Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Milo Marathon pledges shoes for 4,000 kids

SOURCE: abs-cbnnews.com


MANILA, Philippines — A total of 4,000 children will receive new running shoes this Christmas, courtesy of the 34th National MILO Marathon (NMM).

The event's finals were held Sunday, with Filipinos Eduardo Buenavista and Flordeliza Donos ruling the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.

Buenavista won his third crown, clocking 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds, racing past Kenyans Willy Tanui (2:29:00) and William Kipyedo (2:30:19). He had previously won the 2002 and 2008 titles.

Meanwhile, criminology graduate Donos also kept the Philippine flag flying high, finishing at 3:05:07.

She crossed the finish line ahead of Kenyan Susan Jemutai (3:05:52) and Filipino Mary Joy Tabal (3:08:38).

The race started at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, with the number of participants reaching 15,000.

The NMM had 17 regional races across the country for the past 6 months.

Part of the proceeds from the 17 legs have already been used to donate 3,600 pairs of shoes to school children from Manila, Dagupan, Baguio, General Santos, Davao, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Dumaguete, Ilo-Ilo, San Pablo, Naga, Batangas, Puerto Princesa, Tarlac, Olongapo, Butuan, and Cagayan de Oro.

"The root of this advocacy lies in our belief that we’re not just giving these children running shoes. We’re giving them something that they can wear to school, for sports and other activities. It’s definitely a step to help them reach their true potential and be the best that they can be," race organizers said on the event's official website — With reports from The Philippine Star

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nestlé planning 2 major plants here in next 10 years

SOURCE: Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines – Nestlé SA said it will add two “major” plants in the Philippines in the next ten years to further expand its production capacity in the country.


Nestlé Philippines chairman John Miller was quoted at the groundbreaking ceremony for the P4.3 billion new factory in Tanauan, Batangas to be made over the next two years.

Miller also said that 2010 has been a “good year, with sales likely reach P95 billion.

The new factory in Batangas is expected to be completed in March 2012. It is situated on a 27-hectare site and will produce Coffee-Mate Non-Dairy Creamer and Bear Brand Powdered Milk Drink.

Miller said that with continued growth in demand for the two brands, both of which are market category leaders, the factory will increase much-needed manufacturing capability. The domestic market demand in 2010 for Bear Brand and Coffee-Mate is projected to grow by 19% and 8%, respectively, with Bear Brand exports under the brand name Everyday seen to grow by 38%.

“In 2011, Nestlé will celebrate one hundred years in the Philippines. One hundred years of service to the Filipino consumer is a great source of pride within our company and it is fitting that most of the Tanauan factory’s construction will take place during Nestlé Philippines’ centennial, signifying our continuing commitment to the country. Our investments, in line with our corporate thrust of Creating Shared Value (CSV) for all stakeholders in society, give us the confidence to look forward to the next 100 years of nurturing Filipino families by offering Nutritious, Health and Wellness products,” Mr. Miller said.

The Tanauan factory, which will contribute to the growth of the domestic economy, will initially provide direct employment for a new work force of 170, while creating many other jobs in businesses supplying the facility with raw materials and services.

Apart from the new factory’s construction, Nestlé is also continuing to invest in its four existing facilities in Cagayan de Oro, Cabuyao, Lipa and Pulilan, especially in technology and equipment to enable the company to meet increasing demand for its products.

Source URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/289138/nestl-planning-2-major-plants-here-next-10-years

Nestlé sets expansion of plant in Batangas

By Ma. Elisa P. Osorio (The Philippine Star)
updated November 24, 2010


MANILA, Philippines - Nestlé Philippines is planning at putting up two major facilities in its Batangas plant in the next 10 years in addition to a new P4.3-billion factory that will produce powdered milk and non diary coffee creamer.

President Aquino yesterday led the groundbreaking for the P4.3-billion factory in Tanauan, Batangas.

The factory, which is expected to be completed in March 2012, is situated on a 27-hectare site and will produce Coffeemate Non-Dairy Creamer and Bear BrandPowdered milk drink. Once the factory is operational, the Philippines will become the Coffeemate hub in Asia. Among the Asian countries, the Philippines is the largest consumer of Coffeemate.

Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO John Miller said that with the continued growth in demand for the two brands, both of which are market category leaders, the factory will increase much-needed manufacturing capability.The domestic market demand in 2010 for Bear Brand and Coffeemate is projected to grow by 19 percent and eight percent, respectively, with Bear Brand exports under the brand name Everyday seen to grow by 38 percent.

“In 2011, Nestlé will celebrate one hundred years in the Philippines. One hundred years of service to the Filipino consumer is a great source of pride within our company and it is fitting that most of the Tanauan factory’s construction will take place during Nestlé Philippines’ centennial, signifying our continuing commitment to the country,” Miller said.

“Our investments, in line with our corporate thrust of creating shared value (CSV) for all stakeholders in society, give us the confidence to look forward to the next 100 years of nurturing Filipino families by offering Nutritious, Health and Wellness products,” he added.

The Tanauan factory, which will contribute to the growth of the domestic economy, will initially provide direct employment for a new workforce of 170, while creating many other jobs in businesses supplying the facility with raw materials and services.

Apart from the new factory’s construction, Nestlé is also continuing to invest in its four existing facilities in Cagayan de Oro, Cabuyao, Lipa and Pulilan, especially in technology and equipment to enable the company to meet increasing demand for its products.

