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project on “NESTLE " -
November 9th, 2009
University Of mumbai
We are very grateful to many people for their help and encouragement during the project & writing of this report. We especially want to thank Sir S. Atul for giving us & helping us in this project
PRODUCT NAME :
“NESTLE INSTANT MILK’’
TABLE OF CONTENTS
STORY OF NESTLE
BRANDS OF NESTLE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MARKETING AND SALES
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
PROBLEMS FACED BY NESTLE
FUTURE OF NESTLE
. MISSION STATEMENT
“AT NEWSTLE, WE BELIEVE THAT RESEARCH CAN HELP US MAKE BETTER FOOD SO THAT PEOPLE LIVE A BETTER LIFE.”
Nestle Pakistan is a subsidiary of nestle S.A a company of Swiss origin headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It is a food processing company, registered on the Karachi and Lahore stock exchanges. For 5 years in a row, the company has won a place among the top 25 companies of the Karachi stock exchange.
Headquartered in Lahore the company operates 5 production facilities. Two of its factories in Sheikhupura and Kabirwala are multi products factories. One factory in Islamabad and 2 in Karachi produce bottled water. Through its effective marketing and vast sales and distribution network throughout the country, it ensures that its products are made available to consumers whenever, wherever and however.
In the line with Nestlé’s global philosophy, Nestle Pakistan is proud of its commitment to excellence in product and safety and quality and providing value and services to its consumers. On the social front it is very responsible when it comes to environmentally sound business practices and corporate social responsibility.
Nestle Pakistan operates in many ways but people products and brands are tge main flag bearers of the company’s image.
Nestle Pakistan has being at the forefront of development of dairy sector in Pakistan as major industrial stake holder for a while .internal efforts and some initiatives with government have being going on since long in order to maximize the development of the sector .still, a need for sector wise coordination and combine efforts was there to ensure utilization of all available resources to move forward in the direction.
Through the agric-services department nestle has being involved with various infrastructure and support related initiatives such as development of model farms, setup of milk chiller and import of Australian cow to boost milk production .nestle is also working towards setting up mega dairy farms to exemplify best farm practices and ways to boost mike production
Brands of Nestle
Nestle milk pack
Nestle pudina raita
Nestle zeera raita
Nestle flavors cream
Milkpack desi ghee
Milkpack uht cream
Board Of Directors
1. Syed yawar Ali Chairman
2. Roland Decorvet M.D.
3. Fritz van dink Director
4. Roger steller Director
5. A. cantacuzene Director
6. Syed babar Ali Director
7. Syed Hyder Ali Director
Syed hyder Ali
Syed Babar Ali
Objectives of nestle
Marketing objectives are compatible with the overall corporate objectives of nestle. Company’s objective is to be the world’s largest and best branded food manufacturer while insuring that nestle name is synonymous with the products of the highest quality.
Its chief objectives are:
• To achieve compatibility with international voluntary standards on environmental management systems.
• To build mutual trust with consumers, governmental authorities and business partners.
• To ensure continuous improvement of nestles environmental performance.
• Conservation of natural resources and minimization of waste.
• Total compliance with the laws.
• To establish the benchmark for good business practice.
• Employing new technologies and processing.
• By committing to resources, both human and financial.
• Measuring the cost and benefits to business of it’s activities.
• Monitor progress.
• Audit results.
• Review targets.
Marketing and sales
During the year under review the company achieved sustainable profitable growth by capitalizing on the opportunity presented by a positive business environment. This became possible through successful marketing and sales strategies and focus on key initiatives.
Innovation and renovation remained the key to development of new products. In 2006 several new products were introduced that included fruit vitals juice, NIDO 3+, podina raita, honey and banana flavored cream for Afghanistan and new packaging for several products.
During the period under review we continued with our strategy to increase distribution penetration and develop additional trade channels. Activities such as town storming, special distribution drives and distributor training were extensively undertaken in second strata towns. Area-based territory management continued to be strengthened and wider availability and visibility of products provided a competitive edge.
The key initiative of category sales development continued to effectively strengthen strategy planning with respect to channels, customers and shoppers.
To target the large potential offered by the tea-creaming segment, nestle everyday tea-creamer was launched in 1992. supported by integrated marketing, focused distribution with sampling drives and excellent consumer acceptance, the brand has shown strong growth and holds great promise for the future. The brand is available in a variety of pack sizes ranging from 40 to 1000 gm.
UHT milk grew at a faster pace than the industry, mainly due to price stability and aggressive media and non-media activities.
NESTLE Plain Yogurt was launched on November 1, 2000 in the biggest branded yogurt market - Lahore, supported by a fully integrated marketing campaign. The product was very well received by the consumers.
