US youth, son of Nestlé manager, charged with under-age porn filming

“TJ” waived his first hearing in face of “overwhelming evidence”, could face jail, sex offender list GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The 19-year-old son of a Nestlé manager faces charges of possession and dissemination  of pornographic material in Pennsylvania after secretly filming three women undressing and uploading the videos to an online pornography site. The youth, TJ, […]

Nestlé up, ABB down: 2012 financial results

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Nestlé Group in Vevey finished 2012 with sales up 10.2 percent, with organic growth of 5.9 percent, in line with expectations. The world’s largest food company sold CHF92.2 billion in products last year. Growth was strongest in Asia, Oceania and Africa, the company reports. Net profit was up CHF1.1b to CHF10.6b, and […]

Nestlé to create visitor centre in original HQ near Vevey station (update)

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Updated 23:30  photos added  GENEVA / VEVEY, SWITZERLAND – Food and nutrition multinational Nestlé will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2016 by opening a new visitor centre at Les Bosquets, in the industrial zone directly behind the Vevey train station. The centre will give the public a closer look at the company’s history, and current […]

Weekend accidents: wired boy starts fire, fisherman disappears

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Hot potatoes were taken a step too far in Widnau, in eastern Switzerland, Monday morning 24 September. A 17-year-old put some potatoes and oil in a skillet, then went off to his computer, forgetting about them, writes news agency Sipa. His mother returned home to find the house on fire. No injuries […]

Woodless driver sought by Vaud police

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Loose wood and petrol in the tunnel caused huge detour and 20km traffic jam at start of holiday LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Vaud police are looking for a driver who lost a pallet of wood Wednesday afternoon on the A9 autoroute. The wood slid off the unknown vehicle about 100 metres into the Flonzalley tunnel after Lausanne, […]

New Geneva-Lausanne trains given their first ride

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The new doubledecker trains called Duplex Regio CFF that will be put into service on two lines by 9 December 2012 had their first ride on the rails Thursday 26 April. The trains were unveiled for officials and guests on a run from Romont to Geneva. The trains are part of a fleet […]

Nestlé shows Q1 growth despite “difficult” environment

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Nestlé is having a good week: Thursday 19 April its annual general meeting it smoothly re-elected Paul Bulcke chief executive officer for the next five years and there were fewer clashes with protesters, the European Patent Office has handed Nespresso a victory and Friday Q1 figures were released showing 7.2 percent organic […]

Nestlé and avalanche group WSL partner to keep our ice cream smoooooth

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LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – If you’ve never considered the instability of your ice cream beyond the fact that it disappears too quickly, you are clearly not an ice cream manufacturer. We thought we were finished writing about the work of WSL, the Swiss avalanche and snow research insititute, now that the ski season is ending, but […]

Police seek witnesses after Saturday night death on A9

Drunk driver left scene of Montreux-Vevey accident; 78-year-old woman killed LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 78-year-old woman died in hospital Saturday night 21 January shortly after an accident at 22:00 on the A9 autoroute between Vevey and Montreux, in the direction of Vileneuve. The lake side of the road was closed to traffic until 07:15 Sunday […]

Geneva, Zurich restaurants get 2 Michelin stars

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – “Floris” in Anières, canton Geneva, and “Mesa” in Zurich, are the newcomers to Michelin’s list of Swiss two-star restaurants. Floria is headed by Claude Legras and Mesa by Marcus Lindner. They bring the number of eateries with two stars to 18. Switzerland now has a total of 96 restaurants with stars from […]