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Nestlé Stockpiling In UK Ahead Of Brexit, CEO Says

Published on Dec 22 2018 1:18 PM in A-Brands tagged: Trending Posts / Nestlé / Brexit / frankfurt

Nestlé Stockpiling In UK Ahead Of Brexit, CEO Says

The world's biggest packaged food maker Nestlé has ramped up stock in Britain to prepare for any challenges it may face in supplying the country following Britain's divorce from the EU, CEO Ulf Mark Schneider said in an interview.

"As a precaution, we've increased our stockpiles in Britain in key areas," Schneider told Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview published today.

"So if it should come to any delays or problems, we'll remain able to serve British consumers."

Possible Disposals

The head of the Swiss-based group also said that Nestlé, which struck a $7 billion coffee licensing deal with Starbucks in May and has been exploring options to shed its skin care unit, will continue adjusting its portfolio of brands through acquisitions and divestitures.

"We've got the courage for it and will seize good opportunities to buy," Schneider said. "On the other hand, there will also be businesses we part from because they no longer fit into our strategy, or their growth prospects aren't that good anymore."

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