Shrinkflation: Have you noticed package sizes are shrinking?
From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. Global consumer price inflation was up an estimated 7% in May, a pace that will likely continue through September, according to S&P Global. But almost every other big chain is now advertising “Party Size” Fritos Scoops that are 15.5 ounces — and more expensive. But it didn’t respond when asked why the 28-ounce version is more expensive. Likewise, Kimberly-Clark — which makes both Cottonelle and Kleenex — didn’t respond to requests for comment on the reduced package sizes.mlive.com
Morning jolt? Swiss find cocaine stash amid coffee bean bags
Swiss police say an investigation is underway after workers at a Nespresso factory in western Switzerland came upon 500 kilograms (over 1,100 pounds) of cocaine, with a street value of $50 million, as they unloaded coffee beans that had arrived by trainwashingtonpost.com
Morning jolt? Swiss find cocaine stash amid coffee bean bags
Swiss police say an investigation is underway after workers at a Nespresso warehouse in western Switzerland came upon 500 kilograms (over 1,100 pounds) of cocaine, with a street value of $50 million, as they unloaded coffee beans that had arrived by train.
Nestle selling North American bottled-water brands for $4.3B
Global food giant Nestle is selling its North American bottled-water brands for $4.3 billion to a pair of private-equity firms that hope to reinvigorate sales. Swiss-based Nestle said it intends to sharpen its focus on its international premium water brands, including Perrier, S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, which were not part of the deal. The new owners, meanwhile, hope to boost the bottled-water brands, which have seen slower sales growth in recent years. AdU.S. bottled-water sales have grown every year since the 2009 recession, as health-conscious consumers have switched away from sugary soft drinks. AdIn Maine, home to Poland Spring, a water rights group is worried that the new owners will backtrack on agreements with local communities.
Nestle opponent asks judge to overturn Michigan case dismissal
LANSING, MI — A Michigan water conservation group which has fought against groundwater withdrawals by Nestle has asked a judge to overturn a decision by Gov. The group claims EGLE encouraged MCWC to follow an administrative process that cost them $200,000 over two years before EGLE dismissed the case based on jurisdiction. In November, Clark ruled that EGLE lacked authority to hear challenges to such permits under state law and that the group’s case should have been filed in circuit court. The MWCW and the tribe could also file new litigation against Nestle or the state in circuit court if necessary, say attorneys. Related stories:Nestle water extraction permit appeal rejectedNestle wins legal challenge in MichiganWhy Nestle pays next to nothing for Michigan groundwaterHow Michigan water becomes a product inside Nestle plantIn Detroit, Nestle holds private meeting on future of waterMichigan township wins appeal in Nestle zoning lawsuitNestle announces $36M expansion of Gerber in MichiganMore pumping could harm wetlands, per Nestle studymlive.com
Pepperoni Hot Pockets recalled after reports of consumers finding glass, hard plastic inside
Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling pepperoni Hot Pockets because consumers reported finding pieces of glass and hard plastic inside the products. WASHINGTON – Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling pepperoni Hot Pockets because consumers reported finding pieces of glass and hard plastic inside the products. The frozen pepperoni Hot Pockets were produced from Nov. 13 through Nov. 26. They are recalling:54-oz carton packages containing 12 “Nestlé HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTERY CRUST” with a “BEST BEFORE FEB 2022” date and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614. Four consumer complaints of material in the pepperoni Hot Pocket.
