Nestlé Nine-Month Sales: 4.2% Organic Growth, 2.0% Real Internal Growth

Oct. 19, 2015

In the first nine months of 2015 organic growth was 4.2%, composed of 2.0% real internal growth and 2.2% pricing. Total sales of CHF 64.9 billion were impacted by foreign exchange (-6.7%). Acquisitions, net of divestitures, added 0.4% to sales.

We continued to grow in our three geographies with organic growth of 6.2% in the Americas (AMS), 4.0% in Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) and 1.1% in Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa (AOA).

Zone AMS

Sales of CHF 18.5 billion, 5.8% organic growth, 1.2% real internal growth

  • The growth in the Zone accelerated, led by the improvement in the frozen food business in the US and continued good momentum in Mexico. Nescafé Dolce Gusto, soluble coffee, confectionery and petcare were the main growth drivers.
  • In North America the relaunch and repositioning of Lean Cuisine and Stouffer’s gained further traction. The new Lean Cuisine Market Place and Stouffer’s Fit Kitchen ranges have delivered growth for several months now, outpacing the market and driving recovery in the frozen meals category. Pizza gained momentum and in ice cream new products delivered solid growth with Häagen-Dazs and OutshineCoffee-mate liquid and powder formats both grew solidly. Petcare continued to grow with strong performances from Purina One and Brightminds in the super premium dog food segment and from cat litter. The Beneful case continued to have an impact.
  • In Latin America, in the face of economic uncertainties, Brazil was resilient with soluble coffee, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and KitKat contributing. Mexico’s accelerated growth momentum was driven by soluble coffee and Nescafé Dolce GustoCoffee-mate, confectionery and ambient dairy. Other highlights were the performances in Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and the Plata Region. Petcare continued to be a growth driver, helped by increased capacity in the factory in Argentina and a new dog food factory in Mexico.

Nestlé Waters

Sales of CHF 5.9 billion, 6.8% organic growth, 7.0% real internal growth

  • Nestlé Waters maintained its good growth momentum as it continued to capitalise on rising demand for healthy beverages. There was a strong performance from the emerging markets with the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Mexico all growing double-digit. Developed markets delivered solid growth with North America, Spain, Italy, UK and France among the highlights. Growth for Nestlé Pure Life accelerated, and our premium international brands, Perrier and S.Pellegrino, delivered good growth. The local brands also continued to perform well, with Buxton in the UK, Poland Spring in the US, and Santa Maria in Mexico all making positive contributions.

Other businesses

Sales of CHF 10.1 billion, 5.5% organic growth, 4.4% real internal growth

  • Growth for Nestlé Professional accelerated, driven by emerging markets, with strong performances in the Middle East, Turkey, Indochina, the South Asia Region, Indonesia and in Latin America. Russia drove the positive growth momentum in Eastern Europe, compensating for the softer trading environment in Western Europe and North America. The coffee solutions business drove growth for beverages. Savoury flavour solutions were the highlight for the food business.
  • Nespresso grew according to expectations, with investment in innovation supporting the growth in its established markets in Europe and in newer markets elsewhere. New machines and services, the launches of new retail concepts and the extensions of its range of Grands Crus coffees continued to be well-received by consumers. Full Report.


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