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US products to be covered by Nestlé's sustainable cocoa program

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Nestlé Cocoa Plan to expand to US products

By Jenni Spinner

Nestlé USA announced at the National Confectioners Association (NCA) show that the company is expanding its Nestlé Cocoa Plan responsible sourcing program to its American product offerings.

Hershey's Reese's Minis brand extension was the sixth bestselling consumer packaged goods launch in Convenience stores in 2012

Convenience and indulgence the secret to pacesetting confectionery sales

By Oliver Nieburg

Launches from Hershey, Mondelez and Nestlé were among the top 100 bestselling new food and drink items in 2012 having filled consumer needs for convenience, indulgence and functionality, according to Information Resources (IRIs) ‘New Product Pacesetters’...

Nestlé Japan 100 years on: wasabi KitKats and nutrition on wheels

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Nestlé Japan 100 years on: wasabi KitKats and nutrition on wheels

By RJ Whitehead

A great deal has changed in Japanese society since Nestlé opened the doors to its Far East division for the first time 100 years ago. And as the company moves into its second century, Japan now faces a raft of issue brought about by a chronically ageing...

Easter packaging trends 2013

Easter with analysts

Easter packaging trends 2013

By Oliver Nieburg

Confectioners are changing the structure of Easter chocolate egg packaging to cut the amount of materials needed while improving consumer appeal, according to a packaging expert.

Global confectionery NPD: Stevia Haribo and dental candy

Global confectionery NPD: Stevia Haribo and dental candy

By Oliver Nieburg

ConfectioneryNews takes a look at the latest confections to hit store shelves across the globe including stevia-sweetened Haribo in Germany, low calorie chocolates in Japan, and teeth friendly candy in the UK

Nestlé has updated many of its previous goals on nutrition and sustainability

Nestlé outlines sustainability and nutrition goals

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nestlé has published a raft of sustainability and nutrition commitments it aims to meet by 2020 or earlier, including sourcing 100% certified sustainable palm oil, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and improving nutrition labelling.

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

By Shane Starling

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the report ‘s findings as “ridiculous”.

Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke

Nestlé reports slower growth, expects challenging year ahead

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nestlé’s share price fell 2.3% on Thursday as the company announced its slowest growth in three years, with developing markets hit by natural disasters and continued market weakness in Europe and the Americas.

KitKat packaging is to provide smartphone access to information about the products' nutritional profile and environmental and social impacts

Nestlé launches smartphone nutritional label scanning

By Mike Stones

Food giant Nestlé has chosen the UK for the global launch of its new digital scanning system, designed to provide customers with smartphone access to information about the nutritional profile and environmental and social impacts of its products.

Natural colours present major technical challenges

‘No way back’ from natural colour trend, says Nestlé scientist

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The trend toward natural colours for foods, drinks and sweets is here to stay – but raises huge technical challenges, according to Steve Tolliday, principal product technologist at Nestlé’s Product and Technology Centre in York, UK.

Nestlé has campaigned on proposed legislation to give tax credits to firms using waste-to-energy technology

Sweet Politics

Nestlé campaigns on energy reforms and cocoa sourcing

By Oliver Nieburg

Nestlé has spent more than any other confectioner on lobbying in the US this year and has focused its efforts on waste-to-energy legislation and cocoa sourcing in West Africa.

Nestlé 9-month sales up 11%

Emerging markets continue to drive Nestlé sales

By Oliver Nieburg

Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.

Seeing purple: Cadbury's victory was a limited one, according to consultant Christopher Pett

Cadbury wins Nestlé colour purple row but what next?

By Christopher Pett

Cadbury has recently been successful in extending the trademark protection for its purple colour, despite spirited resistance by Nestlé, writes Christopher Pett, consultant at Dehns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys. But what are the implications of the...

Nestlé USA launches Halloween line-up

Nestlé USA launches Halloween line-up

By Oliver Nieburg

Nestlé USA has announced the launch of its Halloween range as it gears up for what it hints could be a profitable seasonal period.

Brazil orders Nestlé to label GM products

Brazil orders Nestlé to label GM products

By Rod Addy

A court in Brazil has ordered Nestlé to impose mandatory labelling for all its products in the country highlighting more than 1% genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

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