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Fortune: Nestlé's Brabeck: We have a "huge advantage" over big pharma in creating medical foodsupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 14:14:00

Nestlé is the biggest food company in the world, with a market cap of roughly 191 billion Swiss francs -- which is more than 200 billion U.S. dollars. To reach its size, the company has spread well past the iconic chocolate bar that comes to the mind of the American consumer and even past the powdered milk and coffee products that made it famous elsewhere in the world. In fact, Nestlé has over 29 brands that earn upwards of a billion Swiss francs for the company every year.

Nestle issues voluntary recall of frozen dinnerupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 20:19:00

Nestle Prepared Foods Co. on Tuesday announced a voluntary recall of a frozen spaghetti and meatballs dinner it manufacturers which may be contaminated with pieces of red plastic.

Davos explainer: What is the 'new reality' faced by the world?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 09:21:00

The global economic crisis exposed fault lines in our capitalist system with such ferocity that even the most optimistic of analysts struggled to predict when -- or even whether -- a full recovery was possible.

Fortune: Taking the social media plunge: Learning to let goupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 14:09:00 has a great collection of corporate mission statements. I recently used its search function to find examples of companies that prominently and publicly state something close to "people are our most important asset."

Fortune: Big food is trying to become big pharmaupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 14:41:00

Nestle, the maker of Hot Pockets and Haagen Dazs, says they are concerned about the health of their customers. So the world's largest food company has created two new entities: Nestle Health Science S.A. and the Nestle Institute of Health Science. They will concern themselves with finding "cost effective ways to prevent and treat acute and chronic diseases in the 21st century," the company announced last month.

Fortune: Novartis' $50 billion deal for Alcon: The big squeezeupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 12:32:00

On Monday, Alcon, the world's largest eyecare company, held a emergency board meeting in a cramped conference room at a non-descript business center in Zug, Switzerland. Only four or five reporters attended, and ten of the fifteen chairs reserved for shareholders sat vacant. The conclave lasted just 45 minutes.

People posing, and talking, as their pets on Facebookupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 09:42:00

There's nothing too unusual about the way Shiva Lingham starts her day. After a quick breakfast, she goes upstairs and crawls into her mom's unmade bed.

Fortune: The world's new economic landscapeupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 09:20:00

On July 1, Nestlé, a company with no experience in retailing and even less in shipbuilding, launched a 90-foot-long barge on an 18-day journey up the Amazon River in Brazil. The barge -- called Nestlé Até Você a Bordo, or Nestlé Takes You Onboard -- is stocked with more than 300 Nestlé brands, including Leche Ideal (enhanced powdered milk), Maggi (soups and seasonings), and, of course, Nescafé (the world's leading instant coffee). Small, low-priced packages of each will be showcased in river ports that are home to 800,000 Brazilians who usually travel by boat, if at all. "We are going to pick up the customer where he is," Ivan Zurita, CEO of Nestlé Brasil, has said.

Fortune: Nestlé: Tailoring products to local nichesupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 10:18:00

Nestlé: Famous maker of chocolate, coffee -- and the world's biggest producer of halal food for Muslims? Another surprise: that the company managed to gain market share in most business segments in a recession -- largely because of the scope of its offerings. Nestlé isn't just the biggest producer of halal food (which conforms with Islamic dietary law) in the world; it's the biggest producer of food, period (ahead of Kraft), with 2009 revenue of $99 billion. While its scale is enormous -- 1.2 billion people buy its products daily, and 28 of its brands bring in more than 1 billion Swiss francs (about $870 million) annually -- one of its strengths is not thinking like a behemoth.

Social media can help save the planet, says Greenpeace bossupdated: Mon May 24 2010 23:06:00

Greenpeace is well-known for taking direct action in the name of saving the environment, but key to its campaigning now is the collective power of the Internet and social media, says Greenpeace's executive director, Kumi Naidoo.

Greenpeace vs. Nestleupdated: Mon May 24 2010 23:06:00

Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo talks about his organization's successful campaign to stop deforestation.

Greenpeace, Nestlé in battle over Kit Kat viralupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 04:28:00

A video clip which shows an office worker opening a Kit Kat chocolate bar and finding an orangutan's finger has been re-posted on video-sharing Web site YouTube, a day after it was removed at the request of food giant Nestlé.

