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Sustainability Watch: The US packaging challenge

The degree to which structural factors are inhibiting food companies from making faster progress on using recycled material in packaging and...

Nestle's 2014 results: what the analysts say

Nestle revealed today (19 February) that full-year earnings rose on one-time gains and improved margins. Net sales were down due to the impa...

Comment: Prepare for emerging market e-commerce

Consumer goods conglomerate Hindustan Unilever is changing the operating model of its business-to-consumer direct sales arm in India, Hindus...

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...

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.


R&R Ice Cream CEO Najafi thinks global 9 Feb 2015

Dean Best

R&R Ice Cream is the second-largest ice cream manufacturer in Europe by sales, behind only Unilever. But the UK-based business's CEO, Ibrahim Najafi, promoted to the top job at the company 18 months ago, has his sights on expansion further afield.

Latest News

Unilever to up stake in Nigerian unit 26 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has announced plans to increase its stake in Unilever Nigeria from 50.4% to 75%


Unilever launches Cornetto snacking option in UK 18 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has launched a mini version of its Cornetto ice cream in the UK in a bid to tap onto the snacking market.


Unilever deal gives Atlantic Grupa sales boost 25 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Croatia-based food and beverage company Atlantic Grupa saw sales and profits rise in 2014, with its top line helped in part by a deal to distribute Unilever products in regional markets.


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.

Latest blogs

Unilever investors want spreads to be sold 2 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

It's no secret Unilever's spreads arm has been suffering for some time and, as CFO Jean-Marc Huët pointed out when he reflected on the company's 2014 performance in January, declining demand for its brands was dragging down the performance of the rest of its food business.


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).

Company research

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 (ULVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Unilever PLC (ULVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis

Unilever PLC (ULVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalD...

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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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