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Unilever is "working harder" in tough environment

Unilever CEO Paul Polman left investors with no illusions today (21 July): trading is tough and the company expects it to get tougher. As a...

New food waste standard will help monitor progress

The launch of the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard has been described by its founding partner as a "breakthrough" in th...


Ben Cooper | 7 Jun 2016

The US government has announced plans to cut the country's salt intake, a move some in campaign circles have been urging for nearly 40 years. The Food and Drug Administration's voluntary targets attracted support from NGOs and parts of the industry, although, as Ben Cooper writes, the reaction was not entirely positive.


Ben Cooper | 11 May 2016

Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign reflects the increased responsibility global food companies are now expected to assume for working conditions, wages, safety and workers’ rights in their agricultural supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.


Ben Cooper | 11 May 2016

Three of the seven issues on which Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign rates the world’s ten largest food and drinks companies relate directly to wages, workers’ rights and working conditions in their agricultural supply chains. Here, just-food sets out the NGO's evaluations under the three criteria - women, farmers and workers - along with the companies’ reactions.


Katy Askew | 5 May 2016

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream have finalised plans to combine their ice cream businesses. The new joint venture brings a number of benefits and is likely to see an increased focus behind Nestle's ice cream brands. Katy Askew reports.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 11 Feb 2015

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.


Dean Best | 9 Feb 2015

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

John Shepherd | 25 Aug 2016

Unilever said it has "broadly confirmed" human error led to some of its Telma cereal products contaminated with salmonella being shipped out of a plant in Israel but stressed the company's manufacturing licence had not been suspended.


John Shepherd | 9 Aug 2016

Israel's health ministry has suspended Unilever's manufacturing licence in the country after breakfast cereal thought to be tainted with salmonella was despatched from one of the company's plants in southern Israel to supermarkets.


Dean Best | 8 Aug 2016

Simplot, the US-based agri-food group, has acquired three cooking sauce brands in Australia held under licence by UK food business Symington's from Unilever.


John Shepherd | 19 Jul 2016

Arnott's, Campbell Soup Co.'s Australia-based biscuit business, is taking Unilever to court in a legal battle that is understood to stem from an earlier deal between the two for the development of ice cream products.


Katy Askew | 11 Jul 2016

Unilever and The Smith's Snackfood Co, PepsiCo's Australian arm, have been fined AUD10,800 (US$8,146) each for using "misleading healthy food representations" on products sold in Australia to school canteens. 


Katy Askew and Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

UK voters have spoken: Britain will leave the European Union. With the vote tally now reporting 51.9% of people back leaving commentators are turning to the future with uncertainty. What will Brexit mean for the food sector? 


Dean Best | 15 Jun 2016

Unilever has launched an organic version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in Spain.


John Shepherd | 9 Jun 2016

India's Cremica Food Industries has raised the equivalent of US$15m from a new private equity fund to boost its presence in retail outlets across southern and western India.


Dean Best | 3 Jun 2016

Hindustan Unilever, the listed Indian arm of the consumer goods giant, has announced plans to split its foods and refreshments division in two.


Dean Best | 1 Jun 2016

Unilever is to offload Latin America soy beverage business Ades to Coca-Cola Co. and Coca-Cola FEMSA, the soft drinks giant's Mexico-based bottler, in a deal worth US$575m.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 May 2016

Global food firms including Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Nestle, Kellogg and Mars Inc. have announced a new pledge to phase out industrially produced trans-fats from their foods by 2018.


Hannah Abdulla | 14 Apr 2016

Unilever has reported higher underlying sales growth for its foods and refreshments divisions in the first quarter of the year.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Mar 2016

Unilever is launching 17 ice creams this year across five of its brands in the US, inspired by "popular flavours and favourite desserts".


Hannah Abdulla | 30 Mar 2016

Unilever is looking to sell its Calvé peanut butter through major retailers in the UK and Ireland.


Dean Best | 29 Mar 2016

Unilever is to take its mayonnaise and dressings brand Hellmann's into the UK sauces category with the launch of a range of hot and barbecue products.


Katy Askew | 18 Mar 2016

Hindustan Unilever, the Indian unit of Unilever, has struck a deal to sell its rice export business, which includes the brands Gold Seal Indus Valley and Rozana, to LT Foods Ltd. 


Dean Best | 15 Mar 2016

Food manufacturers and retailers operating in the UK - including Nestle, Unilever, Tesco and Asda - have signed up to cut food and drink waste in the country by a fifth in ten years.


Dean Best | 15 Mar 2016

Unilever and PepsiCo are among the companies that have agreed to develop an online "platform" to share ways to tackle "development and sustainability challenges".


Dean Best | 8 Mar 2016

Greenpeace has insisted there is "a considerable amount of work to be done" before consumer goods companies can say no deforestation takes place in their supply chains in a report critical of FMCG giants including PepsiCo.


Hannah Abdulla | 7 Mar 2016

Unilever has introduced ice-cream sandwiches under its Ben & Jerry's brand in the UK, the first "handheld" products in the range.


Hannah Abdulla | 7 Mar 2016

Unilever is targeting health-conscious consumers with the launch of its latest Solero ice cream in the UK.


Katy Askew | 2 Mar 2016

Unilever is launching a range of Chupa Chups branded ice creams under license from Perfetti van Melle. 

Latest blogs

Katy Askew | 30 Jun 2016

US cereal giant Kellogg's revealed plans to open a cafe in New York City, located at a prime location on Broadway.


Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.

Company research

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HINDUNILVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HINDUNILVR) - Financial and Stra

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is one of the leading fast-moving consumer goods companies in India. The company primarily offers food and beverages, personal care products, homecare products, and wa...

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Other Dairy in Switzerland

Other Dairy in Switzerland

The pervasiveness of the health and wellness trends in Switzerland also resulted in many other dairy products being perceived as unhealthy and many Swiss consumers are turning to non-dairy alternative...

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