We continued to expand our water business. While NESTLE PURE LIFE retained its significant market share in the retail sector, we launched the Jumbo Service (5-gallon bottles for home and office consumption) in July 2000 in Lahore, thereby entering a very promising market segment. The results are very positive and the market is developing fast.
Research & Development
Nestle, the world's biggest food Group, is also the global leader in the industry with regard to Research and Development (R&D), No other food company matches the R&D presence of Nestle, with a worldwide network of centres in 17 locations on four continents. No other food company dedicates so many human and financial resources to R&D: an international staff of 3500 engaged in the search for innovative new products and the renovation of existing ones. Year after year, Nestle invests some 800 million Swiss francs into R&D as a major driving force of its double strategy: to strengthen the Company's brands worldwide and to continue to support future long-term growth and competitiveness through innovation and renovation.
At the threshold of this new millennium, Nestlé’s objective is to consolidate and strengthen its leading position at the cutting edge of innovation in the food area, in order to meet the needs and desires of consumers around the world, for pleasure, convenience, health and well being. In addition, significant progress was achieved across the broad range of our business activities such as Information systems, logistics, sales and distribution structure where strong distribution and effective merchandising made a major contribution in achieving the high rate of growth as mentioned above
Designation: Acting team leader (production department)
Location: Kabirwala Factory
Q: When was Nestle Instant Milk launched in the market?
A: Nestle first launched its powder milk in the market in 2003 and then came the liquid powder.
Q: W hat are the specific features of the product that makes it different from other similar products present in the market?
A: Nestle has introduced the milk powder which outshined others because of its great taste, refrigeration, ready to drink, less volume, more stable shelf life.
Q: Is the product manufactured locally or imported?
A: The entire production of the Nestle Everyday is carried out in Pakistan at Sheikhupura and Kabianwala.
Q: What is the role of Research and Development department in the development of the product?
A: At Nestle the Research and Development department is called as the “APPLICATION GROUP” . No other company matches the R&D presence of Nestle. No other company dedicates so many human and financial resources to R&D as Nestle.
Q: Is the technology in making the products also local?
A: No the technology is imported and is latest.
Q: Did Nestle made any changes in the product or its manufacturing process since its launch?
A: Yes, the factory mil powders spray drying capacity was doubled in 1999 with commissioning of new evaporator.
Q: When Nestle launched the product, do its sales excel or fell short of the company sales targets?
A: the actual target is a company’s secret that will not be disclosed. But we received an overwhelming acceptance and liking of the product.
Q: Is Nestle instant milk good for health; is it according to international health standards?
A: Over many years company’s primary concern has been to improve the quality and volume of milk for UHT processing and other milk based products.
Q: What is the target market of product?
A: The target market of the product is definitely he tea drinkers who have a choice and capacity for the best taste.
Q: Did the company ever have some problems with the product?
A: There was a problem of salmentation but it was quickly taken into notice and the problem was readily removed.
Q: Did the company have any special concept behind launching the product?
A: It is designed to be used in general but it is popular mostly in offices and cafés for tea purposes.
Q: Did Nestle receive any complaints about the product ever?
A: yes, but now the error rate has been reduced to zero.
2004 --------------------------- 3 complaints
2005 --------------------------- 6 complaints
2006 --------------------------- 4 complaints
2007 ---------------------------- 2 complaints
Q: What is the current position of the product in the market?
A: Well the product is matchless in quality and has no match. It has a sufficient name and place in the market.
Q: Do the company donate any money from its product sales?
A: On the basis of profit margin Nestle seldom make donations o non- profit organizations and charitable institutions.
Q: How do you make sure that the cows which are milked are disinfected?
Nestle has its own diary farms from which we collect milk and we have a special team of veterans who regularly inject animals against epidemic diseases.
Q: what about the packing of the product, any specifications?
A: Yes the Nestle logo is a must, other than that the product is made available in convenient sizes and attractive colors. The WHITE color is the chief color to depict the color f milk.
Q: Who are the major competitors of product?
A: competitors are Olpers (Angro) and Halib milk.
Q: Who are the industrial consumers of Nestle Everyday instant milk?
A: PIA, MC-DONALDS and PEARL CONTINENTAL Pakistan.
Q: How do you set prices for your products?
A: We set prices of our own because Nestle is the trend setter in the market.
Q: What is the profit margin of the product?
A: The profit margin is usually high because of the igh quality of the product.
Q: Does the prices fluctuate or they remain stable ?
A: As the product is a diary product so its prices generally trend to fluctuate.
