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Nestlé, Switzerland

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[Nestlé, Switzerland] image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 September 2009


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About the Flag

The flag is the bird nest logo in white on a blue background with the words "Nestlé" in white, and on the left the bird nest is displayed in blue outline on a white background. These two graphical depictions occupy 50% each of space on the flag.

Nestlé S.A. is a multinational packaged food company founded and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It originated in a 1905 merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company for milk products established in 1866 by the Page Brothers in Cham, Switzerland, and the Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé Company set up in 1866 by Henri Nestlé to provide an infant food product. The two world wars both affected growth: during the first, dried milk was widely used but the second war caused profits to drop by around 70%. However, sales of the instant coffee Nescafé were boosted by the US military. After the wars, growth was stimulated by acquisitions expanding its range and taking control of several well known brands, so they now include Maggi, Thomy and Nescafé, that are known globally. It is the world's largest food company, with Kraft Foods being second.
Esteban Rivera, 16 September 2009