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KitKat-maker Nestle has pledged to increase sales of products that have a Health Star Rating of 3.5 or above by around 50% in the eight years through 2030, but investors say that isn't enough.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 4, 2023
Nestle isn’t doing enough to sell more nutritious food, investors say
Obesity is a growing health crisis in much of the world and food companies have been under pressure to make their portfolios healthier.
A view of a Nestle, La Laitiere product cover in a supermarket in Paris. The video of Nestle's version of Baroque artist Johannes Vermeer's oil painting The Milkmaid generated sigificant "media value" for the Swiss food giant.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 21, 2023
From 'Mad Men' to machines? Big advertisers shift to AI
Many companies remain wary of security and copyright risks, however, meaning humans will remain part of the process for the foreseeable future.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 26, 2022
Big grocery shock looms as food giants face cooking oil risk
The world's biggest shipper, Indonesia, will halt some cooking oil exports from April 28 after a domestic shortage led to street protests over high food costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 23, 2021
Think everything’s expensive now? Get ready for what’s next.
Companies are facing a dire mix of supply-chain challenges, as well as higher costs for energy, raw materials, packaging and shipping.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 30, 2021
Nestle buys vitamin brands from KKR for $5.75 billion
KKR & Co. and Carlyle are selling Bountiful Co. for 16.8 times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization.
Japan Times
Feb 1, 2020
KitKat kicks it up a notch with its Valentine's-limited Cacao Fruit Dessert
Have you ever wanted to know how cacao fruit tasted? Now you can, with Nestle Japan's new cacao fruit-flavored KitKat. (Spoiler: It's zesty!)
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 14, 2019
KitKat and yuzu help put Kochi sake on the map
Nestle Japan recently released the third in its line of sake-inspired chocolates, the KitKat Mini Yuzushu Bijofu, which uses yuzu citrus liqueur from Kochi Prefecture.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2018
In aging Japan, Nestle begins pivots from candy bars to personalized nutrition, taking beverage capsules to next level
The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2018
Big brands from Nestle to Walmart back sustainable supply chain drive to eradicate slavery
Some of the world's biggest retailers and food companies including Kellogg Co., Walmart Inc. and Nestle backed a new initiative on Wednesday to improve global supply chains amid rising consumer demand for slave-free goods and services.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2018
Nestle cooks up new ruby chocolate for launch in KitKat-crazed Japan
Nestle SA will sweeten Japan's Valentine's Day with ruby chocolate KitKats, choosing one of the world's most candy-obsessed markets for the debut of the first new type of natural chocolate in more than 80 years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 27, 2017
From wasabi to raspberry, Japan's exotic KitKat varieties a sure win with tourists
Wasabi, green tea and sake aren't just foods in Japan, they're also a few of the many versions of KitKats on offer.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2017
Activist hedge fund Third Point buys $3.5 billion stake in Nestle, eyeing opportunities in Europe
Nestle SA is being targeted by activist investor Dan Loeb's hedge fund Third Point, which has built a stake of more than $3.5 billion in the world's biggest food company.
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2017
Nestle Japan rolls out 'sushi' KitKats at new Ginza store
Japanese KitKats are famous — or perhaps infamous — for their varied and sometimes peculiar flavors, including green tea, sake and wasabi. But now Nestle Japan Ltd. has released arguably its strangest concoction yet: sushi.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2014
Softbank's Pepper robot debuts as coffee machine salesman at Bic Camera
Looking sharp and professional in a black vest and bow tie, a humanoid robot showed up for its first day of work at a new job Monday selling coffee machines for food giant Nestle Japan Ltd.
Jul 24, 2014
Nestle Japan to leave industry groups over product description
Nestle Japan Ltd. said it will withdraw from several domestic coffee industry associations, including the Japanese coffee fair trade conference, citing disagreements over the description of its products.
Japan Times
Jun 17, 2014
Nestle takes aim at Japan market as demand for coffee rises
The domestic coffee market hit a record high last year, with consumption reaching 446,392 tons, according to the All Japan Coffee Association.
Japan Times
Feb 6, 2013
Food delivery services for offices up
With workloads at offices growing as a result of job cuts amid the weak economy, food service companies are seeking to capitalize on an increasing need among workers to use time and money efficiently.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan