Change is in the air at Nestlé

Steve’s breakdown: Along with a new headquarters and a couple of new agencies, we believe Nestle is in the mood for more change. So pick a brand and get busy.

ARLINGTON, VA: Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to mark the opening of its new U.S. headquarters located in Arlington, VA, the company announced in a press release.

Housing Nestle USA’s corporate functions and its Beverage, Baking & Global Foods divisions, the facility in Arlington also contains the company’s eBusiness team and its Center for Marketing Excellence. When Gerber Products Company moves into the site next year, the headcount of the building will reach about 900.

“Today is about more than our building, it’s also about our biggest asset: our people. We’re celebrating our drive to create a culture that embraces speed, agility, and collaboration necessary to win in the marketplace. And relocating here to Arlington helps fuel that drive,” Steve Presley, chairman and chief executive officer of Nestle USA said in a statement.

The move of the headquarters from the Glendale, CA area was initially announced in January 2017. Presley told Fox Business News that Nestle USA will hire additional staff at its new headquarters and several manufacturing sites in Virginia.

“We’re have almost 2000 employees in the state of Virginia between our corporate headquarters and our two factories,” Presely said in an interview with Fox Business News. “There will be new jobs, absolutely, we continue to grow our business in the U.S.”

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