Pepperoni Hot Pockets recalled over possibility of glass inside pocket
Nestle has announced a recall of more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets over concerns the pockets have been contaminated with “extraneous materials” according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The impacted Hot Pockets were produced from Nov. 13, 2020 through Nov. 16, 2020 and have a shelf life of up to 14 months. The recalled Hot Pockets have a best by date of Feb. 2022 and have following codes printed on the outside of the box:0318544624031954461403205446140321544614The impacted packages will also have “EST. Anyone who has purchased the recalled pockets is urged not to eat them and to return them to the store of purchase. The Hot Pockets were distributed to retailers nationwide.mlive.com
A Girl Scout calls out link to palm oil industry and child labor in Girl Scout cookies
Then her father made her quit school to help meet his high company targets on the palm oil plantation where she was born. A batch of palm oil tree seedlings prior to being planted on a newly developed palm oil plantation over cleared tropical forest land on Indonesia's Borneo island. SAMSUL SAID / Getty ImagesMany producers, Western buyers and banks belong to the 4,000-member Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, a global association that provides a green stamp of approval to those committed to dealing with palm oil that's been certified as ethically sourced. And Kellogg's, the parent company of Pop-Tarts, said it was committed to working with suppliers to source "fully traceable palm oil." Now 14, Olivia, who lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee, has started a petition to get palm oil removed from Girl Scout cookies.cbsnews.com
46 tons of Lean Cuisine meals recalled after complaints of plastic pieces
Forty-six tons of Lean Cuisine baked-chicken meals are being recalled after consumers complained about plastic in the products sold nationwide. The problem came to light the prior day after five complaints about the packaged meals manufactured on September 2 by Nestle, which believes the plastic pieces are from a plastic conveyor belt that broke while producing mashed potatoes in the meals. NestleThe recalled meals involve 8 5/8-ounce (244 grams) carton trays of Lean Cuisine baked chicken with "white meat chicken with stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes & gravy." The FSIS has not received any reports of injury or illness from consumption of the recalled products, and has advised those concerned to contact a health provider. The agency cautions that the recalled products might be sitting in consumers' freezers.cbsnews.com
Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken Meal products recalled after plastic found in meal
Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken Meal products produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 have been recalled. The FDA reported Saturday Nestlé is recalling approximately 92,206 pounds of LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken meal products after the company received multiple consumer complaints involving hard white plastic found in the products. The company believes pieces of a plastic conveyor belt that broke during production could be the cause. The baked chicken meal products were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020. (244g) carton trays of “LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken, white meat chicken with stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes and gravy” with a lot code of 0246595911 and “Best Before” date of October 2021.
Nestle, Cargill at high court in child labor case
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court seemed concerned Tuesday about the impact of siding with food giants Nestle and Cargill and ending a lawsuit that claims they knowingly bought cocoa beans from farms in Africa that used child slave labor. The court was hearing arguments in the case by phone because of the coronavirus pandemic. Both Nestle and Cargill say they have taken steps to combat child slavery and have denied any wrongdoing. Alito, for his part, was also skeptical about this particular case against Nestle and Cargill. Cargill and Nestle are asking the court to take another step and rule out suits against U.S. companies.
State dismisses case challenging Nestle’s water withdrawal permit in Michigan
A 2018 case challenging Nestle’s permit to extract Michigan water and sell it for a profit has been dismissed by the state’s environmental department on Friday. Residents have also shown outrage over the company taking Michigan water almost for free and turning it into a huge profit. In 2018, residents told Local 4 that the creek was thriving a few years ago, but things have changed because of the water Nestle is pumping out. In an effort to ramp up the legal fight against Nestle’s use of Michigan water, environmental groups requested that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel step in back in July of this year. Our water use in Michigan ranks us far down on the list of the state’s top water users.
Groups call on attorney general to stop Nestle from taking Michigan water for huge profit
LANSING, Mich. – Environmental groups are calling on the attorney general to stop Nestle from taking Michigan water almost for free and turning it into a huge profit. Residents were outraged when Nestle struck a deal that allowed it to pump 1.1 million gallons of water per day from Michigan for a total of $200 per year. The debate over Pure Michigan water and Nestle is raging on, and now Attorney General Dana Nessel is being asked to get in on the fight. It’s time to put a stop to this violation of the public trust mandate of our constitution.”Environmentalists said they can tell damage has been done from Nestle pumping water out to bottle at the pumping sight near Evart, Michigan. Local 4 Consumer Investigator Hank Winchester reached out to Nessel for her reaction.
