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 Groundbraking 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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Thursday, November 18, 2010

NESTLE SORBETES 3in1 Birthday ng Bayan


YOU ARE INVITED!

What: Nestle Sorbetes Birthday ng Bayan
When: November 21, 2010, Sunday; 1PM-5PM
Where: Paltao Covered Court, Pulilan, Bulacan

If it's your birthmonth, bring Birth Certificate or ID with birthdate. First 150 celebrants to register will get loot bag and free Nestlé Sorbetes 3in1 Ice Cream. There will be parlor games, magic show, and raffle.

COME,JOIN, HAVE FUN AND CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY
WITH NESTLE SORBETES 3IN1!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Julius Maggi Kitchen - November Activities


October just went by so quickly. It's November and we can already feel the stress of the coming holiday season. Sale in every mall, traffic in every corner and lots and lots of people going round and round looking for gifts for their special someone, families and friends. Before we get drowned by the excitement of the holiday spirit, let me invite you to attend a free cooking demo and a free lifestyle idea session at the Julius Maggi Kitchen here in Rockwell.

In our cooking demos we will not only showcase good food that our featured Asian Country, Indonesia, is famous for but we will also show you how to put nice designs in lowly plain colorful shirts.

Please find schedule of events below. Our featured brand is NESTLÉ Confectionery so expect a yummy dessert using Nestlé chocolates.

For our schedule of activities this November, please see below:

- FREE: Going Around Asia – Inspiring Indonesia
- Lifestyle Session: T-shirt Designing and Printing

November 16, 18, 20, 23, 25 and 27 from 1:00 – 4:30PM

All Nestlé Club Members are eligible to join the following raffle and promos by doing one of the following:

- Member-Get-Member (MGM) Promo. Invite friends who are not yet members of the Nestlé Club. The first person to arrive with the most number of invitees will win a token.
- Lucky Member Raffle. All Nestlé Club members who attend the cooking demo are eligible to join this raffle.
- Brand of the Month Raffle. Bring labels of the featured brand/s of the month and lucky entries could win in this raffle. Just write your name, address, and signature at the back of the label and submit entry to the organizers during the demo. This month’s featured brand is NESTLÉ Confectionery.

Don’t miss these very timely, useful, and exciting activities this November at the Julius Maggi Kitchen, Ground Floor, Nestlé Center, 31 Plaza Drive Rockwell Center, Makati City.

Reservations start on November 2. To reserve a slot, please call the Julius Maggi Kitchen at 898-6393 from Mon–Sat, 8:30AM – 5:30PM or log on to http://www.nestle.com.ph/recipe/jmk/whatscooking_reserve.html and click Reserve a Slot button. Please refrain from bringing children below 12 years old.

HAPPY COOKING!

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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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nestle Sorbetes 3in1: Birthday ng Bayan

WHAT: Nestle Sorbetes 3in1: Birthday ng Bayan
WHEN: October 17, 2010, Sunday; 1PM-5PM
WHERE: Graciano Lopez, Jaena Park (Jaro Plaza), Iloilo City

If it's your birthmonth, bring Birth Certificate or ID with birthdate.First 150 celebrants to register will get loot bag and free Nestle Sorbetes 3in1 Ice Cream. There will be parlor games, magic show, and raffle.

COME, JOIN, HAVE FUN AND CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY
WITH NESTLE SORBETES 3in1!

Nestle Philippines TV Commercial: Milo "Little Oro"




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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nestle Philippines: Milo "Grab 'N Go 'N Win" Augmented Reality Promo with 7-Eleven


1. Enjoy your MILO Grab 'N Go!
2. Get your Augmented Reality Card FREE with every MILO Grab 'N Go you buy from 7-ELEVEN.
3. Get a chance to win cool stuff!
4. Log on to the MILO Grab 'N Go Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/milo.ph
5. Make sure you have access to a webcam!
6. Hold up the card with the MILO logo facing the webcam.
7. Get ready for a surprise!
8. You even get a souvenir photo!
9. Tell all your friends about it!
10. Tag them!

Grab 'N Go 'N Win with MILO!

