Consumers stuck at home drinking coffee powered Nestle SA NSRGY 0.91% to its best quarterly sales growth in almost a decade.

The world’s biggest packaged-food company on Thursday reported a 7.7% rise in first-quarter organic sales, which strip out currency fluctuations, acquisitions and divestitures, driven by strong demand for Nespresso pods, Nescafé instant coffee and Starbucks -branded products. That performance handily beat analyst expectations of 3.3% sales growth.

Nestle said coffee was the largest contributor to growth, with gains in North America and Europe. Nespresso products were particularly popular, with sales rising 17.1%, fueled by market-share gains in North America and demand for its Vertuo coffee machines.


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