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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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 $107bn...

    2. June 18, 2015

      Africa: a long game

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

    3. 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 week...

    4. 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 because it...

    5. 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 food...

    6. June 9, 2015

      Noodles controversy that has India in twist over food safety

      In India a home-cooked meal (or at least the semblance of one) is important. It shows effort, and is believed to produce...

    7. June 7, 2015

      Nestlé hit by storm in a cup of Maggi noodles

      For decades, Nestlé’s Maggi noodles have been one of India’s best loved brands. Despite having no tradition of eating...

    8. June 3, 2015

      New Delhi bans Nestlé’s Maggi noodles

      The New Delhi local government has banned the sale of Nestlé’s Maggi noodles in the Indian capital for 15 days, saying that...

    9. June 2, 2015

      India starts safety probe into Nestlé’s Maggi instant noodles

      Indian food safety authorities have launched a probe into Nestlé’s popular Maggi instant noodles, after regional inspectors...

    10. May 19, 2015

      Massimo Zanetti: Segafredo moment

      Is acid content important to your choice of coffee? Do you prefer your beans double fully washed? Of course you do....

    11. April 15, 2015

      Nestlé in talks to sell frozen food unit to Bain-owned company

      Nestlé, the world’s largest group by sales, aims to curb costs further by entering exclusive talks to sell Davigel, its...

    12. March 23, 2015

      CME and ICE to go head to head with new cocoa contracts

      Let the cocoa wars begin. On March 30, rival exchanges — the CME Group and Intercontinental Exchange — will go head to head...

    13. February 19, 2015

      Nestlé defies Swiss franc volatility to raise dividend

      Nestlé shrugged off investor concern about the impact of the sudden appreciation of the Swiss franc by increasing its...

    14. February 3, 2015

      Nestlé bond yields turn negative

      Nestle’s corporate bonds traded at negative yields on Tuesday, highlighting investors’ desperate search for cash-conserving...

    15. January 16, 2015

      Swiss surge could boost income investors

      UK investors who hold European and even UK equity income funds stand to benefit from the Swiss National Bank’s decision to...

    16. January 15, 2015

      Swiss franc: Bern marks

      It is a rare tsunami that hits a landlocked nation in the mountains of Europe. So the metaphor is an odd choice to describe...

    17. December 26, 2014

      Nestlé to collaborate on pregnancy diet research

      Nestlé is to launch its largest ever research partnership, as the world’s biggest food company attempts to improve the...

    18. December 26, 2014

      Nestlé enlist scientists in quest to produce healthier goods

      With obesity levels soaring around the world, and the associated burden on public health budgets growing, the pressure on...

    19. December 26, 2014

      Nestlé scientists develop enzyme to ‘trick’ body into burning fat

      One example of the increasingly ambitious scientific research in which Nestlé is engaged is its work on an enzyme called...

    20. October 29, 2014

      Nestlé milk factory shake-up aims to end drain on water resources

      It looks like any other state of the art factory: there are gleaming steel tanks and a labyrinth of pipes, attended by...

    21. October 16, 2014

      Asia slowdown hits Nestlé sales growth

      A slowdown across Asia and the strength of the Swiss franc has hit Nestle’s sales. In the first nine months of the year...

    22. October 1, 2014

      Power of the ‘mummies’ key to Nestlé’s strategy in DR Congo

      Hervé Barrère is an amiable Tahitian with an easy smile and a flair for Congolese dance. He also has an eye for the “mummies...

    23. September 10, 2014

      China’s Li assures foreign investors in wake of fines

      Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, has assured global investors they are still welcome in China and said a rash of recent fines...

    24. August 7, 2014

      Nestlé: health check

      Like a kid in a sweet shop (or a coffee snob in a Nespresso shop), Nestlé has been wondering how to spend its money. It...

    25. August 7, 2014

      Nestlé reveals $8.8bn share buyback plan

      Nestlé has revealed a SFr8bn ($8.8bn) share buyback programme, as the strength of the Swiss franc weighs on the world’s...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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