For full mechanics, go to http://www.facebook.com/milo.ph
Promo Period: October 6 - November 4, 2010
Redeem prizes until November 19, 2010

Per DOH-FDA Permit No. 1050, Series of 2010.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Winema with CHUCKIE

NESTLE Chuckie, the first brand to tie-up with SM Cinemas'Winema, recently launched two new interactive cinema games for the whole family featuring Chuckie in the special screening of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's "Despicable Me" at SM Megamall Cinema.

The event was attended by kids, parents Nestle Chuckie buddies and Chuckie himself! Kids can now look forward to weekends of movie fun and excitement at SM Megamall, SM North Edsa and SM MOA with the Winema games from Nestle Chuckie.


Seen in photo are Casey Pichel (Chuckie Brand Activations), Kristy Tesoro (Chuckie Consumer Marketing manager), Peter Hortaleza (regional sales manager - Key Accounts), Shahab Bachani (business executive manager - Liquid Beverages and Creamy Delights Business Unit), Peter Noszek (finance director), Edith de Leon (corporate affairs head), and Ruth Novales (Marketing Events Head).

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

‘Queen of the Road’ Delos Santos hailed as champion at 34th National MILO Marathon Regional Races in General Santos

Cebu City’s acclaimed ‘Queen of the Road,’ Mary Grace delos Santos lorded over the 21 K races at the MILO Marathon held at General Santos’ National Oval Plaza last July 24, 2010.


Delos Santos is gearing up to bag the 2010 National MILO Marathon championship after placing second last year to Christabel Martes. During last Sunday’s races, the Zamboanga-based runner finished at 1:21:15 and bested her personal record of 1:24:00.

Delos Santos enjoyed a wide lead against rivals, Mona Liza Ambasa and Cynthia Jaro who finished at 1:30:10 and 1:36:39 respectively. At fourth place was Jeaneth de Asis who clocked in 1:58:20 followed by Liezl Diaz who finished at 2:06:44.

On the men’s side, 2009 Milo Marathon Davao Regional leg champion Joselito Dugos bagged first place with a finish of 1:13:07, cutting 2 minutes off his record last year of 1:15:42. Closely following a mere 47 seconds later at second place was Elmer Bartolo who clocked in 1:13:53. Gerald Sabal fell in at third place with a finish of 1:14:50.

Rounding off the top 5 in the male 21 K division was Isidro Vildosola who finished at 1:22:10 at fourth place, followed by Gerty Calderon who finished at 1:24:28.

Delos Santos, Dugos and Sabal will be joined by 9 others to compete against the nation’s marathon greats in the National MILO Marathon in Manila.

The General Santos leg of the 34th National MILO Marathon enjoined 6,400 runners across different race categories to support the racing event’s advocacy of providing running shoes to public school children. In line with the cause, 150 pairs of running shoes were donated to students of Dadiangas West Central Elementary School, drumming up the number of shoes donated to a total of 1,180 pairs.

The 34th National MILO Marathon furthers its Mindanao regional leg with races in Davao scheduled on August 29.

The National MILO Marathon is made possible by event sponsors, Bayview Hotel, Gatorade, Nestle Pure Life, Brooks, Department of Tourism and WWWExpress.

For more information on the National MILO Marathon and how to be part of its advocacy, visit the exciting new MILO website via http://www.milo.com.ph/ . For exciting highlights and photos of the event, be a fan of MILO Philippines on Facebook!

About the National MILO Marathon
The National MILO Marathon is an annual marathon event sponsored by MILO open to amateur and professional runners. From its humble beginnings in 1974 as a single marathon race in Metro Manila attended by 767 participants, the National MILO Marathon has grown to be the biggest, longest, grandest national running event in the country attracting more than hundreds of thousands of runners across the country.


Now celebrating its 34th year, the much-awaited running event will be conducting consecutive races in 17 cities across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and will be opening its doors to 200,000 participants.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NESTLE Sorbetes 3in1 Birthday ng Bayan



WHAT: Nestle Sorbetes 3in1: Birthday ng Bayan
WHEN: October 10, 2010, Sunday; 1PM-5PM
WHERE: Brgy.Carmen, Macanhan Covered Court, Cagayan De Oro City



If it's your birthmonth, bring Birth Certificate or ID with birthdate.
First 150 celebrants to register will get loot bag and free Nestle Sorbetes 3in1 Ice Cream. There will be parlor games, magic show, and raffle.

