ARLINGTON, Va. — Nestlé celebrated the opening of its new U.S. headquarters here on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and culinary festival called the Nestlé Good Life Fest. The celebration brought together Nestlé leadership and employees, elected officials and community members.
The new location in the Rosslyn neighborhood is home to Nestlé USA’s corporate functions, its beverage, baking and global foods divisions, as well as its eBusiness team and Center for Marketing Excellence.
Gerber Products Co., Nestlé USA’s sister company, said it will relocate to the same building next year, bringing the total number of Nestlé employees in this location to around 900.
“Moving our headquarters across the country is a true catalyst for transforming our business as we create a new Nestlé,” said Steve Presley, chairman and chief executive officer of Nestlé USA. “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 the speed, courage, agility and collaboration necessary to win in the marketplace. And relocating to Arlington helps to fuel that drive.”
Nestlé, which originally announced its relocation plans in January 2017, said the move came to fruition through collaboration with state and local government officials.
“I’m proud to officially welcome the world’s largest food and beverage company to its new U.S. headquarters in Arlington County,” said Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia. “Nestlé’s decision to move to the commonwealth underscores Virginia’s reputation as a great place to work and live, and we look forward to continuing what is already a strong partnership.”
“Nestlé USA’s decision last year to relocate to Rosslyn was a true validation of our collective efforts across Arlington County to create a vibrant, urban neighborhood that is attractive to innovative businesses,” said Mary-Claire Burick, president of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District. “Since the beginning, Nestlé USA has been an incredible partner, and we look forward to working with them to expand their impact in Rosslyn and beyond.”
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