Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s forms dairy advisory council for sustainability support

USA – Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s has formed a new dairy advisory council to provide guidance on sustainable agriculture and product manufacturing. The new Dairy Advisory Council comprised of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, Lake Champlain water quality, and organic farming to help the company achieve its newly refined Values-Led Dairy Vision.…

Unilever’s Graze introduces Wow Bakes range of oat-based snacks

UK - Graze, the UK-based snack brand owned by Unilever, is launching a new oat-based snack line that contains under 100 calories per serving. Called Wow Bakes, the range will be available in four flavours: chocolate sea salt, honeycomb crumble, sticky toffee and lemon drizzle. Graze said the wholegrain products have been created in response…

Unilever Tea commissions US$21.5m tea processing plant in Tanzania

TANZANIA - Unilever Tea Tanzania Limited (UTT), has commissioned a US$21.5 million (Tzs 49.6 billion) state-of-the-art tea processing plant as it counties to make inroads in the sector. The modern facility has a capacity of processing 50 tonnes of green tea per day. Speaking during the launch,President John Magufuli hailed the investment by the firm…

Unilever South Africa introduces 100% recycled and recyclable packaging bottles

SOUTH AFRICA – Unilever South Africa has introduced bottles made from 100% recycled plastic as well as being fully recyclable in its Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid product line as it seeks to reduce its environment footprint. The company said that the packaging is part of the firm’s efforts to ensure that all its plastic packaging will…

Unilever, Kraft Heinz, Walmart pledge to tackle food waste in Canada

CANADA – Food industry players including Kraft Heinz, Loblaw Companies Ltd, Maple Leaf Foods, Metro Inc, Save-On-Foods, Sobeys Inc, Unilever and Walmart have pledged to tackle food waste in Canada. The eight leading Canadian companies have committed to take measurable action to prevent and reduce food waste in their own operations by 50% by 2025.…

Unilever Rwanda launches water supply project to over 10,000 beneficiaries

RWANDA – Multinational consumer goods company, Unilever, has launched a community- based social project to supply clean water to over 10,000 beneficiaries in Rwanda, reports New Times Rwanda.  According to Kelvin Kuria, Country Director of Unilever Rwanda, the company has launched four water constructed at a cost of US$50,000. Mr kuria said that the project…

Unilever’s Limuru Tea Plc appoints Gerridina Johanna as new CEO

KENYA – Limuru Tea Plc, Kenyan company and subsidiary of Unilever Tea Kenya Limited, announced the appointment of Gerradina Johanna Marria Ten Den as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st march 2019. This follows the resignation of Nicholaos Yiannakis, from this position in the company after one and a half years since his appointment.…

Unilever to acquire Horlicks and GSK’s nutrition business for US$3.8b

INDIA – The global consumer goods leader, Unilever has agreed to acquire malted drinks brand, Horlicks and other GlaxoSmithKline’s Indian consumer healthcare products in a transaction worth US$3.8 billion (3.3 billion Euros). The transaction will also see Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Unilever’s operating arm and India’s largest consumer goods company merge its operations with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer…

Unilever may top Nestle in US$3.4b cash bid for GSK nutrition business

INDIA – The British consumer goods giant, Unilever may walk away with the Glaxo SmithKline’s nutrition business with a US$3.4 billion all-cash offer for a 72.5% stake, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter identified with Financial Times (FT). GSK has also confirmed that consideration is being given to a potential transaction…

Unilever CEO to retire, Alan Jope named successor effective January 1

NETHERLANDS – Consumer products multinational Unilever Plc has announced that Chief Executive Officer, Paul Polman is set to retire from the company and will be replaced by Alan Jope, who is president of the company's beauty and personal care division effective 1 January 2019. Polman will stay on in a supporting role, will officially retire…