Nestlé Nutrition: a Magento 2 Case Study

Nestle Nutrition Magento 2 case study

Edited on 14th May 2020 with results.

The Nutrition market: size and segments

Nutrition is at the confluence of health /well being and food & beverage.

Nutrition is a huge market with Dietary Supplements alone expected to reach US$ 252.1 Billion by 2025, with a healthy (pun intended) CAGR of 7.4% between 2015 and 2025. (1)

You can segment this market it in different ways:

  • By customer demographics: infants, men, women, senior, animals
  • By application or health concerns: diseases, ageing, food intolerance, beauty, sports
  • By distribution channels: supermarkets, specialty stores, pharmacies, direct
  • also by form (i.e. pills, gels), ingredients (i.e. vitamins, amino acids…) and geographies

Future Market Insights (FMI) “Dietary Supplements Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2015 – 2025

The biggest segments in Nutrition are:

  • Women
  • General well being and weight loss 

The highest growth in Nutrition segments are:

  • The pharmacies/drugstores channel, expected to register a healthy CAGR of 7.6%  in value
  • Sports and nutrition segment with a forecast CAGR of 8.9% vs general well being with a forecast CAGR of 6.9%

Nestlé Healthcare Nutrition

In 2011, Nestlé founded an Institute of Health Sciences which mission is to develop scientific methods to improve health through nutrition.  They run a lot of research from genetics to diet and lifestyle.

Like many of us, they believe that what we eat every day has the most impact on our health.

The commercial arm, the Healthcare Nutrition division of Nestlé generated CHF 16Bn in sales in 2018 (2). The key applications they cover are:

  • gastro instestinal
  • age care
  • pediatrics
  • obesity
  • critical care/ surgery
  • brain health
  • cancer/ oncology
  • food allergy
  • metabolic diseases

Nestlé Nutrition online store on Magento 2


Nestlé launched a B2C webshop: in Brazil. This Magento 2 store is a new and fully owned distribution channel for Nestlé in the Latin America region.

Key advantages for local consumers:

  • access to the wide range of Nestlé Healthcare nutrition products
  • discounts and promotions
  • multi-channel way to contact the store including telesales, online chat, email and Whatsapp
  • cart sharing to health professional can recommend the exact product to their patients
  • easy payment options including installments and recurring billing
  • shipping all over Brazil

The back end innovations they implemented in their Magento 2 store:

  • Fulfillment: possibility for products to be delivered by different distributors
  • Design: scalable and extensible
  • Payment: subscription/ recurring payment customization
  • Conversion Optimization:
    • possibility to close sales via telesales
    • One Page Checkout which we are proudly powering.

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The store relaunched in 2019, and a year later, massive improvement are reported across all metrics:

  1. Page load
  2. Conversion
  3. Double digit growth for online sales and the number of transactions processed

Victor Vendramini, Marketing Digital and eCommerce head at Nestlé Latin America comments:

“ store is a worldwide pilot of Nestlé Health Science (NHS) launched in Brazil.

The ambition of the eCommerce strategy, coupled with the implementation of new features to improve consumers experience has led Nestlé to strategically switch to the Magento platform that aligns with all NHS’s strategic needs.

The project is considered a great success due to the strong growth of the online sales channel as well as the smooth roll-out of the platform to other markets and business units of Nestlé

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  • surprises due to shipping and other additional costs.

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