Demand for ice cream is cooling. How can the industry adapt?

Mar 20, 2024
Americans aren't eating as much ice cream as they used to. Producers are leaning into health and regional trends to make up lost ground.
Unilever announced this week that it's spinning off its ice cream business, which includes brands like Ben & Jerry's.
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Unilever is planning to spin off its ice cream assets

Mar 19, 2024
The move, which would see Ben & Jerry's moved to a stand-alone unit, is part of a corporate restructuring.
Unilever and its new CEO want to cut out what’s not doing well and prioritize what they do best.
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Is Unilever a “woke” company headed for a rude awakening?

Jul 4, 2022
Unilever supports social causes, but its shares have underperformed. An investor driven by the bottom line may shake things up.
While some applaud Unilever's approach to social and environmental issues, some shareholders would rather see returns on their investments.
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What's "normal"? Unilever decides to stop using the word.

Mar 9, 2021
The consumer-products giant will no longer use the term to describe skin or hair care brands such as Dove, Axe and Vaseline.
Black and brown women have often been told that their hair and skin are not "normal." Will Unilever's eliminating the term make a difference?
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World's biggest tea company might get out of the business

Jan 30, 2020
Consumers are turning away from the basic black beverage toward more "innovative" brands.
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Unilever threatens to pull ads from Google and Facebook

Feb 13, 2018
Unilever’s head of marketing, Keith Weed, told an advertising conference in California that digital platforms had become “swamps” of fake news, racism and sexism. What will this mean for advertising on social media? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Small 'green' products company employees assured Unilever buyout won't shift core culture

Dec 26, 2016
Mission-driven companies are some of the fastest-growing, and giant corporations like Unilever are getting in on the game.
The Vermont-based company Seventh Generation is a mission-driven producer of natural homecare products. 
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For public good, not for profit.

Unilever might buy Jessica Alba's Honest Company

Sep 16, 2016
The natural products company faces lawsuits over its ingredients.
Unilever could end up acquiring Jessica Alba's Honest Company for $1 billion.
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Why fewer companies are going public with IPOs

Aug 2, 2016
Some advantages of being a publicly traded corporation have gone away.
Unilever purchased the Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion in July.
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Unilever buys a billion-dollar shaving club

Jul 20, 2016
The Dollar Shave Club makes buying razors cheap and convenient
Unilever at the headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
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