand because of weak demand, according to a report.

Nestlé's cereals go whole grain in UK

Nestlé UK has followed the lead of General Mills across the Atlantic, announcing today that from June 2005 every box of Nestlé breakfast cereals will be made with whole grains.

Nestlé cutting trans fats in global products

Responding to consumer and legislative pressures, international food firms are slicing artery-clogging trans fatty acids from their formulations. We spoke with Nestlé to find out how the world's number one...

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