Food and drink giant Nestle is about to take a “Nestea plunge” of a different sort — namely, moving its operations from liberal California all the way to business-friendly Virginia.

According to an op-ed in Investors Business Daily, Nestle USA will be moving its headquarters from the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale to Rosslyn, a Virginia city just outside Washington, D.C. It will be taking 1,200 jobs with it.

IBD writer Terry Jones pointed out that “(a)s many companies have found, California is an awful place to do business.”

“The $26-billion-a-year food conglomerate is discreet, of course, about its reasons, citing a desire to be closer to its core customers and other bland corporate pabulum,” Jones wrote. “But the fact is, Nestle and its corporate brethren in California that actually make things are overtaxed and overregulated, and elected officials treat them not as honored members of the community but as rapacious pirates.”

Jones also pointed out that California had already lost some Nestle jobs when the company moved the production of its “Hot Pockets” brand from California to Kentucky after it couldn’t get the permits the company needed to expand.

It wasn’t just the taxes and regulations, though. Jones pointed out that “California’s wacky laws have turned the Golden State into a venue of choice for activist groups to file costly class action lawsuits — or to launch anti-corporate PR campaigns against big, wealthy targets like Nestle.

“In recent years, Nestle has faced two such activist-led actions, both spurious: One involves allegations that Nestle improperly documented its anti-slave-labor policies. Not that it employed slave labor, it just didn’t document it online,” Jones wrote. “The other involves Nestle’s selling of California mountain water under the Arrowhead brand, a decades-old business that has suddenly become environmentally incorrect.”

Nestle isn’t the only big company to have left California. Toyota and Occidental Petroleum have both picked up stakes and moved to Texas. In fact, the Phoenix Business Journalreported that $68 billion in capital had left the state in 1,500 “disinvestment actions.” READ MORE



  1. Arthur Frank

    June 2, 2017 at 8:47 am

    The state of Virginia better realize how much water the Nestle Company uses every year.

    • Michael

      June 2, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Like California realized what nestle was worth in revenue and jobs?

    • colleen

      August 21, 2017 at 9:53 am

      That is probably why they are moving ! They have sucked all the water they can for CA and are now on a new quest !

      • CPH

        August 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

        The only thing that sucks in californy is californy itself.

      • Joseph Toth

        August 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

        We’ll see if all that extra water makes a big difference in California. It wouldn’t be the fault of all those illegals sucking up all that water, would it !

      • steve

        August 22, 2017 at 5:40 am

        Naw, California just dumps it into the ocean to save a 3 inch minnow.

      • Donald McCarley

        August 22, 2017 at 11:56 am

        I think the Sodomites in California have cornered the market on sucking.

  2. Michael

    June 2, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Like California realized how much nestle was worth in revenue and jobs?

  3. C Hayes

    June 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    All business that leave california are smart. california is greedy and does not care about anything unless it is some kind of protest.

  4. KaliKali

    June 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Nestle illegally bottled water from California public lands during the drought and then sold it for 2,800x markup. Fuck them; good riddance.

    Our state is sitting at 2.5% unemployment, which is basically non-existent. These people won’t be out of work long, nor will the properties remain vacant. Their utility will be directed towards enterprises that we Californians find acceptable.

    How privileged we are to live where we can choose what sort of businesses we want in our state. I understand it’s not like that in other states and they must do what they have to do to survive.

    • Perry campi

      June 2, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Wow drink the kool aid and good luck. Tick tock

    • terry

      June 2, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      2.5 % unemployment? In your dreams. U have mor illegal immigrants mooching off you than that. U might feed thst shit to someone that cant read english.

      • Pam

        June 3, 2017 at 1:52 am

        Don’t let Californians fool You! .ca is broke, and losing money hand over fist! Can’t pay for all of their illegals and infrastructure…cant do it. Wants a single payer insurance plan…for Everyone, including illegals! That alone is double their annual budget. Trump better get a tight grip on his pen..hes gonna have to strangle .ca to keep them in check. Hold on, I figure we’re going to have a bumpy ride for awhile! And, please do away with sanctuary cities…WTH DO you think is right about them?

        • Karen

          June 3, 2017 at 3:19 pm

          That’s because their governor gives the money that was supposed to go to infrastructure to the illegals. That’s how they got in trouble with the dam. Obama gave him money to fix it, and he gave that to the illegals, then President Trump gave him the money, and once again, he used the money for illegals.
          What breaks my heart, is there are really good people that live in California, and they are the ones suffering at the hands of these traitors.

