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Key dates

1866

Foundation of Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co.

1867

Henri Nestlé's Infant cereal developed

1905

Nestlé and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co. (new name after merger)

1929

Merger with Peter, Cailler, Kohler Chocolats Suisses S.A.

1934

Launch of Milo

1938

Launch of Nescafé

1947

Nestlé Alimentana S.A. (new name after merger with Maggi)

1948

Launch of Nestea and Nesquik

1969

Vittel (initially equity interest only)

1971

Merger with Ursina-Franck

1973

Stouffer's (with Lean Cuisine)

1974

L'Oréal (associate)

1977

Nestlé S.A. (new company name)
Alcon (disposed in August 2010)

1981

Galderma (joint venture with L'Oréal - full acquisition announced for 2014)

1985

Carnation (with Coffee-mate and Friskies)

1986

Creation of Nestlé Nespresso S.A. and Herta 

1988

Buitoni-Perugina, Rowntree (with KitKat)

1990

Cereal Partners Worldwide (joint venture with General Mills)

1991

Beverage Partners Worldwide (joint venture with Coca-Cola)

1992

Perrier (with Poland Spring)

1993

Creation of Nestlé Sources Internationales (2002: Nestlé Waters)

1997

Creation of Nutrition Strategic Business Division (2006: Nestlé Nutrition)

1998

San Pellegrino and Spillers Petfoods
Launch of Nestlé Pure Life

2000

PowerBar (disposal announced for 2014)

2001

Ralston Purina

2002

Schöller, Chef America
Dairy Partners Americas (joint venture with Fonterra)
Laboratoires innéov (joint venture with L'Oréal)

2003

Mövenpick and Dreyer's

2005 Wagner

2006

Creation of FoodServices Strategic Business Division (2009: Nestlé Professional)
Lactalis Nestlé Produits Frais (associate)
Jenny Craig (disposed in 2013)
Uncle Tobys
Delta Ice Cream

2007

Novartis Medical Nutrition, Gerber, Henniez

2008

Ruzanna

2010

Kraft Food's frozen pizza
Waggin'Train
Malher
Technocom
Vitaflo

2011

Creation of Nestlé Health Science and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences
Yinlu, Hsu Fu Chi (partnerships) in China

2012

Wyeth Nutrition

2013

Pamlab

2014

Creation of Nestlé Skin Health

2015

Global launch of Cailler as first super-premium chocolate brand

2016

Nestlé celebrates its 150 years, Froneri (joint venture with R&R)

2017

Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee

2018

Atrium Innovations
Terrafertil
Nestlé and Starbucks close deal for perpetual global license of Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods & Foodservice products
Nestlé & The Coca-Cola Company end BPW joint venture



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