Indonesia's climate crisisupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 04:28:00

Destruction of Indonesia's forests could have drastic effects on climate change. CNN's Arwa Damon reports

Nestle reopens Zimbabwe factoryupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 14:31:00

Nestle, one of the world's largest food companies, has reopened its factory in Zimbabwe after receiving assurances from the government that its business will not be interfered with again, an official with the Swiss-based company said Tuesday.

Buffett criticizes Kraft's bid for Cadburyupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 09:14:00

Kraft's fresh bid for suffered a double blow Tuesday as the improved offer was dismissed by the British candy company and criticized by billionaire investor Warren Buffett who controls an influential stake in the U.S. food giant.

CNNMoney: Cadbury rejects Kraft's 'derisory' bidupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 07:51:00

Kraft Foods made a fresh bid for British candy company Cadbury Tuesday shortly after announcing the sale of its U.S. pizza business to Nestle.

Nestle shuts Zimbabwe factory, citing intimidationupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:17:00

Nestle, one of the world's largest food companies, has shut down a factory in Zimbabwe after a dispute with the government, it announced Wednesday.

Cookie dough inquiry nearly over, but without answersupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 17:29:00

The investigation of the E. coli outbreak linked to Nestle Toll House cookie dough is nearly over, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The cause of the contamination has not been identified.

Cookie dough E. coli outbreak grows, CDC saysupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 19:09:00

The toll of the nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to tainted cookie dough has continued to mount, federal health authorities said Tuesday.

FDA sources: Proof of E. coli bacteria found at Nestle plantupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 19:16:00

Federal investigators at the Nestle USA plant in Danville, Virginia, have found evidence of E. coli bacteria in an unopened package of raw chocolate chip cookie dough, two sources at the Food and Drug Administration told CNN Monday.

Likely fallout from cookie-dough illnesses: more than 200 layoffsupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 18:53:00

A Nestle plant linked to an outbreak of illness has been shut temporarily, and the company said Monday that it expects to lay off more than 200 workers as a result.

Toll House cookie dough recalled, linked to E. coliupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 14:34:00

Two federal agencies warned consumers Friday not to eat raw Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. Taiwan: Melamine Found in Nestle Milk Powderupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 06:00:00

Tests in Taiwan have found minor doses of the industrial chemical melamine in milk powders produced in China by the European food giant Nestle, and those products are being withdrawn

Almost 13,000 Chinese children sickened by tainted milkupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 23:41:00

The number of children sickened by suspected melamine-tainted milk products in China has more than doubled and apparently spread beyond mainland China -- raising fears that the impact of the tainted products could be more widespread that initially thought.

Fortune: Meet Google's Willy Wonkaupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 09:49:00

Good thing Google has an on-site dentist. One of the sweetest perks - literally - enjoyed by employees at the company's Mountain View, Calif. headquarters is the unlimited supply of bite-sized chocolates found in its well-stocked cafeterias.

No drugs down toiletupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 13:05:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about how you should be disposing of prescription medications to keep them out of the water supply.

Fortune: Nestlé's CEO to Wall Street: I did it my wayupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 10:01:00

After 11 years at the helm, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe will soon step down as chief executive of Nestlé, the world's largest food company, whose brands include Nescafé, Jenny Craig, Gerber and Poland Spring, San Pellegrino, Stouffer's and Maggi. It hasn't all been plain sailing, as the world economy has had to deal with the Asia crisis, the bursting of the tech bubble and 9/11.

European shares remain flatupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 01:48:00

European shares closed virtually unchanged after a volatile session on Tuesday as concerns about the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis continued to haunt the market.

Profits up for Nestleupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 06:12:00

Profits up for Nestle

CNNMoney: Pepsi says Aquafina is tap waterupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 05:26:00

Pepsi-Cola announced Friday that the labels of its Aquafina brand bottled water will be changed to make it clear the product is tap water.

CNNMoney: PepsiCo., Nestle reportedly explored mergerupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 04:16:00

PepsiCo Inc. and Nestle explored a merger earlier this year but a number of complications got in the way of a deal, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

CNNMoney: Coke considers swallowing Snappleupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 23:41:00

Coca-Cola Co. is evaluating whether to make a bid for Snapple, the iced tea division owned by Cadbury Schweppes Plc, as part of Coke's push into tea-based drinks, Coke Chief Executive E. Neville Isdell told Reuters.

Fortune: Bottled water: No longer cool?updated: Tue Apr 24 2007 15:47:00

Recently, I stopped by my neighborhood Exxon station to conduct a price test. A 20-ounce bottle of Aquafina water cost $1.57, including tax. A 20-ounce bottle of Pepsi also cost $1.57. Regular gas sold for $3.05 a gallon.

