Unilever reports a 3.7% sales growth in first quarter results of 2018

LONDON - Unilever announced its results for the first quarter of 2018, with underlying sales growth of 3.7% which show good volume-driven performance across all its three divisions. According to the company, the Underlying Sales Growth (USG) excluding spreads was 3.7% with an encouraging shift to volume-led growth compared to the prior year. Across all…

Swirl’s Ice Cream launches black ice cream in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS - Swirl’s Ice Cream has launched black ice cream to the food market in the Netherlands, with a variety of ingredients that naturally dye foods black or are naturally black. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the new black ice cream will also contribute to new flavor profile or claim to add health benefits as activated charcoal…

Unilever partners with Ioniqa & Indorama in new PET recycling technology

NETHERLANDS - Unilever has partnered with Ioniqa, a high-tech chemical company and producer of PET resin Indorama Ventures to develop a technology that would allow recycling of plastic waste into virgin grade material for the food industry. The technology, pioneered by Ioniqa, is able to convert any PET waste - including coloured packs back into…

Unilever Nigeria aims to achieve 100% in local sourcing by 2019

NIGERIA - Unilever Nigeria has embarked on local sourcing of raw materials by partnering with local partners to enhance capabilities in production with an aim to achieve 100% in local sourcing by 2019. In collaboration local and intermediary companies, Unilever is building on long-term relationship with its strategic partners with a focus on value and…

Unilever announces Netherlands as its sole headquarters

NETHERLANDS – Unilever, a transnational consumer goods company, has announced that it would make Rotterdam, the Netherlands its sole headquarters, dealing a symbolic blow to Britain as it negotiates its exit from the European Union. For nearly 90 years, the consumer products giant has straddled the North Sea, maintaining headquarters in London and in the…

Unilever enters snack space, announces urban farming expansion plans

USA - Unilever has announced the expansion of its U.S. urban farming efforts with the launch of Growing Roots, a new organic, plant-based food brand that will support urban farming with every purchase. According to the company, the brand builds on its multiyear commitment to urban farming initiatives, which establishes and funds partnerships to unlock…

Unilever PG Tips switches to 100% renewable and biodegradable tea bags

UK – Unilever PG Tips, one of one of the U.K.'s most iconic tea brands, has switched to producing 100% fully renewable biodegradable tea bags made with new plant-based material. According to the company, this is the latest step in its journey to improve the impact of products on the environment by moving to fully…

Unilever officially opens its Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Port Sunlight

UK – Unilever has officially opened its Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Port Sunlight, to years after its construction in UK. The Centre, which was also supported by investment from the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund, has been configured to allow close working with industrial and academic partners. This new world class facility, roughly the size…

Unilever lays its entire palm oil supply chain for transparency

LONDON - Consumer goods giant Unilever has laid bare its entire palm oil supply chain, including all the suppliers and mills it sources from, to boost transparency in a rare industry move. Unilever said it was the first consumers goods company to publish such details, having disclosed the location of more than 1,400 mills and…

Unilever considering moving its European headquarters to Netherlands – reports

UK - British-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever still has not officially decided on whether to keep its European headquarters in the UK or the Netherlands as part of plans to unify the business under one roof. However, speculation is mounting with many reports claiming Unilever will ditch the UK in the wake of Brexit and favor…