Court could end claims Nestle, Cargill abetted child labor
The Alien Tort Statute, adopted in part to deal with piracy claims, went unused for most of American history. In 2013, the justices ruled that people or entities sued under the Alien Tort Statute must have a real connection to the United States. Two years ago, the court held that foreign businesses cannot be sued under the law. In the current case, the American arm of Switzerland-based Nestle and the agribusiness concern Cargill are asking the court to rule out suits against U.S. companies as well. Cargill and Nestle say they have taken steps to combat forced child labor.
Impossible Foods slashes wholesale prices by 15%
A sandwich made with plant-based pork product is served at the Impossible Foods Inc. booth during CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Impossible Foods is slashing wholesale prices on its products by 15% on average. In January, Restaurant Brands International's Burger King added the meatless Impossible Whopper to its 2 for $6 promotion. It is unclear how Impossible's price cuts for distributors will impact what consumers pay for an Impossible Burger in restaurants. Nestle, Perdue and Tyson Foods have rolled out their own plant-based meat products in recent months.cnbc.com
Coronavirus spreads faster outside China as fears of U.S. impact hit markets
U.S. health authorities, managing 59 cases so far - mostly Americans repatriated from a cruise ship in Japan - have said a global pandemic is likely. It said only 10 new cases were reported in China on Tuesday outside Hubei. Chinas National Health Commission reported 78,064 total confirmed cases in mainland China, with a death toll up 52 to 2,715. There have been nearly 50 deaths outside China, including 12 in Italy and 19 in Iran, according to a Reuters tally. (Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus here)feeds.reuters.com
Germany 'heading for epidemic' as virus spreads faster outside China
While radical quarantining measures have helped to slow the rate of transmission in China, elsewhere it is accelerating. The World Health Organization (WHO) said China had reported 411 new cases on Tuesday - against the 427 logged in 37 other countries. The WHO says the outbreak peaked in China around Feb. 2, after measures that included isolating Hubei province. The WHO said only 10 new cases were reported in China on Tuesday outside Hubei. There have been nearly 50 deaths outside China, including 12 in Italy and 19 in Iran, according to a Reuters tally.feeds.reuters.com
Kellogg's Incogmeato to launch vegan bratwurst and Italian sausage
Kellogg's Incogmeato line will introduce meatless pork products this summer, following the lead of Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. Ahead of the March launch for the burgers, Ingcogmeato unveiled two new products: bratwurst and Italian sausage. Like the Incogmeato burgers, the bratwurst and sausage will be found in grocery stores alongside the products they're imitating. Incogmeato also plans to offer imitations of chicken nuggets and tenders but has not provided more detail on their release dates. While pork is the most consumed meat around the world, it is only the third-most consumed meat in the United States, falling behind chicken and beef.cnbc.com
Nestle's plan to reinvigorate bottled water growth includes caffeinated water
A woman pushes her shopping cart down the bottled water aisle at a supermarket in Los Angeles, California on March 15, 2018. As bottled water's sales growth flattens, the world's largest bottled-water maker is betting on new products to try to make water exciting again. New products from Nestle slated for 2020 launches include an energy water drink and mineral-infused bottled waters. In March, Coca-Cola plans to launch AHA, flavored sparkling water with caffeine. Unlike traditional sports drinks, Nestle Pure Life Plus will come without artificial sweeteners or sugar.cnbc.com
Cravings: Hungry For More Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Breakfast Bake Recipe
Is this show-stopping morning meal from Chrissy Teigen's latest cookbook 'Cravings: Hungry for More' worth the effort? In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, half-and-half, mustard, cayenne, and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and teaspoon black pepper. Grease a 913-inch baking dish with butter (plus another smaller pan) and arrange the bagel mixture in the dishes. Nestle the cream cheese chunks in all around the pan (they can be peeking out). Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Uncover the dish and sprinkle with the remaining cup each Gruyre and cheddar.metroparent.com
State Court of Appeals rules against Nestl's bottled water operation in Osceola Twp.
