Nestlé S.A.: Nespresso to enter Colombian market Nestlé S.A. / Nespresso to enter Colombian market . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Nespresso is announcing the opening of commercial operations in Colombia for the first time, commencing later this year. Colombia is the most important source of green coffee for Nespresso - Colombian coffee can be found in 80% of Nespresso Grands Crus. "Colombia is a country where coffee holds a very special place and we're very excited that Colombian consumers will be able to discover the highest quality Nespresso Grand Cru coffees," said Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nestlé Nespresso SA. Nespresso products will be available in Colombia from autumn 2014. The brand will also open a Nespresso boutique in Bogota, allowing customers to benefit from face-to-face service and expert advice in addition to the online and phone service it offers. Consumers will still be able to purchase Nespresso coffees and machines through the Nespresso Club website, and via an exclusive customer service hotline. Improving farming communities Colombia was amongst the first nations to join the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program. The AAA Program, which was launched 10 years ago, is a partnership with farmers, coffee suppliers, the Colombian Coffee Growers' Federation and NGOs in Colombia. There are currently over 40,000 farmers in Colombia from whom Nespresso sources coffee on the AAA Program, up from 1,200 farmers in 2006. By developing long-term relationships with Colombian coffee farmers through the AAA Program, Nespresso seeks to continue improving living and farming conditions amongst coffee growing communities. Through the AAA Program, Nespresso ensures that the quality of its coffee remains high while the environment and the wellbeing of coffee farmers are protected. "The long-term relationships that we have built with Colombian coffee farmers drive shared value for them, but also for Nespresso consumers who appreciate high quality coffee," said Mr Duvoisin. "The introduction of Nespresso in Colombia will now allow coffee lovers across the country to experience the Nespresso quality and convenience that is already in 59 countries worldwide." Related information: Nespresso corporate website http://www.nestle-nespresso.com/ Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program http://www.nestle-nespresso.com/ecolaboration/sustainability/coffee Group picture of Nespresso sustainability advisory board http://www.flickr.com/photos/nestle/9300459070/ More stories about Nespresso and Coffee Farming: The Nespresso AAA Program: One farmer's story http://www.nestle-nespresso.com/newsandfeatures/duberney-arias-in-colombia-finding-a-long-term-partner-in-sustainable-quality New Nespresso system aims to reshape North American Coffee Industry http://www.nestle.com/media/newsandfeatures/nespresso-us-launch Nestlé empowers female coffee farmers in Kenya http://www.nestle.com/media/newsandfeatures/female-coffee-farmers-kenya Nespresso launches major new sustainability initiatives in Africa and Latin America http://www.nestle.com/media/newsandfeatures/nespresso-sustainability-advisory-board Media enquiries Nestlé Corporate Media Relations Tel: +41 21 924 2200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Nestlé S.A. via Globenewswire HUG#1769639 --- End of Message --- Nestlé S.A. Avenue Nestlé 55 Vevey Switzerland WKN: 887208;ISIN: CH0038863350;
Nestlé S.A.: Nespresso to enter Colombian market
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