George Page tried to buy the competing company outright, but he was firmly told that Nestlé was not for sale. (United Arab Emirates; 49%); Nestlé Hong Kong Ltd.; Nestlé Dairy Farm Hong Kong Ltd.; Nestlé India Ltd.
Turning his attention elsewhere, he purchased the Anglo-Swiss Company's first factory in the United States in 1881. It also presented a drawback: George Page spent so much time there that Anglo-Swiss began to lose its hold on Europe, much to the delight of Nestlé.
The new firm would be run by two registered offices, one in Vevey and one in Cham.
With Emile-Louis Roussy as chairman, the company now included seven factories in Switzerland, six in Great Britain, three in Norway, and one each in the United States, Germany, and Spain. (Dominican Republic); Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.; Nestlé del Uruguay S.
Nestlé's goal was to bring his baby food within everyone's reach, and he spared no effort in trying to convince doctors and mothers of its benefits. (Japan); Alcon Japan Ltd.; Nestlé Jordan Trading Co.
But while his energy and good intentions were nearly endless, his financial resources were not. Supmi Sakti (Indonesia; 97%); OSEM Investments Ltd.
By 1916 fresh milk shortages, especially in Switzerland, meant that Nestlé's factories often sold almost all of their milk supplies to meet the needs of local towns.
Shipping obstacles, increased manufacturing and operating costs, and restrictions on the use of production facilities added to Nestlé's wartime difficulties, as did a further decrease in fresh milk supplies due to shortages of cattle.
Under their agreement, the chocolate company produced the first Nestlé brand milk chocolate, while Nestlé concentrated on selling the Peter, Kohler, and Nestlé brands around the world.
In 1905 Nestlé and the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company finally quelled their fierce competition by merging to create the Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Milk Company.