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Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut confirms guidance as sales accelerate

11 Jul 2019

ZURICH Swiss chocolate and cocoa maker Barry Callebaut confirmed its mid-term guidance on Thursday after posting an acceleration in sales volumes for the nine months to May 31 as its outsourcing business expanded.

The $280,000 lab-grown burger could be a more palatable $10 in two years

10 Jul 2019

(This July 9 story corrects to change company name to Biotech Foods in paragraph five.)

SNB says U.S.-China trade war triggering franc's rise

13 Jun 2019

BERN The Swiss National Bank (SNB) could further relax its ultra-loose monetary policy, it said on Thursday, blaming rising trade tensions between the United States and China for a spike in the safe-haven Swiss franc.

Weak profitability eclipses strong China, U.S. sales at Richemont

17 May 2019

ZURICH Luxury goods group Richemont reported weak profitability in its watch business and online distributors in its past financial year, taking the shine off a solid sales performance in China and the United States.

Nestle makeover advances with $10 billion sale of skin health unit

16 May 2019

ZURICH/FRANKFURT Nestle has entered exclusive talks to sell its skin health business to a consortium led by EQT Partners for 10.2 billion Swiss francs ($10.1 billion), as the food group shifts its portfolio in response to changing consumer demands.

Nestle will Wachstum von Babymilch-Sparte in China ankurbeln

08 May 2019

Zürich Nestle will seine Marktführerschaft bei Babymilch in China ausbauen. Für die bislang wenig erschlossenen Millionenstädte im Westen des Landes plant der Schweizer Konzern eine neue Produktlinie, um den dort stark vertretenen lokalen Anbietern besser Konkurrenz machen zu können.

Nestle upbeat after U.S. and China boost first-quarter growth

18 Apr 2019

ZURICH Nestle posted higher-than-expected sales growth in the first three months of the year after good momentum in the United States and China, putting it on track to meet its goal of more than 3 percent organic growth this year.

Greenpeace calls for Nestle to act over single-use plastics

12 Apr 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday accused Nestle of not doing enough to reduce single-use plastics polluting landfills and oceans.

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