This 118+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Nestle. In 1866, Henri Nestle founded the Farine Lactee Henri Nestle Company. By 1867, the company merged with Lee County, Illinois brothers George and Charles Page, as well as the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company; thus creating, the official Nestle company in Vevey, Switzerland in 1905. This merger consequently created the worldÕs largest food and nutrition company, and by the early 1900s, Nestle had operations in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Today, Nestle operates in 86 countries, and still retains its original world-recognized logo. Throughout the years, Nestle has acquired Gerber, Perrier Group, Hills Brothers, Inc., StoufferÕs, Buitoni, Ralston Purina, Jenny Craig, DreyerÕs, San Pellegrino, Spillers Petfoods, Delta Ice Cream and creator of Hot Pockets, Chef America.
Nestle World War History:
During the years of World War I, there was a surge in demand for dairy products from contracts through the United States Government, which ended up beyond doubling NestleÕs production. Unfortunately, soon after the war, the public returned to fresh dairy products; however, being an intelligent and adaptable company, Nestle reduced its debt by critically streamlining and managing factory operations to compensate the trade-off. Upon World War II, NestleÕs profits plummeted from $20 million in 1938, to just $6 million one year later. In attempts to reinvent themselves, the company came out with its brand of inexpensive instant Nestle Nescafe Coffee, which soon became a principle drink of the United States military, consequently increasing wartime economy production and sales. This coffee drink also became a prime competitor with Maxwell House.
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