The Company itself is based on the scientific enquiries of its founder Henri Nestlé, a trained pharmacist. In 1867 he developed Farine Lactée (infant cereal) which was the first infant food of its kind to supply basic nutrients to newborn babies, who could not be breast fed. Henri Nestlé developed this solution in order to help save the life of his neighbour’s child.

Since 1867 the Company has not strayed from its roots in innovation and nutrition, to bring benefits to the consumer.