17 Aug 2021

Kilani Group Expands into Food Manufacturing and Distribution in Partnership with Nestlé

 Kilani Group Expands into Food Manufacturing and Distribution in Partnership with Nestlé


Tunis, 17th August 2021: Kilani Group, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor of health, beauty, well-being, and hygiene products in Tunisia, is adding food and beverages to its portfolio in a new partnership with Nestlé.

The agreement entails Kilani Group buying popular cereal brand Grain d’Or’s factory in Tunisia, and directly importing and distributing Nestlé products in the country. Ownership of the international brands remains with Nestlé, who continues to provide a wide range of products in the country. Nestlé employees will maintain their employment and conditions under the new ownership, which is well positioned in different sectors including industry, wholesale, direct distribution, retail, export and services.

“We are thrilled to be entering the food and beverages sector through a partnership with Nestlé, the world’s leading company in the field, as we work to serve our customers and consumers in the best possible way,” said Sara Masmoudi, Kilani Group, CEO. “Nestlé products will be more widely available throughout the country thanks to our vast distribution network, and we will be bringing our extensive manufacturing experience to the local Grain d’Or factory. We also will be working on expanding the distribution of Grain d’Or in African Markets”.

“Nestlé is fully committed to providing food and beverages in Tunisia, and we are confident that our partnership with Kilani Group is the best route forward for the sustainable growth of our brands in the country, including Grain d’Or, Nescafé and KitKat which have been loved for decades,” said Remy Ejel, Chairman & CEO Nestlé Middle East and North Africa.

About Kilani Group

Kilani Group has been operating in Tunisia since 1986, and currently employs 1800 people in Tunisia and abroad. It is a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical products; and a distributor of a vast range of globally renowned FMCG and healthcare brands, including Pampers, Sensodyne, Head & Shoulders, Avène, Nuxe, LVMH Perfumes, L’Oréal Luxe brands, L’Occitane, Roche Diagnostics, and Medtronic, among others.

To know more, you can visit:

Website: www.kilanigroupe.com

About Nestlé Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Nestlé’s heritage in the Middle East and North Africa goes back over 100 years with the sale of the first Infant Cereals in Egypt. Today, Nestlé operates 25 Food & Beverage factories across the 19 countries of the MENA region; and provides direct employment to more than 15,000 people who are all committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Nestlé MENA also provides indirect employment across the region to several thousand more.

The Nestlé portfolio in the region currently exceeds 60 innovative product brands in a wide range of categories: Dairy, Infant Nutrition, Coffee and Creamers, Confectionery, Bottled Water, Breakfast Cereals, Culinary products, Health Science, and Pet Care, among others. Nestlé NIDO, Nestlé CERELAC, Nestlé NAN, S-26, PROGRESS, NESCAFÉ, NESPRESSO, Bonjorno Café, Coffee-mate, KitKat, MAGGI, Nestlé FITNESS, Nestlé Grain d’Or, Nestlé Pure Life, OPTIFAST, and PURINA Friskies are just some of the brands available in the Middle East and North Africa.

To know more, you can visit:

Website: www.nestle-mena.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NestleMiddleeastNorthafrica

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nestleme

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NestléMENA

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The Kilani Group has acquired Adwya.

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