Nestlé tries to brew up coffee profits
Nestlé has lost its battle in Germany to ban Swiss rivals from selling generic coffee capsules compatible with its Nespresso machines.
Less than a week after posting a better than expected first-half sales growth, Nestlé, the world's biggest food company, lost its battle in Germany to ban Swiss rivals from selling generic coffee capsules compatible with its Nespresso machines.
While Nestlé has patents over its range of coffee machines, the Dusseldorf regional court dismissed the capsules as being part of Nestlé's protected invention, leaving rivals Ethical Coffee Co and Betron free to continue marketing their...
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