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Unilever to build new global foods innovation centre in the Netherlands

    Unilever to build new global foods innovation centre in the Netherlands

FMCG giant Unilever has announced plans to build a new global foods innovation centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This new centre will centralise their Food R&D organisations, currently in Vlaardingen,

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Unilever reduces ice cream calories

Unilever UK & Ireland has announced that, from spring this year, its entire adult single-serve ice cream range will contain 250 calories or fewer. Under the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan,

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Unilever to Sell Frozen Meals Business in North America

    Unilever to Sell Frozen Meals Business in North America

Unilever has agreed to sell its North America frozen meals business to ConAgra Foods for a total cash consideration of $265 million (Eur216 million). Unilever’s North America frozen meals business

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Permira Considers Disposal of Birds Eye Iglo

    Permira Considers Disposal of Birds Eye Iglo

Private equity firm Permira is considering the sale of its Birds Eye Iglo European branded frozen food business after receiving a number of approaches. Permira is reported to have appointed

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Food Volumes Down at Unilever

    Food Volumes Down at Unilever

Unilever has reported a 1% increase in both operating profit and net profit to Eur6.43 billion and Eur4.62 billion respectively on turnover up 5% to Eur46.5 billion for 2011. Underlying

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PepsiCo Extends $1 Billion Dollar Brands Portfolio

    PepsiCo Extends $1 Billion Dollar Brands Portfolio

PepsiCo has expanding its portfolio of brands, which each generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales, to 22 with the recent addition of Diet Mountain Dew, Brisk and

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Barry Callebaut to Become Strategic Unilever Partner

    Barry Callebaut to Become Strategic Unilever Partner

Barry Callebaut, the cocoa and chocolate products manufacturer, and Unilever, the global market leader in ice cream, have signed a new long-term global partnership agreement. Under the terms of the

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Unilever Completes Acquisition of Ingman Ice Cream

    Unilever Completes Acquisition of Ingman Ice Cream

Unilever has completed the acquisition of Ingman Ice Cream. The deal further strengthens Unilever’s competitive position in ice cream and is hghly complementary to Unilever’s existing portfolio of strong brands

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New Unilever Plant Sets Global Sustainability Standards

    New Unilever Plant Sets Global Sustainability Standards

Unilever’s R670 million (Eur61 million), state-of-the-art savoury foods plant in Durban is setting new global standards in responsible and sustainable dry food production. It as one of the largest private

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FrieslandCampina and Unilever Commence Sustainable Dairy Ingredients Project

    FrieslandCampina and Unilever Commence Sustainable Dairy Ingredients Project

FrieslandCampina and Unilever have joined forces in a project that will boost the availability of sustainable dairy ingredients. Key elements of this project are animal welfare, energy use, waste management

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Unilever Sells North American Food Brands

    Unilever Sells North American Food Brands

Unilever has agreed to sell its Culver Specialty Brands division, in the US and Canada for $325 million (Eur230 million) in cash to B&G Foods. The business being sold includes

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Unilever Strengthens Russian Presence

    Unilever Strengthens Russian Presence

Unilever is expanding its presence in Russia and enhancing its personal care portfolio with the acquisition of 82% of Concern Kalina, the leading Russian beauty company. The transaction, which is

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Unilever Expands Ice Cream Business

    Unilever Expands Ice Cream Business

Unilever is acquiring Ingman Ice Cream from Finnish dairy firm Ingman for an undisclosed sum. With units in Sipoo in Finland, Aahus in Sweden, Mazeikia in Lithuania and Gomel in

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Unilever Continues to Expand in Emerging Markets

    Unilever Continues to Expand in Emerging Markets

Unilever has unveiled expansion to production facilities in Indonesia that will help drive sustainable growth for the food and personal care group in the fast-growing developing and emerging markets. The

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Unilever Focuses on Emerging Markets

    Unilever Focuses on Emerging Markets

Unilever expects to generate more than 70% of group turnover from emerging markets by 2020, up from a current level of 55%. In face of sluggish growth in developed markets,

