Gerber baby food headquarters

Novartis (Gerber baby-food business) Company Profile: Acquisition & Investors

Novartis (Gerber baby-food business) Overview

  • Founded
  • 1927

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 4,500

  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Financing Rounds
  • 1

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Novartis (Gerber baby-food business) Valuation & Funding

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Baby Food Maker Gerber Is Leaving New Jersey – NBC New York

New Jersey

Gerber said nearly all of its New Jersey employees will be offered the chance to relocate if they wish

What to Know

  • The company announced Monday that it will move from Florham Park, New Jersey, to Rosslyn, Virginia in Arlington County
  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said the move will create 150 new jobs in Virginia
  • Gerber, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., will occupy the same building in Rosslyn as Nestle's U.S. headquarters

Baby food maker Gerber Products Company is moving its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to northern Virginia, where it will join its corporate cousin, Nestle USA.

The company announced Monday that it will move from Florham Park to Rosslyn, Virginia, in Arlington County.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said the move will create 150 new jobs in Virginia.

Gerber, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., will occupy the same building in Rosslyn as Nestle's U.S. headquarters. Nestle USA moved to Virginia a year ago.

Northam approved an $863,000 grant to lure Gerber from New Jersey. Arlington County will match that grant in local infrastructure improvements.

“Keeping pace with the rapid changes in how consumers eat, shop and engage with brands, we have been assessing our business so that we become more agile, efficient and innovative in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” Bill Partyka, president and CEO of Gerber, said in a statement. “Closer proximity to Nestlé USA’s new headquarters will provide efficiencies that will be reinvested in our people, products and production to fuel growth.”

Gerber said nearly all of its New Jersey employees will be offered the chance to relocate if they wish. The company says it will provide severance and outplacement support for any worker who does not want to make the transition.

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One product story: how baby puree is made

World famous baby food brand Gerber® has launched a new website where you can get comprehensive information about baby puree. The main goal of the project is to provide parents with an opportunity to trace the entire path of puree from the farm to the store shelf: where the crop is grown, how the product is produced, how its quality is ensured and monitored, and under what conditions it is stored.

“One of the most important stages in a child's life is the introduction of complementary foods. It affects the further health and formation of taste preferences, which often persist for life. We know that parents choose the best for their children and take their baby's nutrition seriously. It is really extremely important for them to understand what parameters to choose products, what it consists of or where it is produced. For these purposes, the specialists of the Gerber® brand have launched a new website. Now moms and dads will be able to get comprehensive information about Gerber® puree - all the stages of its production and useful properties, - commented Sofia Bryantseva, Leading Nutritionist at Nestlé Russia.

The complementary feeding phase is a “critical window” for developing food tolerance and preventing micronutrient deficiencies. Vegetable complementary foods are recommended to start with monocomponent purees, which are in the Gerber® baby food line, a well-known brand with more than 90 years of history.

For example, Gerber® marrow puree is made from vegetables grown on farms in the Ebro Valley, the Ribera del Douro and Alicante. The fields are located very close to the processing workshops - no more than three hours pass between harvesting and fruit processing, which guarantees the maximum preservation of the useful properties of fresh zucchini. nine0005

By the way, marrow is a very difficult vegetable to use in the production of complementary foods. To produce a puree that meets Gerber®'s exacting standards, the nitrate levels and water content of the zucchini flesh must be carefully controlled. To do this, the company has developed a special strategy for their cultivation and preparation. When harvesting and processing zucchini, the level of nitrates is measured: if the slightest deviation from the norm is found, the entire batch of raw materials is removed from production until a new crop arrives. That is why in some seasons zucchini puree is not on sale. nine0005

On the project website you can get acquainted with other interesting facts about the production, storage, disposal of products and quality control.

Visitors to the site will be able to learn how a new product is being developed, what are the benefits of purees recommended for first foods, and why Gerber® only works with certain vegetable and fruit suppliers. No more secrets - now parents know everything about their favorite mashed potatoes: from the field to the spoon. nine0005

About Nestlé

Nestlé is the world's largest food and beverage company. The company does business in 187 countries around the world. The total number of its employees is about 300 thousand people, and they all share the goal of Nestlé to improve the quality of life and contribute to a healthy future. Nestlé offers a wide range of products and services designed to improve the lives of not only people, but also their beloved pets. The company's product line includes more than 2,000 brands, from legendary and world-famous brands such as NESCAFÉ or Nespresso to such popular local brands as Russia is a Generous Soul, Bon Pari and Bystrov. Nestlé is headquartered in the city of Vevey (Switzerland), where the history of the company began more than 150 years ago. nine0030

Onishchenko found chlorine in baby food :: Life

Rospotrebnadzor imposed restrictions on chicken meat, which contains too much chemicals. Previously, the agency has already banned the import of baby food produced by the Finnish branch of Nestle


Rospotrebnadzor again imposed restrictions on the supply of Nestle products. This time they touched on four types of baby food from Gerber Products. The reason was the use of chlorinated poultry meat in their production, said RIA "Novosti" head of department Gennady Onishchenko. nine0005

"We are forced to state that suppliers such as Gerber Products, which supplies baby food for young children to Russia, in particular, turkey in its own juice, chicken in its own juice, turkey sausages and chicken, despite being introduced from 1 January, the ban on the processing of poultry meat and products from it with chlorine did not change the technology and sources of raw materials," the official said. And he added: "They did not officially tell us about the replacement of this meat. Therefore, we are suspending the supply of these four types of products." nine0005

It should be noted that since the beginning of this year, new standards have been introduced in Russia for the maximum content of chlorine in the solution used to process poultry meat. Now its amount should be four times less than it was before, and should not exceed the indicator set for drinking water. The requirements apply to both domestic meat and imported meat. In the US, they are much softer, and products from American manufacturers are now banned.

In addition, Gerber Products, headquartered in Michigan, is one of the largest manufacturers of baby food. Its annual turnover is estimated at more than $1 billion. She has been a member of the Nestle Group since 2007. nine0005

Recall that last week Gennady Onishchenko said that Rospotrebnadzor for the first time refused Nestle to import baby food to Russia. The ban concerned one product with meat from the Finnish division of the company. According to him, the refusal to register was caused by "the weakening of technological discipline in the production of products."

In turn, Nestle representatives said that they have not yet received any official refusals from Rospotrebnadzor. At the same time, they noted that their products pass all the necessary checks and meet sanitary requirements. nine0005

Nestle is the world's largest food manufacturer.

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