Nestlé’s local investments in the past five years have totaled close to P 10 billion, with about 80 percent allocated for existing facilities to generate higher efficiencies and to protect the environment, while the balance 20 percent was deployed into sales infrastructure, distribution, and IT systems.

In 2009, Nestlé Philippines produced almost half a million metric tons of coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream, chilled dairy, and breakfast cereals.

The Nestlé business in the Philippines has grown in the last five years by an average of P 4.6 billion annually. With sales of almost P 86 billion in 2009, the company paid some P10.6 billion in taxes, a 20 percent increase over 2008.

Nestlé may put up 2 more facilities in PH Construction of P4.3-B plant underway


SOURCE: Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: November 23, 2010


MANILA, Philippines—Food and beverage giant Nestlé Philippines may put up two additional facilities on its 27-hectare property in Tanauan, Batangas within the next 10 years.


The two new facilities will complement the P4.3-billion non-dairy coffee creamer manufacturing plant that the company hopes to complete in March 2012.


President Aquino on Tuesday attended the ground-breaking rites for the company’s P4.3-billion plant in Batangas.


Once operational, the facility will produce Coffee Mate Non-Dairy Creamer and Bear Brand Powdered Milk products.


“We look forward to further expansion once we’ve gotten this phase complete,” Nestlé Philippines chair and chief executive John Miller said during Tuesday’s ground-breaking ceremony.


Since Coffee Mate and Bear Brand are both market category leaders, there is now a need to put up a new factory to boost the company’s manufacturing capability, Miller said.


Local demand for Bear Brand this year is seen to increase by 19 percent, while that for Coffee Mate is expected to grow by 18 percent.


Bear Brand exports, marketed under the brand name Everyday, will likewise post an estimated 38 percent growth this year.


“In 2011, Nestlé will celebrate 100 years in the Philippines. One hundred years of service to the Filipino consumer is a great source of pride within our company and it is fitting that most of the Tanauan factory’s construction will take place during Nestlé Philippines’ centennial, signifying our continuing commitment to the country,” Miller said.


“Our investments, in line with our corporate thrust of creating shared value for all stakeholders in society, give us the confidence to look forward to the next 100 years of nurturing Filipino families by offering nutritious health and wellness products,” he added.


Once operational, the Tanauan factory will generate employment for 170 individuals at the onset.


According to a Board of Investments approval issued in September, the new Nestlé plant had the potential to employ as many as 478 people.


Aside from the new Tanauan plant, Nestlé had also committed to invest in its existing factories in Cagayan de Oro City, Cabuyao in Laguna, Lipa in Batangas, and Pulilan in Bulacan.


Most of these investments were for technology and equipment upgrades.


Over the past five years, Nestlé’s investments in its local operations had reached almost P10 billion. Around 80 percent of this amount had been used to improve existing facilities.


The balance of the investments was spent on sales infrastructure, distribution, and information technology systems.


The company last year manufactured close to 500,000 metric tons of coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition products, ice cream, chilled dairy, and breakfast cereals.


Average annual growth of the company’s Philippine business was placed at P4.6 billion. Sales from last year alone reached P86 billion.


For this year, Miller said, Nestlé’s four existing plants should have a turnover of around P95 billion. Abigail L. Ho, with a report from Bloomberg

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pres. Aquino Leads Groundbreaking for PHP 4.3B Nestlé Tanauan Factory


 His Excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino III, Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO John Miller, Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines Ivo Sieber, DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo, Batangas Vice-Governor Mark Leviste, Tanauan City Mayor Sonia Torres Aquino, and Sto. Tomas Mayor Renato Federico today led the groundbreaking ceremony for Nestlé Philippines’ new factory in Tanauan, Batangas in which investments totaling PhP 4.3 billion will be made over the coming two years.

 The factory, which is expected to be completed in March 2012, is situated on a 27-hectare site and will produce COFFEE-MATE Non-Dairy Creamer and BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink. Mr. Miller said that with continued growth in demand for the two brands, both of which are market category leaders, the factory will increase much-needed manufacturing capability. The domestic market demand in 2010 for BEAR BRAND and COFFEE-MATE is projected to grow by 19% and 8%, respectively, with BEAR BRAND exports under the brand name EVERYDAY seen to grow by 38%.

 In 2011, Nestlé will celebrate one hundred years in the Philippines. One hundred years of service to the Filipino consumer is a great source of pride within our company and it is fitting that most of the Tanauan factory’s construction will take place during Nestlé Philippines’ centennial, signifying our continuing commitment to the country. Our investments, in line with our corporate thrust of Creating Shared Value (CSV) for all stakeholders in society, give us the confidence to look forward to the next 100 years of nurturing Filipino families by offering Nutritious, Health and Wellness products, Mr. Miller said.

 The Tanauan factory, which will contribute to the growth of the domestic economy, will initially provide direct employment for a new work force of 170, while creating many other jobs in businesses supplying the facility with raw materials and services.

Apart from the new factory’s construction, Nestlé is also continuing to invest in its four existing facilities in Cagayan de Oro, Cabuyao, Lipa and Pulilan, especially in technology and equipment to enable the company to meet increasing demand for its products. Nestlé’s local investments in the past five years have totaled close to PhP 10 billion, with about 80% allocated for existing facilities to generate higher efficiencies and to protect the environment, while the balance 20% was deployed into sales infrastructure, distribution, and IT systems.

