Compañía Nacional de Chocolates Cruz Roja was founded, which then became Compañía Nacional de Chocolates S. A. and then Grupo Nutresa.
Compañía Nacional de Chocolates becomes a shareholder of Fábrica de Galletas Noel -a company born in 1916 as Fábrica Nacional de Galletas y Confites- by providing machinery to manufacture confectionary and the Dux brand of crackers.
The Sello Rojo brand is created, to market roasted and ground coffee, as a revenue diversification strategy of Compañía Nacional de Chocolates.
The Colcafé brand is created as a vehicle to market instant coffee.
Merger of two Compañía Nacional de Chocolates subsidiaries: Chocolate Sansón and Chocolates Chaves, Santa Fe y Tequendama, giving rise to Industria Colombiana de Café S. A. (Colcafé).
Acquisition of Productos Zenú Ltda. by Fábrica de Galletas Noel, later consolidated through Industria de Alimentos Zenú S. A.S. and Alimentos Cárnicos S. A. S.
On March 21, Compañía Nacional de Chocolates is listed for the first time on the Medellín Stock Market.
Acquisition of Fábrica de Café La Bastilla, to complement the Colcafé coffee business. This company was then transformed into Tropical Coffee Company S. A. S.
Acquisition of Frigorífico Continental in Barranquilla and Frigorífico Suizo in Bogotá, complementing the presence of the Cold Cut Business in Colombia.
Compañía Nacional de Chocolates and Industrias Alimenticias Noel participate in the “Movement in defense of Antioquia´s corporations and industrial equity”.
Acquisition of Molino Santa Marta S. A. as a supplier of wheat flour for the Biscuit Business.
Tecniagro S. A. is founded as a specialized supplier of select meats for the Cold Cut Business.
Dulces de Colombia S. A. was founded as part of the specialization process of businesses, which began to develop in the 90s
Founding of the first distribution company abroad, Corporación Distribuidora de Alimentos S. A. – Cordialsa- in Ecuador and the distribution company in Venezuela, Cordialsa Venezuela S. A.
Founding of Proveg Ltda., with which the Cold Cut Business enters the canned vegetables market.
Acquisition of Industrias Alimenticias Hermo de Venezuela S. A., the first industrial operation outside of Colombia, strengthening the Cold Cut Business.
Acquisition of Productos Alimenticios Doria, the Colombian leader in pasta, by Compañía Nacional de Chocolates and its related companies.
Sale of 30% of Galletas Noel to Danone, as a strategic partner.
Founding of Novaventa S. A., a company dedicated to marketing the products of the food companies in alternative channels, such as direct sales through catalogues and vending machines.
Acquisition of Rica Rondo Industria Nacional de Alimentos S. A., consolidating the leadership of the Cold Cut Business in Colombia.
Spin off of the industrial activity of Industrias Alimenticias Noel, giving rise to InverAlimenticias Noel S. A. with investments in the Biscuit, Cold Cut and Confectionary Businesses.
Spin off of the industrial activity of Compañía Nacional de Chocolates, giving rise to Inversiones Nacional de Chocolates S. A. with investments in the Chocolate, Coffee and Pasta Businesses, and a stake in InverAlimenticias Noel S. A.
Acquisition of the Nestlé biscuit and chocolate plants in Costa Rica, giving rise to Compañía Nacional de Chocolates DCR and to Compañía de Galletas Noel CR.
Acquisition of a distribution platform in Puerto Rico, giving rise to Cordialsa Boricua Empaque Inc.
Founding of distribution companies in the United States, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, strengthening the Cordialsa network.
Re-acquisition of the 30% share owned by Danone in Galletas Noel.
Inversiones Nacional de Chocolates S. A. takes over InverAlimenticias Noel S. A., resulting in a parent company that owns 100% of the Cold Cut, Biscuit, Chocolate, Pasta and Coffee Businesses.
Acquisition of Pastas Comarrico, the category leader on the Colombian Atlantic Coast.
Acquisition of 94% of Setas Colombianas S. A., by the Cold Cut Business.
Inversiones Nacional de Chocolates S. A. changes its denomination to Grupo Nacional de Chocolates S. A., reflecting the new structure and vision of its businesses in order to concentrate the contributions of the companies to the economic and social development of communities.