COME, JOIN, HAVE FUN AND CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY
WITH NESTLE SORBETES 3in1!

Friday, October 1, 2010

World Animal Day Philippines 2010

SM Mall of Asia Music Hall
October 2, 2010


11:00AM
"The Cove" Screening at the Directors' Cinema

1:00PM
Activity Booths for Pets & Kids

3:00PM
Fun Pet Games
Induction of PAWS Junior Cadets

5:00PM
Concert for the Animals
featuring South Border, Karylle, Reasons, True Faith, Rachel Alejandro, Regine Tolentino, NATF, Aliya Parcs, Jan Nieto, Apple Chiu, Drizzle with DNA, Marco Manalac, Patricia Hizon, Reema Changco, Speed and other  surprise guests

Brought to you by ALPO and FRISKIES

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NESCAFÉ SoundSkool 2010 - Luzon and GMA Qualifiers


NESCAFÉ SoundSkool 2010
Battle of the Best College Bands

- Luzon and GMA Qualifiers
- Featuring guests bands Callalily and Eeve
- October 2, 2010, 2PM
- Skydome, SM North EDSA
- ADMISSION IS FREE!

Visit http://www.nestle.com.ph/nescafe3in1 for more details

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 http://www.nestle.com/ for log-in details.

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)

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)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nestle Philippines 'greening' its supply chain

NESTLÉ Philippines is making sure that its environmental advocacy will spread throughout the lifecycle of its products by enjoining all the companies involved in its operations, from production to marketing, to take the green route.


Under its Greening the Supply Chain (GSC) program, Nestlé Philippines is influencing its suppliers, vendors and other business partners to improve their level of environmental performance.

"This ensures the continuous improvement of environmental performance throughout the supply chain, from producing and purchasing of raw materials, to manufacturing, packaging, distribution and finally to the consumer." Engineer Renato Alvarado, Nestlé's Corporate Safety, Health and Environment Executive, said.

Alvarado explained that the GSC program requires measures to reduce water consumption and energy efficiency initiatives.

The company, for its part, has also made substantial investments for its wastewater treatment, solid waste disposal and solid waste segregation.

Nestlé has been in the Philippines for 99 years. It has four manufacturing plants in the country.

The Cagayan de Oro factory manufactures Nescafé and Bear Brand, the Cabuyao factory produces Nido, Nesvita, Nan, Nestogen, Bear Brand Choco, Nestlé All-Purpose Cream, Ready-to-Drink Milo, Bear Brand Sterilized, and Chuckie; the Lipa factory, produces Milo and Nestlé Breakfast Cereals; and the Pulilan factory manufactures Nestlé Ice Cream and Chilled products.

The company recently announced that it is investing another P4.3-billion over two years for a new factory to be built on a 27-hectare site in Tanauan, Batangas.

Construction of the new factory will start this month and is expected to be completed in March 2012. The facility will produce Coffee-Mate Non-Dairy Creamer and Bear Brand Powdered Milk Drink.

To ensure the program's effective implementation, Alvarado said they also provide free education on environmental management system and a forum for exchanging best practices for business partners.

The firm also makes available its customized assistance such as initial environmental reviews and follow-up visits, he added.

"Environmental protection is a responsibility." said Alvarado. "Nestlé promotes activities which help establish awareness on the importance of environmental protection, transforming this awareness to conviction and sustainable actions among its employees, business partners and other stakeholders not only in business but even on personal level."

Nestlé Philippines is expected to strongly influence the green advocacy among enterprises in the country since it is one of the top six corporations here.


by: Sherriebelle Alegre

SOURCE: Express Life (September 12, 2010)

Former Chairman and CEO Nandu Nandkishore Commends NQC Team


Chairman and CEO Nandu Nandkishore commended the Non-Quality Cost (NQC) Project Team for its achievements in 2007, treating team members to a merienda on February 26. Total Non-Quality Cost was reduced by 27% in 2007 and 40% during the project team’s two-year existence.


An important contributor to this achievement was the Ice Cream and Chilled BU team, which was coached by Industrial Performance Head Philippe Chappet.

In preparation for 2008, the NQC team members visited the trade on January 27 to observe practices in the modern and traditional distribution of Nestlé products. They also went to the Port Area in February to observe operations of the port operator and customs broker.