Q: On what scale prices are fixed?
A: The prices are fixed on a reasonable scale so that majority of public can afford.
Q: Does competitors prices bother your price policy?
A: Not really, we set price of our own.
Q: Do you give price discounts?
A: Not to the final consumers but it can be considered for the he organizational consumers like Nestle has given discounts to PIA.
Q: Do you have any price refund policy?
A: No, we never return the paid money back. If the claim is valid then we can replace the products.
Q: What are the channels adopted for promotion?
A: TV, News papers, magazines and doctors.
Q: What is the advertisement budget of the company?
A: It is preplanned b the start of financial year. It is kept secret b the company.
Q: Who are the sponsors of the company?
A: Nestle does not have any sponsors.
Q: Does Nestle have any brand ambassador?
A: No, Nestle has no brand ambassador.
Q: What is the share of promotion in overall project?
A: It varies every year. Usually it is 40% of the product.
Q: What is the nature of marketing for the product?
A: The product is marketed aggressively in the market.
Q: Is there any online promotion methods?
A: In Pakistan, not really.
Q: Where are the outlets of product located?
A: These are located all over in Pakistan regardless of big and small cities.
Q: Does the product is sold directly to the consumers or via distributors?
A: The product is not sold directly t the customers because of the extensive consumer groups.
Q: What are the insurance policies of companies?
A: Insurance policies are maintained but they are hihly confidential.
Q: What is the warehousing facilitation of company?
A: Nestle has its own warehouses for the storage of products as well as it has also hired some warehouses.
Q: What are the transportation modes of the product?
A: Usually mode of transportation is road.
Q: Did customers or suppliers ever complaint about shortage of Instant Milk in market?
A: No we have a well defined system to ensure that products at right time are at right place.
Q: Does the company uses any E-distribution for the product?
A: Due to the distribution problems that a number of online firms face Nestle until now has no plans for E – distribution.
PROBLEMS FACED BY NESTLE
The problems for Nestle in today’s world are the claims faced by it as being charged with the responsibility of violating the “International Marketing Codes”. Nestle claims that I is doing nothing wrong and unethical in the way it markets is baby foods around the world. Baby milk action has raised the case of “SYED AAMAR RAZA” who has publicizes evidence of Nestlé’s malpractice in Pakistan also as well. It has been claimed that company marketing is causing unnecessary deaths and sufferings of babies, largely among poor because they do not use the proper amount of powder in order to save some volume for future use which causes great danger to baby life.
Nestle must state in writing that it accepts that the international code and the subsequent relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions are minimum requirements for every country.
Nestle must state in writing that it will make required changes to bring its Baby Food Marketing policy and practice into line with International Code and Resolutions.
SWOT ANALYSIS OF NESTLE
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
STRENGTHS ----------------- TO BUILD ON
WEAKNESESS --------------------- TO COVER ON
OPPORTUNITIES ------------------------- TO CAPTURE
THREATS ----------------------- TO DEFEND ON
The greatest strength of nestle is that it includes a culture that is team focused and an open door policy. Nestle focus on collectivism and performance orientation attitude which encourages employees to work harder. Another thing is high level of market share and that people all over the world trust and recognizes Nestle as a big brand name. Strength is that people trust on Nestle. It looks at achieving higher volumes by renovating existing products and innovating new products. Strength is that they are low cost operators which allow them to not only beat competition but also edging ahead operating excellence, innovation, renovation, product availability and communication are major strengths. IT is an important aspect that people all around the world are becoming more conscious about health, that’s why they prefer Nestle.
One major weakness of Nestle is that it is entering into markets that are already mature and can give a tough competition to new entrants. Nestle Plain Yogurt has proved to be a Nestle weakness because it has been unable to make its market place in USA. But Nestle by analyzing the sensitive areas can overcome its weaknesses.
Nestle in Pakistan has a great opportunity for expanding its markets because in Pakistan there is a large ready market of food and beverages due to trends of eating and the increasing .I t also has opportunities largely in China and India as well. Through proper marketing research Nestle can cash on to these opportunities.
Nestle is facing the threats by worldwide community due to its violation of international marketing standards. Many conferences and campaigns have been held against Nestle in this regard which can damage the name and trust of its customers. Another threat is due to the increasing popularity of its competitor OLPERS in local and international markets.
FUTURE OF NESTLE
Nestle is today the world’s largest food and beverage company with its mission to provide healthier lifestyle.
It has launched many products in Pakistan the majority of which are popular and among the market leaders. Nestle is installing new plants and importing latest technologies to improve. Moreover, innovation is one of its greatest strengths so it has a bright future in Pakistan.