Nestlé has announced that it will combine its two research units in order to strengthen its R&D capabilities and accelerate product innovation.
The Nestlé Research Center and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences will be merged into a new organisation called Nestlé Research, which will be based in Laussane, Switzerland.
According to Nestlé, the merged unit will allow the company to further its efforts in the reduction of sugar, saturated fat and salt from its product portfolio, and allow it to further enhance the nutritional profiles of its products.
The reorganisation will begin on 1 July 2018, and will not result in the closure of any facilities or job losses, according to the company.
Creating more nutritious products in the face of changing consumer attitudes has been one of Nestlé’s core aims over the year, as key figures in the company called for greater focus on health and nutrition at the start of the year.