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Food company: Whom Nestlé is digging the water off

And the company continues to expand. As can be seen from the figures presented on Thursday, sales rose by 10.2 percent to 92.2 billion francs (64.3 billion euros) last year. Without takeovers, sales and currency fluctuations, i.e. organically, the group grew by 5.9 percent. On this basis, Nestlé is aiming for annual sales growth of 5 to 6 percent. CEO Paul Bulcke said Nestlé is confident that it will achieve this goal “despite the many challenges 2013 will certainly bring us”.

Consumers in emerging countries in particular contributed to the growth for the group, while demand in Europe is slacking. Nevertheless, the company had exceeded its long-term growth target of 5 to 6 percent plus in 2010 and 2011. Nestlé improved its profit last year by 1.1 billion to 10.6 billion Swiss francs.

However, as it spreads, Nestlé continues to offend. There have been protests in the past against Nestlé's Kitkat chocolate bar, which is made from palm oil. Critics claim that rainforest is cleared to extract it. For the sale of its Butterfinger and Baby Ruth sweets, which contain controversial genetically modified plants, the company has been repeatedly attacked by consumer advocates. The current topic is Nestlé's role in water privatization - another area the company is increasingly penetrating. The group is already the global market leader for bottled drinking water.