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seven operating companies
Our operations in the U.S. are composed of seven operating companies: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina, Gerber, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional, and Nespresso.
Nestlé is home to more than 150 U.S. locations in 31 states, which includes manufacturing, R&D and supply chain facilities and corporate offices. We employ more than 30,000 people in the United States.
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The Nestle® Toll House® tradition began back in 1939 at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, where proprietor Ruth Wakefield became known for the rich, indulgent desserts she baked for weary travelers.
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December 12, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
The Nestlé company history
Our history begins in 1866, with the foundation of the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. Henri Nestlé develops a breakthrough infant food in 1867, and in 1905 the company he founded merges with Anglo-Swiss, to form what is now known as the Nestlé Group. During this period cities grow and railways and steamships bring down commodity costs, spurring international trade in consumer goods.
US brothers Charles and George Page help establish Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. Using abundant supplies of fresh milk in Switzerland, they apply knowledge gained in their homeland to establish Europe’s first production facility for condensed milk in Cham. They start supplying Europe’s industrial towns with the product under the Milkmaid brand, marketing it as a safe, long-life alternative to fresh milk.
Nestlé’s founder, German-born pharmacist Henri Nestlé, launches his ‘farine lactée’ (‘flour with milk’) in Vevey, Switzerland. It combines cow’s milk, wheat flour and sugar, and Nestlé develops it for consumption by infants who cannot be breastfed, to tackle high mortality rates. Around this time he starts using the now iconic ‘Nest’ logo.
Henri Nestlé sells his company and factory in Vevey to three local businessmen. They employ chemists and skilled workers to help expand production and sales.
Fierce competition develops between Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss, when both companies start selling rival versions of the other’s original products: condensed milk and infant cereal. Both firms expand sales and production abroad.
In 1882 Anglo-Swiss expands into the US, but the death of George Page frustrates its plans. In 1902 it sells its US-based operations, which paves the way for an eventual merger with Nestlé.
Nestlé begins selling chocolate for the first time when it takes over export sales for Peter & Kohler. The Nestlé company also plays a role in the development of milk chocolate from 1875, when it supplies his Vevey neighbour Daniel Peter with condensed milk, which Peter uses to develop the first such commercial product in the 1880s.
Nestlé SA, multinational manufacturer of food products. The company also produces pharmaceuticals.The company dates to 1866, when two separate Swiss enterprises were founded that would later form the core of Nestlé. In August of that year, Charles A. Page and George Page, brothers from the United States, established the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company in Cham, Switzerland.
in nearby Vevey, Henri Nestlé developed a milk-based baby food and soon began marketing it.
(Henri Nestlé retired in 1875, but the company, under new ownership, retained his name as Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé.).
In 1877 Anglo-Swiss added milk-based baby foods to its products, and in the following year the Nestlé company added condensed milk, so that the firms became direct and fierce rivals.
(founded 1884) and its holding company, Alimentana SA of Kempttal, Switzerland. Maggi was a major manufacturer of soup mixes and related foodstuffs. The company’s current name was adopted in 1977.
the Nestlé company
From the beginning of the 20th century the Nestlé company began diversifying. In 1927 it acquired rights from the cheese makers Gerber & Company AG.
it acquired control of Crosse & Blackwell (founded 1830) and affiliated companies in Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, the United States, and elsewhere. Nestlé’s bottled-water division was created through the purchase of European brands such as Vittel (1987), Perrier (1992), and Sanpellegrino (1998). The many acquisitions of U.S. food companies have included Libby, McNeill & Libby (1970), the Stouffer Corporation (1973), and one of America’s largest food companies, the Carnation Company (1985). In 2002 Nestlé’s purchase of Ralston Purina created a new division, Nestlé Purina PetCare, while Nestlé’s American ice cream businesses were consolidated under the Dreyer’s brand. Chef America, Inc., a frozen-food company, was also purchased in 2002. In 2007 the company added the milk-flavouring product known as Ovaltine to its product line. The company also entered the frozen-pizza market in 2010 by purchasing Kraft Foods’ frozen-pizza business in the U.S. and Canada for $3.7 billion.
Over the years
Over the years, Nestlé came under scrutiny for some of its business practices.
The boycotters criticized the advertising as aggressive and claimed that the use of infant formula resulted in health problems and deaths among infants;
led by such groups as World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and Save the Children, the boycott later spread to Europe and beyond.
the charges followed a multiyear investigation by the Canadian Competition Bureau that also resulted in a $23 million settlement paid by Nestlé Canada and other chocolate producers.