Fortune: Better eating through genomicsupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 16:42:00

Wandering through the aisles of the local grocery store, one can't help but notice the number of everyday food products that now feature some added health benefit.

CNNMoney: Techs lead the chargeupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 09:29:00

Technology led a broader stock advance Thursday morning, as investors set aside concerns about higher oil prices and instead focused on upbeat earnings from the bank sector and a surprisingly large drop in weekly jobless claims.

Fortune: Nestlé ranks No. 53 on FORTUNE's 2006 Global 500updated: Thu Sep 21 2006 09:59:00

Nestlé ranks no. 53 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $74.7 billion in revenues, up 6.9% from the previous year. The Vevey, Switzerland-based company was ranked no. 43 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $6.4 billion, up 18.7% from a year earlier. 2005 was a banner year for most Global 500 companies.

World markets open for investorsupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 01:19:00

Global brand names like Coca-Cola and Nestle have been part of people's lives for decades, but it is only in the last few years that people living outside the United States or Switzerland have been able to invest easily in these companies.

CNNMoney: Stocks charge out of the gateupdated: Mon Jun 19 2006 08:55:00

Stocks opened higher Monday morning, as investors expressed some optimism on day without economic readings.

Fortune: Judged by a Jury of Their Peersupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 15:48:00

The highest compliment is to be admired by one's peers. So rising to the top of one of the 28 industry groups in the World's Most Admired Companies rankings is good reason to break out the champagn...

Fortune: Going Globalupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 11:10:00

For hundreds of years, since the rise of the world's first multinational corporations, there was no such thing as a global market. At the British East India Co. or United Fruit, it was all about th...

Fortune: How admired companies find the best talentupdated: Thu Feb 23 2006 09:58:00

No doubt about it: The battle for talent is heating up. More companies are hiring, especially at the middle manager level, where the Bureau of Labor Statistics now says unemployment has fallen to 2%, its lowest rate in five years.

'Contaminated' baby formula seizedupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 07:09:00

Swiss food maker Nestle said it had recalled baby formula thought to be contaminated with an ink used in labeling cartons from stores in four European countries, but said there was no risk to health.

CNNMoney: Nestle sales top forecastsupdated: Thu Oct 20 2005 05:44:00

Nestle SA said Thursday that nine-month sales rose nearly 5% as it passed along costs to consumers and sold more bottled water and instant coffee.

CNNMoney: Food makers ease focus on kidsupdated: Wed Jan 26 2005 06:53:00

Major food manufacturers are pulling back on new products aimed at children, according to a published report, as companies may be getting gun-shy about criticism about unhealthy snacks.

Fortune: TROUBLED WATERS AT PERRIERupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 00:01:00

WHEN PERRIER'S management put bottles of Badoit Rouge in the factory cafeteria in June, the union knew that war had been declared. Badoit Rouge had just been launched by rival Danone to go head-to-...

CNNMoney: General Mills jumps on takeover talkupdated: Fri Jun 04 2004 10:19:00

Shares of General Mills jumped three percent Friday on speculation that the company may be a takeover target of Nestle, even as the world's largest food company said it is not interested in a large acquisition.

CNNMoney: European markets take a hitupdated: Wed Apr 21 2004 15:31:00

Miners and tech issues pushed European shares to a lower close on Wednesday, but hints by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan that U.S. interest rate hikes may not be imminent helped the market partly trim its losses.

Fortune: Future Shock If you thought the past 50 years were a time of radical change, you ain't seen nothin'. Futurist updated: Mon Apr 05 2004 00:01:00

Who could have imagined in the mid-1950s all the wonders that have since come to pass? That scientists would decode the human genome, or clone a sheep? Or that we'd be carrying tiny phones that not...

Fortune: Springtime For Poland A class-action suit raises questions: Does Poland Spring water come from springs? And can you drown lawyerupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 00:01:00

If you've had a sip of Poland Spring Natural Spring Water over the past seven years, then you, like me, are a plaintiff in a class-action suit that recently settled. (Congratulations!) If you have ...

CNNMoney: Europe finishes mostly lowerupdated: Wed Feb 04 2004 14:38:00

Sliding technology and media stocks knocked European blue-chips to three-week lows on Wednesday, amid concern that company profits have reached a plateau.

