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.
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 improve operational
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