The share buyback follows Nestlé’s sale of an 8 per cent stake in French cosmetics company L’Oréal earlier this year. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/EPA

Nestlé is to carry out an eight billion Swiss franc (€6.6 billion) share buyback and revealed stronger sales growth in emerging markets in contrast to(...)

Premium ice creams contain up to 15 per cent fat, which is well-dispersed so you feel lubrication but not chunks. Photograph: Thinkstock

Toasted Irish oats, lemon curd, sea salt, Kieran’s cookies, Dingle gin and Kerry cream vanilla: these are just some of the mouth-watering ice-cream(...)

Zurich-listed  Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, dropped 1.5 per cent to 66.55 Swiss francs for a sixth day of losses. Photograph: EPA/Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini

European equities declined for a fourth day as the region’s two largest stocks retreated, the Zurich-listed food giant Nestlé and pharmaceutical co(...)

The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Here at Asia Briefing we often discuss how China’s desire for high standards in food safety presents opportunities for Irish companies; the country’s (...)

Michael O’Leary: under his stewardship Ryanair has offered an attractive dividend yield. Photograph: Dave Meehan

For income-hungry investors, plummeting bond yields and deposit rates over the past few years have meant they have had to look for returns elsewher(...)

According to Tapestry Networks, at a conference a member of Nestlé’s executive board, David Frick, “talked about a programme to invite its largest shareholders to meet with the chairman . . . He said shareholders had either declined or simply didn’t turn up to the meetings.” Photograph: EPA/Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini

What if lawmakers never spoke to their constituents? Oddly enough, that’s exactly how corporate America operates. Shareholders vote for directors, (...)

Edward Hendrick, chief executive of Sonru: spent countless hours travelling from his home to various locations around the country for interviews that frequently lasted less than half an hour. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Every day of the week, job applicants to international organisations such as CERN, Volvo, Nestlé, GSK, Qatar Airways, Morrisons, SAS, Thames Water and(...)

There is a cloud of uncertainty over whether international companies in Switzerland will have access to EU markets. EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

When Taoiseach Enda Kenny vowed to make Ireland the best small country in the world to do business, we don’t know if he had Switzerland on his radar.T(...)

Nespresso coffee capsules manufactured by Nestle. Nestle was ordered to pay €500,000 plus legal fees to Ethical Coffee after a ruled that Nespresso competed unfairly against the maker of knock-off capsules that work in its machines. Photo: Bloomberg

Nestle was ordered to pay €500,000 plus legal fees to Ethical Coffee after a French court ruled that Nespresso competed unfairly against the maker o(...)

A drop of Allergan Inc Botox is seen on the tip of a needle. Valeant’s new offer included a contingent value right that could be worth an extra $7.6 billion. Photograph: Bloomberg

The battle for Botox-maker Allergan took a new twist yesterday when Canadian drugs firm Valeant sold off its skin fillers business, giving it the fir(...)