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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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