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Unilever Sells Ragu and Chicken Tonight Brands to Symington’s

    Unilever Sells Ragu and Chicken Tonight Brands to Symington’s

Unilever has sold its Ragu and Chicken Tonight sauce brands in theUKandIrelandto Symington’s, the Leeds-based convenience food company. Although the price of the deal was undisclosed, it is throught to

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Unilever Reports Strong First Half Growth

    Unilever Reports Strong First Half Growth

According to Unilever, its development strategy is delivering results after the group reported strong growth in the first half of 2011. Turnover for the half-year was up 4.1% to Eur22.8b. Underlying

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Unilever to Expand Hungarian Ice Cream Factory

    Unilever to Expand Hungarian Ice Cream Factory

Unilever is reported to be investing HUF2.2b (Eur8m) to increase production capacity at its ice cream factory at Veszprem in Hungary. The intention is to expand annual capacity from 75m litres

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Unilever Reorganisation Designed to Drive Growth

    Unilever Reorganisation Designed to Drive Growth

Unilever has announced changes to its category and go-to-market structure to further support its growth plans, especially in its fast-developing businesses in the emerging markets. The new structure is designed

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Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Growth at Unilever

    Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Growth at Unilever

Food, personal care and home care group Unilever has delivered its fifth consecutive quarter of growth as its transformation strategy continues. Turnover in the first quarter increased by 7% to

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Strong Growth as Unilever’s Transformation Progresses

    Strong Growth as Unilever’s Transformation Progresses

Despite intense competition, weak consumer confidence in many markets and the impact of rising commodities costs in the second half, Unilever has delivered a strong financial performance in 2010 as

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Unilever’s Dutch Ice Cream Factory to Derive Green Energy from Wastewater With Installation From Paques

Unilever and Paques, the water and gas purification specialist, have started the construction of a bio-digester at the food group’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory in Hellendoorn, the Netherlands.

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Unilever Unveils Ambitious Sustainability Plan

  Unilever Unveils Ambitious Sustainability Plan

Unilever has announced plans to decouple its future growth from environmental impact. The food and consumer goods giant has pledged

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Unilever to Sell UK Ambient Sauce Brands

Unilever is reported to be seeking to dispose of its Ragu and Chicken Tonight ambient sauce brands in the UK

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Unilever Acquires Greek Ice Cream Brands

  Unilever Acquires Greek Ice Cream Brands

Unilever is acquiring EVGA’s Greek ice cream brands (including Scandal, Variete and Karabola) and distribution network for an undisclosed amount.

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Unilever Strengthens Personal Care Business With $3.7b Acquisition

  Unilever Strengthens Personal Care Business With $3.7b Acquisition

Unilever is strengthening its personal care business by acquiring US-based Alberto Culver Company for $3.7b in cash. Alberto Culver generated

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Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

  Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

Unilever is acquiring Diplom-Is, a Danish ice cream business, from TINE, the Norwegian dairy group, for an undisclosed price. Employing

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Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

  Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link is planning to launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar, a new cheese product that

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Unilever Predicts Continued Slow Economic Growth

  Unilever Predicts Continued Slow Economic Growth

Unilever has reported a 35% increase in net profit to Eur2.21b on turnover ahead by 9.7% to Eur21.89b with underlying

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Cargill Supports Unilever’s Drive to Use Sustainable Palm Oil

Cargill has entered into a supply agreement to provide Unilever’s European operations with 10,000 metric tonnes of segregated refined palm

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Unilever Sells Findus Italy to Birds Eye Iglo for €805m

  Unilever Sells Findus Italy to Birds Eye Iglo for €805m

Unilever is selling its Italian frozen food business, Findus Italy, to Birds Eye Iglo, which is owned by private equity

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Unilever Commits to Sustainable Sourcing of Paper Packaging

  Unilever Commits to Sustainable Sourcing of Paper Packaging

As part of its sustainability commitment to double the size of its business while reducing its environmental impact, Unilever has

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