Money Magazine: Meals Without Wheels Some foods evoke a unique sense of place--but you can enjoy them anywhereupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

America is full of foods that are deeply woven into the fabric of their local regions while remaining virtually unknown in other parts of the country. But what if you don't have the time to travel ...

Business 2.0: The 101 Dumbest Moments In Business 2003 EDITIONupdated: Tue Apr 01 2003 00:01:00


Fortune: Crisis in a Coffee Cup The price of beans has crashed. Growers around the world are starving. And the quupdated: Mon Dec 09 2002 00:01:00

Nestled among the rugged hills of Vietnam's Central Highlands, 200 miles north of Ho Chi Minh City, Buon Ma Thuot is a remote and isolated village in a remote and isolated land. The only road in an...

Fortune: Chewing Out the Food Industryupdated: Mon Feb 18 2002 00:01:00

Pork-barrel politics are nothing new to Marion Nestle. When she moved to Washington, D.C., in 1986 to help craft the first Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, she was told point-blank...

Fortune: Call Me Ice-Cream Crazyupdated: Mon Jan 07 2002 00:01:00

Hello. My name is Andy, and I'm an ice-cream freak. As in "Quick stop the car! There's a scoop shop!" Or "Honey, I'm just going to pick up five pints of Haagen-Dazs on my way home." Ice-cream compa...

Fortune: If You Liked Survivor... You'll love proxy season. In this episode, Larry gets a gigagrant, Steve gets a plane, updated: Mon May 28 2001 00:01:00

Money lust, skullduggery, comedy, mystery--these are the things I like to read about, same as everybody else. That's one reason, besides the shad and asparagus, that I love this time of year: It's ...

Fortune: How To Make A Frozen Lasagna (With Just $250 Million) Grocery-aisle rivals have turned partners in Transora, a updated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

It was March 2000, and 20 executives from staid consumer-goods makers like Kraft, Kellogg, and Nabisco were gathered over lunch at the trendy Tribeca Grill in New York City discussing how the Inter...

Fortune: Cold Front The tech bust put the big chill on dealmaking. Get ready for a frosty year.updated: Mon Feb 05 2001 00:01:00

There are three things on FORTUNE's mind at the end of January: Is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon really as good as everyone says? Why did Ricky Martin agree to sing at W.'s inauguration? And why h...

Fortune: Riding The Buyout Wave Submitted for your perusal: FORTUNE's first-ever list of potential takeover candidates updated: Mon Dec 18 2000 00:01:00

It seems like easy money: Observe the merger activity in a rapidly consolidating industry. Buy stock in the company most likely to be purchased by some heavyweight on a buying spree. Then kick back...

Fortune: Can Nestle Be The Very Best? So far, the world's largest food company has left archrival Unilever in the updated: Mon Nov 13 2000 00:01:00

Every summer Peter Brabeck, chief executive of Nestle, likes to climb Les Rochers de Naye, an Alpine peak he can see from his office in the small Swiss town of Vevey. "If you're in good shape, it t...

Fortune: Brewed At Yale, Honest Tea Thirsts For Successupdated: Mon Jul 10 2000 00:01:00

A chance encounter sparked my love affair with Honest Tea. As I browsed the refrigerator in a Washington, D.C., deli, the artsy label on a bottle of Decaf Ceylon piqued my interest. The taste won m...

Money Magazine: Hooray, U.S.A. There's nothing like travel to make an investor feel patriotic.updated: Tue Jun 01 1999 00:01:00

I've been spending a lot of time in Europe lately, writing about some of the same investing and personal-finance subjects I cover at money. And I've been shocked by the lousy deal small investors g...


About eight or nine years ago, I was strolling through my supermarket's spice aisle when a container of ground black pepper, sold under a brand name I no longer recall, caught my eye. It was very o...


If 1996's first quarter is any indication, emerging markets are back on mutual fund investors' dance cards: In January more than $1 billion was pumped into emerging markets equity funds, nearly one...

Fortune: NESTLE'S BRAND BUILDING MACHINE The Swiss powerhouse is racing across the developing world building brands, roads, farms, factorupdated: Mon Sep 19 1994 00:01:00

PRICE CHECK, Aisle Four! Frozen squid tentacles and Nescafe Cappuccino." If selling in the developing world sounds like a job for a man and a donkey, it's time to have a look at what's happening at...

