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Unilever gives supplements another chance with Olly acquisition

Unilever gives supplements another chance with Olly acquisition

By Adi Menayang

The US arm of global consumer products giant Unilever will acquire San Francisco-based supplement brand Olly. With functional foods and gummy supplements ranging from multivitamins to beauty-from-within, Olly fits in the cross section of Unilever’s two...

Unilever’s portfolio includes Marmite spread, Dove shampoo, Lynx deodorant and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. © GettyImages/Jirsak

Unilever said to be searching for new CEO

By Niamh Michail

Unilever is said to be headhunting for a new CEO to step in when Paul Polman retires, prompting speculation over a suitable replacement and a sizing up of Polman's impact and legacy on the firm.

Is Unilever using bad science to market Marmite?

Is Unilever using bad science to market Marmite?

By David Burrows

Unilever has launched its “biggest ever campaign” for the yeast extract spread Marmite, but new research published at the launch has been mocked on Twitter as “egregiously wrong”.

Wageningen University's campus will house Unilever's R&D centre from 2019 onwards.

Unilever to relocate food R&D to Wageningen University

By Niamh Michail

Global food giant Unilever is to relocate its R&D centres for food, home and personal care to Wageningen University in the Netherlands, creating what it calls "a global food innovation centre".

Cholesterolimbroglio: Inside an EU claims mess

Cholesterolimbroglio: Inside an EU claims mess

By Bert Schwitters

On September 1 a Hamburg court will on the case brought by FoodWatch against Unilever over marketing for its cholesterol-lowering margarine Becel pro.activ.

Euromonitor: “It’s an interesting development where the brand is clearly focused on targeting the ageing population in its key region – Western Europe.”

Benecol ahead of Unilever Pro-activ with bone-heart claims?

By Shane STARLING

Benecol has expanded its plant stanol, cholesterol management-based health offering in the UK by adding vitamins that permit approved EU heart and bone health claims – a move analysts said should resonate with older consumers and give rival pro-activ...

Monthly Career Insider

Why is a risk worth taking...? Leading Unilever R&D expert reveals all

By Jane Byrne

FoodNavigator launches a new series - Monthly Career Insider - whereby we profile leading industry lights, asking them how they got to where they are, their key insights into the sector and advice they can impart for anyone wanting to move into their...

Scientists during tasting session

Unilever serves warning on novel foods failure

By Rod Addy

Research and development (R&D) champion Unilever has voiced deep disappointment and frustration over the collapse of talks reviewing the 1997 EU Novel Foods Regulation, claiming it will hamper food and drink manufacturers' innovation plans.

Unilever takes another leap into open innovation

Unilever builds R&D with designer molecule partnership

By Shane Starling

Unilever has entered an undisclosed two-year partnership with New Jersey-base drug molecule designer and developer BioLeap, but says it has no intention of moving into drug-related activity.

City: Unilever strategy in emerging markets is 'hugely impressive'

City: Unilever strategy in emerging markets is 'hugely impressive'

By Elaine Watson

70% of Unilever’s sales could be generated in developing and emerging (D&E) markets by the end of the decade, according to City analysts covering a ‘hugely impressive’ investor seminar in Singapore run by the consumer products giant.

Linguistic flexibility needed when using health claims on packs, Unilever

Dispatches from NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010

Linguistic flexibility needed when using health claims on packs, Unilever

EFSA’s opinions on health claims are couched in scientific language that food and beverage manufacturers would be unlikely to use on product packaging. Unilever’s director of external affairs explains the need for linguistic flexibility.

Hoodia finds life after Unilever

Hoodia finds life after Unilever

By Shane Starling

Phytopharm, the UK start-up Unilever dumped in November after spending more than €20m euros in a failed attempt to develop a hoodia-based weight management product, says it is in discussions with major food and food supplements players about the South...

Unilever drops hoodia

Unilever drops hoodia

By Shane Starling

Unilever is severing a multi-million euro arrangement with UK-based hoodia supplier, Phytopharm, after concluding the South African plant extract did not meet both safety and efficacy requirements.

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