Unilever and Kellogg discuss innovation priorities for 2021: From gut health to next gen plant proteins

The companies have partnered with the Future Food-Tech Summit to launch the Innovation Challenge, which will conclude in a pitch at the live-streamed virtual event on 11-12 March.  Speaking on a webinar ahead of the event, D’Anne Hayman, vice president of Global Innovation and Nutrition at Kellogg, explained the company is seeking pitches on unique plant-based…Continue Reading

Unilever to focus investment on functional nutrition and plant-based: ‘We will evolve our portfolio towards higher growth segments’

Updating the market on its 2020 performance, Unilever reported underlying full-year sales growth of 1.9% in the fiscal to €50.7bn. However total sales were down 2.4% while underlying operating profit fell 5.8%, driven by currency depreciation.“2020… I think it’s stating the obvious to say it was far from business as usual. Typically, we would start…Continue Reading

Unilever tests nano factory: ‘This trial is assessing a de-centralised production model’

Unilever operates more than 300 factories across 69 countries. These large-scale facilities are designed to manufacture products in large quantities, at high speed.But what happens when the company needs to produce smaller volumes, perhaps to test a market before a full-scale launch? Often, it isn’t commercially viable to use a mass production line as switchover…Continue Reading

Unilever sells low-growth Bertolli to Enrico-Glasbest: ‘We have found an ideal home for this wonderful brand to bloom again’

Unilever has completed its slow process of divesting from the Bertolli business.Earlier this week (4 January), Netherlands-based Enrico-Glasbest took over what remained of Bertolli. The acquisition included the Bertolli European pasta sauces, mayonnaise and pesto activities, amongst other trademark rights under the Bertolli licence.Unilever had already sold-off much of Bertolli’s activities piecemeal. In 2008, Deoleo…Continue Reading

Unilever to trial 4-day working week with NZ-based staff

Navigation for News Categories Global consumer goods company Unilever will use its New Zealand staff to trial a four-day working week, at full pay. Photo: 123RF The trial is open to all 81 staff and if successful, could have implications for the company’s 150,000 employees around the world. Unilever New Zealand managing director Nick Bangs…Continue Reading

Nestlé and Unilever reveal shift in appetites towards trusted brands

Nestlé beat analysts’ expectations and reported organic sales growth of 3.5% in the first nine months of the year. Organic sales grew by 4.9% in the third quarter, following 1.3% growth in Q2 – the highest level of quarterly growth in six years, with most geographies contributing to the strong quarter.It also raised its full-year…Continue Reading

Unilever Launches Phase 2 of United For America Program

This week we, unfortunately, reached another milestone in our battle with the coronavirus pandemic. According to Johns Hopkins University’s data, the global death toll from COVID-19 has now surpassed one million. In the United States alone, there have been more than 219,000 fatalities due to the virus. In addition to the loss of life, Americans…Continue Reading

Unilever sales growth beats expectations as demand for hygiene products booms

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Unilever to stop U.S. advertising on Facebook, Twitter for rest of year

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Traffic and people pass by the front of the Unilever building in central London 2/2 By Elizabeth Culliford and Sheila Dang (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:) said on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting…Continue Reading