Money Magazine: Five bargain stocks with bounce for '94 Our underpriced favorites offer moderate risks, plus the potentiupdated: Wed Dec 15 1993 00:01:00

Stock investors' best offense next year starts with a good defense. That's why our five picks for 1994 are all strong businesses that have temporarily fallen out of investors' good graces. Such sto...

Fortune: THE INSIDERupdated: Mon Nov 29 1993 00:01:00

SEEMS CBS star David Letterman (Mr. $42 Million) can't shake his love for fast driving. Letterman's friends worry he'll lose his license. Will CBS head Larry Tisch try to push a car and driver on D...

Fortune: THE PROS TELL WHERE TO INVEST Four of Wall Street's top money managers tell how they would invest $100,000 now. updated: Mon Oct 25 1993 00:01:00

CONGRATULATIONS, slugger, you hit a home run. Those 1,000 shares of Compusoar you bought two years ago went right over the wall. Now you've cashed out and are sitting on a cool $100,000, ready to s...

Fortune: EUROPE'S TOUGH NEW MANAGERS Driven by stiffer competition, a fresh generation is taking charge. They are as aggressive as the Amupdated: Mon Sep 06 1993 00:01:00

MARCO Tronchetti Provera got his job the old-fashioned way. At 28, he married into the Pirelli family, one of Italy's richest. A decade later he joined the family business, which is Europe's second...

Money Magazine: Where to put $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 or More Whether you are investing your first grand or tuning up a six-figure portfolio, herupdated: Thu Jul 01 1993 00:01:00

Investing will never be a completely worry-free endeavor, but these days the anxiety is running especially high. More than two years into an alleged recovery, the economy is still staggering, infla...

Fortune: L'OREAL AIMING AT HIGH AND LOW MARKETSupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

NIOSOME FACE CREAM to fight wrinkles is sold in exclusive, upscale beauty shops. Plenitude cream, for the same purpose, sells for one-sixth as much in supermarkets and discount stores. Both are bas...

Fortune: WHAT FREQUENT FLIERS KNOW They don't check luggage, of course, and they choose mind control over sleeping pills. They also have updated: Mon Jul 13 1992 00:01:00

ROBERT C. BOWEN, senior vice president of National Computer Systems, has spent as much as 70% of his work year in flight or zipping through airports. Don J. Gunther, an executive vice president for...

Fortune: EUROPE COOKS UP A CEREAL BRAWL Kellogg created the market. Then General Mills, with Nestle's clout, moved in. Global marketers cupdated: Mon Jun 03 1991 00:01:00

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS are at stake in a breakfast brawl shaping up in Europe. Kellogg built the cereal market from scratch, starting in the British Isles in the 1920s and on the Continent in the 1950...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page JUNE 3, 1991 VOL. 123, NO. 11 updated: Mon Jun 03 1991 00:01:00

MANAGING/COVER STORY 44 BRAINPOWER Intellectual capital is becoming corporate America's sharpest competitive weapon. The challenge is to find what you have -- and use it. by Thomas A. Stewart

Fortune: PRODUCTS TO WATCHupdated: Mon May 20 1991 00:01:00

PORTABLE WATER PURIFIER --Travelers to exotic locales no longer need fear waterborne scourges. Pur Inc., a division of Recovery Engineering in Minneapolis, has introduced an on- the-spot water puri...

Fortune: SHE'S KEEN ON THE TEEN SCENEupdated: Mon Jan 28 1991 00:01:00

Will the Simpsons be as big again this year? No way. The hot tickets in 1991: Texas, country music, white rapper Vanilla Ice, and, yes, tattoos (girls included). So says New Yorker Irma Zandl, 41, ...

Fortune: DEALS OF THE YEAR Lenders turned leery, and debt became a dirty word in 1990. Commonsense transactions backed by cash gave the nupdated: Mon Jan 28 1991 00:01:00

DEALMAKERS will remember 1990 as the year they made it home in time to kiss their children good night. But after toting up how much those kisses represent in lost business, they may long for the be...

Fortune: 'IRRATIONALITY IN THE PET FOOD BUSINESS' updated: Mon Oct 08 1990 00:01:00

Pet food is big business; otherwise gorillas such as Ralston Purina, Quaker Oats, Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle (Friskies brand), Grand Metropolitan (Alpo), and Mars (Pedigree) wouldn't be chasing cats...

Fortune: A NEW MASS MARKET EMERGES Rising income is creating a generation of eager consumers. But rapidly changing social updated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

JOE BACZKO is a toy salesman, not a demographer. But listen to sound bites from his spiel about why his company, Toys ''R'' Us, is going to knock them dead in Asia, and you get a good picture of th...

