Nestle reveals cracking progress on packaging

Nestlé UK & Ireland has announced that its Easter egg packaging is 100 per cent recyclable now that it has replaced rigid plastic with cardboard in its mug eggs. With Easter eggs creating 3,000 tonnes of UK waste each year, the manufacturer says it’s now the first major confectioner to remove plastic packaging from all […]

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PureCircle’s half-year sales rise

Stevia sweetener maker PureCircle has reported rising half-year sales and earnings as the company’s client base continues to grow. The London-listed firm, which supplies ingredients to the likes of Nestle, Danone and PepsiCo, booked operating profit of £1.7million (£1.9m) for the six months to the end of December, up from £1.4m (£1.5m) a year earlier.

Kraft sells pizza business to help fund Cadbury bid

Kraft is selling its North American pizza business to Nestle for $3.7 billion (£2.6bn) to help fund its offer for British confectioner Cadbury. Kraft’s pizza business includes DiGiorno, Tombstone and Jack’s in the United States and the Delissio brand in Canada. The deal also includes rights to the California Pizza Kitchen trademark licence.

PET project for Nestle

Food giant Nestle has announced that it is launching a new range of mineral water in the US packaged in bottles consisting of 25 per cent recycled PET (rPET). The Re-Source brand, which will be backed by a recycling initiative, will be sold exclusively at Whole Foods Market outlets in the US, where consumers will […]


Ethical concerns’ over varying salt levels in global brands

New research shows that people in some countries are being fed over twice as much salt in popular global brands as their counterparts elsewhere in the world. World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) has surveyed over 260 food products available around the world from food manufacturers such as KFC, McDonalds, Kellogg’s, Nestle, Burger King […]


‘Chemical threat persists in food and beverage packaging’

Fourteen of the largest public packaged food and beverage companies still use the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their packaging despite studies linking the synthetic sex hormone to developmental problems, heart disease, and diabetes, according to the authors of Seeking Safer Packaging, a new report by investors Green Century Capital Management and As You […]


Nestle performs well above target

Consolidated sales of the Nestle Group amounted to CHF 81.4 billion, an increase of 3.4% compared to the same nine month period last year. Strong organic growth of 8.9% including 3.4% internal growth and a further 2.5% for acquisitions added further to group sales. The Swiss franc held up well against other currencies. The group’s […]

Growing success

In an era when consumers are demanding high quality local food and environmental and ecological issues are at the forefront, Swedish company Nimo-KG is enjoying rapid expansion. Nimo-KG develops and markets equipment for product handling for companies such as Nestle, Findus and Masterfoods. It assists these companies in handling, lifting, tipping and mixing a wide […]

Major brewery rides with the red tractor

Wells and Young’s has become the first major brewery to be certified with the Red Tractor logo. The Bedford-based company will now carry the Red Tractor logo on all its bottles of Young’s Bitter in a move to assure consumers that the ale is made using only British raw ingredients. Jonathan Tipples, vice chairman of […]

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Nestle completes acquisition of Gerber

Nestle has completed its acquisition of Gerber, the iconic US baby food brand. Consequently, the integration process of Gerber will now begin as about 4,500 Gerber employees, with their specific know-how and expertise, join the Nestle Group. This is a major step in Nestle’s transformation into the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company: it […]

Nestle records strong growth

The Nestle Group reports strong organic growth of 7.4% with a positive contribution from all regions and businesses due to higher demand ahead of expected price increases. Food and beverage confirms momentum with 7.1% organic growth, fuelled by move towards nutrition, health and wellness. Nestle Nutrition on a like for like basis reached its 10% […]


Nestle announces record year

2006 was a record year for Swiss giant Nestle and saw the company achieve double-digit increases in EBIT, net profit and cash flow. Net profit rose by 13.8% to 9.2 billion Swiss francs (£5.6bn).“We are seeing the benefits of the Group’s transformation into a nutrition, health and wellness company, with stronger innovation and branding, as […]

Nestle broadens strategic links with Barry Callebaut

Nestle and Barry Callebaut have announced their intention to broaden their strategic co-operation in Europe. The project spans three countries and includes the transfer of production facilities in Italy and France, as well as a long-term supply contract for Barry Callebaut to furnish chocolate mass to Nestle chocolate factories in Russia. The two parties expect […]

Nestle plans to stop Lion bar production

Nestle is considering stopping production of its Lion chocolate bar and is supposedly looking for a buyer for its Dijon factory as sales have dropped considerably. Health trends have affected sales of some chocolate bars and Lion was condemned by a Consumers’ Association survey for its sugar and fat content. Nestle has since reduced the […]


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