Nestle collaboration to target genes and taste perception
A better understanding of how genes affect a person's sensitivity
to taste could enhance the development of foods that meet specific
consumer preferences and individual nutritional needs.
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.
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
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 at a seminar today.
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 bill in 2006.
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
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 per cent
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 on top of
consumer health trends.
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
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 suffer from 'those
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 company's chief executive said
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, 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 food player is handling...
Nestlé installs cost-cutting pallet labelling system
Sato has developed an automated pallet labelling concept for Nestlé
using UHF RFID tags that should help the company make significant
supply chain savings.
Nestlé buys into frozen pizza market
Nestlé is to buy almost half of German frozen pizza firm Wagner so
it can tap into the lucrative German market and expand Wagner's
brands abroad, as competition hots up in the European frozen pizza
sector, reports Chris Mercer.
Nestlé Romania invests in wafers
Nestlé Romania has confirmed that it is to invest a further €3.5
million in its factory in Timisoara, as the company reaffirms its
ambitions to dominate the all-important wafer market in the region.
Nestlé to change fat for insoluble fibre
Major Swiss food maker Nestlé is to add a novel fat replacer to its
products, revealed the US-based Fiber Gel Technologies,
manufacturer of the ingredient, last week.
Hershey leaves Nestlé with a chip on its shoulder
Be prepared for some heavy promotion of Hershey's special dark
chocolate chips. An independent survey has found that customers
preferred the Hershey product to that of its nearest rival.
Nestlé tackles cereal bar sector
Nestle subsidiary Cereal Partners UK has entered the rapidly
growing cereal bar market, with the launch of three new bars. The
'Cereal and Milk Bars', already available in France, Portugal and
Spain, are made from the Nestle...
Nestlé revamps energy bar, drink
The US and Singaporean units of Swiss food giant Nestle are
investing heavily in promoting energy bars and health drinks.