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CHILE: H1 profits rise at Compania Cervecerias Unidas

10 Aug 2009

Chilean beverage giant Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU) has reported a 35% rise in net profits for the first half of 2009, boosted by a stake sale to Nestle Waters.

CHILE: H1 profits rise at Compania Cervecerias Unidas

10 Aug 2009

Chilean beverage giant Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU) has reported a 35% rise in net profits for the first half of 2009, boosted by a stake sale to Nestle Waters.

Focus - The rising demand for 'natural' soft drinks

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.

Focus - UK soft drinks sector puts sustainability centre stage

16 Jun 2009

Environmental concerns have climbed steadily up the agenda for soft drinks producers in recent years. However, Annette Farr writes, progress has been faster in the UK than in the US.

ASIA: Nestlé to continue Asia expansion

15 Jun 2009

Nestlé has said it will continue to invest in South East Asia and expand its business and manufacturing facilities there.

FRANCE: Nestlé Waters Quézac plant hit by strike

8 Jun 2009

Workers at Nestlé Waters’ Quézac sparkling mineral water plant in southern France have begun strike action, demanding a EUR300 bonus.

FRANCE: Nestlé Waters Quézac plant hit by strike

8 Jun 2009

Workers at Nestlé Waters’ Quézac sparkling mineral water plant in southern France have begun strike action, demanding a EUR300 bonus.

The View from A Farr – NHC fails to exploit natural advantage

6 May 2009

The bottled water industry in the US appears to be doing a good job of defending the sector against criticism from environmental campaigners, as underlined by recent sales figures. But Annette Farr is less impressed with some of the advocates for the bottled water industry in the UK.

ITALY: Nestle Sanpellegrino union agreement reached

30 Apr 2009

An agreement has been reached between Nestle Waters and trade unions on the company’s restructuring plan for Sanpellegrino.

ITALY: Nestle Sanpellegrino union agreement reached

30 Apr 2009

An agreement has been reached between Nestle Waters and trade unions on the company’s restructuring plan for Sanpellegrino.

UK: British Soft Drinks Association attacks Natural Hydration Council sugary drinks claim

23 Apr 2009

The British Soft Drinks Association has attacked the Natural Hydration Council for its recently-announced advertising campaign, designed to promote bottled water in the UK.

UK: British Soft Drinks Association attacks Natural Hydration Council sugary drinks claim

23 Apr 2009

The British Soft Drinks Association has attacked the Natural Hydration Council for its recently-announced advertising campaign, designed to promote bottled water in the UK.

SWITZERLAND: Weak water sales, strong currency damage Nestlé Q1

22 Apr 2009

Global food and beverage giant Nestlé has reported a slowdown in sales growth for the first quarter, with the company’s bottle water division showing particular weakness.

SWITZERLAND: Weak water sales, strong currency damage Nestlé Q1

22 Apr 2009

Global food and beverage giant Nestlé has reported a slowdown in sales growth for the first quarter, with the company’s bottle water division showing particular weakness.

RUSSIA: Nestle Waters to sell Saint Spring

20 Apr 2009

Nestle Waters has agreed to sell its Russian water bottling company Saint Spring to mineral water producer IDS Group.

RUSSIA: Nestle Waters to sell Saint Spring

20 Apr 2009

Nestle Waters has agreed to sell its Russian water bottling company Saint Spring to mineral water producer IDS Group.

UK: Consumers pick "sugary drinks" over tap water, says trade body

20 Apr 2009

A fall in sales of bottled water in the UK is down to consumers buying more “sugary drinks” rather than switching to tap water, according to a recent report.

UK: Consumers pick "sugary drinks" over tap water, says trade body

20 Apr 2009

A fall in sales of bottled water in the UK is down to consumers buying more “sugary drinks” rather than switching to tap water, according to a recent report.

Focus - Nigeria offers growth out of stability

9 Apr 2009

Stable government and an expanding economy have greatly improved the growth prospects for soft drinks producers in Nigeria. Moreover, writes Richard Corbett, strategic analyst at market analysts Canadean, there is significant potential for increasing per capita consumption of soft drinks.

FRANCE: Nestle Waters invests in Vittel plant

6 Apr 2009

Nestlé Waters plans to invest EUR18m (US$24m) this year at its mineral water bottling plants at Vittel and Contrexéville in eastern France.

FRANCE: Nestle Waters invests in Vittel plant

6 Apr 2009

Nestlé Waters plans to invest EUR18m (US$24m) this year at its mineral water bottling plants at Vittel and Contrexéville in eastern France.

UK: Nestlé Waters invests in Sweet Leaf Tea

31 Mar 2009

Nestlé Waters North America has invested US$15.6m in the Sweet Leaf Tea Company.

UK: Nestlé Waters invests in Sweet Leaf Tea

31 Mar 2009

Nestlé Waters North America has invested US$15.6m in the Sweet Leaf Tea Company.

UK: Water cooler numbers slide in UK in '08 - research

31 Mar 2009

The number of water coolers in the UK registered a slight dip in 2008 as more consumers and businesses return to tap water, according to recent research.

UK: Water cooler numbers slide in UK in '08 - research

31 Mar 2009

The number of water coolers in the UK registered a slight dip in 2008 as more consumers and businesses return to tap water, according to recent research.

GLOBAL: Nutraceutical sector on the rise in '08 - statistics

18 Mar 2009

The nutraceutical drinks category registered a healthy lift in volume sales last year, according to recent statistics.

GLOBAL: Nestle relaunches Shared Value website

16 Mar 2009

Nestle has re-launched its Creating Shared Value website.

US: Coca-Cola Co. lines up Nestea addition

5 Mar 2009

The Coca-Cola Co. has lined up the launch of what it claims to be the first red tea RTD in the US.

SWITZERLAND: Water the weakspot in Nestle sales, profit rise

19 Feb 2009

Falling bottled water sales in 2008 provided the blip in Nestle's sales and profit rise for its full-year.

Focus - Troubled waters for bottled water?

17 Feb 2009

The economic downturn could not have come at a worse time for the bottled water industry. Not only is the category battling to win the consumer's pennies and cents, but it has also had to battle against a media onslaught against its environmental position. Times are certainly tough for water, but, as Annette Farr reports, there remains some hope, if you look hard enough.

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