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The World’s Biggest Food Company Is Coming for Your Lockdown Cravings

  • CEO Schneider renews push to reshape food, drink portfolio
  • Food industry is moving away from sugary snacks and drinks
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Source: Freshly Inc.

Nestle SA Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider skips his afternoon Nespresso, as genetic tests revealed his body processes caffeine only slowly, depriving him of sleep. He likes to start his mornings with a smoothie blitzed together from 10 ingredients after colleagues convinced him of the cocktail’s benefits to the immune system.

The German-born Schneider has taken the same methodical approach to refocusing the world’s largest food company on cleaner living. Since joining Nestle in 2017, he’s shifted the portfolio away from sugary snacks including Butterfinger chocolate bars and Haagen Dazs ice cream, while giving convenience meals like Stouffer’s a vegan makeover.