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  1. June 30, 2014

    Share out surplus entry-level recruitment candidates

    When I sat down with colleagues this year to review a “longlist” of applicants for the Financial Times’ editorial trainee...

  2. May 28, 2014

    Nestlé buys Valeant fillers for $1.4bn

    Nestlé has stepped up its efforts to expand its skincare business by paying the Canadian pharma group Valeant $1.4bn for the...

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  1. May 19, 2014

    Food groups under fire from Oxfam over carbon emissions

    The world’s 10 biggest food companies emit more greenhouse gases than the whole of Scandinavia but are failing to tackle the...

  2. May 16, 2014

    Coffee capsules revive the market

    Hermetically sealed capsules have opened up a huge range of possibilities in the food industry. They have “rejuvenated” the...

  3. May 16, 2014

    Consolidation brewing in the coffee market

    The head of Nestlé has acknowledged “tougher” competition in the $80bn global coffee market, but brushed off the challenge...

  4. May 13, 2014

    Danone in talks over medical nutrition sale

    Danone is in talks with Nestlé and other potential buyers over the disposal of most of its medical nutrition division, as it...

  5. April 15, 2014

    Nestlé revenues hit by currency headwinds

    Nestlé warned of continuing deflationary pressures in Europe with unfavourable currency moves contributing to a 5 per cent...

  6. March 16, 2014

    ‘One size fits all’ marketing by global companies fails in Africa

    When a television advertising campaign promoting Indian mobile phone company Bharti Airtel in Africa fell flat a few years...

  7. March 11, 2014

    Nestlé cuts chief executive Paul Bulcke’s pay amid Swiss scrutiny

    Nestlé has cut its chief executive’s pay by 7 per cent, becoming the latest Swiss company to show pay restraint ahead of...

  8. February 23, 2014

    Europe yearns to bridge gap on recovering economies and earnings

    Pace of corporate recovery Although Europe’s economies appear to be on the path to recovery, this has not yet started to...

  9. February 19, 2014

    L’Oréal stock deal reveals how Nestlé sees its future

    Executives who excel at elaborate business deals know from experience that their stories will convince some investors and...

  10. February 19, 2014

    Nespresso has shot at larger coffee sale

    Nespresso is betting that a new machine that brews larger coffees will help double its US sales to $600m in the next two...

  11. February 14, 2014

    Week in Review, February 15

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP Paribas allots $1.1bn for US...

  12. February 14, 2014

    Corporate wealth divisions throw a mirror on society

    For months now, the improving economic indicators in both the UK and the US have not been mirrored in better results from...

  13. February 13, 2014

    Nestlé downbeat on prospects for global sales growth

    Nestlé issued a downbeat assessment of the prospects for the global economy as it reported its slowest year of growth since...

  14. February 12, 2014

    Coveted mandate for veteran dealmaker Michael Zaoui

    The Bettencourt-Meyers family, whose predecessors founded the company that became L’Oréal more than 40 years ago, turned to...

  15. February 11, 2014

    Nestlé extends its reach into healthcare

    Nestlé’s business mantra of “nutrition, health and wellness” is a conveniently broad cloak under which the Swiss food...

  16. February 11, 2014

    L’Oréal no closer to answering Nestlé share stake questions

    Business of beauty L’Oréal sought on Tuesday to answer the most important question that has played on the minds of investors...

  17. February 11, 2014

    Bettencourt family – riches and a public falling out

    Liliane Bettencourt is renowned as France’s richest woman, thanks to her stake in L’Oréal, but she is also famed in her...

  18. February 11, 2014

    Nestlé sells €6bn L’Oréal stake back to cosmetics group

    Nestlé is stepping back from its 40-year relationship with L’Oréal by selling a €6bn stake in the cosmetics maker back to...

  19. February 10, 2014

    L’Oréal shares climb on Nestlé stake buyback rumours

    Shares in L’Oréal climbed on Monday as speculation grew that the world’s largest cosmetics group by sales was moving towards...

  20. February 5, 2014

    Diet brands find pickings slim

    January and February are diet months in the western world after the holiday festivities. So it would be logical to assume...

  21. January 14, 2014

    Nestlé admits to errors in India expansion push

    Nestlé, the world's biggest food company, has admitted to making a strategic error in India by ignoring more affluent...

  22. January 8, 2014

    Chinese investment: picky, picky

    L’Oréal is pulling its Garnier brand out of China. Good. Last week Revlon said it would leave the country altogether,...

  23. January 1, 2014

    Nespresso brews plans to see off rivals

    Nespresso is aiming to boost the international sales of its coffee capsules, and devote more resources to “long” coffees as...

  24. December 11, 2013

    Online boom proves an abundant source of bottled water

    Water delivery has been a staple of US home and office life for nearly a century, dating from the 1920s when companies in...

  25. December 6, 2013

    Nestlé: sweet wrappings

    Imagine you go into a shop for a chocolate bar, but your favourite brand comes bundled with some lipstick. If you do not...

  26. December 6, 2013

    Nestlé to sell stake in Swiss fragrance maker Givaudan

    Nestlé is selling its entire 10 per cent stake in Givaudan, the Swiss maker of scents and flavourings, as it presses ahead...

  27. December 2, 2013

    Big companies in end-of-year bond rush

    Large corporate borrowers seeking to raise the last batch of funding for 2013 could sell close to $30bn in investment-grade...

  28. December 1, 2013

    Food groups look to make products leaner

    As waistlines in the west expand ever outwards, food companies are under growing pressure to make their products healthier....

  29. December 1, 2013

    Nestlé falters on path towards a healthier future

    Like the Swiss mountains overlooking its headquarters in Vevey, a small town on the shores of Lake Geneva, Nestlé’s...

  30. November 17, 2013

    Austrian fund house fights the flab

    Austria’s biggest fund house is throwing its weight behind the global fight against obesity. Erste Asset Management has put...

  31. November 7, 2013

    Nestlé sheds weight-loss brand Jenny Craig

    Nestlé has sold the bulk of Jenny Craig, its weight management brand, to a US private equity group as part of the Swiss food...

  32. October 18, 2013

    Week in review, October 19

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Ferrero says it is not for sale after...

  33. October 17, 2013

    ‘Fortress’ Ferrero shuns Nestlé’s advances

    Nestlé has made several approaches to buy all or part of Italy’s Ferrero but has been rebuffed by the family-owned group,...

  34. October 4, 2013

    Court overturns Cadbury’s claim on purple packaging

    Cadbury has lost the latest round in a legal battle with Swiss rival Nestlé to register a distinctive shade of purple for...

  35. September 29, 2013

    The Academic Week Ahead: 30 Sept – 6 Oct

    Monday – September 30 Raise £100m London Business School is celebrating the launch of its campaign to raise £100m by 2018....

  36. September 29, 2013

    Nestlé scrutinises its L’Oréal stake

    When Nestlé investors gather at the company’s Vevey headquarters for a two-day seminar on Monday, there will be one question...

  37. September 23, 2013

    US market: Multinationals adapt to appeal to Hispanics

    Abuelita hot chocolate in Mexico traditionally comes as a dark tablet that looks like a hockey puck. It’s dropped into a pan...

  38. September 19, 2013

    Syngenta unveils seven-year plan to boost yields

    Syngenta, the world’s largest agricultural chemicals company by sales, is to call on farmers to use less pesticide and...

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