Search for Nestle SA and
    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. The Future of the Food Industry

      The global population is expected to increase by 2bn people by 2050. The prospect of f...
    2. Special Report: Boldness in Business 2012

      Seven success stories are honoured in this year’s awards...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. June 18, 2015

      Africa: a long game

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

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. June 5, 2015

      Nestlé India ordered to stop making and selling Maggi noodles

      India’s national food safety authorities have ordered Nestlé to stop selling and producing its popular Maggi noodles in...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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....

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. February 3, 2015

      Nestlé bond yields turn negative

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

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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”...

    38. 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...

    Search for Nestle SA and