Acquisition of Meals de Colombia, the leading ice cream company, renowned for its business culture and innovation.
Acquisition of Galletas Pozuelo in Costa Rica, the leading company in Central America, and which was originally founded in 1919 by Spaniard Felipe Pozuelo under the name of “Fábrica de Galletas y Confites Felipe Pozuelo e Hijos Ltda”.
Acquisition of Blue Ribbon, a company with high participation and recognition in the cold cuts market in Panama.
Founding of Servicios Nacional de Chocolates S. A., the Shared Service Center for the Group.
Acquisition of Mil Delicias, a company specialized in frozen, ready-to-eat dishes, complementing the advance of Zenú in this market through the Sofía Express line.
Acquisition of Ernesto Berard S. A., strengthening the presence of Blue Ribbon and the Cold Cut Business in the Panamanian market.
Founding of the Center of Research into Nutrition, Health and Wellness -Vidarium- which later becomes the Corporation with the same name.
Founding of La Recetta, in partnership with Alpina, to especially cater the Colombian institutional food segment in Colombia.
Merger of Galletas Pozuelo with Galletas Noel de Costa Rica.
Acquisition of Nutresa S. A. de C.V., in Mexico, a company participating in the local chocolate market with highly recognized brands.
Founding of Cordialsa Colombia, a company specializing in distributing the products of the Chocolate, Biscuit, Coffee and Pasta Businesses. In 2011, it becomes Comercial Nutresa.
Acquisition of Industrias Aliadas, a company dedicated to producing instant coffee and coffee extracts for export.
Adquisicion de Fehr Holdings, LLC, en Estados Unidos, empresa dedicada a la produccion y comercializacion de galletas dulces a través de dos plataformas de produccion ubicadas en Texas y Oklahoma.
Grupo Nacional de Chocolates enters the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the first time.
Acquisition of Helados Bon, a leading ice cream company in the Dominican Republic.
Grupo Nacional de Chocolates S. A. changes its name to Grupo Nutresa S. A., representing all the food categories and companies of the group and linking its brands to nutrition, health and wellness.
With the main objectives of continuing the process of growth and market consolidation in its strategic region and seeking greater liquidity, Grupo Nutresa issues 25 million common shares at a price of COP 20.900 per share.
Grupo Nutresa finalizes the purchase of 100% of the shares of American Franchising Corporation (AFC), the owner of the POPS ice cream parlors in Costa Rica, adding 180 ice cream stores distributed throughout Central America.
Through its subsidiary Colcafé, Grupo Nutresa acquires 44% of the shares in Dan Kaffe (DKM), one of the largest companies that produce instant coffee and coffee extracts in Malaysia.
Grupo Nutresa acquires Tresmontes Lucchetti (TMLUC) in Chile, a key player in the markets of pasta, juices, coffees, snacks, edible oils, soups, desserts and cold instant beverages, and which has a strong presence in Mexico in the latter segment.
TMLUC was born in 2004 from the purchase of Lucchetti Chile S. A. by Corpora Tresmontes S. A. The former was born in Santiago de Chile in 1904 as “La Proveedora,” a factory of handmade noodles, while the latter was born in 1918, as “Tres Montes,” dedicated to the retail sale of tea, coffee and yerba mate in Chile
Grupo Nutresa announces its partnership with Starbucks and Alsea to operate Starbucks coffee shops in Colombia, the first of which opened its doors in Bogotá in July 2014.
Four years after acquiring Fehr Holdings, LLC, Fehr Foods changes its name to AbiMar Foods, Inc.
Grupo Nutresa creates “Oriental Coffee Alliance” (OCA), a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation to market coffee products in Asia.
The acquisition of 100% of the shares of Aldage Inc. is approved; it is the owner of the Colombian companies that make up Grupo El Corral, including Hamburguesas El Corral (born in Bogotá in 1983), Leños y Carbón (Cali, 1995) and El Corral Gourmet (2001).
Grupo Nutresa subsidiaries start up new production plants, including AbiMar Foods, with its new cracker plant in Abilene, Texas; and Tresmontes Lucchetti with its new Casablanca and Santiago lines.