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 […]

Nestlé, Danone among firms recognized for leadership in sustainability by UN Global Compact

USA – Nestlé, Danone and Unilever have been named as Global Compact LEAD companies for their ongoing commitment to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and its Ten principles for responsible business. Nestlé joined the […]

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. […]