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ZURICH Luxury goods group Richemont will focus on doing more M&A deals to reshape its business after reporting lower than expected full-year results, which included a 203 million euro buy back of watch inventories.
VEVEY, Switzerland Nestle will make further cuts to the amount of sugar, salt and saturated fats in its products as it tries to improve the image of packaged foods in the eyes of health-conscious consumers, the Swiss group said on Tuesday. Nestle and its rivals are under pressure from a shift in consumer preferences toward healthier food and away from processed products such as instant noodles and frozen pizza.
LONDON/ZURICH/LOS ANGELES Nestle's $7 billion licensing deal for Starbucks' retail business gives it a much-needed boost in its battle against JAB, the privately owned investment firm stirring up the coffee industry with a string of deals. JAB, the family office of Europe's billionaire Reimann clan, has built up the world's second-largest coffee business over the past five years.
ZURICH/LONDON/CHICAGO Quarterly sales growth at Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Unilever was driven almost entirely by shifting more goods, in a stark illustration of how hard it is for consumer products makers to raise prices in a competitive retail environment. | Video
ZURICH/LONDON First-quarter sales growth at Nestle and Unilever was driven almost entirely by shifting more goods, in a stark illustration of how hard it is for consumer products makers to raise prices in a competitive retail environment. | Video
ZURICH Food group Nestle confirmed its full-year guidance after organic sales growth accelerated to 2.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, helped by improving volumes.
(This version of the March 25 story corrects paragraph 16 to remove reference to Richard Mille, which said it is not working with Anish Bhatt)
ZURICH A recovery in Swiss watch exports picked up pace in February, data showed on Tuesday, a shot in the arm for brands grappling with how to stay relevant to younger buyers and set to unveil their latest models at a trade show this week.
ZURICH Luxury goods group Richemont is in exclusive talks to sell its underperforming French Lancel leather brand to Italian high-end briefcase maker Piquadro , to put its struggling fashion and accessories business back on track.
ZURICH Nestle veteran Helmut Maucher, who turned the Swiss-based company into the world's biggest food group during his almost 20-year leadership, has died at the age of 90, the company said on Wednesday.