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1867 - Le pharmacien Henri Nestlé met au point le tout premier aliment pour nourrissons du monde à Vevey, en Suisse. La Farine lactée Nestlé sauve alors la vie du bébé prématuré de l'un des voisins de M. Nestlé, qui ne tolère pas le lait maternel.
1918 - Nestlé acquiert sa première usine laitière canadienne à Chesterville, en Ontario, et amorce la production sous le nom de «The Maple Leaf Condensed Milk Company».
1922 - Nestlé Canada est officiellement incorporée en société.
1929 - Peter, Cailler, Kohler - l'entreprise de fabrication de chocolat fondée par Daniel Peter - fusionne avec Nestlé.
1930 - L'Institut brésilien du café invite Nestlé à développer de nouveaux produits pour résorber l'énorme surplus de grains de café du pays.
1935 - KIT KAT est lancée au Royaume-Uni en tant que «Chocolate Crisp» (croustillant chocolat).
1938 - Au terme de huit années de recherches, Nestlé invente NESCAFÉ, le premier café en poudre au monde. Il suffit d'y ajouter de l'eau chaude!
1943 - NESCAFÉ devient une boisson de première nécessité pour les soldats américains de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. La production de NESCAFÉ grimpe à un million de caisses par an.
1947 - Nestlé acquiert l'entreprise MAGGI, bien connue pour son bouillon en cubes.
1952 - Le Nestlé Quik (ultérieurement NESQUIK) est lancé au Canada. Le mélange pour boissons au chocolat en poudre devient rapidement le préféré des familles.
1966 - Nestlé lance le café instantané TASTER'S CHOICE, dont la fraîcheur est préservée par lyophilisation.
1974 - Nestlé diversifie son portefeuille à l'extérieur du secteur alimentaire en devenant l'un des principaux actionnaires de L'Oréal, un chef de file mondial dans l’industrie des cosmétiques.
1981 - Les plats surgelés STOUFFER'S entrent chez Nestlé Canada. Les origines de la marque remontent à 1922: Abraham et Mahala Stouffer ouvraient alors à Cleveland un petit café où ils servaient de délicieux plats maison.
1985 - Nestlé achète la Carnation Company, qui fabrique notamment les produits laitiers CARNATION, le colorant à café sans produit laitier COFFEE-MATE de CARNATION, le MÉLANGE À CHOCOLAT CHAUD CARNATION, le DÉJEUNER INSTANTANÉ CARNATION et les aliments pour animaux FRISKIES. Hills Bros. et Café MJB se joignent aussi à Nestlé Canada.
1987 - Dr Ballard et Club Coffee entrent dans la famille Nestlé Canada.
1988 - Nestlé fait l'acquisition de Rowntree Confections (TURTLES et menthes AFTER EIGHT), de Sunmark (qui fabrique des produits de confiserie de renom tels que SWEETARTS, NERDS et WILLY WONKA) et du fabricant de pâtes italien Buitoni-Perugina. Rowntree Mackintosh se joint à Nestlé Canada.
1991 - Nestlé acquiert la DRUMSTICK Company, qui a inventé le cornet de crème glacée DRUMSTICK en 1928.
1992 - Nestlé acquiert PERRIER, la célèbre entreprise d'eau embouteillée. La gamme PERRIER regroupe notamment les marques VITTEL, ARROWHEAD, CALISTOGA, OASIS, DEER PARK, POLAND SPRINGS et ZEPHYRHILLS.
1994 - Nestlé Canada emménage dans son nouveau siège social canadien de Toronto.
1995 - Le fabricant d'aliments pour chiens ALPO se joint à Nestlé.
1996 - O-Pee-Chee Gum Company entre dans la famille Nestlé.
1997 - La division des produits surgelés des Aliments Ault (crème glacée) et le groupe des produits de crème glacée de Dairyworld Foods se joignent à Nestlé Canada. Nestlé acquiert aussi l'embouteilleur d'eau minérale italien SAN PELLEGRINO.
2000 - POWERBAR se joint à Nestlé.
2002 - Nestlé conclut, avec le groupe Pillsbury, une entente d'exploitation commerciale et technique à long terme de la marque HÄAGEN-DAZS pour l'Amérique du Nord. Nestlé fait aussi l'acquisition de Ralston PURINA, et le secteur animalier devient Nestlé PURINA Soins des animaux familiers. Le secteur eau PERRIER VITTEL prend le nom de NESTLÉ WATERS.
2006 - La société JENNY CRAIG se joint à Nestlé.
2007 - Nestlé fait l'acquisition de GERBER, une entreprise reconnue pour ses produits de nutrition infantile, et de la division médicale de NOVARTIS.
2009 - VITALITY Foodservice Inc. se joint à Nestlé.
2010 - Nestlé fait l'acquisition des pizzas surgelées de Kraft aux États-Unis et au Canada, ce qui comprend la marque DELISSIO.
2012 - Nestlé fait l’acquisition de PFIZER Nutrition, ce qui comprend les multivitamines prénatales et postnatales MATERNA.
