Nestlé SA is planning to expand natural and organic products offering in Brazil, Reuters reported May 17, citing the company spokesman.
The Swiss food group reportedly looks to bring healthier food products as part of a plan to reduce sugar, sodium and saturated fats in its food across North and South America.
Out of the 25 initiatives the company slated for 2019, most are focused on natural and healthier products, the report said.
In September 2018, Nestlé removed stabilizers from two of its major milk brands in Brazil and the company said it will start selling milk without preservatives. In addition, the company took a majority stake in Latin American natural and organic foods manufacturer Terrafertil.
Nestlé's Brazilian subsidiary set apart $99.66 million for innovation in the last five years, and the investments are not expected to come down in the coming year, Nestlé's Brazil Head of Marketing and Communication Frank Pflaumer told Reuters.
The news agency noted that Nestlé has opened a quality assurance lab and launched its first organic food line in Brazil. The company also plans to launch four flavors of new organic baby food this month.