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Unilever to trial four-day working week in New Zealand

2 Dec 2020

Consumer goods giant Unilever has launched a project that may lay the groundwork for a shorter working week across the business.

Unilever completes unification process

30 Nov 2020

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has issued an update on its unification process in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.

How Covid-19 is boosting millennial interest in vitamins

27 Nov 2020

Covid-19 has prioritised health in the minds of consumers worldwide and is proving a factor in the growing interest in vitamins – especially among relatively young consumers.

Unilever to acquire US vitamins business SmartyPants

26 Nov 2020

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is to beef up its health and wellness offering through the acquisition of a US-based vitamins business.

Unilever moves to capture growing consumer interest in plant-based

20 Nov 2020

Unilever is looking to further tap into consumers' interest in plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products – which has intensified during Covid-19, GlobalData writes.

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

20 Nov 2020

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

Unilever's Ben & Jerry's to pay farmers more for cocoa

18 Nov 2020

The US ice-cream business, owned by Unilever, is to change what it pays farmers in Côte d'Ivoire for cocoa beans.

Unilever eyes five-fold jump in annual plant-based sales

18 Nov 2020

Unilever has laid out a target for sales of plant-based meat and dairy products along with a new environmental initiative.

Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds

10 Nov 2020

Minerva is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's our guide of notable VC arms.

New products – Unilever's fortification move on Royco; Califia's plant-based Oat Drink hits UK; Bimbo's organic bread for kids; Gosh enters snacking

6 Nov 2020

This week's new product launches that caught the eye include an organic bread for kids introduced in the US by Grupo Bimbo and a new vegan-friendly snacks range from the UK's Gosh.

Unilever hints at "creative" deal-making on M&A

22 Oct 2020

With the FMCG giant gearing up for the unification of its joint Anglo-Dutch structure, the company's management was asked for detail today (22 October) on its M&A plans.

Unilever's unification plan moves to High Court after approval by UK shareholders

13 Oct 2020

UK shareholders in Unilever have joined counterparts in the Netherlands in voting to approve the unification of the legal structure of the FMCG giant.

Plant-based priorities – dairy companies with a stake in dairy-free

13 Oct 2020

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

Food groups urge UK government to do more to save tropical forests

5 Oct 2020

Major food groups have joined forces with large UK retailers and agri-food businesses to urge the country's government to do more to help tackle a key environmental problem.

Overseas brands ineffective as China's soup market comes to boil

28 Sep 2020

Soup has been a core element in Chinese cuisine and still is – even if consumers now have less time to cook. Interest in convenient options is growing. How can suppliers prosper?

Aviko acquires potato plant from Unilever under new tie-up

25 Sep 2020

Aviko has acquired a plant in Germany from a FMCG major with which the Dutch potato business has formed a partnership. 

FMCG giants try again on deforestation

22 Sep 2020

Seventeen of the world's largest FMCG groups and retailers have launched another bid to tackle deforestation.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Unilever CEO expects shareholder approval for UK HQ move

9 Sep 2020

The CEO of Unilever has spoken about whether the company likely to gain shareholder approval for plans to unify its headquarters in London.

Unilever, Mars among US plastics pledge signatories

26 Aug 2020

Unilever, Mars and Walmart are among 60 organisations across the private and public sectors to have joined a new "pact" on plastics in the US.

New products - Nestle enters alternative seafood category; Green Giant breadsticks from B&G Foods; Country Archer's Zero Sugar Jerky; Unilever's Hellmann's brand rolls out coleslaw

20 Aug 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Nestle's move into seafood alternatives and a new category for Premier Foods.

Unilever drops gypsy name from German sauce brand

17 Aug 2020

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has decided to rename a sauce product sold in Germany as it is deemed racially insensitive.

Ben & Jerry's hits stormy water – but should sail on

14 Aug 2020

Ben & Jerry's attracted criticism in the UK for its comments on how the country's Government should treat migrants seeking entry – but brands need to be seen to take a stance.

Unifying Unilever eyes proposed Dutch tax law change

11 Aug 2020

Unilever is monitoring the passage of a proposal to change tax law in the Netherlands, a move that would affect the company's idea to change its own legal structure.

New products – PepsiCo expands Quaker Porridge to Go bars range in UK; Upfield gives Flora US debut; Princes unveils U.ME cooking oils; Friesland organic formula in Hong Kong

7 Aug 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a Marmite Houmous from Unilever and a new protein bar from Kellogg-owned RXBAR.

Beyond Covid-19 – will consumer interest in immunity endure?

6 Aug 2020

Covid-19 has pushed immunity claims up the NPD agenda. Andy Coyne asks whether the claims stack up and whether this is a trend here to stay once the dust settles on the virus.

Nearly half of food manufacturers, grocers have plant-based teams – research

27 Jul 2020

Research just out has revealed the percentage of food manufacturers and grocers that now have dedicated teams for plant-based products.

At-home food "hidden jewel" as Unilever’s H1 surprises market – 5 things to learn

23 Jul 2020

Unilever's Q2 did not prove as weak as the City feared, with at-home food contributing to better-than-expected sales – though the outlook for foodservice remains uncertain.

Unilever shuts India plant amid Covid-19 infections

22 Jul 2020

Unilever has closed a factory in a major market in Asia after staff at the facility tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Unilever, Danone join net-zero emissions push

21 Jul 2020

Unilever and Danone are teaming up with seven other major corporations to share ways of cutting emissions, with an aim of all businesses achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

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