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Unilever is leveraging innovation to 'modernise' its food brands

How Unilever is growing volumes through innovation

By Katy Askew

Unilever wants to grow its food and refreshment brands in developed markets like Europe through a focus on innovation. This focus has enabled the group to increase its sales volumes in the face of weak markets and pricing pressure.

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GUEST ARTICLE: Looking for bold new partners to join the fight against malnutrition

By Kamel Chida, Deputy Director, Private Sector Partnership Development for Nutrition, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Despite significant progress in recent decades, malnutrition is still a huge barrier to children’s health and development around the world. The numbers speak for themselves: poor nutrition is an underlying cause of nearly half of all child deaths, and...

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How to ensure stable supplies in a volatile vanilla market?

By Niamh Michail

Demand for natural, origin vanilla is on the rise. But how to ensure supplies from cyclone-prone Madagascar are stable and sustainable? FoodNavigator spoke to Symrise about food credits for farmers, diversified sourcing and quality bonuses.

Fairtrade Foundation is building awareness of the certification scheme during Fairtrade Fortnight

Is price a barrier to ethical food sales?

By Katy Askew

Almost half of shoppers in the UK are discouraged from buying ethical food because of its price – but the Fairtrade Foundation insists fairtrade products offer “something for everybody”.

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EU food exports 'holding strong'

By Niamh Michail

EU food exports are “holding strong” with a 5.1% increase in value in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a Commission report.

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Brexit report calls for food industry support

By Niamh Michail

The UK government must start investing in measures to support the food and farming sectors in case it fails to secure a free trade agreement with the EU, a parliamentary committee has warned.

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