The United States is Nestlé’s largest market in the world. In 2015, our product sales totaled $26 billion, and 97% of U.S. households purchased Nestlé products.
Nestlé in the U.S. consists of eight separate corporate entities: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina, Gerber, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Skin Health and Nespresso. Together, our business units contribute to the financial strength of the communities in which we live and operate by creating jobs; generating tax revenues for the local, state and federal governments; and supporting numerous local community programs.
Nestlé in the U.S. by the Numbers:
Research and Development
Our global network amounts to the world's largest food and nutrition organization, with about 5000 people involved in R&D and research partnerships with business partners and universities.
Our in-house research takes place across four centers:
- The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences provides and translates biomedical research into personalized science based nutrition.
- The Nestlé Research Center provides scientific knowledge and research for the innovation and renovation of our products.
- The Clinical Development Unit provides medical expertise and manages clinical trials for the company, worldwide.
- R&D Tours provides scientific expertise in plant science.
Product development also takes place in our 40 Product Technology centers and R&D centers worldwide.