October 23, 2016 3:37 AM ET

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Company Overview of Gerber Products Company

Company Overview

Gerber Products Company, doing business as Nestle Infant Nutrition, manufactures and markets food and care items for infants and children from birth through age 3. The company offers feeding systems, teethers, nipples, pacifiers, and other baby care items. It provides products through retail outlets in the United States. Gerber Products Company was formerly known as Fremont Canning Company and changed its name to Gerber Products Company in 1941. The company was incorporated in 1901 and is based in Florham Park, New Jersey. Gerber Products Company operates as a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A.

12 Vreeland Road

2nd Floor

Florham Park, NJ 07932

United States

Founded in 1901





Key Executives for Gerber Products Company

President and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President of Gerber Business Unit of North America
Global Vice President of Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs and Head of Nutrition Science
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Gerber Products Company Key Developments

Gerber Good Start Offers Innovative Formula Range with Probiotics

Gerber has announced a line of infant formulas with probiotics, making it the only brand to offer probiotics in all milk-based powder formulas. Nestlé S.A, the parent company of Gerber, in addition to other academic and scientific organizations, has conducted research to determine how probiotics, good bacteria of the type commonly found in breastmilk, may provide support to the development of a healthy digestive and immune system in babies and young children. Based on this research and after assuring their safety, Gerber has made probiotics a key ingredient in all Gerber® Good Start® milk-based powder formulas. In designing their infant formulas, Gerber selected specific probiotics based on the product benefits intended: Gerber® Good Start® Gentle formulas are for healthy babies who are not exclusively breastfed, so Gerber selected probiotic B. lactis, which is similar to the probiotics found in breastmilk: Stage 1 Gerber® Good Start® Gentle is Gerber's closest formula to breastmilk and is the only powder infant formula with a blend of DHA, prebiotics and probiotics – all important components found in breastmilk. Stage 2 Gerber® Good Start® Gentle formula is the only stage 2 powder infant formula that has probiotics. Stage 3 Gerber® Good Start® Grow is the newest member of the Gerber® Good Start® family. Specifically designed for toddlers' nutrition needs, it is the only stage 3 product with probiotics. Gerber® Good Start® Soothe products are for babies experiencing colic, excessive crying and fussiness so Gerber selected the probiotic L. reuteri. Studies using this probiotic have shown that it reduces the amount of time colicky infants may cry. In addition to offering probiotics in all its milk-based powders, all Gerber® Good Start® formulas are made without genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).

Gerber Recalling Specific Organic Pouch Products

Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific Organic pouch products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage during transport and handling. Because of the commitment to high quality, Gerber is working to retrieve from retailers and online stores the remaining pouches from the four affected batches of GERBER® Organic 2ND FOOD pouches that fail to meet the quality standards. This recall does not impact any other Gerber pouches, other Gerber products or any Gerber products outside of the US.

Gerber Expands 3rd Foods Lil' Bits Recipes with Dinners Launch

Gerber announced the expansion of its newest line of products, Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits recipes, with the launch of Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits Dinners. The new category within Lil' Bits not only provides parents with the perfectly-sized soft pieces to help their babies master the essential chewing developmental milestone, but also delivers the nutrition and variety many parents are looking for. Lil' Bits Dinners recipes are now available at major retailers.

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