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Nestlé Australia to sell Peters Ice Cream business

Nestlé Australia has entered into an agreement with Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to sell its Peters Ice Cream business for an undisclosed sum.

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Dairy industry answers: Nestlé China begins dairy farmers institute construction

Earlier this week, Nestlé began construction on its new Dairy Farming Institute in Shuangcheng, China. DairyReporter.com spoke to Nestlé China’s Jonathan Dong about the firm’s efforts to educate Chinese dairy...

South African infant formula purchase boycott lacks ‘merit’ - Nestlé

Nestlé South Africa has shrugged-off threats of a purchasing boycott relating to infant formula among the country’s Hindu community, stating that the encouragement by a religious leader lacks “merit.”

Nestlé condensed milk investment will meet export format demands

Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé has completed a €6m investment at its Pontecesures, Spain condensed milk plant in an effort to expand its product and packaging formats portfolio to...

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Nestle enter agreement to build Inner Mongolia-based dairy farm

Food and drink giant Nestle has entered into an agreement to build a 2,000-cow dairy farm in north China’s Inner Mongolia region, according to reports from China.

Nestlé invests in Morocco to boost milk production

Nestlé has announced a multi-million investment plan in Morocco to improve the quality of fresh milk and encourage the development of the dairy industry through the private sector.

Nestlé’s €9bn Pfizer buy may face anti-trust trouble

Nestlé’s $11.85bn (€9.02bn) acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition may run into anti-trust hurdles after it beat Danone to the drug giant’s global infant nutrition business, according to an analyst.

Nestlé silent on alleged Indian law violations but defends breast-milk substitutes marketing

Nestlé has declined to comment to DairyReporter.com on an Indian government letter stating that it is violating the nation’s laws on sponsorship of health workers, but has fought back against...

Nestlé admits ‘quite dramatic’ US ice cream price hikes as it ditches promotions

Nestlé has revealed that cost pressures affecting its US ice cream business led to it scrap promotion-led sales in 2012 and says the impact on pricing had been “quite dramatic”.

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Nestlé Australia cold on ice cream business sale rumours

Nestlé Australia has refused to confirm rumours that it is looking to exit its Nestlé Peters ice cream business in the country, after press reports today suggested a potential AUS...

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More Cardiff Blues for Gavin Henson as Nestle Chilled Dairy dumps rugby star

Flying Welsh rugby winger Gavin Henson has been sacked by children's yogurt brand Nestlé Chilled Dairy after ice went flying when he got drunk on a Flybe flight from Glasgow...

Nestlé scoops ice cream rivals with avalanche research

Nestlé scientists are working with an avalanche and snow research team to identify the main mechanisms which alter ice creams texture and structure.

Nestlé India faces charge for alleged infant formula labelling law violations

Nestlé India has been charged by a court in Delhi for allegedly violating laws relating to the correct labeling of infant formula products and for associated failings regarding advertisements in...

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Nestle lines up for Sustainable Packaging Virtual Conference

A host of leading industry voices will be taking part in our sister site FoodProductionDaily.com’s virtual conference on Sustainable Packaging which takes place tommorow, March 8 2012, and there's still time to...

Monthly Career Insider

From dishwasher to dairy innovator - the road to enzyme and culture development

In the second installment of the new FoodNavigator series - Monthly Career Insider - we talk to the VP of dairy innovation at Chr. Hansen.

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Nestlé accelerates Chinese dairy development

Nestlé has announced plans to construct a new dairy farming institute in Shuangcheng, in the Heilongijiang province of China.

Nestlé partnership aims to raise Brazilian dairy standards

Nestlé says it is partnering other dairy companies in Brazil to help more than 2,200 farms improve milk quality, safety and sustainability.

Nestlé's new Brazilian beverage factory reflects dairy demand

Nestlé has opened a new CHF 83m (€67m) beverage factory in Brazil to cater for increased demand for dairy-based and other beverages in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Special Edition: Sustainable Supply Chain

Eco friendly methane trucks optimise supply chain for Nestle

Nestle UK has scooped an award for its use of methane trucks that has reduced CO2 emissions by 14% compared to diesel trucks with further potential to slash emissions in half.

Nestlé fortifies Brazilian milk products to capture added-value trend

Nestlé has launched two new fortified milks in Brazil that it claims will help parents to increase the iron and vitamin content of children’s diets, as the firm rides regional...

Ex-UNICEF head joining Nestle board reignites baby milk marketing controversy

Ex-UNICEF head Ann Veneman has been appointed to the Nestle board, sparking debate over the Swiss food giant's compliance with WHO standards on baby milk marketing.

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Fonterra and Nestle abandon Chilean subsidiary tie-up

Fonterra has revealed that a proposal to merge its Chilean subsidiary, Soprole, with the fresh dairy operations of Nestle Chile has been scrapped.

Nestle looks to expand Sri Lankan dairy industry

Nestle is investing in a new chilling centre in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, to take advantage of peace in the north to expand the dairy industry there.

Danone beats Unilever and Nestle in food category dominance

Dairy giant Danone comes out top of the list for category dominance in the European food sector, followed by Unilever and Nestle, according to a new report.

Nestle challenged on baby milk health claims

Food giant Nestle was once more challenged at its AGM in Lausanne last week, as activists again raised the red flag that has been fluttering since the first boycott the...

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