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Flat Water in Western Europe a Worry for Nestlé

Bottled water appears to have been the biggest victim of the economic downturn, particularly in Western Europe. Richard Corbett takes a look...

Comment - Fighting against the Fat Tax

Annette Farr | 20 Oct 2009

There's no doubt what's currently exercising the minds of beverage executives in the US - the threat of a Federal CSD tax. Now that President Obama has said the idea is worth investigating the ante has been upped and the industry's leading companies are aggressively fighting their corner – and, argues Annette Farr, with justification.

Focus - Back to school opens doors for soft drinks

Annette Farr | 6 Oct 2009

Children returning to the classrooms this autumn are able to add to their RDA quotas of vitamins and minerals by drinking a range of school-compliant soft drinks. In response to consumer and government concerns about childhood obesity, health and wellness issues there has been a plethora of new beverage developments for the children's market. All the boxes are ticked: high juice content, use of all-natural ingredients, no artificial flavours, sweeteners or preservatives, and low or zero calories. Annette Farr reports.

just the facts - Consumer boycotts editorial team | 27 Aug 2009

Read our list of high-profile consumer boycotts, in our weekly just the facts.

The risingf demand for 'natural' soft drinks

Annette Farr | 28 Jul 2009

This year, the words 'all-natural' have been appearing on more and more soft drinks labels, a reflection not only of the growing well-being trend, but also a sign that drinks producers are responding to consumers continuing to seek out wholesome, natural goodness, despite the difficult economic times we are living in. Annette Farr looks at the rising tide of natural products offered by the soft drinks industry.

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Nestlé Waters to cut 60 jobs at France site

Stuart Todd | 21 Oct 2014

Nestlé's Waters unit is planning to axe 60 jobs at its production plant complex at Vittel-Contrexville, in eastern France.

Nestlé Waters sees YTD sales flatline

James Wilmore | 16 Oct 2014

The bottled water division of Nestlé has reported flat nine-month sales, despite seeing “good growth” in developed and emerging markets.

Nestle Waters sells third regional water brand

Stuart Todd | 3 Jan 2014

The French division of Nestlé Waters has sold another bottled water brand to the Société des Eaux Minérales d'Ogeu (SEMO).

Nestlé Waters nine-month sales stay stable

James Wilmore | 17 Oct 2013

Nestlé's Waters unit has reported a slight rise in nine-month sales as its Latin America and Asia regions performed strongly, Europe improved and North America held steady.

Nestlé Waters boss to step down

Andy Morton | 23 Sep 2013

The head of Nestlé's bottled water unit, John Harris, is to retire after 39 years with the company.

Nestlé Waters lifts H1 sales but profits stay flat

Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2013

Nestlé Waters has posted a rise in first-half sales but operating profits remained flat despite emerging market growth.

Nestlé Waters unveils US$53m South Korean factory

Andy Morton | 10 Jul 2013

Nestlé Waters has opened a US$53m factory in South Korea though its joint venture in the country, Pulmuone Waters.

Nestlé Waters mulls subsidiary sale

Stuart Todd | 1 Mar 2012

Nestlé Waters has said that it could sell its Société Française des Eaux Régionales unit to UK investment fund Nova Capital Management.

Eckes Granini hires French MD

Stuart Todd | 19 Sep 2011

Eckes Granini has announced the appointment of Emmanuel Manichon as managing director of its operations France.

Nestlé Waters repositions Aquarel

Stuart Todd | 10 Jun 2011

Nestlé Waters has repositioned its pan-European spring water Aquarel on the French market to target children aged between six months and three years.

Nestlé Waters stops the rot in 2010

Chris Mercer | 17 Feb 2011

After two years of declines, Nestlé Waters has reported a slight sales increase in 2010 thanks to renewed consumer demand in several developed countries.

Nestlé launches Nesfluid drink

Stuart Todd | 22 Sep 2010

Nestlé has said it plans to achieve sales of EUR100m (US$132.5m) for its new Nesfluid drink in France over the next five years.

Nestlé Waters opens Polish bottling factory editorial team | 19 Jul 2010

Nestlé Waters has begun operations at a new bottling facility in Poland.

Nestlé Juicy Juice Sparkling Fruit Juice Beverage editorial team | 17 Jun 2010

Nestlé USA's Nestlé Juicy Juice Sparkling Fruit Juice Beverage

Nestlé Waters returns to growth in Q1 editorial team | 22 Apr 2010

Nestle Waters has posted a return to growth in Europe in the first quarter of 2010.

Nestlé opens Middle East facility editorial team | 30 Mar 2010

Nestlé Middle East has opened a multi-million dollar facility in Dubai for the manufacturing powdered milk and Pure Life bottled water.

Coca-Cola Co’s Polge to French trade body

Stuart Todd | 15 Feb 2010

Coca-Cola France president Christian Polge has been elected head of French soft drinks trade body, the Syndicat National des Boissons Rafraîchissantes (SNBR).

Nestlé Waters cuts jobs

Stuart Todd | 24 Nov 2009

Nestlé Waters is to cut 250 jobs at its production plant for Vittel and Contrex mineral water brands in eastern France.

Nestlé Waters launches ‘born better’ campaign editorial team | 10 Nov 2009

Nestlé Waters North America has launched a marketing campaign to highlight the source of its regional spring water brands.

Nestlé "leaner, fitter, stronger" for future - CEO editorial team | 22 Oct 2009

Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé said it is even “leaner, fitter and stronger” for the future, despite posting a drop in nine-month sales this morning (22 October), as a result of consumers buying less bottled water.

Bottled water drop hits Nestlé revenue editorial team | 22 Oct 2009

Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé posted a drop in nine-month revenue this morning (22 October), hurt by the euro’s decline against the Swiss franc and consumers buying less bottled water.

Salary cap could force Nestlé HQ move editorial team | 14 Sep 2009

Analysts believe Nestlé is bluffing by suggesting that it may leave its home base of Switzerland if the national Government puts a cap on executive salaries.

Beringer Vineyards to sponsor PGA Tour editorial team | 2 Sep 2009

Beringer Vineyards is to sponsor the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour in the US beginning next year.

just the round-up - The week in drinks editorial team | 21 Aug 2009

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

Nestlé to launch KitKat vegetable drink

Michael Fitzpatrick | 21 Aug 2009

Nestlé Japan is to launch a KitKat drink that combines vegetable and fruit juices with chocolate cream, named KitKat 'vegetables galore'.

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Nestlé Waters France SAS in Soft Drinks (France)

Nestlé Waters France SAS in Soft Drinks (France)

Nestlé Waters France SAS aims to maintain its leading position in bottled water. To achieve this goal, the company is expected to continue to invest heavily in product innovation, advertising and prom...

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Nestlé Waters North America in Soft Drinks (USA)

Nestlé Waters North America in Soft Drinks (USA)

Nestlé Waters North America is looking to strengthen its position as the leading US bottled water producer through an exclusive focus on promoting its portfolio of regional and national water brands,...

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Nestlé Brasil Ltda in Hot Drinks (Brazil)

Nestlé Brasil Ltda in Hot Drinks (Brazil)

Investments in value-added products in coffee and other hot drinks and expansion of its current capacity production have been Nestlé’s key tools to improve its market share in the hot drinks industry...

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