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Our milestones

1866 - 1948
1949 - 1986
1987 - 2000
2001 - 2008
2009 - today
1866 - 1948

1866 Foundation of Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co.
1867 Henri Nestlé's Infant cereal developed
1905 Nestlé and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co. (new name after merger)
1929 Merger with Peter, Cailler, Kohler Chocolats Suisses S.A.
1934 Launch of Milo
1938 Launch of Nescafé
1947 Nestlé Alimentana S.A. (new name after merger with Maggi)
1948 Launch of Nestea and Nesquik


1949 - 1986

1969 Vittel (initially equity interest only)
1971 Merger with Ursina-Franck
1973 Stouffer's (with Lean Cuisine)
1974 L'Oréal (associate)
1977 Nestlé S.A. (new company name)
Alcon (disposed in August 2010)
1981 Galderma (joint venture with L'Oréal - full acquisition announced for 2014)
1985 Carnation (with Coffee-mate and Friskies)
1986 Creation of Nestlé Nespresso S.A. and Herta


1987 - 2000

1988 Buitoni-Perugina, Rowntree (with KitKat)
1990 Cereal Partners Worldwide (joint venture with General Mills)
1991 Beverage Partners Worldwide (joint venture with Coca-Cola)
1992 Perrier (with Poland Spring)
1993 Creation of Nestlé Sources Internationales (2002: Nestlé Waters)
1997 Creation of Nutrition Strategic Business Division (2006: Nestlé Nutrition)
1998 San Pellegrino and Spillers Petfoods
Launch of Nestlé Pure Life
2000 PowerBar (disposal announced for 2014)


2001 - 2008

2001  Ralston Purina
2002  Schöller, Chef America
Dairy Partners Americas (joint venture with Fonterra)
Laboratoires innéov (joint venture with L'Oréal)
2003  Mövenpick and Dreyer's
2005  Wagner
2006  Creation of FoodServices Strategic Business Division (2009: Nestlé Professional)
Lactalis Nestlé Produits Frais (associate)
Jenny Craig (disposed in 2013), Uncle Tobys, Delta Ice Cream
2007  Novartis Medical Nutrition, Gerber, Henniez
2008  Ruzanna


2009 - today

2010 Kraft Food's frozen pizza, Waggin'Train, Malher, Technocom, Vitaflo
2011 Creation of Nestlé Health Science and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences
Yinlu, Hsu Fu Chi (partnerships) in China
2012 Wyeth Nutrition
2013 Pamlab
2014 Creation of Nestlé Skin Health
2015 Global launch of Cailler as first super-premium chocolate brand
2016 Nestlé celebrates its 150 years