Unilever invests in Hungarian ice cream factory
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.
Unilever has beat analysts' expectations with a 5.1% rise in underlying sales in the fourth quarter, but said operating margins were dented by commodity price hikes.
Unilever to create “green energy” at ice cream factory
Unilever is to create “green energy” at its Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory in Holland by installing a bio-digester which converts natural waste products into gas.
Greek authorities approve Unilever ice cream buy
The Greek competition authorities have conditionally approved the purchase of a Greek ice cream brand by food giant Unilever.
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 from Unilever R&D Colworth.
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 consumer goods.
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 could already claim ‘zero trans fats’ on labels.
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.