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Nestlé, the home of iconic coffee brands Nescafé, Starbucks and Nespresso, continues to strengthen its position as the number one player in the UK coffee category thanks to a programme of innovations and new product developments.
Expansion started early in 2019 with the launch of Starbucks for Nescafé Dolce Gusto, the first wave of Starbucks at Home products to be developed. The deal gave Nestlé the perpetual rights to market Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice coffee and tea products around the world (outside of Starbucks coffee houses and excluding Ready-to-Drink products). Starbucks for Nescafé Dolce Gusto brought American style barista grade coffee into the home and introduced a new younger audience to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto single serve system. Later in the year Starbucks launched on the Nespresso line, bringing the iconic American coffee to even more UK consumers at home. The full Starbucks by Nespresso range is the only Nespresso approved capsule available in supermarkets and utilises Nespresso’s premium aluminium knowhow to ensure a perfect cup every time.
The start of summer saw the launch of Nescafé Azera coffee bags, the brands first ever roast and ground coffee, guaranteeing a great cup of coffee without any of the hassle or clunky machines usually involved making roast and ground. Available in an Espresso and Americano roast, the coffee bags were specifically designed to be enjoyed either hot or as a smooth cold brew (brewed in a fridge overnight).
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Little Mix released their first Christmas song this year – and they’ve chosen some festive singles of a different kind to celebrate.
The superstar band might be singing about the one they’ve been missing – but they’ll have no trouble finding their favourites in their personalised tins of Quality Street.
Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson have each revealed their number one variety of the much-loved Christmas treat. While Perrie is partial to the Purple One, Jesy is Green Triangle fan, Jade loves a Strawberry Delight and Leigh-Anne has a soft spot for the Caramel Swirl.
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The Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP) UK Plastics Pact, of which Nestlé UK is a founding member, has published its 2018/19 progress report, detailing members progress on working to create a world where plastic is valued and doesn’t pollute the environment. The report has revealed:
- 1 billion problematic and unnecessary single use plastic items will be eliminated by the end of 2020
- Pact members are over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable, and the UK is over half-way towards recycling 70% of plastic packaging
- Members are a third of the way towards an average of 30% recycled content in their plastic packaging
- Highly complex challenges remain, such as developing a recycling system for films and flexible packaging
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- One fifth (20%) of UK adults (aged 16-75) typically start eating chocolate before or at breakfast time on Christmas Day – with almost half (48%) tucking in by lunchtime, according to new online research by Nestlé.
- More than 2 in 5 (43%) Brits say they’ve eaten chocolate or sweets they were going to give as a gift to someone else.
- 73% of adults most associate Quality Street with Christmas.
- More than 2 in 5 (44%) usually include chocolate (e.g. seasonal novelty chocolate gifts, chocolate coins, etc.) in their children’s or grandchildren’s Christmas stockings2.
- When it comes to sharing a box of chocolates with family, friends or colleagues at Christmas, only one in three (35%) Britons usually let others pick before they do.
- We’re more patient when it comes to advent calendars – only 19% of Brits say they would open their advent calendar earlier than they’re supposed to (although this varies depending on age).
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Chris Chapman (Royal British Legion), Ray Ashby (Royal British Legion), Peter Clinker, Nestlé Head of Facilities Management; (back row left to right); Dan Shrimpton, Chair of Trustees Joseph Rowntree Theatre; Paul Steadman, Nestlé Group HR Director.
Two memorial boards commemorating the 412 Rowntree’s employees who gave their lives in service during the First and Second World Wars have been welcomed to their new home at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.
In 2010, a stone memorial was unveiled at the Nestlé factory in Haxby Road so that members of the public could pay their respects to the fallen whenever they wished. This replaced the carved wooden boards which had been on display in various areas of the factory since the end of the 1939-1945 conflict.
Paul Steadman, Group HR Director for Nestlé UK said: “Hundreds of Rowntree’s employees lost their lives or sustained disabling injuries during the World Wars. The stone memorial at our Haxby Road site is dedicated to their memory and their sacrifice.