 In 2009, Nestlé Philippines produced almost half a million metric tons of coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream, chilled dairy, and breakfast cereals.

 The Nestlé business in the Philippines has grown in the last five years by an average of PhP4.6 billion annually. With sales of almost PhP 86 billion in 2009, the company paid some PhP10.6 billion in taxes, a 20% increase over 2008. Nestlé is the largest corporate taxpayer in the Philippines for 2009 and is among the top eight largest corporations in the country.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nestle to invest P4.35 B in cassava based plant

By MA.ELISA P. OSORIO

Source: Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - The local cassava industry was given a boost after Nestle Philippines announced plans to invest P4.35 billion for a non-dairy coffee creamer project in Batangas, the Board of Investments (BOI) said.


In a statement, the BOI said Nestlé is expected to locally source glucose syrup, one of the main ingredients of the coffee creamer and is usually processed from corn or tapioca coming from cassava roots.

“Growing demand for cassava will bring more opportunities for farmers,” said BOI managing head Cristino L. Panlilio. Multinational firms along with small and medium buyers are ready to buy their production as long as their harvest meet their quality and quantity standards, he pointed out.

The project involves the construction of a greenfield factory on a 270,000-square meter land. Nestle will process glucose syrup and hydrogenated palm kernel oil (HPKO) to produce non-dairy coffee creamer. Commercial operation is slated to begin in June 2012, involving a manpower requirement of 478 personnel.

Based on Department of Agriculture data, demand for cassava production is expected to be within the five million metric ton range this year, rising up to 10 million MT by 2014. Various uses of cassava products are already gaining ground. It is also now used in livestock feeds, starch, noodles, native pastries and as sweeteners and confectioners and food seasoning. It is also an ingredient in some medicinal products and is also added material for glue, plywood, paper, textile and biodegradable products. It is even an essential component for bioethanol power plants.

Cassava starch, popularly known as tapioca flour, has an even wider multitude of uses in various industries. Extracted from the root, it is used in food, medicine, paper, adhesives, mining, textile, mining, biodegradable and other manufacturing industries. In the food sector alone, tapioca flour use is in abundance in a number of ways. It is an excellent alternative for wheat flour in baked products and it is also employed as a thickener for soups, sauces, baby food and even gravies. It is also utilized as a filler to complement the solid contents of ice cream and is a reliable binder for hotdogs, sausages and other processed meat products to minimize dryness while cooking it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nestle Philippines TV Commercial: Nestle All-Purpose Cream "Anticipating Boy"





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Nestle Philippines TV Commercial: Nido 3+ "More Milk, Less Sugar"



Latest More Milk, Less Sugar campaign of Nido 3+ featuring Kris Aquino and Bimby.


CLIENT
Nestlé Philippines

Sandra Puno - Communications Director
Eugene David - Business Executive Manager, DHNS
Ellen Grace Isturis - AVP, Consumer Marketing Manager
Susana Aquino - Consumer Marketing Manager
Raymond Lagdameo - Consumer Marketing Manager


AGENCY
Publicis Manila

Peachy Bretaña - Creative Director
JR Zarzoso - Senior Art Director
Gideon Lanot - Art Director
Rommel Mariano - Business Unit Director
Roan Ebrahim - Account Director
Jess Geli/Anna Feliciano - Senior Account Managers
Jem Lim - Broadcast Producer
Trisia Bustamante - Associate Producer


PRODUCTION HOUSE
Provill

Stephen Ngo - Director
Shayne Sarte - Cinematographer - Assistant Director (for child talent)
Adelina Leung - Production Designer
Juan Sarte - Make-up Artist
Lowell Buenaventura - Hairstylist
Liz Uy - Stylist
Dr. Arnel Nuguid - Pediatrician
Weng Marcelino - Executive Producer
Lemon Atencio - Production Manager

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nestle move prompts Cargill expansion

Nestlé S.A.’s move to produce non-dairy coffee creamer in the Philippines will lead to the expansion of one its major suppliers.


Cargill Philippines will build a plant for the production of glucose syrup adjacent to Nestle Philippines Inc.’s P4.35-billion non-dairy coffee creamer production facility at the First Philippine Industrial Park in Sto.Tomas, Batangas, according to Lucita P. Reyes, executive director of the Board of Investments (BOI).

Reyes, who recently met wit NPI president John Miller, said Cargill’s facility will have a pipeline going straight to the coffee creamer production.

Reyes said Cargill has a small operation in Quezon City where NPI sources a little of its glucose requirements. Bulk of its requirements is imported from Thailand and China.

According to its website, Cargill produces glucose syrup from corn starch. In order to meet customers’ various requirements, the products can be tailor-made for various applications including coffee whiteners.

Reyes said initially, NPI will process glucose syrup (made from corn or tapioca) and hydrogenated palm kernel oil (HPKO) to produce non-dairy coffee creamer.

It intends to eventually locally source glucose syrup from Cargill Philippines while HPKO will be sourced locally.

Nestlé Coffeemate has a commanding 89 to 90 percent in the coffee creamer.

The Philippines is the second biggest market for Coffeemate, after the United States.

NPI’s P4.35 billion project involves the construction of a "greenfield" factory on a 270,000-square meter land. The production of non-dairy coffee creamer is entirely different from its existing business operation in terms of final product and raw materials.

At present, the company imports all of its non-dairy coffee creamer requirements from Thailand.

As soon as the facility is operational, Nestlé will no longer import non-dairy coffee creamer since the Batangas factory will be able to supply the local requirements of Nestlé. Commercial operation is slated to begin in June 2012 involving a manpower requirement of 478 personnel.

Nestlé Philippines is a wholly-owned unit of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., a global food processing giant.
 
SOURCE: Business Insight (October 12, 2010)

Friday, October 8, 2010

NESCAFE Classic’s joyful exclamation: Bangon!

Ads And Ends -- Nanette Franco- Diyco



Market leader Nescafé Classic asks in its newly launched 60-second TV commercial, "Para kanino ka bumabangon (For whom do you get up from bed)?"


It’s by far one of the most beautiful commercials churned out this year by creative agency Publicis. The thematic campaign is thought-provoking and inspirational without missing a heartbeat. It has depth while maintaining its warmth from the quick sunrise scenes to its final quest for an answer. The viewer then ponders by himself, "Truly, for whom do I stand up and rise each morning?" Great concept. Good writing.

Director Henry Frejas has also outdone himself here. He said: "It’s rare, finding such a storyboard." I must add that it’s equally rare to want to watch a commercial over and over again. The director’s realistic images and pacing dramatize and cosmetize the tightly knit script. They leave us with a docu-feel that still manages to highlight and shout man’s innate goodness. Without the need for words, we are left with a resolve to better live life with a sense of love for those around us.

The director revealed that the people in the commercial were real people performing their true-to-life activities. The teacher was a real teacher; the dancing traffic policeman was as real as you could get; the construction man was in real construction; the Gawad Kalinga grantees were real happy grantees helping to build their own homes with Gawad Kalinga real volunteers; another volunteer in Baguio’s heartlands helping protect the culture of indigenous tribes; and of course, real dedicated mothers with their brood.

The quiet scenes of ordinary people sipping coffee by their lonesome underscore man’s need for daily introspection and serenity. Whom are we living for? Whom do we wake up for? Simply call it our need for a daily examination of conscience.

On the marketing front, the material links up with great naturalness to the brand Nescafé Classic, its market leadership undertones adding to the overall elegance of both communication and product. I particularly liked the absence of any hard product-sell until almost the very end of the commercial. And even the product freight was beautifully executed. The visuals smoothly flowed with nature’s bounty, building up to the product’s leadership in quality and taste.

Publicis business unit director Kat Yulo says, "Bangon Pilipinas has a heart that rallies the millions of Filipinos to rise with a purpose of uplifting themselves and others. This is in line with the Nescafé tradition of inspiring Filipinos to serve as the catalyst for change and progress."

Director Henry quipped that the timeliness of the release of this thematic campaign ties in very nicely with the palpable resurgence of Filipino pride.

It’s a commercial that leaves you feeling good about yourself, your country and the people around you.

Take a deep bow, Nestlé, Publicis Manila and Filmex for one great strategic and creative collaboration.


SOURCE: BusinessWorld Online
E-mail the author at nanettediyco@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

QC honors top taxpayers

By: JERRY BOTIAL

The Quezon City government honors today 35 of its top taxpayers from the business and real property sector for 2009.

The city hall s public information office said the tribute to the top contributors to the city's coffers dubbed "Handog sa Bayan Para sa Kinabukasan ng Mamamayan, QC all for One @71," will be held tonight at the Crowne Plaza Galleria in the Ortigas business district.

The awarding ceremonies coincide with the celebration of the 71st founding anniversary of Quezon City.

Last year the annual October dinner was moved months later to December2009, due to the devastation caused by typhoon Ondoy in September last year in Metro Manila. The city hall said there are 35 awards for business real property, manufacturers, wholesaler, retailers and restaurant categories.

"The awards express the city government's appreciation for the business community's continuing support and contribution to the economic development efforts of Quezon City," said assistant city treasurer Arvin Gotladera in a statement.

Perennial awardees already enshrined in the Hall of Fame for the business sector include ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.;Araneta Group;GMA Network Inc; Golden Arches (McDonald's); IBM Philippines Inc.; Jollibee Food Corp; Manila Electric Co.; Mercury Drug Corp.; Pacific Paint (Boysen) and SM Retail, Inc.

Hall of Famers for Real Property Category are ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp; Araneta Group of Co.; Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; GMA Network, Inc; Manila Electric Co.; Megaworld Corp.; Nestlé Philippines, Inc.; Philippine Long Distance Tel. Co.; Robinson's Land Corp.; and SM Prime Holdings.

Fifteen additional candidates for top business taxpayers are Capitol Steel Corp.; Chemrez Technologies and Oleo Fats Inc (Manufacturer/Producer/Repacker category); Fonterra Brands Phils.; Puregold Price Club Inc.; and Regan Industries Sales Inc. (wholesaler); Diamond Motors Corp., Honda Cars and Toyota Motors Corp. (retailer/distributor); International Family Food Services, Inc (Shakey's), Philippine Pizza Inc. (Pizza Hut) and Rustan Coffee Corp. (Starbucks) (restaurant and eating establishment) and LBL Industries, Inc.; North Triangle Depot Commercial Corp. (Trinoma) and Winsome Development Corp. (real property).

