KitKat lookalike could head to Concourt

2015-01-15 11:05

A food company has applied to the Constitutional Court to challenge a ruling which bars it from producing a KitKat lookalike.

Nestle to speed up salt reductions in food brands

2013-11-05 11:45

Nestle says in order to honour new UN dietary guidelines, it will speed up producing hundreds of products with less salt.

Horsemeat scandal: Nestlé to shut food plant

2013-10-24 18:30

Nestlé will shut a frozen food plant north of Paris after sales were hit by a Europe-wide scandal that saw horsemeat find its way into processed products.

Nestle considers selling PowerBar

2013-09-27 11:57

Nestle has been looking to divest its PowerBar energy bars, a pioneer of sports nutrition products, according to people familiar with the matter.

Nestle cuts sales growth target

2013-08-08 11:30

Nestle has missed first-half sales forecasts and trimmed its 2013 target, after it cut prices in Europe in a bid to lure recession-hit shoppers.

Nestle, Mars accused of price-fixing

2013-06-07 07:31

Authorities have charged Nestle, Mars and a network of independent wholesale distributors in an alleged criminal conspiracy to fix chocolate prices in Canada.

Banned lamb mince at 'horsemeat' factory

2013-03-19 17:33

French authorities say they have found 57 tons of minced lamb that does not conform to European standards at the factory of Spanghero, the firm at the heart of the horsemeat scandal.

Clover and Nestlé SA unveil new entity

2013-03-01 11:32

Clover Industries and Nestlé SA has announced the formation of the new entity‚ called Clover Waters.

Big food firms embroiled in horsemeat saga

2013-02-19 18:02

The world's biggest food company Nestle and the world's top beef producer JBS are the latest in a long list of firms to be caught up in Europe's horsemeat scandal.

Horsemeat scandal hits Nestle

2013-02-19 08:13

Swiss food giant Nestle has become the latest retailer hit by Europe's horsemeat scandal, announcing it is removing pasta meals from supermarket shelves in Italy and Spain due to contamination.

Bitter taste for German chocolate makers

2013-01-31 18:45

German antitrust authorities have fined 11 chocolate makers €60m for colluding to rig the price of confectionary.

UK: Nestle cuts artificial flavours

2012-03-02 19:56

The Swiss group Nestle says it was the first company in Britain to remove artificial flavours in all its confectionery products such as Smarties or Rolo.

Nestle child labour probe

2011-11-28 22:34

The world's biggest food company, Nestle, says it will work with a non-profit group to investigate child labour on Ivory Coast cocoa farms that supply its factories.

Record entries for Awards

2011-09-20 13:43

Entries for the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2012 have now closed, with a record number of entries submitted.

Nestlé buys 60% of Chinese confectioner

2011-07-11 13:07

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, is paying $1.7bn for a 60% stake in confectioner Hsu Fu Chi International to move deeper into China's markets.

Nestle's 2010 profits soar

2011-02-17 17:56

The world's biggest food company Nestle says its 2010 net profits more than trebled to $35.7bn on the sale of eyecare group Alcon.

Nestle profits ignore expected slowdown

2010-08-11 11:47

Nestle, the giant food and beverage group has announced an increased profit as it braces for a more challenging period.

Nestle mulls return to palm oil

2010-05-17 15:28

Food giant Nestle will resume buying palm oil from Indonesian giant Sinar Mas if an independent audit clears the Jakarta-based firm of claims it is devastating rainforest.

Nestle shuts Zim milk factory

2009-12-23 14:25

Food giant Nestle has shut down its milk processing plant in Zimbabwe temporarily after staff were forced by authorities to take milk from "non-contracted suppliers."

'Boycott Nestle products'

2009-10-01 10:55

A rights organisation Afriforum is calling on consumers to boycott Nestle products if it doesn't stop buying milk from a dairy farm belonging to Grace Mugabe, wife of President Robert Mugabe.

