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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

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.


R&R chief: We can be real alternative to Unilever 10 Apr 2013

Dean Best

James Lambert, CEO of UK-based R&R Ice Cream, has suggested the company's plan to buy local rival Fredericks Dairies will give retailers a "real alternative" to market leader Unilever.

Latest News

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.


Unilever launches ice cream NPD offensive 18 Feb 2014

Dean Best

Ben & Jerry's frozen Greek-style yoghurt and a range of "gelato" Carte D'Or products are among the lines set for launch as Unilever prepares to introduce a raft of products into the UK market.


Unilever targets in-home sales with Magnum NPD 12 Sep 2013

Katy Askew

Unilever has revealed plans to expand its Magnum brand and is targeting an increase in "in-home" sales during the winter season.


Kinnerton, Unilever strike licensing deal 3 Apr 2013

Katy Askew

UK confectioner Kinnerton has entered into a licensing deal with Unilever that will see ice cream brands including Magnum and Cornetto launched into confectionery.

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