Dairy is a key contributor to delivering our Nutrition, Health and Wellness promise. We leverage our scientific and nutritional expertise to provide individuals and families with dairy products to support healthy diets for all stages of life, from early childhood to old age. Our wide portfolio offers a range of formats from nutritionally-enhanced milk products to dairy treats.
Our range of children’s milks provides the energy, protein and micronutrients children need. Growth in the category is led by our heritage brand Milo. Innovation this year included a new Milo to Go ready-to-drink, as well as the Milo Champions pack to help families inspire health and fitness throughout their child’s life.
Responding to a growing need for products for specific dietary needs, Nido/Ninho low lactose powders and ready-to-drink bottles were launched in Brazil, and Carnation low lactose evaporated milk in Mexico. In Brazil, Nesfit introduced two new low-calorie rice-based smoothies for people seeking non-dairy options.
For people on low incomes we continue to provide affordable dairy ranges. These micronutrient fortified products, including Nestlé Bear Brand, NutriRindes and Ideal, provide extra vitamins and minerals to help meet the nutritional requirements of children in developing countries.
In the Ice cream category, our premium range Mövenpick continued to grow in Europe. Its signature sticks are made of 100% natural ingredients, including full cream and Swiss chocolate. With demand growing from Chinese consumers for more ice cream products, a new brand ChenZen meaning ‘Real’ was also launched in 2016.