SOURCE: PhilStar.com
URL: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=617707&publicationSubCategoryId=65

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nestlé to Invest $500 M in Medicinal Foods Business

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Nestlé will plow some $500 million into expanding its medical nutrition business over the next decade, in a bid to capture a slice of the growing market for foods to treat chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, the Swiss consumer company said.


Nestlé SA said it wants to "pioneer a new industry between food and pharma'' by creating a medical nutrition institute in Switzerland and a stand-alone subsidiary called Nestlé Health Science SA.

The Vevey-based company is already one of the world's biggest producers of processed foods including Nesquik cereal, Haagen-Dazs ice cream and Nespresso coffee, with sales of some $100 billion last year.

The decision to expand its medical nutrition segment is a direct challenge to North Chicago, Illinoisbased Abbott Laboratories, which has steadily increased its presence outside the traditional pharmaceutical market.

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Nestlé's chairman and former chief executive, said health care systems worlwide are struggling to cope with the growing number of people suffering from diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's.

"Finding efficient and cost-effective ways to prevent and treat acute and chronic diseases'' will be the goal of Nestlé's research combining food and medical science, he said.

The company already sells products such as Boost – a high-calorie drink for people suffering from malnutrition or weak appetite – to both hospitals and consumers in the United States.

While the focus will initially be on rich countries, where sedentary lifestyles have led to an epidemic of obesity and diabetes, Brabeck pointed to China's growing health care budget as evidence of a worldwide market for nutritional products.

"Obesity is not the privilege of the Europeans or the Americans,'' he said.

Scientists and health campaigners have argued that special diet products and medicines alone can't solve obesity, which is estimated to affect one billion people worldwide.

"We're still only learning what causes it,'' said Glenys Jones, a nutritionist at Britain's Medical Research Council. She noted that lack of exercise, overly fatty foods and super-sized portions are part of the problem.

Simply having healthier options sitting on the store shelf next to the full-fat product won't work, she said.

"We need to address calories, salt and sugar in all foods.''

Regulators such as the US Food and Drug Administration have also been cracking down on claims about the health benefits of consumer products, and Nestlé's Brabeck acknowledged the company would likely come under closer scrutiny as it develops medicinal foods.

Still, Chief Executive Paul Bulcke told reporters the new venture was a ``promising business opportunity'' in a market that could eventually be worth $100-150 billion. Medical nutrition is considered more profitable than the consumer foods business, where margins are traditionally very low because of fierce competition.

Nestlé Health Science SA will start operation Jan. 1, 2011, and be run "at arm's length'' from the main food and beverages business. The new subsidiary will ingest Nestlé's existing medical nutrition business, which had a turnover $1.6 billion last year. Brabeck said the company will be actively looking for acquisition and licensing opportunities in the field of health and nutrition, but rejected the idea of buying a pharmaceutical company. Nestlé is sitting on a sizable war chest following the sale of its stake in eye care company Alcon to Novartis for a net profit of $45 billion.

Last month Nestlé purchased British company Vitaflo, which makes foods for people with inherited metabolic disorders.

The new Institute of Health Sciences will be run by Emmanuel E. Baetge, former chief scientific officer of San Diego-based biotech company ViaCyte, and will be based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

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Source: Manila Bulletin
URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/279972/nestl-invest-500-m-medicinal-foods-business

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nestlé Partners with NGOs on CSV Initiatives


Exploring possible partnerships with NGOs to supplement existing CSV initiatives, Corporate Affairs invited Opportunity International Asia Pacific Regional Director Mark Daniels and APPEND CEO Virginia Juan to serve as resource speakers in the CSV Council Meeting held on May 21. Opportunity International and APPEND are organizations that specialize in helping the poorest of the poor start up their own businesses.


During this meeting, the CSV Council discussed the livelihood program initiatives of the Company as well as possible areas for collaboration with the two NGOs on issues regarding microfinance, micro-insurance, and community enterprise models.

“With this meeting, we have once more started an interesting discussion on possible partnerships with other stakeholders leading to CSV programs, which can have greater impact to society,” said Corporate Affairs Head Edith de Leon. This is in line with the thrust to “forge an era of collaboration” as mentioned by Chairman and CEO John Miller in the CSV Forum Philippines held on April 23.

The meeting was attended by Dave Laurel and Misha Rabat of Corporate Affairs; Menard Dacono, Jessie Dantes, and Bots Velez of ICD; Sunny Yu of Nestlé Professional; Art Baria of Technical; Rene Alvarado of SH&E; Kat Castro of Nestlé Nutrition; Gabby Posadas of CBD; and Aimee Ballesteros of Pulilan HR.

 
SOURCE: Nestle Family Balita (June 15, 2010)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nestlé Health Science S.A. and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences established

Vevey, 27 September 2010 – Nestlé today announced the creation of Nestlé Health Science S.A. and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences to pioneer a new industry between food and pharma. These two separate organisations will allow Nestlé to develop the innovative area of personalised health science nutrition to prevent and treat health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease, which are placing an unsustainable burden on the world’s healthcare systems.



