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Digesting digital: Collaboration key

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...

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...

Boulder Brands should consider Smart Balance sale

The US spreads and gluten-free group saw its shares slump yesterday after warning about its short-term profitability. Boulder's Smart Balanc...

Industry awaits WHO reply on beefed-up ad pledges

Companies including Nestle, General Mills and Mondelez International this week extended voluntary restrictions on how they market food to ch...

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

Unilever makes European palm oil pledge 20 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Unilever has said the palm oil it directly sources for its food in Europe will be 100% traceable and sustainable by the end of the year - but admitted it had fallen short of a worldwide pledge made 12 months ago.


Food industry news of week: Mondelez, Olam 14 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Mondelez International made a notable investment in Asia with a deal to buy 80% of the snacks arm of Vietnamese group Kinh Do. Staying in Asia, Singapore's Olam International revealed it was in talks over "corporate development opportunities" - and we continued our run of interviews, featuring rice supplier Amira Nature Foods, Finnish dairy group Valio and Canadian dairy-free firm Daiya Foods.


Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Unilever 14 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Unilever filed a lawsuit against egg-free "mayo" maker Hampton Creek, alleging the US firm's Just-Mayo product is a fraud. In France, a food major was on the receiving end of legal action after French ice cream maker Dagniaux started proceedings against Danone.


Just Mayo CEO: We're on the right side of the law 11 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Hampton Creek has asserted it is "right" in labelling its eggless condiment as a mayonnaise following a lawsuit from Unilever which claims the Just Mayo product is a fraud and damaging to the sector.


Unilever takes "false" mayo maker to court 10 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has filed a lawsuit against US firm Hampton Creek, alleging its Just Mayo product is a fraud and damaging to the mayonnaise sector.

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

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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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