Nestlé nine-month sales: 3.3% organic growth, 2.5% real internal growth | Full-year outlook: organic growth around 3.5% with margin improvement

Follow today’s event live 08:30 CEST Sales conference webcast Full details in Events Total sales of CHF 65.5 billion, up 1.0% 3.3% organic growth, 2.5% real internal growth, 0.8% pricing For the full year 2016 we expect organic growth of around 3.5%, improvements in margins and underlying earnings per share in constant currencies, and increased capital efficiency Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO : “In an environment marked by deflation and low raw material prices, we continued to privilege volume growth, resulting in real internal growth at the higher end of the industry in both emerging and developed markets. Pricing remained soft […]

Leadership change Nestlé Skin Health

Humberto Antunes, Nestlé Skin Health CEO, has decided to give a new direction to his career and will leave Nestlé at the end of October 2016. Humberto Antunes joined Galderma in 1997, took over the leadership of Galderma’s worldwide operations in 2004 and finally became Nestlé Skin Health CEO in 2014. During this period the company became a global player in dermatology. Nestlé thanks Humberto Antunes for his contribution and wishes him every success in his new activities. Paul Navarre is joining Nestlé and will take over from Humberto Antunes as Nestlé Skin Health CEO on 1 November 2016. Paul […]

Luisa Spagnoli (1877-1935): A passion for creativity and business

In the early 1900s female entrepreneurs were as rare as a golden egg. But Luisa Spagnoli was no ordinary woman, she was driven. Her creativity and ambition led her to create the now famous Baci Perugina. Born in 1877, Luisa came from a local family in Perugia. In the early 1900s she founded two of the most important companies in the town – the chocolate factory Perugina and the women’s clothing company that bears her name. Portrait of Luisa Spagnoli Both continue to be recognised as symbols of Italian style and quality. Throughout the following years, Luisa and her family […]

Climate change: what’s brewing for coffee?

Coffee farmer Zhong Dong Dan proudly presents his three month old grand-daughter. Twenty years ago his family started growing coffee here in Pu’er, a part of China more famous for its tea. Coffee farmer Zhong Dong Dan holds his three month old grand-daughter His is not an easy life. The price he can get for his green (unroasted) coffee is subject to the trading that goes on many thousands of miles away at exchanges in New York. When the price goes up it is tempting to do what he can to increase yields, like clearing away the trees that shade […]

Helping Swiss farmers to fuel their crops and our factory

Farming is a family tradition for Christian Boeuf, whose father managed the land before he took over at the age of 16. To keep the farm ecological, Mr. Boeuf looks for innovative ways to care for his land and crops. Farmer Christian Boeuf with Dolly, his Border Collie One way was participating in the creation of a biogas plant, sited at Nestlé Waters’ Swiss mineral water brand Henniez. It was the eco-friendly solution to the excess manure yields from cows. The contribution of raw manure is transported to the nearby plant which generates biogas. The project begins and ends with […]

Cow Power

Nestlé Waters recently inaugurated the largest agricultural biogas plant in Switzerland. The facility provides renewable energy for the Henniez bottling plant, the Swiss power grid, while also producing a natural fertiliser for local farms.   Download the infographic (pdf, 640Kb)

World Water Week

‘Good Food, Good Life’ is the promise we make to billions of consumers around the world. To fulfil that promise we ensure that our products and services are high quality and safe. We recognise too, our responsibility to ensure that we use water as efficiently as possible. Globally, withdrawals by industry, by agriculture and by communities are set to exceed supply by 40% by 2030, according to the 2030 Water Resources Group. As the world’s largest food and beverage company, we can make a significant contribution to helping address this problem, not just in our factories but in our supply […]

Stay cool in the saddle! Hydrate during the Tour de France

Berne city centre shimmers through the heat, and expectant crowds throng the pavements. The tension builds as the Swiss capital awaits the arrival of the lead riders at the end of the 16th stage of the 103rd Tour de France. A sudden, expectant silence is shattered by the roar of the crowd. Here they are! The first of around 200 riders hit the final straight and sprint for the finishing line, while the spectators bang the advertising hoardings in appreciation. Among those watching in Berne, the mood is relaxed and celebratory as they cheer their heroes on. But the riders’ […]

The Magic of Maggi: A history of cubes, consommés and creativity

For him, nothing was too small not to be deeply and fully examined Julius Maggi, the founder of the brand that still bears his name, was a man obsessed. He dreamt, in the last decades of the 19th Century, of creating food products that would become as ubiquitous as salt and pepper, foods that would nourish workers for a fair price and a brand that no-one would ever forget. Today, the Maggi brand of seasonings, soups and stocks is one of Nestlé’s billion dollar brands. With the same distinctive red and gold in its packaging and his name known the […]