Nestlé Health Science S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., will become operational on 1 January 2011. The new company will be run at arm’s length from Nestlé’s main food, beverages and nutrition activities, and incorporate the existing global Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition business, which had a turnover of CHF 1.6 billion in 2009. Nestlé Health Science S.A. will also have access to external scientific and technological know-how through Nestlé’s innovation network as well as a number of venture capital funds in which the group has interests. Luis Cantarell, the company’s designated President and CEO, will report to Paul Bulcke in his capacity as Administrateur délégué of the Board of Directors of Nestlé Health Science S.A., which is chaired by Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.


The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences will be part of Nestlé’s global R&D network. The Institute will be run by Emmanuel E. Baetge, former Chief Scientific Officer of ViaCyte, a biotech company based in San Diego, who will report to Nestlé Chief Technology Officer Werner Bauer and a Steering Committee composed of both Nestlé and external members. Nestlé will invest hundreds of millions of Swiss francs over the next decade to build a world-class Institute of Health Sciences, which will conduct research in relevant areas of biomedical science to translate this knowledge into nutritional strategies to improve health and longevity. The Institute will be based in the multi-disciplinary scientific environment of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, where Nestlé is already involved in two life science initiatives.


Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe said that Nestlé will be a pioneer in helping to shape the space between the food and pharma industry. “The combination of health economics, changing demographics and advances in health science show that our existing healthcare systems, which focus on treating sick people, are not sustainable and need redesigning. Nestlé has the expertise, the science, the resources and the organisation to play a major role in seeking alternative solutions. Personalised health science nutrition is about finding efficient and cost effective ways to prevent and treat acute and chronic diseases in the 21st century,” he said.


Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke said: “The creation of Nestlé Health Science S.A. and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences is the best way to focus our attention and organize our unique capabilities and competencies to seize this promising business opportunity. The new set-up will give us a pioneering and leading role in this entirely new industry, while at the same time allowing us to keep the necessary focus on Nestlé’s extremely important food, beverages and nutrition business, as embodied by our binding promise of Good Food, Good Life.”
Luis Cantarell, Nestlé Health Science President and CEO designate, said: “This is an exciting new business opportunity, the execution of which will have a positive long-term impact on peoples’ lives. Personalised health science nutrition will create shared value, both for Nestlé and for society, by successfully preventing, improving and treating acute and chronic medical conditions. I am looking forward to getting this ground-breaking work underway.”


Emmanuel E. Baetge, designated head of the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, said: “The Institute will create and deliver world class excellence in biomedical research to better understand human diseases and ageing as influenced by genetics, metabolism and environment. Translating this knowledge will allow us to advance the concept of daily personalised health science nutrition as the most important first step in disease prevention and treatment.”


Nestlé, the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, first entered healthcare nutrition in 1986. Over the last three years, it has made a number of strategic acquisitions in this area such as Novartis Medical Nutrition and Vitaflo. Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, currently an integral part of Nestlé Nutrition, has a long established reputation as a science-based organisation and has also been setting the trend for personalised nutrition and related services in recent years.


The press conference on this announcement will be webcast live today at 11 am CET on www.nestle.com and will thereafter also be available on-demand. Questions from attending journalists will be given precedence, although we will also take questions from media and investment community representatives via our website. Please see www.nestle.com for log-in details.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Chris Johnson and Nandu Nandkishore appointed to Nestlé Executive Board


Vevey, 27 September 2010 - As a consequence of Luis Cantarell’s new operational responsibilities as President and CEO of Nestlé Health Science S.A. from 1 January 2011, the Nestlé Board of Directors approved the appointment of Chris Johnson as Executive Vice President in charge of Zone Americas. Chris Johnson, who has been in charge of Nestlé Japan since 2007, will officially take up his new role on 1 January 2011. A U.S. citizen, Chris Johnson started his career with Nestlé in 1983 as a marketing trainee in Carnation Inc. During his first eight years, he took on increasing responsibilities, mainly in the commercial area, at Nestlé USA and then, from 1991, in Japan. Senior Area Manager for the Asian region of Nestlé Waters in Paris from 1995, he was then transferred to Taiwan in 1998 as market head. From 2000, Chris Johnson led the worldwide development and implementation of GLOBE, a key enabler for the subsequent structural and strategic transformation of Nestlé. As such, he was appointed Deputy Executive Vice President in April 2001. Six years later, in 2007, Chris Johnson was appointed head of Nestlé Japan, a market he has since successfully run.


The Nestlé Board of Directors also approved the appointment of Nandu Nandkishore as Deputy Executive Vice President in charge of Nestlé Nutrition, with immediate effect. An Indian national, Nandu Nandkishore started in 1989 with Nestlé in India where, over the next seven years, he took on increasing responsibilities, mainly in marketing. His international career started in 1996 when he was transferred to Indonesia to run the Confectionery Business Unit. In 2000, after a short period at international headquarters in Vevey, he returned to Indonesia where he was promoted to market head of Indonesia in March 2003. In April 2005, Nandu Nandkishore became market head of Nestlé Philippines, which he ran very successfully until October 2009, when he returned to international headquarters to take up the role of Global Business Head, Infant Nutrition.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nestlé Philippines "I Choose Wellness" - STAY HEALTHY

By: Jocelyn Valle

A giant multinational food conglomerate exhorts everyone to keep fit.
Back in 1990, recalls Nestle Philippines, Inc. (NPI) Chairman and CEO John Martin Miller, he never saw any overweight person in Southeast Asia. At that time, the Englishman had just moved from the Middle East, where he worked for another company.

