Unilever has attempted to refresh the reputation of its iconic Cornetto ice cream brand as a 'summertime treat' in favour of a more "youthful" image, the British design company drafted in by Unilever has claimed.
Oxfam will step up its campaign to improve the treatment of people and resources that form part of the supply chain of the world’s biggest food conglomerates, after it cast industry responses to its damning Behind the Brands report as ‘bland’ and ‘complacent’.
Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the report ‘s findings as “ridiculous”.
Unilever and Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina have expanded their existing sustainability partnership with a pledge to co-operate on development and innovation while promoting sustainable production, packaging, and logistics.
Unilever has shown mixed progress over the past five years, according to Andrew Wood, senior research analyst for food and home & personal care products at Sanford C Bernstein, based on its predictions for the company made in 2007.
Sustainable packaging has been highlighted as a key priority for Unilever as it launched an online innovation platform in a bid to uncover a raft of technical solutions to boost growth while cutting its carbon footprint.
Unilever said it is investing HUF2.2bn (€8m) in its Hungarian ice cream factory in order to build a new updated cold storage space at the facility, plans which were previously postponed by the food giant.
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 from Unilever R&D Colworth.
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 could already claim ‘zero trans fats’ on labels.
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 the
UK's Food Standards Agency...
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 over
new IP on related products and processes.
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 please health conscious
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 US,
Philippa Nuttall reports.
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
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 under what it
called an "unsatisfactory" 2004 performance,...