Swiss unveil non-melting chocs

2009-08-12 07:49

Chocolates that melt into a gooey mess on a sweltering day are one inconvenience that people living in the warmer parts of the world know all too well.


Fire at Nestle factory

2014-07-11 22:25

A fire has broken out at Nestle's Cremora manufacturing factory in Potchefstroom in the North West.

Nestle profits climb 11%

2013-10-31 13:13

Nestle Nigeria says its nine-month pretax profit rose 11.43% to 20.37bn naira from 18.28bn a year earlier.

Nestlé closer to getting rid of bad brands

2013-10-01 18:15

Nestlé has hinted it is getting closer to disposing of bad brands and shaking up its portfolio to deal with businesses that have underperformed for too long.

Nestle to unveil plans for L'Oreal partnership

2013-09-11 11:02

Nestle is under pressure to make its intentions clear towards L'Oreal, its partner of 40 years, when the ties that bind them loosen next year.

China widens drug industry probe

2013-07-19 15:00

UCB has been visited by Chinese authorities as the country widens investigations into bribery by drugmakers, following allegations against GlaxoSmithKline.

China destroys Ikea cake, Nestle chocolate

2013-03-05 15:10

Chinese authorities say they have destroyed nearly two tons of chocolate cake imported by Sweden's Ikea for violating food quality standards.

Nestles buys US medical nutrition company

2013-02-26 16:47

Swiss food giant Nestle says that it had acquired Pamlab, as the company pushes further into what it considers a growth segment.

Nestlé finds horsemeat in beef pasta

2013-02-19 10:00

Nestlé, the world's biggest food company, has removed beef pasta meals from sale in Italy and Spain after finding traces of horse DNA.

Nestle: Horsemeat scandal affects us all

2013-02-14 12:40

Nestle SA says a scandal in Europe about the use of horsemeat in products labelled as beef hurts the whole industry.

Nestlé to buy Pfizer baby food unit

2012-04-23 10:41

Nestlé is to acquire Pfizer's infant food division, which makes most of its sales in emerging markets, for $11.9bn.

Nestlé posts strong Q4 sales growth

2012-02-16 10:47

The world's largest food group Nestlé has reported higher-than-forecast fourth-quarter sales for a "challenging" 2011, but does not expect this year to be easier.

Nestlé recruits new CFO from Walmart

2011-09-28 10:47

Shares in Nestlé, the world's largest food group, gained as the market gave a cautious welcome to a Walmart executive to replace Jim Singh as chief financial officer.

Lactose-intolerant dogs get ice-cream

2011-08-19 18:01

Swiss food giant Nestle says it has a treat in store for dogs keen for an ice-cream to cool down in the summer heat.

Watchdog withdraws milk processors case

2011-04-20 13:19

The Competition Commission has withdrawn its long running prosecution of milk processors Clover, Nestle, Parmalat and Ladismith Cheese, that started in December 2006.

Nestlé invests in SA expansion

2011-02-02 10:40

Global food firm Nestlé is to increase operations in South Africa as part of its focus on emerging markets.

Nestlé slammed for bio-pirating

2010-05-27 16:01

Multinational food giant Nestlé has been accused of bio-pirating South Africa's genetic resources.

Zim assures Nestlé on safety

2009-12-25 11:43

Zimbabwe has reassured food giant Nestlé on the safety of its staff after a dispute on buying milk from President Robert Mugabe's farm prompted the firm to suspend operations.

A choc a day keeps stress away

2009-11-13 08:40

Researchers have found that eating a small bar of dark chocolate a day for two weeks reduced the levels of stress hormones in highly stressed people.

Nestlé Zim confirms milk reports

2009-09-28 22:40

Nestlé Zimbabwe has defended its decision to buy milk from Gushungo Dairy Estate, a formerly white-owned farm taken over by Grace Mugabe, wife of President Robert Mugabe.

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