1989 - Nestlé Australia purchases 100% of Allen's Life Savers (History). 

The above package of Musk Lifesavers was made by Nestle' in New Zealand. The bottom package was made by Allen's in Australia.

Early 2000s - In the early 2000s, Nestle moved manufacturing of the lolly to New Zealand, which is where it has been produced until this week. Retrieved from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-12/life-savers-production-returns-to-australia/10994074

2018 - Nestle sold a number of its confectionery brands, including Life Savers, to Quadrant Private Equity in Australia, at an undisclosed price. This involved certain employees (up to 55) losing their jobs at the Wiri manufacturing plant.


"Nestle sells small New Zealand candy brands in latest divestment," Reuters.com, July 12, 2018. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN1K21LT/.

"History," Nestle, retrieved from https://www.nestle.co.nz/aboutus/history



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