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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'.

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.

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