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Bulcke said he expected results for 2015 to be similar

Nestlé profits jump despite slow growth

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Nestlé missed its growth estimate for 2014 and has forecast around 5% growth for 2015 – at the low end of its previous target of 5-6%.

Q1 2013: Naturex net profit up 67%

Q1 2013: Naturex net profit up 67%

Naturex has seen sales rise 13.2% to €83.2m in Q1 2013, with Nutrition its star core business performer, leaping about 33% from €22m to just over €29m.

Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke

Nestlé reports slower growth, expects challenging year ahead

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nestlé’s share price fell 2.3% on Thursday as the company announced its slowest growth in three years, with developing markets hit by natural disasters and continued market weakness in Europe and the Americas.

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