Unilever invests in Kenya-based plastic recycler Mr Green Africa to expand operations

KENYA – Consumer goods company, Unilever in partnership with DOB Equity and Global Innovation Fund (GIF) have co-invested in Mr. Green Africa, a Nairobi based recycler and recycled plastics supplier. The investment will allow Mr. […]

Unilever half year sales grow 3.3% driven by emerging markets

UK – Unilever has announced its half year 2019 results showing underlying sales growth of 3.3%, led by emerging market business which grew 6.2%. Revenues during the period decreased 0.9% attributed to divestment of its […]

Barry Callebaut and Unilever collaborate to monitor supply chain sustainability

USA – Barry Callebaut and Unilever have joined forces to adopt a new pilot platform that will assess and monitor sustainability performance across their supply chains. The new platform applies a harmonised approach to data […]

Unilever unveils wrapper-less ice cream multipack to tackle plastic waste

UK – Unilever has launched new wrapper-less multipack for ice cream, Solero Organic Peach to reduce plastic use in the home. The new pack uses 35% less plastic compared to the original pack and is […]

Milkbasket raises US$10.5m in funding round led by Unilever

INDIA – India’s leading grocery and milk delivery service, Milkbasket has raised US$10.5 million additional funding in a round led by Unilever Ventures, a venture capital and private equity arm of Unilever, reports ET Retail. […]

Ben & Jerry’s to launch cannabis infused ice cream on FDA legalization

USA – Unilever-owned ice cream and dairy brand, Ben & Jerry’s has announced that it is exploring the cannabidiol space and may launch CBD-infused ice cream in the market if the proposal for its legalization […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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. […]