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Nestlé was the crucial co-operation that Peter needed to solve the problem of removing all the water from the milk added to his chocolate and thus preventing the product from developing mildew. Henri Nestlé retired in but the company, under new ownership, retained his name as Société Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé. In , Anglo-Swiss added milk-based baby foods to their products; in the following year, the Nestlé Company added condensed milk to their portfolio, which made the firms direct and fierce rivals.
In , Nestle merged with milk chocolate inventor Daniel Peter. Maggi was a major manufacturer of soup mixes and related foodstuffs. The company's current name was adopted in The First World War created demand for dairy products in the form of government contracts, and, by the end of the war, Nestlé's production had more than doubled.
One was in Bandon , while the other was in Milwaukie. They expanded them considerably, processing , pounds of condensed milk daily in the Bandon plant. Nestlé felt the effects of the Second World War immediately. Factories were established in developing countries, particularly in Latin America. Ironically, the war helped with the introduction of the company's newest product, Nescafé "Nestlé's Coffee" , which became a staple drink of the US military. Nestlé's production and sales rose in the wartime economy.
After the war, government contracts dried up, and consumers switched back to fresh milk. However, Nestlé's management responded quickly, streamlining operations and reducing debt. The s saw Nestlé's first expansion into new products, with chocolate-manufacture becoming the company's second most important activity. Growth accelerated and numerous companies were acquired. In Nestlé merged with Maggi , a manufacturer of seasonings and soups.
Diversification came with a shareholding in L'Oreal in In , Nestlé made its second venture outside the food industry, by acquiring Alcon Laboratories Inc. In the s, Nestlé's improved bottom line allowed the company to launch a new round of acquisitions. In Nestlé Nespresso S. The first half of the s proved to be favourable for Nestlé. Trade barriers crumbled, and world markets developed into more or less integrated trading areas. Since , there have been various acquisitions, including San Pellegrino , Spillers Petfoods , and Ralston Purina In the same time-frame, Nestlé entered in a joint bid with Cadbury and came close to purchasing the iconic American company Hershey's , one of its fiercest confectionery competitors, but the deal eventually fell through.
In January , it took full ownership of Dreyer's, thus becoming the world's largest ice cream maker, with a Nestlé agreed to sell its controlling stake in Alcon to Novartis on 4 January Since , Nestle has been working to transform itself into a nutrition, health and wellness company in an effort to combat declining confectionery sales and the threat of expanding government regulation of such foods.
The Institute aims to develop "a new industry between food and pharmaceuticals" by creating foodstuffs with preventative and corrective health properties that would replace pharmaceutical drugs from pill bottles. The Health Science branch has already produced several products, such as drinks and protein shakes meant to combat malnutrition, diabetes, digestive health, obesity, and other diseases.
In recent years, Nestlé Health Science has made several acquisitions. It also holds a minority stake in Vital Foods, a New Zealand-based company that develops kiwifruit-based solutions for gastrointestinal conditions as of In December , Nestlé announced that it was opening 10 skin care research centres worldwide, deepening its investment in a faster-growing market for healthcare products.
Nestlé announced in January that it was relocating its U. In September , Nestlé S. Nestle set a new profit target in September and agreed to offload over 20 of its US candy brands in January However, sales grew only 2.
While some suggestions were adopted, Loeb said in a July letter that the shifts are too small and too slow. In a statement, Nestle wrote that it was "delivering results" and listed actions it had taken, including investing in key brands and its global coffee partnership with Starbucks. However, activist investors disagreed, leading Third Point Management to launch NestleNOW, a website to push its case with recommendations calling for change, accusing Nestle of not being as fast, aggressive, or strategic as it needs to be.
Activist investors called for Nestle to divide into three units with distinct CEOs, regional structures, and marketing heads - beverage, nutrition, and grocery; spin off more businesses that do not fit its model such as ice cream, frozen foods, and confectionery; and add an outsider with expertise in the food and beverage industry to the board. In , consolidated sales were CHF Research and development investment was CHF 1.
According to a global survey of online consumers by the Reputation Institute , Nestlé has a reputation score of As of the board is composed of: The company engages 3rd party lobbying firms to engage with parliaments and governments in various jurisdictions.
For example, in South Australia the company engages Etched Communications. Nestlé has over brands   with a wide range of products across a number of markets, including coffee, bottled water , milkshakes and other beverages , breakfast cereals , infant foods , performance and healthcare nutrition , seasonings , soups and sauces , frozen and refrigerated foods, and pet food.
