The largest food manufacturer, Nestlé, has warned of price increases for its products in the second half of 2021. transfers CNN.
In the first half of the year, the company increased prices by 1.3 percent, in the second half, it is planned to increase by about two percent. The rise in price was caused by the rise in prices for goods and transportation. Nestlé can cope with the increase in the cost of certain procurement products and not raise the prices of its products, such as coffee. In the event of a rise in the cost of transportation, the company has nothing to oppose, so prices rise, said Executive Director Mark Schneider.
Nestle produces instant coffee, mineral water, chocolate, ice cream, dairy products, baby food and other products. The most famous brands are KitKat, Maggi, Nescafe, Nesquik and Nestea. The USA accounts for a third of the company’s turnover.
In late May, Nestlé admitted that most of its products do not meet the generally accepted definition of a healthy diet. 96 percent of products in the coffee and drinks segment and 99 percent in the segment of sweets and ice cream are considered unhealthy.
In early June, State Duma deputy and former head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko called for a ban in Russia of some products of the Coca-Cola, Nestle and Mars companies due to their high sugar content. The deputy called for the revival of the food culture in the country with full breakfasts, lunches and dinners.