At Nestlé Canada, we know that plastic pollution is a global challenge that requires immediate action and we commend the Canadian government for taking steps to minimize the impact of single-use plastics on our environment.
We are working hard to eliminate non-recyclable plastics from our brands and will continue to work with our industry associations and the government on solutions that will help ensure that none of our product packaging, including plastics, ends up in the landfill or as litter, including in seas, oceans and waterways.
To achieve this, our ambition is that 100% of our packaging is reusable or recyclable by 2025. We are also working with value chain partners and industry associations to explore different packaging solutions to reduce plastic usage and develop new approaches to eliminating plastic waste.
Working with others, we can improve plastic recycling and collection rates. As such, we support the development of an effective and harmonized recycling system.
We remain strongly committed to minimizing the impact Nestlé has on the natural environment, including ensuring recycling or reuse of our packaging and look forward to being an active participant in discussions toward solutions.
At Nestlé, we value the opportunity to connect with potential candidates, like you! We want you to have the chance to learn about our culture and the people who make it all happen. By joining our Nestlé Canada Talent Community, you'll have the opportunity to build connections with our employees who are working in the functions/roles that you're aspiring to join.
This is your chance to join our talent pool and be considered for future roles - even if the job doesn't yet exist. We may keep your resume and other information you provide to us on file for future opportunities. Our goal is to foster meaningful conversations and build relationships with candidates who are passionate, innovative, dedicated and of course, food lovers.
Interested? It's easy to join! You're encouraged to think outside the wrapper, so feel free to submit your resume along with a video, poem or picture or whatever else may help you to stand out. Once we know who you are, our Talent Acquisition Team will review applications and connect with you if the fit is right. It’s that easy!
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Today, we’re celebrating Global Recycling Day – a day for the world to come together to recognize the importance that recycling plays in preserving our primary resources. At Nestlé Canada, we are proud to celebrate our achievements to date and know that we have a huge opportunity to actually make an even bigger, more significant impact.
As a company, we aren’t just talking about working to make this world a better place, we’re making strides. Globally, we have a vision to achieve a waste-free future and have outlined a series of specific actions towards making 100% of our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
In Canada, this means we’ve taken fast action to map out our full packaging spectrum and identify where we have packaging that isn’t recyclable or reusable and develop an action plan to help us get there. We know that we can’t just do this alone. That’s why, we’re talking to our suppliers about material options that provide similar attributes and our next phase is to start testing them to ensure high quality for our consumers. And for formats where options don’t currently exist, we’ve started researching to see what’s possible.
We’re fortunate in Canada to have a fairly strong recycling system, but it’s inconsistent across the country. This is where we’re stepping up to help re-design our municipal, provincial and federal systems to be far more effective in truly eliminating waste. This is a top priority for us; and one which can result in fundamental change.
Together, we can – and will – make a difference. To learn more about how we’re taking a leadership role to ensure we all get to a better place, click here
You want to make a fantastic impression on your first day. Or at least, not to get too much stuff wrong. Believe it or not, it’s possible to thoroughly enjoy the experience, and build on it in the coming days, weeks and months. These tips will help you from that all-important day one.
1. You are what you wear
This might be just a case of checking what the dress code is, if there is one. You certainly want to be well presented as it’ll give you a confidence boost and help you impress all the new colleagues you’re going to be meeting. You’re representing yourself, your team and your new company, so be smart about it.
2. Get there early
This may sound basic, but work out which train or bus you need to catch, or where you can park. You don’t want to be caught offering excuses because you’re stuck in a traffic jam. Plan this part, and you’ll have one less thing to think about on the day.
3. Be confident
The workplace, especially if it’s your first, is almost designed to make you nervous. So just remember that everyone will feel the same on their first day doing new things among new people. You’re not expected to know it all, so just be friendly and start learning straight away.
4. Say hello
You’ll be introduced to people by your manager, but say hello if you meet other people too, whether you’re trying to use the coffee machine or you’ve got lost looking for the kitchen. Keep eye contact, smile and shake their hand. If you’ve prepared a little intro about yourself, use it to create a good first impression.
5. Ask questions
The more you ask early on, the better it is. Better still, try to remember most of it. A new job is the best time to question anything you don’t understand, and you’ll look great if you manage to pick a lot of it up. Try to get organised about that and other things from the start.
6. Remember what you said at the interview
They decided to hire you for a reason, so show that you can do that thing or be that person. (You should make a habit of keeping track of your contributions and accomplishments as well, so that you’re on top of how well you’ve done when performance review time comes around.)
7. Social media
Remember to update your title across your own social media platforms and to start following your new company and colleagues, if you’re not doing that already. As you meet new people, find them on Twitter or LinkedIn.
8. Develop some great relationships
Be nice, be friendly, be yourself – but always remember that the best working relationships are based on respect and trust, and respect and trust are based on actions and performance, not just on words. You may not have the contacts, the ability or the experience to do a lot right from the start, but you don’t need skills to be willing to help out and work hard.
9. Enjoy it! Really
Your first day can really be enjoyable if you plan what you can, and show you’re keen to learn. No one will expect you to be brilliant right out of the gate, so don’t stress about impressing absolutely everyone and remember to have fun.
