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Unilever must "speed" response to consumer trends

Unilever must respond faster to emerging consumer trends if it is to grow its food brands in a low-growth environment, CEO Paul Polman sugge...

What the analysts say: Unilever's mixed 2014

Unilever today (20 January) reported sales that came in below expectations. The company's top line has been hit by macroeconomic factors, pa...

Comment: Unilever spreads sale unlikely to be soon

Unilever's move to internally spin off its spreads unit was seen by many company and industry watchers as a pre-cursor to a sale. However, a...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.


Alpro reaps rewards of portfolio expansion 28 Oct 2013

Dean Best

Alpro has had three owners in four years but one executive that has been at the company throughout is CEO Bernard Deryckere. He talks to Dean Best about the success Alpro, now owned by US firm WhiteWave Foods, has had with the recent expansion of its product portfolio.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week: Unilever, Lifeway 23 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever revealed its 2014 results this week and revealed its food sales fell last year, prompting CEO Paul Polman to admitted the Flora and Becel maker had lagged the change in how consumers viewed spreads. Elsewhere, Lifeway Foods CEO, Julie Smolyansky, insisted the business is not for sale.


Food industry news of week: Unilever, PepsiCo 23 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Unilever was this week the first major food group to announce results for 2014 - a mixed year - and CEO Paul Polman admitted the company had slow in reacting to changes in consumer demands on spreads. The chief executive of Lifeway Foods told just-food the US culture dairy products group was - contrary to reports - not in talks to sell the business.


Unilever revenues disappoint as food sales fall 20 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Unilever has posted another period of lacklustre sales as continued challenges in spreads meant sales declined at its food operating unit, sending shares in the group down in early trade.


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.


Tesco "regenerating" supplier relations 8 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Tesco has said it is focused on "regenerating" relations with suppliers through "new commercial income guidelines" and associated year-end cash management.

Latest blogs

Food sector backs climate change initiatives at UN summit 24 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Businesses from across the food industry pledged support for renewable energy, greener supply chains and fresh efforts to put the brakes on destruction at the United Nations 2014 Climate Change Summit in New York yesterday (23 September).


FMCG veteran Kankiwala joins Hovis as chairman 20 May 2014

Dean Best

UK bread manufacturer Hovis, embarking on life under the majority control of US private-equity firm Gores Group, has named former Unilever, PepsiCo and Burger King executive Nish Kankiwala its new chairman.

Company research

Unilever - Strategy and SWOT Report

Unilever - Strategy and SWOT Report

Unilever - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings and c...

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Unilever N.V. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

Unilever N.V. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, S

Synopsis Canadean's "Unilever N.V. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contai...

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Unilever Plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Unilever Plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships &

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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