The NQC team operates as a core group working through and with many collaborators in the organization to identify and reduce Non Quality Cost in the Commercial, Distribution and Technical areas. Led by Philippe Chappet, the core team draws membership from across the functions.

SOURCE: Nestle Family Balita (April 15, 2008)

Friday, September 17, 2010

GMA Inaugurates NBS (with former Chairman and CEO Nandu Nandkishore)


President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo formally inaugurated the Nestlé Business Services (NBS) AOA on February 29, 2008 in simple ceremonies held at the NBS offices in Meycauayan, Bulacan.


NPI Chairman and CEO Nandu Nandkishore and NBS AOA Head Craig Connolly welcomed the President, who was joined by Trade & Industry Secretary Peter Favila, the Swiss Ambassador Peter Sutter, and members of the local government led by Bulacan Governor Joselito Mendoza, Congresswomen Reylina Nicolas and Lorna Silverio, Congressman Pedro Pancho, Meycauayan City Mayor Joan Alarilla, and members of the City Council of Meycauayan City. Key NPI executives joined DNK in welcoming the President, led by Finance & Control Director Peter Noszek, Corporate Affairs Head Bin Antonio, Incoming Corporate Affairs Head Edith de Leon, Head of Legal Belen Caberte, Director of Communications Noy Dy-Liacco, HR Director Gid Manuel, Outgoing SCM Head Robert Vallender, and HR Director for Zone AOA Nigel Isherwood.

After cutting the ceremonial ribbon, President Arroyo toured the NBS facilities where Craig and NBS Employee Services Head Fritz Adorable briefed her on the professional services to be rendered by the NBS. A new corporate entity of the global Nestlé Group, the NBS will serve as the shared service center for financial and employee service needs of Nestlé companies in Zone AOA (Asia, Oceania and Africa). Countries to be served by NBS include the Philippines, Malaysia/Singapore, Indonesia, Indochina, Australia and New Zealand. The entity’s financial services will include account payables and receivables as well as accounting operations, while its employee services will cover payroll, HR administration, time management and benefits administration.

Nandu said that the establishment of NBS in the country, which was announced in August 2007, is a concrete expression of the Nestlé Group’s long-term confidence and commitment to support the continued economic growth of the country. He noted that a number of countries had been considered as possible sites for NBS, with the Philippines finally selected because of talent availability and cost efficiency. “This decision recognizes our world-class capabilities in financial and employee services, and will allow us, yet again, to showcase Filipino competence. We are happy that through the NBS, we are able to help spur economic growth in the country,” he said.

NBS is designed to deliver best-in-class office support at competitive service levels and costs to Nestlé companies in the region. The Nestlé Group has successfully implemented the shared service model in Europe and the Americas, resulting in maximized cost effectiveness, efficiency, and higher quality of financial and employee service transactions.

“NBS AOA centralizes the financial and employee service requirements of various Nestlé companies in Zone AOA at one location, in the Philippines. We expect this shared service setup not only to deliver cost efficiencies, but to also allow Nestlé companies to focus more on their core business, which is generating demand,” Craig shared during the briefing with the President.

NBS AOA is located at the same site in Meycauayan where Nestlé Philippines’ North Distribution Center operates as the Company’s largest and most modern distribution center in the country. “We chose Meycauayan as the NBS site because the area is underdeveloped from a BPO standpoint. This will allow us to recruit local talent, control turnover, and deliver on our commitments,” Craig explained.

He said that financial and employee services transactions are being taken over by NBS progressively, starting with Nestlé Philippines which completed the transition of its financial services by end of 2007, and its employee services this month. A total transition of all Nestlé companies in-scope in the Zone is expected by end of 2008.

NBS AOA now has a complement of 200 professionals with finance and HR expertise, with its manpower expected to grow close to 450 by end of 2008, almost all of whom will be Filipinos. “A major reason why we chose the Philippines as the site for the NBS AOA Shared Service

Centre is the availability of local talent, with an impressive number of graduates generated by the Philippine educational system. We view this as a key strength that will allow us to drive success for NBS AOA,” Craig said.


SOURCE: Nestle Family Balita (March 15, 2008)