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Unilever restructuring could lead to spreads sale

Unilever is establishing a stand-alone unit for its spreads brands, prompting fresh speculation that the group could be preparing for a sale...

On the money: Spreads, ice cream top Unilever woes

Unilever's third quarter underlying sales growth missed analyst expectations as the Hellmann's maker reported its spreads segment was still...

Focus: Unilever's Peperami draws buyer speculation

Unilever could soon be selling another food brand. The company, which has offloaded a number of food assets in recent years, is understood t...

Focus: Unilever's sale of Skippy

News that Unilever has sold its Skippy peanut butter brand comes as little surprise. The well-flagged disposal follows a number of divestmen...

Latest Interviews

R&R Ice Cream adjusts to UK challenges 11 Feb 2015

Dean Best

In the second section of a two-part interview, R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi speaks to Dean Best about how the UK-based company is navigating the challenges in its domestic - and still largest - market.


The just-food interview - Unilever CEO Paul Polman 22 Oct 2013

Dean Best

As one of the world's largest consumer goods groups, Unilever is always in the spotlight, both for its financial performance and for its laudable bid to become a more sustainable company. In a two-part interview, Dean Best talked to Unilever CEO Paul Polman about its low-growth food arm and the slowdown in emerging markets.

Latest News

Unilever aims to revitalise Cornetto in NPD push 16 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Unilever is looking to breathe fresh life into Cornetto sales in the UK with new products and a push on price as part of this year's NPD for its ice cream portfolio.


Unilever's Breyers switches to hormone-free milk 5 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has announced it is reformulating its Breyers brand of ice cream in the US to only use milk from cows that are not treated with artificial growth hormones.


Unilever to broaden Magnum's presence in India 20 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has confirmed it is to roll out its Magnum ice cream in a further five cities across India.


Unilever acquires US gelato maker Talenti 2 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has acquired Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, a packaged gelato manufacturer in the US.


Weston Foods acquires rye-bread maker 6 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

North America-based bakery firm Weston Foods, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, had announced the acquisition of rye-bread producer Rubschlager Baking Corporation.

Company research

Magnum Cash&Carry TOO in Retailing (Kazakhstan)

Magnum Cash&Carry TOO in Retailing (Kazakhstan)

Magnum Cash&Carry focuses on high turnover, wide product assortment and the operation of large supermarkets and hypermarkets. The company tries to offer prices below the retail average in Kazakhstan....

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Ice Cream in Turkey

Ice Cream in Turkey

In 2013, ice cream registered strong current value growth relative to 2012. New product launches stimulated this growth. Some of the new products include Cornetto in Love Caramel and Chocolate and Mag...

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Grocery Retailers in Kazakhstan

Grocery Retailers in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, the economic environment and purchasing trends benefited modern grocery retailers more than traditional retailers in 2013. Further improvements in living standards boosted the interest...

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