Unilever sets healthy food course in wake of criticism for lagging peers

Unilever has unveiled an initiative to measure and set nutritional targets for the consumer goods giant’s brands amid criticism it lags some of its food manufacturing peers.

The Marmite spread and Magnum ice-cream owner

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Unilever to set new healthy food targets after investor pressure

Unilever is to publish nutrition scores for its food portfolio, which includes Ben & Jerry’s and Magnum ice-cream, Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Knorr stock cubes, against external health metrics and set new targets following pressure from investors over obesity.

The pledge to assess performance against six measures, including the UK’s “high

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Unilever investors call AGM vote to push for healthy food targets

Unilever logo is displayed in this illustration taken on January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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LONDON, Jan

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