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Understanding Nestlé

Established over 150 years ago, Nestlé is the world’s largest, most diversified food and beverages company. We have a unique global footprint and sell our products in 186 countries worldwide. Through enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, we aim to deliver sustainable, industry-leading financial performance and earn trust.

Nestlé around the world 2021

  • CHF 87.1 billion
    Sales
  • 276 000 employees
    worldwide
  • 354 factories
    in 79 countries

A unique global presence

  • 2021 Sales by geographic area
    Americas: CHF 39.1 billion (45%)
    Europe, Middle East and North Africa: CHF 25.8 billion (30%)
    Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa: CHF 22.2 billion (25%)
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  • Strong sales contribution from emerging markets
    Well positioned in emerging markets
    2021: 41% (as percentage of Group sales)
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A world-leading brand portfolio


We’ve been making products that people love for over 150 years. We have some of the world's most recognisable brands, with household names like Nescafé, global icons like Perrier and local favourites like NaturNes and Milo.

Nestlé products

Strong positions across categories

 

Nutritious and delicious products are at the heart of our portfolio. We are leaders in many of the fastest growing food and beverages categories including coffee, petcare, bottled water and infant formula.

product categories

 

Powdered and Liquid Beverages CHF 24.0 billion
PetCare CHF 15.6 billion
Nutrition and Health Science CHF 13.2 billion
Prepared dishes and cooking aids CHF 12.1 billion
Milk products and Ice cream CHF 10.7 billion
Confectionery CHF 7.5 billion
Water CHF 4.0 billion

Consistent return on investment

  • Shareholder returns
    27 consecutive years of dividend increases



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  • Returning cash to shareholders
    CHF 171.4 billion over the last 15 years (2007-2021)
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2021 Key figures

  • CHF 87.1 billion
    Sales
  • 7.5%
    Organic sales growth
  • CHF 15.1 billion
    Underlying trading operating profit
  • 17.4%
    Underlying trading operating profit margin
  • CHF 2.80
    Dividend