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      August 23, 2016

      Fitch cuts Nestlé credit rating by one notch

      A bitter pill for Nestlé, the Swiss company best known for chocolates like Kit-Kat and Smarties. Ratings agency Fitch...

    2. August 18, 2016

      Nestlé: posher nosh

      Selling sweets, ready meals, water and pet food around the world, consumer giant Nestlé cannot evade global trends. The...

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    1. August 18, 2016

      Deflation and China slowdown knock Nestlé revenues

      Global deflationary pressures as well as a weaker Chinese economy led to a sharp fall in organic sales growth at Nestlé...

    2. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      Shares in palm oil trader IOI rally as certification suspension lifted

      Shares in Malaysian palm oil trader IOI Group rallied more than 5 per cent on Friday after the sustainable palm oil...

    3. July 6, 2016

      Sweet returns available to wise investors

      Investors crave certainty. But they are also highly prone to misprice it. Since Britain voted to leave the EU, the...

    4. June 29, 2016

      Nestlé: health kick

      It is nice being able to shrug at disaster. Nestlé is built to withstand events like Brexit. When last split out in...

    5. June 28, 2016

      Nestlé’s break with tradition signals willingness to adapt

      For almost a century chief executives at Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drinks company, were chosen internally....

    6. June 28, 2016

      Nestlé appoints Fresenius head as chief executive

      Nestlé has poached the head of Germany’s Fresenius healthcare group to become chief executive as the world’s largest...

    7. June 20, 2016

      US coffee drinkers to get taste of Cuba

      American citizens will get their first taste of Cuban coffee from the comfort of their own homes from this autumn, when...

    8. May 31, 2016

      Nestlé to pay up to €100m for rights to baby milk allergy kit

      Nestlé is spending up to €100m to acquire the rights to a novel testing kit for babies who are allergic to milk, as the...

    9. May 26, 2016

      Palm oil battle spreads beyond ethical investors

      For years, concerns surrounding the palm oil sector’s environmental impact failed to reach beyond a limited group of...

    10. March 14, 2016

      Craft producers of gourmet delicacies stalk Big Pet Food

      Lily was a year old when she developed a chronic itchy skin allergy. Then she refused to eat, and Henrietta Morrison —...

    11. March 13, 2016

      Monsanto’s India spat inflames corporate fears

      An increasingly bitter row between New Delhi and Monsanto, the US chemicals group that revolutionised Indian cotton...

    12. March 10, 2016

      Lavazza targets €2bn sales within 5 years

      Lavazza, Italy’s best-selling coffee brand, has a warning for Starbucks as the coffee and frappuccino giant enters the...

    13. March 2, 2016

      Spectre of deflation returns to haunt Europe’s food groups

      The eurozone is back in the land of deflation. For European food groups such as Danone, the French yoghurt maker, and...

    14. February 18, 2016

      Nestlé global sales growth slows as US fails to offset decline

      Global sales growth at Nestlé fell short of its target for a third consecutive year as the world’s largest food and...

    15. December 23, 2015

      Nesquik ad banned over ‘great start to the day’ claim

      A cartoon bunny advertising Nesquik hot chocolate had the spring taken out of its step on Wednesday when Nestlé, the...

    16. November 25, 2015

      Climate change rains on Nestlé’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie parade

      From craft beers to M&Ms, vodka to kale chips, breakfast cereals to eggnog, Chobani yoghurt to Coffee-Mate,...

    17. November 11, 2015

      India has made noodles out of Narendra Modi’s message

      When Nestlé’s Maggi noodles were declared one of India’s most trusted consumer brands last year, alongside Colgate,...

    18. November 9, 2015

      Maggi noodles back on sale in India

      Nestlé has restarted sales of its popular Maggi instant noodles in India after food safety fears left the company with...

    19. October 26, 2015

      Maggi noodles to return to India’s menu as Nestlé resumes output

      Nestlé, the Swiss consumer goods group, has resumed production of Maggi noodles in India, more than four months after...

    20. October 16, 2015

      Nestlé: tout sweet

      Nestlé’s chief executive Paul Bulcke has said that lowering growth targets sets a dangerous precedent. Clearly he likes...

    21. October 16, 2015

      Nestlé cuts forecast for annual sales growth

      Nestlé has cut its forecast for sales growth this year after being hit by China’s economic slowdown and a ban on its...

    22. October 16, 2015

      Nestlé cuts 2015 forecast as earnings disappoint

      Nestlé has scaled back its 2015 growth forecast as third quarter figures missed expectations, owing to “exceptional...

    23. October 5, 2015

      Nestlé in talks to form ice-cream joint venture with UK’s R&R

      Nestlé is aiming for a bigger scoop of the ice-cream market after disclosing on Monday that it is in talks with the...

    24. September 30, 2015

      Nestlé seeks to take a chunk of premium chocolate sector

      Nestlé, the maker of KitKat bars, is seeking to challenge the likes of Godiva and Lindt for a slab of the premium...

    25. August 13, 2015

      Nestlé: noodle in a haystack

      Talk about making a drama out of a crisis. Nestlé was slow to respond to allegations in India that its Maggi noodles...

    26. August 11, 2015

      India seeks $100m damages from Nestlé over Maggi noodles

      Indian authorities have turned up the heat on Nestlé’s Indian unit by seeking $100m in damages from the Swiss company...

    27. August 6, 2015

      Pressure on Mondelez to take a bite out of costs

      Oreos can be consumed in a single bite these days, thanks to the introduction of Oreo Thins. But Mondelez...

    28. July 29, 2015

      Nestlé India slips into loss after Maggi noodle ban

      Nestlé India, the local division of the Swiss consumer foods company, slipped into a loss for its second quarter after...

    29. July 24, 2015

      Nestlé India MD stands down over noodle scare

      Nestlé India’s managing director has stepped down as the company wrestles with the fallout from a food scandal that...

    30. July 22, 2015

      Changing tastes spur Nestlé to take fresh approach to frozen food

      There is something incongruous about watching a Tuscan chef get excited about frozen pizza. But that is exactly what...

    31. July 14, 2015

      China’s consumers go local for daily necessities

      No matter how the Chinese economy slows or the stock market stumbles, the country’s consumers will not stop washing...

    32. June 26, 2015

      Nestlé keeps faith with growth of emerging markets’ middle class

      Paul Bulcke, Nestlé chief executive, does not expect his industry to see the days of double-digit economic growth in...

    33. June 24, 2015

      Questions for Takeda as CFO jumps ship

      Nestlé’s poaching of Frenchman François-Xavier Roger has left Takeda scrambling to find a new chief financial officer,...

    34. June 19, 2015

      Week in Review, June 20

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Airbus and Boeing orders soar to...

    35. June 18, 2015

      Africa: a long game

      The “Africa rising” narrative — mid-to-high single-digit economic growth, rising incomes, an emerging middle class —...

    36. June 17, 2015

      CEOs tiptoe through Brexit vote minefield

      As Sainsbury’s recently found out, even being wrongly associated with a political campaign can get you into trouble. A...

    37. June 16, 2015

      Nestlé cuts Africa workforce as middle class growth disappoints

      Nestlé, the biggest food and drinks company, is cutting 15 per cent of its workforce across 21 African countries...

    38. June 11, 2015

      Nestlé launches legal challenge to Maggi noodle ban

      Nestlé, the Swiss consumer goods group, has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court challenging a finding by India’s...

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