      • Wink

        June 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm

        I agree, I will not even visit California as much as I liked SoCal till the state went Spanish and nuts.

      • Al Traini

        June 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

        Kali sure drank his share of the koolaid and someone elses too..His dumbass Governors Brown is digging him a swamphole that no one will get out of.. soon they will be bellyup screaming that the world is againg them looking for a hand out…will NEVER happen..DRAIN THE SWAMP

    • Greg

      June 3, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Wow !!! 2.5% unemployment rate what planet are you from billons of dollars of revenue lost and your celebrating oh i know Nestle was just a bunch of “freeloaders” suggestion cut down on the kool aid.

    • Gerald Allen

      June 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      They did not get the water illegally. Governor Moonbeam sold them the rights even as Calif. was going through the drought.

    • Peter

      July 8, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Unemployment is at 2.5% that is because the once they go on to welfare payments they are not counted as unemployed they are false numbers ad in all the people forced into welfare and that number is very much higher democrats have been rigging the unemployment rate for years.And the illegal immigrants are not counted in their that receive welfare payments.

    • steve

      July 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      You are full of shit, I don’t know where you are from , but you obviously do not own a business in The Peoples Republic of California. You must be on Moonbeams payroll with the propaganda that is flowing from your uninformed mouth

    • 2bears

      July 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Guess we’ll see, personally I think my home state is fu*ked
      Because of Liberals like yourself.

    • 7.62x51

      August 21, 2017 at 11:14 am

      you’re a party useful idiot, CA’s unemployment rate is 5.3% the national rate is 4.2% stay behind the wall of ignorance, you deserve what you get

    • n. j.

      August 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      California IS A SEWER. It is BROKEN. Looking forward to ocean front Property here in ARIZONA when Californica SLIDES IN.

    • Sage

      August 21, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      AND another Californicateian moron speaks up but doesn’t know shit! ASSWIPE

    • Bill Meador

      August 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Must be a lot of Starbucks and McDonald’s to keep that many working! Gotta flip them burgers to pay them taxes!

    • Potter

      August 21, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      2.5%. Wow. You are absolutely in the dark about your own state. Why so many on welfare and food stamps.

  5. Greg

    June 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

    California the experiment in socialism will soon collapse under its own weight let by liberals,but again maybe nestle is just a bunch of “freeloaders” .

  6. Dee

    June 3, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I feel sorry for California. There are a lot of good, common sense people in some places but they are overpowered by those who have no morals and those who are freeloaders and those who overburden the citizens with regulations and High taxes.

  7. Mbh

    June 3, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    The comment about what Trump will do about the corporate exodus is incorrect. This is a situation that has been exacerbated beyond belief by JERRY BROWN. This is a tragedy he has refused to address, not Trump.

  8. Ernesto

    June 4, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Gov JB is the problem, rollback legislation that is TAX heavy and restrictions that stifle growth. OH ! and deport all Illegals…
    or just succeed and become a third world country.

  9. Greg Fortin

    July 8, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Nestle should move to Idaho instead of Virginia where the jobs are more needed

    • Richard Hull

      July 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Apparently Nestle likes being in a state run by a socialistic governor. California to Virginia? Bad move Nestle.

  10. C Hayes

    July 8, 2017 at 8:17 am

    At least the people in Idaho will work when hired to do so.

  11. Dave

    July 8, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I wish i would wake up one morning and find out Jerry Brown dropped dead. Best news ever.

  12. MontieR

    July 9, 2017 at 7:34 am

    The only down side to commiefornias decent into bankruptcy is the American taxpaer will be shafted with their bailout along with Chitcagos morons.

  13. Jeremy

    September 18, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Not a one of you knows each other in real life but you all seem to hate the other side. You’re all sheep and they have divided you. They have won and you are all just following the line to the slaughter house.

  14. Pat

    September 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    If California becomes a “sanctuary state”, I suggest Trump cut them off financially – no more welfare, no more anything, let all those rich liberals who so love to rant and rave against the USA and Trump, pay for these illegals they love so much. I say put your money where your mouth is. Put up or shut up and if you don’t like it get the hell out of my country and leave my president alone.

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