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Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Flat Water in Western Europe a Worry for Nestlé

28 Oct 2014

Bottled water appears to have been the biggest victim of the economic downturn, particularly in Western Europe. Richard Corbett takes a look at the prospects for one of the larger water players in the region, Nestlé.

Nestlé Waters to cut 60 jobs at Vittel-Contrexville site

21 Oct 2014

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

Nestle Waters sees YTD sales flatline

16 Oct 2014

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

FRANCE: Nestle Waters sells final regional bottled water brand

3 Jan 2014

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

SWITZ: Nestlé Waters nine-month sales stay stable as Europe recovers

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.

GLOBAL: Nestlé Waters boss to step down

23 Sep 2013

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

SWITZ: Nestlé Waters lifts H1 sales but profits stay flat

9 Aug 2013

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

SOUTH KOREA: Nestlé Waters JV unveils US$53m factory

10 Jul 2013

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

FRANCE: Nestlé Waters mulls subsidiary sale

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.

FRANCE: Eckes Granini hires French MD from Nestlé Waters

19 Sep 2011

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

FRANCE: Nestlé Waters repositions Aquarel

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.

SWITZERLAND: Nestlé Waters stops the rot in 2010

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.

FRANCE: Nestlé launches Nesfluid drink

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.

POLAND: Nestlé Waters opens Polish bottling factory

19 Jul 2010

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

Product Launch – US: Nestlé USA's Nestlé Juicy Juice Sparkling Fruit Juice Beverage

17 Jun 2010

Nestlé USA's Nestlé Juicy Juice Sparkling Fruit Juice Beverage

SWITZ: Nestlé Waters returns to growth in Q1

22 Apr 2010

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

DUBAI: Nestlé opens Middle East facility

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.

FRANCE: Coca-Cola Co’s Polge to head soft drinks trade body

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).

FRANCE: Nestlé Waters cuts jobs

24 Nov 2009

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

US: Nestlé Waters launches ‘born better’ campaign

10 Nov 2009

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

Insight - Nestlé "leaner, fitter, stronger" for future - CEO

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.

SWITZ: Nestlé revenue drops on bottled water

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.

The View from A Farr - Fighting against the Fat Tax

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, water

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.

SWITZERLAND: Nestlé bluffing on HQ move - analysts

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.

US: Beringer Vineyards to sponsor PGA Tour

2 Sep 2009

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

just the facts - Consumer boycotts

27 Aug 2009

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

just the round-up - The week in drinks

21 Aug 2009

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

JAPAN: Nestlé to launch KitKat vegetable drink

21 Aug 2009

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

US: Jamba Inc sales fall, strips losses

21 Aug 2009

Jamba Inc, owner of Jamba Juice stores, has reported lower net sales for the first half of 2009 but a significant drop in net losses.

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