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Salty odours may boost flavour and acceptance: Unilever study

Salty odours may improve the salty taste intensity and consumer acceptance of low salt foods by increasing the perception of salty flavours, according to new research from Unilever.

Encapsulation may slow fat digestion: Unilever R&D

Encapsulating oils with alginates may slow the digestion of the lipids in the intestines and help formulate foods with controlled fat release and weight management potential, says a new study...

Unilever: Consumer confidence remains 'fragile'

The fragile recovery in developed markets could make it hard to pass on rising raw materials costs in the second half, Unilever has warned.

Danone beats Unilever and Nestle in food category dominance

Dairy giant Danone comes out top of the list for category dominance in the European food sector, followed by Unilever and Nestle, according to a new report.

Unilever says: adopt EU term and break reformulation ice

Aligning the UK with Europe over definitions of ‘ice cream’ would give manufacturers more of an incentive to reformulate, Unilever has claimed.

We’re not planning warm ice cream, Unilever says

Unilever has denied that it is actively developing ambient ice cream, following newspaper reports that such a product is part of a programme to reduce the environmental impact of its...

Unilever cuts trans fats from soft spreads

Unilever has announced that it will cut the trans fats from its soft spreads, while keeping levels of saturated fat below two grams per serving – even though it...

Unilever finds strength in emerging markets and innovation

Unilever’s activities in the developing and emerging markets and the US have proved key to growth in Q1, but private label presents a challenge to brands.

EFSA confirms safety of Unilever GM ice protein

Low-fat ice cream made with GM yeast to ensure a creamy consistency may soon be possible in Europe following the European Food Standards Authority’s (EFSA) opinion on Unilever’s novel technology....

Healthy and fun drive ice cream innovation at new Unilever centre

Unilever's new global Centre of Excellence Ice Foods is aimed at increasing ice cream innovation by developing healthier products that are more exciting and provide varied sensory experiences.

Unilever braced for restructuring benefits

Unilever posted a 5 per cent improvement in sales during the full fiscal year, on the back of its increased focus on products with vitality benefits, emerging markets and personal care.

Unilever targets Russia for ice cream expansion

Unilever is to extend its presence within ice cream manufacture after announcing this week that it has agreed to acquire Russian ice cream company Inmarko.

News briefs: Starbucks, Danone and Unilever hostage scare

This week, Starbucks drops organic milk form its US stores, a Unilever manager is held at his own plant by angry workers and Danone teams up with its suppliers to...

Unilever sells Boursin to Le Groupe Bel

Unilever has sold the soft cheese brand Boursin to Le Groupe Bel for €400m as part of its plan to shed peripheral brands and re-ignite its top line growth.

Unilever results show sharp recovery

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever today reported a steep increase in its third quarter profits on lower charges and improved sales, though the company's personal care division showed a less...

Unilever wields cleaver to Euro workforce

Unilever's European workforce will bear the brunt of the company's proposed 20,000 job cuts over the next four years, a company spokesperson said today.

Unilever takes aggressive stance for growth aims

Unilever today announced it will cut 20,000 jobs, accounting for 11 per cent of its total workforce, as part of a new "aggressive" growth strategy for its operations.

Unilever protein gets UK go ahead

Unilever's plans to adopt a new protein for ice cream production that uses a genetically modified (GM) ingredient came a step closer to fruition today after receiving provisional approval from...

Unilever deal aims at added-value future

Unilever revealed yesterday it will sell a stake in some of its margarine brands in Brazil, as it moves to extend its focus on functional foods.

Unilever eyes job cuts in France

Unilever is planning to cut up to 200 jobs in France in an effort to rebuild its business in the country.

Spring sun boosts Unilever ice cream

Ice cream led a European sales rise for Unilever during the first quarter, largely thanks a warmer start to the year.

Unilever moves closer with GM ice cream protein

Low fat ice cream made using a GM yeast moved closer to being approved for the European market, as the FSA published its draft opinion on Unilever technology under novel...

Unilever, Provexis collaborate for healthy products

The identity of the mystery multinational with which Provexis has been exploring new formats of its Fruitflow technology is unveiled as Unilever; and the two companies also plan to collaborate...

Unilever claims progress in Europe

Unilever crawled back to positive sales growth in Europe during 2006 with solid performances in ice cream, tea and heart health foods.

Unilever announces major food R&D reshuffle

Unilever plans to reshape its European foods R&D organisation in order to 'further enable differentiated innovation'.

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