"Now, (obesity) is a growing problem," he laments, believing that it's been caused by the less healthy aspects of the Western diet that has crept into the eating habits of Asians. "This is why nutrition and wellness is very important to us (at Nestle). We want to help people to live a healthy lifestyle so people don't get obese and get diabetic.
The consumer-goods manufacturing giant has found an effective tool in accomplishing this goal in its annual campaign, I Choose Wellness Expo, which this year took place on July 3 and 4 at SM Megamall.

Celebrity Recipes plus Lifestyle attended the opening and experienced the overwhelmingly positive response of the public. For starters, long lines already formed outside the venue's entrance even before the event started at 10 a.m. And while inside, they eagerly checked out the booths that either rendered healthcare services like a free cholesterol check, hosted fun games or handed out samples of Nestle products. Never mind if they had to inch their way across the thick crowd to their next stop and stand in line each time they get there, achieving wellness was the rule of the day.

"So I think that's a big change that's taking place now," exclaims the NPI's head over lunch, after he cut the ceremonial ribbon and gave the opening remarks. "I think people have certainly become conscious of the need to lead healthy lifestyles."

In essence, it's just like going back to our gastronomic roots. Filipinos, Mr.Miller has observed, share the tradition of going to the wet market every morning to get the freshest produce with those from neighboring countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. It is also one activity that he enjoys doing with his wife, who's Malaysian of Cantonese lineage.
"Food is not only about nutrition; it's about the family, it's about the commonalities. People come together around the table. This is why food marketing is so basic," he states, adding that he's aware of the merienda culture in the country that has made easting five times a day the norm. "In England, we always talk about the weather. Here, people always say, 'Have you eaten yet?'"

It was small wonder then that the cooking demos were a huge hit at the expo. One of our columnists, Chef Tess Galang Sutilo, (she writes 'Hits') shared a couple of easy-to-prepare recipes like fresh fruits in cinnamon pandan sugar syrup and multi-layered dip.

Mr.Miller shares that Nestle products like Maggi Magic Sarap work in harmony with fresh produce that Filipinos are accustomed to find in the wet market. He also expresses amazement at how Milo, Nescafe and Nestea have become a big part of every Pinoy's day-to-day life since the global conglomerate entered the local market 99 years ago.

And Nestle makes its presence here even stronger by investing P4.3 billion over two years for a new factory to be built on a 27-hectare site in Tanauan, Batangas. It will not only serve its purpose of producing Coffee-mate non-dairy creamer and Bear Brand powdered milk drink but it will also create much-needed jobs. Now, that promises wellness for a lot of lives here.

Below is an exciting recipe from Chef Tess of the Julius Maggi Kichen.

FRESH FRUITS IN CINNAMON PANDAN SUGAR SYRUP

Ingredients:

1  cup water
2  pcs. pandan leaves tied in a knot
1/2  cup sugar
1/2 cup bottled cherries, drained, sliced into halves
1 pc. red apple, skin on & cube
1 pc. pear, skin pn & cube
1/2 cup green seedless grapes
1/2  cup red seedless grapes
1 (250mg) Nestle all purpose cream, chilled
 cashew nuts, coarsely crushed
 cinnamon powder


Procedure:

Make pandan syrup by boiling pandan leaves in water with sugar. Boil until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool. In a bowl,combine all fruits and toss into the pandan syrup. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Line individual containers with crushed cashew nuts. Scoop fruit mixture on top of fruits. Top with a dollop of cream and dust with cinnamon powder before serving.

SOURCE: Celebrity Recipes plus Lifestyle (September-October Issue)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nestle Philippines 3rd Mega DC Opens in Mindanao


Nestlé Philippines culminated its vision of streamlining its distribution centers from 27 DCs to three mega DCs with the opening of the Cagayan Distribution Center, its 3rd and newest DC, on June 2, 2010. It is the product of a three-way partnership among Nestlé Philippines Inc., Fast Services Corporation, and One Stop Logistics Solutions Inc.



Chairman and CEO John Martin Miller together with Zone AOA Supply Chain Head Mark Jones, Supply Chain Director Jojit Aguilar, Fast Logistics Corporation President and CEO William Chiongbian II, Magsaysay Transport and Logistics President and CEO Doris Ho, and Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno led the ribbon cutting before guests and well-wishers proceeded to the grounds to listen to their messages.

“Today we open a very important component of our business model, the Cagayan Distribution Center. Nestlé Philippines stands on the threshold of its centenary, and as we look ahead to the next century, I believe that this facility will play an absolute integral role as we continue our mission to nourish and nurture generations of Filipino families,” said John in his welcome remarks.

In his message, Mark Jones underscored the importance of safety, quality, and consumers to the Company. He also wished CDC success in its goal to be the best DC in the Philippines, or even in the Nestlé group. “I truly believe that with the passion, energy and drive that I know you have, one day, this facility can be the best in the Nestlé group.”

For his part, Jojit said, “A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In Nestlé, our mission is to make every link as strong as it can be. CDC is now a part of the Nestlé Supply Chain, and we commit to ensure it is always at its strongest.”

