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Made in Switzerland 'Swissness' law to enter in force 1 January 2017

'Unfortunate': Nestlé to lose Swiss cross on 80 brands

By Niamh Michail

Nestlé will be forced to drop the Swiss cross from 80 products manufactured in Switzerland following a new law on 'Swissness' set to come into force in January next year. "This is very unfortunate," the head of Nestlé Switzerland has...

Picture credit: Pro Carton. 2015 winners

ECMA Congress 2015, Bucharest, Romania

Revealed: F&B winners from the Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015

By Jenny Eagle

From a wedge of cheese sold in a carton pack, to Swiss chocolate for special occasions, this year’s Pro Carton ECMA Awards focused on the sustainability of cartonboard as a replacement for other types of packaging material.

 Bastian Fassin, Chairman AISM (left) presents Ricola boss Felix Richterich (center) with ISM Award with Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse (right)

Ricola CEO bags ISM Award 2015

By Oliver Nieburg

Ricola owner and CEO Felix Richterich has won the ISM Award 2015 for exceptional services to the confectionery and snack sector.

Swiss chocolate industry sales fall 3.4% in 2012

‘Overvalued’ currency harms Swiss chocolate industry

By Oliver Nieburg

The chocolate industry in Switzerland has reported a value sales decline in 2012 as the strong Swiss franc harmed exports and warm weather damaged consumer sentiment at home, according to trade association Chocosuisse.

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.

H1 2012 pulls in more money for Lindt following stagnant 2011 sales

Sweeter start to 2012 for Lindt & Sprüngli

By Kacey Culliney

Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli is off to a stronger start for 2012 with operating profits up 16% following stagnant results for last year.

Barry Callebaut growth dented by European shortfall

Barry Callebaut growth dented by European shortfall

By Nathan Gray

A downturn in sales throughout Western Europe has seen Barry Callebaut fail to meet its projected growth for the first quarter. However the Swiss chocolate supplier said it is still outperforming the market.

Nestlé notes double-digit growth in emerging countries

Nestlé performance in Europe surprises analysts

By Jane Byrne

Nestlé’s sales for the nine months to the end of September rose 7.3% to reach CHF60.89bn (€49.24bn), slightly short of expectations, but its positive European performance blindsided analysts.

Givaudan confident about price increase strategy

Givaudan confident price hikes will offset crippling input costs

By Jane Byrne

Flavours and fragance house Givaudan, while posting third quarter results, said its decision to increase its prices will soften the impact of higher raw material input costs for products such as citrus and orange oil in 2011 and fully cover them in 2012.

Lindt beats expectations

Lindt beats expectations

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli has revealed strong results that
put organic growth in double figures and gave it its first ever
year with no first-half operating loss. The company said the
results had been particularly...