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You can now have KitKats delivered directly to your door, just like your favourite takeaway.
Nestlé has joined forces with Deliveroo’s Essentials delivery platform to make sure you can still get some of your favourite items without the need to pop to the shop.
Now you can order a variety of chocolate, sweets or snacks, including KitKat two finger bars, Fruit Pastilles and San Pellegrino. You can also have instant coffee delivered to your door within minutes with tins of Nescafé Azera or Nescafé Cappuccino sachets.
All of this with just a few clicks on the app.
The deliveries are available from 11 Deliveroo Edition sites in Leeds, London, Manchester and Nottingham.
Alexandre Manoukian, e-commerce lead for Nestlé Professional, said: “With people not able to just pop to the shop as easily on their lunch break for their favourite drink or snack, it made complete sense for us to be able to work with Deliveroo to bring it directly to their door.
Nestlé is making a CHF 1 million contribution in the fight to develop a COVID-19 vaccine alongside separate donations to the Red Cross and pet charities, while a separate package of measures to support the nation’s hospitality industry has also been announced.
Nestlé has pledged 1 million CHF (Swiss Francs) to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), which is playing an important role in funding and speeding up the development of possible COVID-19 vaccines available across the world.
Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of pain and hardship in communities around the world. A safe and effective vaccine will be needed to return to normality. That is why it was important to us to get on board when CEPI issued their call. We hope others will join us and support this important mission.”
Fancy a spot of baking this week but can’t get your hands on any flour? Fear not. You can still whip up a wide range of delicious treats, simply by using the breakfast cereals you have in the cupboard at home!
But did you know that with just a few simple steps, you can turn breakfast cereals into a flour substitute that’s great for making everything from cookies to cheesecakes?
Darren Chapman, Nestlé Professional Business Development Chef said: “It’s great that so many people are home baking during the lockdown, but we know it’s not easy getting hold of ingredients like flour at the moment.
“That’s why it’s so handy to know that you can use whole wheat cereals like Shredded Wheat or Shreddies, that you may already have in the cupboard, to make a flour substitute that’s super healthy too.
Nestlé in the UK & Ireland is supporting Mind, the mental health charity, as its official charity of the year.
Nestlé employees, who have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for previous charity partners, voted to support Mind for 2020 to help in the charity’s efforts to provide support and advice for anyone experiencing mental health problems.
Dealing with mental health in the workplace is a priority for Nestlé and, in 2019, the company signed up to the ‘Time to Change’ employer pledge. Time to Change is led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and the pledge is a public commitment to change the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace.
Additionally, Nestlé now has around 180 Mental Health First Aiders, who are trained individuals acting as a first point of contact for those that need mental health support in the workplace, accredited by Mental Health England.
Employees at Nestlé Waters’ site on Waterswallows Road, Buxton, have been showing their respect and thanks to the NHS by decorating its huge windows with a giant rainbow and joining in the clap for key workers.
Tributes have also been paid to Nestlé Waters employees for going above and beyond to get essential supplies of water to local care settings.
With more than 250,000 bottles of water being donated across the UK and Ireland, employees from the factory in Buxton have delivered almost 10,000 bottles to those in need in our local communities across Derbyshire and Greater Manchester.
A spark of inspiration came from our innovation centre on how to help the community in York.
The Innovation team in the Nestlé Product Technology Centre (NPTC) at the Nestlé site in York is now making parts for safety visors for key workers.
The innovative idea came from Sam Dixon who wanted to put his design skills to another use to help his local community, and after seeing a group, Covid-19 Visors York, calling out to those who had the right equipment, Sam set to work.
Sam, along with colleagues Matt Simms and Nas Maqsood, have been working in the NPTC alternate weeks to safely produce parts for the visor head band.