In late September , the Hong Kong government found melamine in a Chinese-made Nestlé milk product. Six infants died from kidney damage, and a further babies were hospitalised. On 2 October , the Taiwan Health ministry announced that six types of milk powders produced in China by Nestlé contained low-level traces of melamine, and were "removed from the shelves".
As of , Nestlé has implemented initiatives to prevent contamination and utilizes what it calls a "factory and farmers" model that eliminates the middleman. Farmers bring milk directly to a network of Nestlé-owned collection centers, where a computerized system samples, tests, and tags each batch of milk.
To reduce further the risk of contamination at the source, the company provides farmers with continuous training and assistance in cow selection, feed quality, storage, and other areas. The NFSI announced it would work closely with authorities to help provide a scientific foundation for food-safety policies and standards, with support to include early management of food-safety issues and collaboration with local universities, research institutes and government agencies on food-safety.
In an incident in , weevils and fungus were found in Cerelac baby food. In June , an outbreak of E. H7 was linked to Nestlé's refrigerated cookie dough originating in a plant in Danville , Virginia. In the US, it caused sickness in more than 50 people in 30 states, half of whom required hospitalisation. Following the outbreak, Nestlé voluntarily recalled 30, cases of the cookie dough. The cause was determined to be contaminated flour obtained from a raw material supplier. When operations resumed, the flour used was heat-treated to kill bacteria.
In May , Food Safety Regulators from the Uttar Pradesh , India found that samples of Nestlé's leading noodles Maggi had up to 17 times beyond permissible safe limits of lead in addition to monosodium glutamate.
In India, Maggi products were returned to the shelves in November ,   accompanied by a Nestlé advertising campaign to win back the trust of members of the Indian community.
Kraft Foods withdrew its sponsorship on 26 September , with Nestlé taking its place. Co-financed by Nestlé and the Walt Disney World Resort, a gradual refurbishment of the pavilion began on 27 September Between and , the pavilion underwent its second major refurbishment. Nestlé stopped sponsoring The Land in Music festivals On 5 August , Nestlé and the Beijing Music Festival signed an agreement to extend by three years Nestlé's sponsorship of this international music festival.
Nestlé has been an extended sponsor of the Beijing Music Festival for 11 years since The new agreement will continue the partnership through Nestlé has partnered the Salzburg Festival in Austria for 20 years. In , Nestlé renewed its sponsorship of the Salzburg Festival until Together, they have created the "Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award," an initiative that aims to discover young conductors globally and to contribute to the development of their careers.
Cycling Nestlé's sponsorship of the Tour de France began in and the agreement was extended in , a move which demonstrated the company's interest in the Tour. In July , Nestlé Waters and the organisers of the Tour de France announced that their partnership will continue until The main promotional benefits of this partnership will spread on four key brands from Nestlé's product portfolio: Vittel, Powerbar, Nesquik, or Ricore.
Youth Sports On 27 January , the International Association of Athletics Federations announced that Nestlé will be the main sponsor for the further development of IAAF's Kids' Athletics Programme, which is one of the biggest grassroots development programmes in the world of sports.
The five-year sponsorship started in January Nestlé followed suit after other large sponsors, including Adidas , also stopped supporting the IAAF.
A boycott was launched in the United States on 7 July , against the Swiss-based Nestlé corporation. It spread in the United States and expanded into Europe in the early s. It was prompted by concern about Nestlé's "aggressive marketing" of breast milk substitutes, particularly in less economically developed countries LEDCs , largely among the poor. The boycott was relaunched in Their Assurance Statements are available in the public domain.
In May , the debate over Nestlé's unethical marketing of infant formula was relaunched in the Asia-Pacific region. It was alleged that this contribution affected the release of the report and led to the author of the report submitting an article to Fortune Magazine praising the company's position.
Nestlé has been under investigation in China since over allegations that the company bribed hospital staff to obtain the medical records of patients and push its infant formula to increase sales. At the second World Water Forum in , Nestlé and other corporations persuaded the World Water Council to change its statement so as to reduce access to drinking water from a "right" to a "need". Nestlé continues to take control of aquifers and bottle their water for profit.
Nestlé backed down from its demand after more than 8, people complained via e-mail to the company about its treatment of the Ethiopian government. The company agreed to re-invest any money it received from Ethiopia back into the country. In , after the cocoa industry had not met the Harkin—Engel Protocol deadline for certifying that the worst forms of child labour according to the International Labour Organization 's Convention had been eliminated from cocoa production, the International Labor Rights Fund filed a lawsuit in under the Alien Tort Claims Act against Nestlé and others on behalf of three Malian children.
The suit alleged the children were trafficked to Ivory Coast , forced into slavery, and experienced frequent beatings on a cocoa plantation. District Court for the Central District of California determined corporations cannot be held liable for violations of international law and dismissed the suit.
The case was appealed to the U. Supreme Court declined to hear Nestlé's appeal of the Ninth Circuit's decision. The documentary The Dark Side of Chocolate brought attention to purchases of cocoa beans from Ivorian plantations that use child slave labour. The children are usually 12 to 15 years old, and some are trafficked from nearby countries. The Assessments of Shared Hazelnut Supply Chain In Turkey, published by the Fair Labor Association , identified "a total of 46 child workers younger than 15 years" as well as "a total of 83 young workers between 15 and 18 years of age working the same hours as adults and performing similar hazardous and strenuous tasks, such as carrying heavy bags of hazelnuts weighing up to 70 kilograms".
In Canada, the Competition Bureau raided the offices of Nestlé Canada along with those of Hershey Canada and Mars Canada in to investigate the matter of price fixing of chocolates. Nestlé and the other companies were subject to class-action lawsuits for price fixing after the raids were made public in A massive class-action lawsuit continues in the United States. A coalition of environmental groups filed a complaint against Nestlé to the Advertising Standards of Canada after Nestlé took out full-page advertisements in October claiming, "Most water bottles avoid landfill sites and are recycled", " Nestlé Pure Life is a healthy, eco-friendly choice", and, "Bottled water is the most environmentally responsible consumer product in the world.
Considerable controversy has surrounded Nestlé's bottled water brand Arrowhead sourced from wells alongside a spring in Millard Canyon situated in a Native American Reservation at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. While corporate officials and representatives of the governing Morongo tribe have asserted that the company, which started its operations in , is providing meaningful jobs in the area and that the spring is sustaining current surface water flows, a number of local citizen groups and environmental action committees have started to question the amount of water drawn in the light of the ongoing drought, and the restrictions that have been placed on residential water use.
The former forest supervisor Gene Zimmerman has explained that the review process was rigorous, and that the Forest Service "didn't have the money or the budget or the staff" to follow through on the review of Nestlé's long-expired permit. Firstly, along with the natural resource manager for Nestlé, Larry Lawrence, Zimmerman is a board member for and played a vital role in the founding of the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation, of which Nestlé is the most noteworthy and longtime donor.
In April , the city of Cascade Locks, Oregon and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife , which is using water for a salmon hatchery, applied with the Oregon Water Resources Department to permanently trade their water rights to Nestlé; an action which does not require a public-interest review. Nestlé approached them in and they had been considering to trade their well water with Oregon's Oxbow Springs water, a publicly owned water source in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and to sell the spring water at over million gallons of water per year to Nestlé.
The plan has been criticized by legislators and 80, citizens. As a result, the Cascade Locks city council voted 5-to-1 to keep up the fight.
Soon after, Governor Kate Brown directed state officials to stop an exchange of water rights that was crucial to the deal, citing fiscal rather than environmental reasons. Nestlé then acknowledged that the exchange "will not be going forward", marking a definite end to the planned bottling operation. Its bottled water is sold under the Ice Mountain Spring label. The local planning commission denied the application to build a booster station to increase the capacity of the pipeline that delivers water to a water truck depot some distance from the town.
Local citizens mounted considerable grassroots opposition to the plan, with 55 opponents testifying against the proposal at a meeting attended by almost people in July Regarding the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, section 17, a measure precipitated by Nestlé's previous demands, Bill Cobbs, a current Democratic gubernatorial candidate said, "This is wrong -- when this act was written in it was never intentioned that water would be up for sale.
Goliath" situation is drawing increasing national attention. You can always build a chocolate factory. In August , the Ukrainian TV channel Ukrayina refused to hire a worker of the weekly magazine Krayina , Alla Zheliznyak, as a host of a cooking show because she speaks Ukrainian. The demand to only hire a Russian-speaking host was allegedly set by a sponsor of the show — Nesquik , which is a brand of Nestlé S. Activists threatened to start a boycott campaign against Nestlé if they will not fulfill their requirements.
In September , there were "Russian kills! At the conclusion of a year-long self-imposed investigation in November , Nestlé disclosed that seafood products sourced in Thailand were produced with forced labour. Nestlé is not a major purchaser of seafood in Southeast Asia, but does some business in Thailand — primarily for its Purina cat food. The study found virtually all U. Nestlé was expected to launch a year-long program in focused on protecting workers across its supply chain.
The company has promised to impose new requirements on all potential suppliers, train boat owners and captains about human rights,  and hire auditors to check for compliance with new rules. In September , an investigation  conducted by NGO Mighty Earth found that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by Nestlé and other major chocolate companies was grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana.
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