Switzerland

Russia has been in discussions with one of Switzerland's largest meat producers

Russia starts to woo Swiss for meat exports

By Alan Osborn

Russian meat importers have started soliciting meat from Switzerland as its ban on European Union (EU) food imports looks set to stay in place for months.

Swiss chocolate industry sales fall 3.4% in 2012

‘Overvalued’ currency harms Swiss chocolate industry

By Oliver Nieburg

The chocolate industry in Switzerland has reported a value sales decline in 2012 as the strong Swiss franc harmed exports and warm weather damaged consumer sentiment at home, according to trade association Chocosuisse.

Givaudan sales growth slips on lower perfume demand

Givaudan sales growth slips on lower perfume demand

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Swiss flavour and fragrance giant Givaudan has reported a 2.7% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2013, aided by strong gains in snacks and drinks – but the company still missed analyst estimates, on poor fine fragrance sales.

Nestlé 9-month sales up 11%

Emerging markets continue to drive Nestlé sales

By Oliver Nieburg

Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.

Barry Callebaut growth dented by European shortfall

Barry Callebaut growth dented by European shortfall

By Nathan Gray

A downturn in sales throughout Western Europe has seen Barry Callebaut fail to meet its projected growth for the first quarter. However the Swiss chocolate supplier said it is still outperforming the market.

Nestlé notes double-digit growth in emerging countries

Nestlé performance in Europe surprises analysts

By Jane Byrne

Nestlé’s sales for the nine months to the end of September rose 7.3% to reach CHF60.89bn (€49.24bn), slightly short of expectations, but its positive European performance blindsided analysts.

Givaudan confident about price increase strategy

Givaudan confident price hikes will offset crippling input costs

By Jane Byrne

Flavours and fragance house Givaudan, while posting third quarter results, said its decision to increase its prices will soften the impact of higher raw material input costs for products such as citrus and orange oil in 2011 and fully cover them in 2012.

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