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Nestle opens Chocolate Centre of Excellence

September 8, 2009   by Food in Canada staff


On Sept. 7 Nestle inaugurated its new Chocolate Centre of Excellence in Broc, Switzerland. The Centre will build on Nestle’s chocolate-making heritage and spearhead research and development in the company’s premium and luxury chocolate category.

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The new $25.7 million chocolate facility will house a full team of Nestle specialists, from cocoa bean scientists and chocolatiers, to packaging designers and consumer specialists. A team of independent chocolatiers will also be working with Nestle at the new centre, focusing on bringing innovation and artistic inspiration into the chocolate-making process.

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The Broc Centre is part of Nestle’s worldwide research and development network, which features 28 centres and employs approximately 5,000 people. Nestle is currently the leader in dark chocolate worldwide.


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