click to enlarge Joel McCartan / Shutterstock.comScore one for the environmentalists. Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, accused the department of "hanging a 'For Sale' sign on Michigans abundant water resources." "As an initial matter, the circuit court's conclusion that plaintiff's commercial water-bottling operation is an 'essential public service' is clearly erroneous," the judges said. A private company selling bottled water is not an essential public service.The fight isn't over. Nestl can next ask for the property to be re-zoned, or take the case to the Michigan Supreme Court.metrotimes.com
Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is August 4
Copyright 2019 CNN(CNN) - It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, when we celebrate the gooey, melty, nourish-your-soul goodness of this American staple. A Google search for "chocolate chip cookie recipe" yields more than 2.2 million results, each boasting of being the "best ever." The classic Nestle chocolate chip cookie originates from a tale of chance at a lodge in Whitman, Massachusetts -- the Toll House Inn -- owned by Ruth Wakefield and her husband. The chocolate chip cookie, originally called the "Toll House Crunch Cookie," recipe was published in a Boston newspaper and quickly became one of America's favorites, according to Nestle. The chocolate chip cookie has been replicated many different ways over the years -- crunchy, soft, thick, thin, nuts, no nuts.
Nestle introduces a new kind of chocolate
CNN(CNN) - Nestle has introduced a new chocolate bar without added sugar, as the company tries to stay ahead of changing consumer tastes and trends. The 70% dark chocolate bar is made using the entire cacao fruit, including the pulp around the cacao bean that is typically thrown away. Using a new patented technique, Nestle is turning the pulp into a powder and adding that to chocolate as a sweetener instead of refined sugar. Although the new bar contains the fruit-derived fructose, regular chocolate bars are loaded with sucrose, an unhealthier type of sugar. Still, Satrini said the new bar is better for you compared to a regular KitKat bar because it's 70% dark chocolate, which contains more health benefits than other chocolate types like milk chocolate.
Nestle to sell a chocolate made without added sugar
For chocolate lovers around the world, a new invention by Nestle cuts out added sugar so that customers can enjoy its 70% dark chocolate with less guilt. The Swiss multinational company's new "Cacao Fruit Chocolate" will be made wholly from cacao fruit with white cacao pulp as a natural sweetener. A new cacao fruit juice with lime granita, which also features the cacao pulp, will be available even earlier, on July 18, at the KitKat Chocolatory Ginza store. The cacao fruit chocolate will be priced at 400 yen ($3.70) while the cacao fruit juice will cost 750 yen ($6.93). In March 2018, the company released Milkybar Wowsomes in Ireland and the United Kingdom its first chocolate bar to use "new sugar reduction technology," which advertised 30% less sugar.cnbc.com
Nestle Introduces New Chocolate Bar
(CNN) Nestle has introduced a new chocolate bar without added sugar, as the company tries to stay ahead of changing consumer tastes and trends. The Swiss company announced Tuesday a new KitKat bar that distills its sweet flavor from a cocoa fruit without any added refined sugar. The 70% dark chocolate bar is made using the entire cacao fruit, including the pulp around the cacao bean that is typically thrown away. Although the new bar contains the fruit-derived fructose, regular chocolate bars are loaded with sucrose, an unhealthier type of sugar. Still, Satrini said the new bar is better for you compared to a regular KitKat bar because its 70% dark chocolate, which contains more health benefits than other chocolate types like milk chocolate.detroit.cbslocal.com
Watch: New humanoid robot helps Nestle sell coffee machines
Watch: New humanoid robot helps Nestle sell coffee machines Nestle Japan will introduce humanoid robots at shops to promote the sales of its coffee machines. Starting in November the company plans to place about 1,000 of the robots in home appliance stores across Japan.cbsnews.com