When you’re asked in for a second interview, it’s great news. Maybe your prospective employer needs sign-off on hiring you from someone higher up. Perhaps they want you to meet other members of the team to see how well you’d fit in. Or it could be that they’ve narrowed their selection down to just a few candidates and they want to decide which one to make an offer to. Whatever the reason, you’ll need to approach the second interview in a slightly different way to the first one.
You need to start by looking at the points you made about your skills and experience during the first interview and try to identify what impressed them, and what they were less impressed by. In that way, you can give them more of the aspects of you that went down well and counter questions you felt you struggled with before.
If they’ve told you who the other interviewers are, there would be no harm in doing some research to find out how long they’ve been with the company, what they’ve done and what companies they worked for before.
Second interviews are usually a bit more intense. There might be senior people present at the interview to ask you about your specialist skills. If that’s the case, be confident in talking about relevant parts of your background. Have a few examples ready to illustrate them all so that you can be more specific about your answers.
Some interviewers ask them, others don’t. But you’d do well to be prepared for questions that apparently come from nowhere, as the panel may just want to see how you deal with it.
Don’t forget to ask your own questions
Second interviews are a better time to ask lots of questions as you can make them more relevant. Always ask hiring managers what they like about the company, what they think its goals are and how well it achieves them.
The second interview can often include meeting a few other people in your potential department or taking a short tour. The main reason for this is to make sure you're going to fit in. If you are a good fit, show it; but if you aren't, you probably wouldn't be happy working there, anyway. This is your chance to work out if you’d get on with your future team mates too and if you’d accept an offer.
Taking the offer
If they don’t make you an offer straight away, ask about the next step and how soon they might be able to give you a decision. But if they do, no matter how much you want to say yes, say thanks instead and ask for some time to consider. There’s no point spending the next few months of your life in a role that isn’t right for you, so you need to think about it.
Don’t forget that all-important thank you note. Even if you don’t take this particular job, you’ve made new contacts who might remember you when they move on. And networking is valuable.
So you’ve made it to the interview stage of the application process but are you ready to show your most positive, employable side? Body language plays a huge role in how we’re perceived – not slouching or crossing your arms are the obvious actions to avoid, but what about the less obvious signs? Making these small changes will certainly improve your chances of getting the job you applied for.
1. What are your hands saying?
Playing with your hair or tie, or clutching a bag or glass for longer than needed will make you look tense and nervous. Keep your palms up and open to show honesty and receptiveness and remember a firm handshake is the quickest way to establish rapport.
2. Look like you mean it
Making direct eye contact can be intimidating but the trick is to try and relax and listen. By focusing 100% on what your interviewer is saying you will naturally focus your eyes on theirs while showing interest and alertness.
3. Lean forward to listen
Leaning ever-so slightly forwards signifies you’re interested and focused.
4. Go slow
Think before replying to questions and try not to rush through your answers. If you need to take a moment, take it. Pause, think, reply – it’s important to be in control rather than letting yourself ramble.
5. Pick a positive role model
What media personalities do you think have particularly good body language? Check out their interviews and see if there’s anything you can learn. A winning smile is usually key!
6. Dress for the job you want
Before the interview find out the company’s dress code and match it. While over-dressing won’t harm your chances of getting the job, under-dressing almost certainly will.
Stand in front of a mirror and practice introducing yourself and answering a simple interview question such as ‘How do you see yourself fitting in our company?’. You’ll instantly realise when you need to increase and decrease your positive body language signals.
And if this is too much for you to remember another handy tip is to subtly imitate any positive body language signals your interviewer is making. If they’re smiling and relaxed, you should try to do the same. While good body language alone won’t get you the job you always wanted, it will definitely help in projecting a confident and professional image of yourself.
You made it! Your application made a great impression and now they want to meet you in person. It’s natural to be nervous, but you’ll find the more prepared you are, the less nervous you will be.
1. What do you know about our company?
Here the interviewer wants reassurance you've done your homework and have chosen to apply to them for a good reason. Before you go to any interview you need to know the size of the organisation, the scope of their range of products or services, the latest developments in the field, their history, goals, and public image – have they been in the news lately?
2. What motivates you?
Here it’s important to show you’re self-motivating. Think about any challenges you decided to take on, and how rewarding it was to achieve them. It could be that you organised an event and it went well – in that case you were motivated by desire to bring happiness to others and see a job well done.
3. What are your weaknesses?
This is definitely one that’s best to prepare for. Our advice? Pick a past weakness and show how you’ve taken steps to improve on it. An example would be if you’re not very strong at presenting. Admit to it, then say you practice at home in front of friends who video your efforts, and now you use the footage to improve.
4. Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
As mentioned in Six things you should do before you start your job search it’s best to have thought about both short-term and long-term goals. Talk about the kind of career you envision for yourself and the steps you will need to get there, relating this back to the position you’re interviewing for.
5. Do you have any questions?
This often catches people off guard, and can even be asked once you’ve left the interview room. Be ready with a question that shows your enthusiasm and is specific to the role and/or organisation. A good question could be ‘What projects are the department working on at the moment?’