Unilever opens US$94m global Foods Innovation Centre in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Unilever has opened a new €85 million (US$94m) global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, located in the “Food Valley” area in the Netherlands. The new center, named ‘Hive’ for […]

Circulate Capital launches US$106m fund to address Asia’s ocean plastic crisis

ASIA – Singapore-based venture capital firm Circulate Capital, with founding investors and partners PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Dow, Danone, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company has launched the US$106 million Circulate Capital Ocean Fund. The fund, touted […]

Unilever appoints Conny Braam as new Chief Digital and Marketing Officer

UK – Unilever has appointed its long-serving marketer, Conny Braams as the new chief marketing and digital officer, effective 1 January 2019. Braams will be filling the position of left by Keith Weed, who retired […]

Unilever teams up with Viridor on a five-year recycled plastic supply deal

UK – Unilever has signed an initial five-year contract with Viridor which will see Unilever receive of a range of recycled plastic from Viridor’s Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre near Bristol, England. The companies – both […]

Nestlé, Walmart and Borealis join New Plastics Economy as core partners

USA – Nestlé and Walmart and Australian chemical firm, Borealis, have joined the New Plastics Economy, an initiative that brings together key stakeholders with an aim of promoting circular economy in relation to plastic packaging. […]

Unilever reviews its Australia and New Zealand ice cream business unit

AUSTRALIA – Unilever has announced an extensive review of its Australia and New Zealand ice cream business unit as the company seeks to cushion the business from volatility in the ice cream market. The company […]

Unilever appoints Nils Andersen as the company’s new chairman

NETHERLANDS – Multinational consumer goods firm, Unilever has named the company’s non-executive director, Nils Andersen as its chairman, effective 13th November 2019. Andersen replaces Marijn Dekkers, who has decided to step down from the position. […]

Burger King launches Unilever’s plant-based whoppers in Europe

EUROPE – Burger King is launching its plant-based Rebel Whopper in Europe made with patties from The Vegetarian Butcher, a meat-substitute producer owned by Unilever. The Vegetarian Butcher will supply the plant-based patties for Burger […]

Symrise to open creative centre at Unilever’s Foods Innovation Centre in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Symrise is partnering with consumer goods company, Unilever to open an innovation lab at the Unilever Foods Innovation Centre in the so-called “Food Valley” of Wageningen, Netherlands. The state-of-the-art creative center will comprise […]

Unilever unveils new ambitious commitments for a waste-free world

UK – Multinational consumer goods company, Unilever has announced new commitments seeking to halve its use of virgin plastic by 2025 and help create a circular economy for plastics. The Ben & Jerry’s, Knorr, and […]