Fortune: PRODUCTS TO WATCHupdated: Mon Jun 18 1990 00:01:00

COLD CANNED COFFEE Beverage makers are peddling a new pick-me-up this summer: iced coffee in cans. Pokka, a Japanese soft-drink giant, has teamed up with California-based Original New York Seltzer ...

Money Magazine: CLARIFICATIONS updated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

-- Nestle, named Stock of the Month in the April Wall Street column, actually trades in the U.S. in two forms of American Depositary Receipts, each representing a different class of shares in the S...

Fortune: CAN ANYONE WIN THE COFFEE WAR? The lesson from the endless, almost comic, battle between Philip Morris's Maxwell House and P&ampupdated: Mon May 21 1990 00:01:00

WHAT HAPPENS when two extremely large, highly capable, well-financed corporations fight it out for preeminence in a commodity business like coffee? Think of two large men competing to see who can k...

Money Magazine: SOLID GOLD updated: Sun Apr 01 1990 00:01:00

Nestle. With a low P/E and huge cash flow, the diversified global food giant (OTC, $60) seems set for a sweet decade. Page 60

Money Magazine: Stock of the Month Nestle has a healthy appetite for growthupdated: Sun Apr 01 1990 00:01:00

''All of the world's major food companies are scrambling for footholds in Europe,'' says Mun Yee Chan, an analyst with Gruntal & Co. in New York City. ''But Nestle is already there.'' In instant co...


With profit outlooks souring at most companies and share prices jiggling like Jello, it takes a strong stomach to buy stocks. Among the exceptions are those of food companies, traditionally safe ha...

Fortune: ARE THESE THE NEW WARREN BUFFETTS? The dozen young investment managers you'll meet here are brainy, ethical, and good at making updated: Mon Oct 30 1989 00:01:00

Wouldn't you like to become partners with someone who would double your money every three to four years ad infinitum? To put it another way, wouldn't you like to invest with the next Warren Buffett...


A list of the world's 100 biggest industrial companies is a picture of the global economy -- and as this year's compilation shows, the picture is changing. The titans of 20th-century industry, moto...

Fortune: COMPANIES THAT COMPETE BEST These killers will do just about anything for another percentage point of market share. They will inupdated: Mon May 22 1989 00:01:00

CALL THEM market giants, dominant players, or, more viscerally, ''killer'' competitors: These are companies you don't want to come up against in your worst nightmare. In the businesses they're in, ...

Fortune: NESTLE SHOWS HOW TO GOBBLE MARKETS The world's No. 1 food company wrote the book on global expansion: Think long term, adapt proupdated: Mon Jan 16 1989 00:01:00

THE WORLD'S largest food company is showing a feisty will to stay on top. Boasts Nestle Chief Executive Helmut Maucher: ''We're No. 1 and we're rejoicing!'' Maucher has transformed the once letharg...

Fortune: A BRIGHT STAR BEHIND A PASSING CLOUDupdated: Mon Sep 26 1988 00:01:00

If you like endurance, consider Bristol-Myers. In 1987 the consumer products and drug company, known for such brands as Bufferin, Ban, and Clairol, celebrated not only its centennial but also 35 co...

Fortune: UNCOVERING MARS' UNKNOWN EMPIRE They are America's richest family, who got to be worth $12.5 billion by selling sweets and susteupdated: Mon Sep 26 1988 00:01:00

MARS INC. is the black hole of the packaged goods universe -- so powerful and large that it influences all the other objects in its system, yet so secretive and dense that not so much as a lumen of...


At management meetings Nestle executives munch candy bars, spoon yogurt, and bolt breakfast cereal. All are company products, of course, and arguments occasionally break out over the virtues of Cru...

Fortune: The WORLD'S 50 BIGGEST INDUSTRIAL CEOs They share awesome power, strong personalities, and the belief that they must delegate, cupdated: Mon Aug 03 1987 00:01:00

THE MEN on the following pages -- and yes, they are all men -- wield awesome power. They run the 50 biggest industrial companies in the world. They produced sales in 1986 of $1.3 trillion, some 50%...

Fortune: The fallout from Wall Street's Greedgateupdated: Mon Mar 16 1987 00:01:00

''Other shoes will drop,'' predicted Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman John Shad shortly after the SEC's stunning arrests of Richard Wigton, Robert Freeman, and Timothy Tabor on charges o...

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