Train ticket man attacked near Lausanne, aggressor flees

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 32-year-old ticket checker on a CFF train suffered a broken nose and facial lacerations when he was attacked by a man without a valid ticket last Friday, 15 July. His aggressor fled and police, who have a witness, turned the case over to judicial authorities, who have opened a criminal investigation. […]

Nestlé buys kiwi anti-constipation line


VEVEY, SWITZERLAND – Nestlé’s move into nutritional solutions for health problems is being given a boost this week with Nestlé Health Science taking a minority stake in a New Zealand company that specializes in developing kiwi-based products to treat gastrointestinal conditions. Vital Foods, a 20-year-old firm, has two products for treating constipation that are well […]

Charlie Chaplin goes to Kerry

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Charlie Chaplin has been invited to Waterford, in the south of Ireland, for what looks like a promising party this summer. Vevey and environs might want to look west, to check out the party, suggests Peter Dennehy, a Lake Geneva region fan who is currently with the Irish Nursing Board, An Bord […]

Lausanne overtakes Geneva for foreigners population share

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva, with its international organizations and United Nations European seat is not likely to lose its reputation as Switzerland’s international city, but Lausanne has been creeping up on it as an international centre. From 2008 to 2010 the resident foreigners’ share of the total population in the capital of Vaud was higher […]

Nestlé, P&G announce major product investments


Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Two multinationals with strong ties to the Lake Geneva region, P&G and Nestlé, are investing heavily, the first in a major new product and sugarcane packaging, the other in new Asian markets, they announced 26 April. P&G’s mother company in Ohio, USA, says it is about to launch a new product, […]

“Suspect” death in Vevey, eight sent to hospital

Vevey, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Eight people were taken to hospital to be checked and 53 others were treated by emergency teams at rue de la Madeleine 37 in Vevey after they were affected by odours coming from an apartment where a man who had been dead for several days was found. The man and a […]

Nestlé profits boosted by eyecare sale


Meanwhile, peelable ice cream ready for market Vevey, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Food multinational Nestlé saw its profits jump to CHF34.2 billion in 2010, thanks to continuing strong growth boosted by exceptional revenues from the sale of Alcon, an eyecare company. Profits in 2009 were CHF10.2b. The Vevey firm had sales in 2010 of CHF109.7b, up […]

Overthemoon is flickr featured photographer

Three cheers for flickr’s featured photographer group for choosing Overthemoon, a Vevey resident and regular contributor to GenevaLunch, as this week’s top image-maker. Overthemoon’s photos appear regularly in our flickr box and she has also provided illustrations for articles, including “Vevey puts Chaplin on its walls”, 28 September 2010.

Police ask for help with missing Vevey man


Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Police in Vevey are asking the public for help in finding 50-year-old Pierre Ecuyer, who was last seen Wednesday morning at 08:30. Ecuyer has a history of depression. He is 180 cm tall, corpulent, has straight, dark, longish hair and a lump on his forehead. Anyone with information is asked to […]

Zurich man killed by train

Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A 51-year-old man died shortly after being hit by a train at the station in Wipkingen, on the outskirts of Zurich. He had just stepped off the train and fell onto the tracks for unknown reasons, then was hit by the moving train. Emergency services arrived at the scene promptly but […]