Nestl? to Continue (BoP) Expansion in Philippines

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Consumer goods giant Nestlé Philippines Inc. will be investing more in the country in the coming years, in a bid to offer new products to more markets, particularly consumers on the extreme top and bottom of the economic pyramid.

In an interview with the Inquirer on Thursday, Nestlé Philippines chairman and chief executive John Martin Miller said the company, while already serving a wide spectrum of Filipino consumers, still had markets that were largely untapped.

“We’re looking for growth in many areas. Other business opportunities are being explored. We’re serving most of the consumers in the middle, or the C and D classes, but there’s a population on the top and bottom of the pyramid that we also hope to serve,” he said.

He said Swiss parent firm Nestlé SA remained committed to the Philippines, particularly as the country was considered one of the firm’s key markets.

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