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Break from gravityWe sent a Kit Kat into space to show support for Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner ahead of his 24-mile, sound barrier-breaking skydive.
You can watch the full video of the Kit Kat's journey here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIhPDuvr3No
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Pet pit stopA new wave of eateries catering for people’s four-legged friends emerged in the United States this year.
Temporary food trucks for pets, like this one set up by Nestlé Purina PetCare’s Chef Michael brand in Boston, could become a regular sight across the country in 2013.
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Record breakerMore than 800 pupils from Puerto Rico’s public elementary schools helped us set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest ‘human image of a hand’, as part of our annual Nestlé 'High Five for Life Human Hand' event.
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Locally sourcedEvery year our Libby’s brand works with farmers in the mid west of the United States to produce about 80% of the country’s entire canned pumpkin supply.
Libby's pumpkin products are especially popular in November, when consumers across the US use them to bake pumpkin pie, a traditional Thanksgiving dessert.
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Say it with a kissOur Italian confectionery brand Baci Perugina celebrated its 90th anniversary. Baci, which means ‘kisses’, are dark chocolate and hazelnut pralines that contain quotations inside their individual wrappers.
Today, more than 1,500 are produced every minute for sale in Italy and for export to 55 other countries including Australia, Germany and the United States.
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Accelerating innovationWe extended our Product Technology Centre in Konolfingen, Switzerland, to help enhance our innovative technologies for new product development in infant formula, dairy and medical nutrition.
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Cooking caravansWe went on the road in Central and West Africa to provide nutrition expertise and healthy eating tips to consumers.
Our Maggi brand ‘Cooking Caravans’ highlighted micronutrient deficiency and the importance of a balanced diet and culinary hygiene.
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'Perfect bubble'Our scientists at the Nestlé Research Center worked with the European Space Agency on zero gravity foam experiments designed to produce the ‘perfect’ bubble.
The study ultimately aims to help us create better air bubbles in chocolate, coffee, dairy and pet food.
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Prize winnerWe awarded our Creating Shared Value Prize to an organisation in Paraguay that aims to boost education and entrepreneurship for young people
Fundación Paraguaya de Cooperación y Desarrollo’s ‘agricultural self-sufficient school’ project ensures students receive technical and business training on top of their normal academic curriculum.
Read the full story: www.nestle.com/Media/NewsAndFeatures/Pages/CSV-Prize-2012...
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Zero toleranceWe set out actions to address child labour in cocoa growing areas in response to the Fair Labor Association’s report on our cocoa supply chain. This infographic illustrates our work with the FLA and how we are strengthening the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.
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Dairy developmentWe announced the construction of a new dairy farming institute in Shuangcheng, China, for dairy farm owners and workers from across the country to improve their farm management skills and learn how to use the latest agricultural technology.
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Next generationAt our Technical Training Center in Agbara, Nigeria, we're supporting a group of young engineers to study for an internationally recognised certificate. The top five will have the opportunity to gain international experience at our operations in Switzerland in 2013.
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'Greenest' buildingOur new employee centre in Mexico was the first building in Latin America to be awarded the world’s most prestigious standard for certifying sustainable construction and design.
It received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ‘Platinum Version Three’ certification from the United States Green Building Council.
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New partnershipNestlé Health Science and the pharmaceutical and healthcare group Chi-Med formed a 50/50 joint venture named Nutrition Science Partners Limited.
It will give Nestlé Health Science access to one of the world’s leading Traditional Chinese Medicine libraries.
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Different tastesOur Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke examines a bottle of ‘peanut milk’, a best-selling product from Yinlu Foods, one of our Chinese business partners.
Mr Bulcke was in China for our nine-month sales press conference in Shanghai in October, where we announced we will be strengthening our research and development capacity in the country.
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Winter warmerThis chocolate snowman was created by the team at our luxury confectionery brand Maison Cailler.
In the background is the brand's flagship boutique in Broc, Switzerland, which opened this year.
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