Nestlé USA caters to cravings on the other-side-of-the-Atlantic, from a child's sweet tooth to a grown-up's caffeine fix. The company is a major subsidiary of Swiss food giant Nestlé S.A. Nestlé USA produces hundreds of well-known food brands, including frozen pizza (Tombstone, DiGiorno), chocolate and candies (Baby Ruth, Goobers), beverages (Nestea, Taster's Choice, Nesquick), juices (Juicy Juice), canned milk (Carnation), ice cream (Edy's, Häagan-Dazs), baking goods (Nestlé Toll House, Libby's), and prepared meals (Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine). Nestlé USA's sister businesses are Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Nestlé Nutrition, and Nestlé Professional Beverages. The US is Nestlé S.A.'s largest market.
Nestlé S.A. continues to reinforce its US presence through acquisitions and new product advances. The parent acquired Kraft Foods' frozen pizza business in the US and Canada in 2010. A perfect fit, the $3.7 billion purchase added a number of household name brands to Nestlé's US retail frozen meal portfolio, including California Pizza Kitchen, DiGirorno, Jack's Pizza, and Tombstone. It also strengthened its North American distribution operations and made Nestlé the largest frozen pizza maker in the US and Canada.
During 2010 the US market was introduced to a number of new Nestlé products, such as Café Collection's white chocolate caramel latte. The company has also removed trans-fatty acids from its some of its food products and reduced the sugar content in its hot cocoa mixes. It is working on ways to reduce the amount of plastics used in its packaging, too. Meanwhile, it has had trouble keeping E. coli bacteria out of its Toll House refrigerated cookie dough, which tested positive in 2010 and 2009.
Nestle USA's has been present in the US for more than 100 years and operates 25 manufacturing facilities, 46 distribution centers, and 15 sales offices in the country. US sales in totaled $10.4 billion in 2010.
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