Spotlight on Nestlé USA

Oct 22, 2010
Nesquik Bunny NESQUIK BUNNY, ANDERSON: In March 2009 Nestlé opened a state-of-the-art factory and distribution center in the state of Indiana, USA, for production and distribution of Nestlé Nesquik Ready-to-drink and Coffee-mate Liquid products.

Nestlé in the United States is the Company’s largest market and consists of five main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nestlé Nutrition and Nestlé Professional.

With sales totalling more than USD 28 billion in 2009, together these companies operate in more than 120 locations and employ over 51,000 people.   Over the last decade, the Company has created 20,000 jobs nationwide.

Nestlé in the United States sells some of the world’s best-known brands and products with key brands including Lean Cuisine, Nestlé Toll House, Power Bar, Nestlé Pure Life, Poland Spring, Gerber and Purina One.

In its commitment to Nutrition, Health and Wellness, as a member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), Nestlé USA joined forces with other food producers to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity.  The group has pledged to eliminate 1.5 trillion calories from their foods and beverages by 2015.

Nestlé’s backs its commitment to the United States through various investments including:

  • The opening of the USD 17.5 million R&D facility in Solon, Ohio, in November 2008, the second R&D centre dedicated to the out-of-home business
  • The opening of a USD 170 million state-of-the-art factory and distribution centre in Anderson, Indiana in March 2009
  • The opening of a USD 8 million Customer Contact Centre by Gerber Life Insurance Company in December 2009
  • The Nestlé Nutrition investment of USD 89.9 million to expand the Gerber Fort Smith plant in July 2010
  • The Nestlé Purina PetCare announcement of plans to construct a USD 15 million Learning and Training Centre at its Checkerboard headquarters in July 2010
  • A new USD 10 million Nestlé Purina Event Centre in Missouri in August 2010

Important acquisitions in the United States since 2009 include: 

  • Vitality Foodservice under Nestlé Professional in November 2009 
  • Kraft Foods’ frozen pizza business in January 2010 
  • Dog snacks business Waggin’ Train in September 2010

Nestlé has continuously improved its environmental footprint through actions such as:

  • Over the past five years, Nestlé Waters North America reduced water consumption in its factories to where production of our product takes less water than any other packaged beverage. Read more about Nestlé Waters environmental policies   
  • Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is the first US manufacturer to use renewable solar energy for the production of pet food. Watch a Creating Shared Value film: The move towards renewable energy, USA
  • Nestlé Waters North America is investing in hybrid delivery trucks   that are expected to deliver a 25% improvement in fuel economy.

Related information:
Nestlé USA website