Update: Nestlé to resume Ukraine operations to shore up food supply chain

The Swiss food & and beverage giant has moved to reopen its factories and warehouses in central and western Ukraine to ensure essential goods remain available

Nestlé's Headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland | Photo credit: Nestlé



Nestlé will resume some operations in Ukraine after it temporarily shut down its supply in the country following Russia’s invasion.
 
The Swiss company, which employs more than 5,000 staff and has three factories in Ukraine, told Reuters it was attempting reopen its factories and warehouses in central and western Ukraine to shore-up diminishing food supplies in the war-torn country.
 
“We are trying to reopen parts of the supply chain and distribute to retailers where it is safe to do so. The latest information is this was partially possible,” a Nestlé spokesperson told Reuters.  
 
Food supplies are reportedly running in low in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, as Russia continues its assault on its neighbour. Images circulating on social media have shown empty shelves in supermarkets and long queues for food.
 
Ukraine’s interior ministry has said up to 40,000 people have limited access to vital supplies in the east of the country.
 
Nestlé’s resumption of its supply chain in Ukraine will undoubtedly assist in boosting supplies of the packaged foods, cooking ingredients, coffee, and cocoa that its factories produce.

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