William Chiongbian added that the idea of three DCs “used to just be a dream, now the three mega warehouse concept of Nestlé has seen its fruition.”

Governor Moreno also took the stage to thank and welcome Nestlé Philippines to the region.

CDC is strategically located in Barangay Casinglot, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental in the island of Mindanao, 900 meters from the Mindanao International Container Terminal and around 7.6 kms from Cagayan de Oro Factory, the coffee production hub in the country and the ASEAN supply center for filled milk powder. The first two DCs, Meycauayan and Batino, are located in the main island of Luzon, where some two-thirds of the Philippine population of over 85 million live.

Occupying a total property size of 50,000 sqm, CDC is an L-type warehouse. It has 34 loading and unloading docks that can accommodate 30 to 50 trucks daily, hauling around 1.2 million cases of goods per month. The 12-meter high facility has a total capacity of 31,000 pallets that move in and out of the DC, supported by the latest technology. CDC is also equipped with 24/7 CCTV monitoring system to ensure continuity of everyday operations.

The groundbreaking and construction of CDC started in 2008. It was inaugurated in January 2010 with the slogan “Our 1st Leap Towards Best in Class Distribution Center”.

Part of CDC’s vision is to be the greenest and most environmentally friendly among Nestlé’s distribution centers in the Philippines. The DC integrates energy saving and environment conservation measures in its day-to-day operations by using energy efficient lamps, installing a rainwater collection system, and using waterless urinals, to name a few. Solar air-conditioning system is also used in the office general work area, which consumes up to 50% less energy than conventional air-conditioning units.

As Doris Ho enthused in her speech, “As CDC goes full blast with this grand opening today, we commit that we will exert all our energy and dedication to work with our Nestlé counterparts to make CDC the best and safest DC in the world!”

 
SOURCE: Nestle Family Balita (June 30, 2010)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nestlé Welcomes New Batch of Scholars

Chairman and CEO John Miller and EXECOM Members Gid Manuel, Edith de Leon, Peter Noszek, and Sandra Puno with the new batch of Nestlé scholars

Twenty-three new scholars have joined the roster of qualified employee children enjoying the benefits of the Nestlé Scholarship Program, now on its 14th year.


This brings to 393 the total of Nestlé Scholars today, with the most number coming from MAO (39%), followed by Cabuyao and Cagayan de Oro (22% each), Lipa (12%), and Pulilan (5%). The number of scholarship slots allotted to each site is based on the ratio and proportion of each site’s manpower count according to employee level.

The new scholars from MAO, Cabuyao, Lipa and Pulilan were awarded their Nestlé Scholarship certificates in simple ceremonies held at the Nestlé Center training rooms on June 1, 2010. Chairman and CEO John Miller, assisted by Corporate HR Director Gid Manuel, Finance & Control Director Peter Noszek, Communications Director Sandra Puno, and Corporate Affairs Director Edith de Leon, presented the certificates to the new scholars and their parents.

In his message, Chairman and CEO John Miller underscored how the Nestlé Scholarship Program demonstrates the value that NPI gives to education. “Although you are very young, you have already exhibited the passion for education,” John told the new batch of scholars. “The most important gift you will ever receive is education. As Nestlé scholars, you are role models, the future leaders of the Philippines. Well done to each and everyone of you.”

John also lauded the parents of the scholars. “Congratulations, parents. You are role models as well.”

The event also marked the first time that the Nestlé Scholarship Program awarding ceremony was held at a central location for all Luzonbased work sites. Corporate Learning & Development Head Mitzie Antonio explained, “We decided to have just one awarding for all Luzon-based worksites here at MAO to allow our new scholars and their parents the opportunity to meet our EXECOM.”

CDO held its Nestlé Scholarship Program awarding ceremony on June 26 at the factory. Grade 5 student Hendrich Namoca, son of Pulilan HR Executive Hope Namoca, led the opening prayer where he thanked the Lord “for giving us the best parents who always guide us in everything we do, showing us love and support.”

In her closing prayer, Grade 2 student Angela Paderes, the 7-year old daughter of Cabuyao Factory’s Ethel Paderes, thanked the Lord for the blessing, and urged fellow scholars to “study well to make our parents proud of us.”

Employee-parent representative from Sales Control, Joy Ginez, mother of new scholar Isabelle Beatriz, expressed her gratitude to the Nestlé family for the recognition given to employees’ children through the program. “This is a concrete example of Creating Shared Value. Rest assured that your investment in our scholars is an investment for their future.”

Started in 1996, the Nestlé Scholarship Program recognizes the academically outstanding children of Nestlé employees, in order to inspire and motivate them to continue to excel in their studies. Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable every year, provided the student-scholar maintains an annual Grade Point Average of 85% or its equivalent, with no failing marks or incomplete grade in any subject. The employee-parent of the scholar must likewise be of good standing in the Company, with no records of unexcused absence, violation of the rule on tardiness, and suspension.

Nestlé scholars in grade school and high school get a company assistance of PhP 16,000 annually, while college and vocational scholars receive a yearly assistance of PhP 25,000.

“We welcome the new batch of Nestlé scholars, and wish them all the best as they strive to continue to excel in the school year 2010-2011. We hope that our Nestlé scholars will serve as an inspiration to students out there to value their education and study hard to achieve excellence,” Gid said.

SOURCE: Nestle Family Balita (June 30, 2010)