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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'.

Unilever profits slump in tough third quarter

Food manufacturer Unilever has reported a 20 per cent decrease in third quarter pre-tax profit of 1.12bn, despite bucking the trend in the European market.

Unilever CEO presents 'manifesto' to food industry

Unilever CEO Patrick Cescau presented his 'manifesto for the food industry' to the CIAA Congress last week.

Unilever's revolutionary GM ice cream protein challenged

A group of scientists has claimed that Unilever's genetically modified (GM) fish antifreeze protein for ice cream should not be approved without further comprehensive tests.

Unilever fishing for low-fat ice cream

Unilever has developed a new genetically modified protein that it says will serve up low-fat ice cream without compromising on taste, as ice cream firms step up the race to...

Unilever's Flora health claims unproven

Unilever must change its British television advert for Flora pro.activ margarine as it contains unsubstantiated health claims, said the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Production stoppage leaves bitter taste for Unilever

A breakdown in the processing method of Unilever's Flora Original Spread brand in the UK has led the company to recall some of the product throughout the country.

Unilever's Pro-Activ to be reimbursed by French insurer

Unilever said yesterday that it had signed a deal with Maaf Assurances that will see the French insurer reimbursing policyholders for consumption of its cholesterol-lowering Pro-Activ range.

Unilever enters US low fat ice cream face-off

Ice cream manufacturers gearing up for the lucrative summer season should take note, as Haagen-Dazs and Unilever announce their intentions to introduce a range of low fat products in the...

Ice cream makes you happy, say Unilever scientists

After the dank summer and sales of 2004, ice cream makers looking to boost 2005 figures will find comfort in new research that claims ice cream actually 'makes you happy',...

Unilever selects Kliklok for pro.activ project

Unilever Best Foods Netherlands has installed a packaging system that combines cartoning with an automatic product feeding system to handle the special pack design of its Becel (Flora) pro. active...

Unilever seeks approval for ice structuring protein

The food code in Australia is under review as food maker Unilever Australia calls for approval of an ice structuring protein (ISP) used to make ice cream and edible ices.

Unilever rejigs management as core brand sales flag

Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever is set to overhaul its management structure - a move which it claims will help restore top-line sales growth and allow it to draw a line...

Emmi seals Unilever distribution deal

Emmi Logistique, the distribution division of leading Swiss dairy company Emmi, has entered into a long-term agreement to distribute Unilever's ice cream products across Switzerland and the Netherlands, Tom Armitage...

Unilever ice cream freezer case continues

Unilever has appealed against last October's European Court's decision that ordered the company to allow competitors to display their ice cream in its freezers cabinets.

EU court freezes Unilever's monopoly

A European Union Court ruling today has forced ice cream manufacturers to allow rival companies access to their freezer space. The Court of First Instance...

Russian ice cream sales improve as Unilever lifts the market

After a two-year absence, Anglo-Dutch food company Unilever returned to the Russian ice cream market in the first half of 2003, a move which helped...

Unilever divests more cheese interests

Bongrain has extended its presence in Germany with the acquisition of the cheese operations of Unilever Bestfoods Deutschland. The French cheese maker already owns a...

Unilever chills out

Anglo-Dutch consumer products group Unilever is to launch a number of chilled food products in core European markets in the autumn. Unilever, which has been...

Unilever makes African acquisitions

The South African arm of Anglo-Dutch consumer goods producer Unilever has acquired two leading ice cream retail brands from the local company Pleasure Foods. The...

Unilever to invest in 'frozen' assets

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever has announced plans for a major shake up of its €5 billion ice cream business, including increased investment in marketing...

Unilever to axe jobs at BEW

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said on Thursday it plans to cut 320 jobs at its ice cream plant in Gloucester, western England, to cut...

Unilever targets new categories with health brand

Unilever Bestfoods is to extend its Flora Pro-Activ brand into yoghurt and milk in an attempt to meet consumers' growing demand for health-driven food products....

Cool spring has impact on Unilever sales

Anglo-Dutch food consumer product group Unilever said on Monday that it is on target to meet second-quarter earnings estimates despite the drag on overall revenue...

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