Ten fun facts about Nestlé

Fact 1
Nestle has over 8,000 brands and markets a number of products ranging from soups, ice creams and coffee to bottled water and healthcare nutrition.

Fact 2
There are 447 Nestle factories in 86 countries throughout the world.

Fact 3
The company was named one of the "World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for the past 15 years.

Fact 4
Henri Nestle initially developed a milk-based baby food and later merged with Anglo-Swiss in 1905.

Fact 5
The company has received a number of awards including an A+ rating from the Global Reporting Initiative. They were the first company to receive that rating.

Fact 6
Nestle has sponsored numerous events such as the International Association of Athletics Federations and the Tour de France.

Fact 7
The company was involved in the 2013 meat adulteration scandal and removed their Buitoni beef pasta meals since they had traces of horse DNA in them.

Fact 8
Nestle holds shares to L'Oreal, Garnier, Maybelline and Lancome.

Fact 9
Two of the company's major purchases were Dreyer's ice cream and Chef America, the creator of Hot Pockets.

Fact 10
Ranked number 9 in the FT Global 500 2013, Nestle has a market capitalization of $233 billion.

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A Swiss transnational food and beverage company.