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EU judges offer no 'break' in Kit Kat trademark war

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court on Wednesday ordered the EU's intellectual property office to "reconsider" Kit Kat's bloc-wide trademark, prolonging Nestle's decade-long battle to claim exclusive rights over the chocolate bar's distinctive shape.

Tiny Michigan town in water fight with Nestle

Esbon - Global food conglomerate Nestle is in a battle with critics in tiny Osceola Township, Michigan where residents complain the Swiss company's water extraction techniques are ruining the environment.

Sweet deal: Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero for $2.8 bn

Geneva - Nestle said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its US candy business to Italy's Ferrero for CHF 2.7 billion ($2.8 billion/2.3 billion euros) in cash as the Swiss food giant shakes up its product portfolio.

Shopify to expand in Waterloo, hiring up to 500 new employees

E-commerce company Shopify announced today that it will expand its Waterloo operations, adding 300-500 additional employees over the next two to three years.

Nestle recalls drumstick ice cream cones over Listeria fears

Glendale, California-based Nestle USA, Inc. is recalling some of its drumstick ice cream cones, because of a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Environmentalists oppose renewing Nestle Ontario water permit

Toronto - An environmental group argues that the Ontario government should not renew a water-taking permit in the south-western Ontario town of Aberfoyle which ran out on July 31.

No break for Nestle as EU rejects Kit Kat claim

Luxembourg - Swiss food giant Nestle failed Wednesday in a bid to get the EU's top court to let it trademark the shape of its four-fingered Kit Kat chocolate bar in Britain.

Nestle to have its day in court over unsafe lead levels

Swiss food giant Nestle lost out on avoiding going to court over its Maggi noodles debacle. The Indian government is seeking damages of close to $100 million, claiming "unfair trade practices."

Nestle tries to win Indian hearts after Maggi noodle ban

Ginebra - Nestle chief Paul Bulcke says he has drawn the lessons from India's shock ban on its Maggi instant noodles over a health scare and is now trying to salvage the image of the world's top food company.

Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court

Mumbai - Nestle said Thursday it is challenging a ban imposed by India on its hugely popular Maggi instant noodles brand after tests showed they contained excessive levels of lead.

Call for Nestlé to pay for groundwater extraction Special

Toronto - A consumer group has demanded that the British Columbia Premier call in Nestlé’s water rates for review. This is, the group insists, to protect Canada’s water supply.

Nestle bows to consumers: No more artificial flavors or coloring

Nestle USA announced this week it would be dropping artificial flavorings and colors from its all of its chocolate candy bars by the end of 2015. The move to natural flavors and colors is in response to consumer demand.

Nestle fat burning food equal to workouts

"Exercise in a bottle" is a new product under development, which Nestle claims could burn away fat like a workout in the gym.

Robot to sell Nestlé coffee and accessories in Japan (Video)

Tokyo - Nestlé, the Swiss-based company, has said that its unit in Japan will soon be hiring 1,000 emotion-reading robots as sales clerks at stores across the country. The first batch of robots, answering to the name Pepper, will start work by the end of 2014.

Corporations focus on water profits, World Bank supports them

Nestle and other companies are making significant profits by gathering water from small towns and rural areas. Waves of public outcry have begun but privatization of water is the direction the world is going in.

Nestle apologizes for 'penis' on candy bar

The food giant Nestle has issued an apology after a lawyer discovered what resembled a penis imprinted on one of the company's products.

Op-Ed: Water privatization — Corporates vs public interest, again

Sydney - Many environmentalists have been highly skeptical of the chronic mismanagement of water resources worldwide in the last couple of decades. Some also suggest that global food giant Nestlé is behind moves to privatize water supplies.

Nestle reports sales slump, blames strong Swiss franc

Z - The world's leading food industry group Nestle saw its sales plunge 5.1 percent in the first quarter, it said on Tuesday, blaming the effect of exchange rates and strength of the Swiss franc.

Nestle says chairman sick but will continue duties

Geneva - Swiss food giant Nestle said on Friday that its chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has been diagnosed with an illness requiring six months of medical care, but that he would continue his duties.

Immigration vote has cast shadow over Swiss economy: Nestle

Lausanne - Swiss-based food giant Nestle warned on Thursday that a vote to rein in immigration by EU citizens had cast a shadow over the Alpine country's economy.

Nestle hints at more deals after deeper healthcare dive

Swiss food giant Nestle's deeper dive into healthcare by taking over the dermatology joint venture it had with L'Oreal suggests further deals in the space are likely.

Nestle net profit drops unexpectedly

Vevey - The world's leading food industry group Nestle said Thursday its net profit shrank 2 percent in 2013, blaming a soft economic environment, and cautioned that 2014 will also be difficult."Last year was challenging and 2014 will likely be the same," Nest...

Nestle says will detail share buyback when L'Oreal deal closes

Nestle <NESN.VX> will disclose details of a planned share buyback when the sale of an 8 percent share in L'Oreal <OREP.PA> closes, its chief financial officer told investors on Thursday.

Nestle drops control option over cosmetics beauty L'Oreal

Paris - Swiss food giant Nestle is to sell a chunk of its shares in French cosmetics giant L'Oreal, the firms said on Tuesday, in a signal that Nestle has dropped the option of a takeover.L'Oreal is to buyback a stake of 8.0 percent from Nestle which currently...

Nestle cuts stake in L'Oreal, but staying for 'long haul'

Swiss food group Nestle <NESN.VX> is selling an 8 percent stake in L'Oreal <OREP.PA> to the French cosmetics firm for 6.5 billion euros ($9 billion), loosening their 40-ye...

Nestle, Cadbury at war over Kit-Kat shape

London - In the latest chapter of an ongoing war between two chocolate makers, Cadbury is attempting to block Nestlé from trademarking the shape of KitKat bars.

Nestle recalls Kit Kat Chunky Bars after claims of plastic found

Vevey - Nestlé has voluntarily recalled Kit Kat Chunky chocolate bars and Giant Eggs sold in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Austria, Singapore, Philippines, and Canada.

Horsemeat scandal widens as Ikea's meatballs test positive

While initially found in Ikea's meatballs in the Czech Republic, IKEA withdrew sales of meatballs in 14 European countries after tests found traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden. Then there was the pasta and more "beef" burgers.

Litter of rats found in baby food package, company investigates

When a Swedish parent opened a package of baby food for her seven-month-old daughter she found herself face to face with a litter of dead rats.

Nestlé recalls NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder for risk of Salmonella

Nestlé USA has issued a recall on a limited amount of its NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder due to a potential risk of Salmonella. The recall was announced on Nov. 8.
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