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Unilever's share price has slipped marginally lower in London this morning, having lost 0.32 percent to 3,937.50p as of 08:12 BST, underperforming the broader United Kingdom market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index having climbed into positive territory and now standing 0.16 percent higher at 7,130.03 points.
Year-on-year turnover in the three months to the end of March increased 6.1% to €13.3bn (£11.1bn).
Tellingly, the company has reported separate figures that exclude sales of spreads for the first time.
The firm said it expected to deliver sales growth of 3% to 5% for the year. They show turnover of €4.7 billion, with underlying sales growth across the rest of its food and refreshment portfolio of 3.5%.
Shore Capital remains bullish on Unilever (LON:ULVR), expecting the company to achieve its targets this year. In the markets in which it operates, growth was around 2 percent with negative volumes.
Unilever North America president, Kees Kruythoff, reacted to say, "We are excited to bring Sir Kensington's into the Unilever family". The company noted that growth in India recovered from the uncertainty experienced due to the removal of the Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes in November 2016, while Brazil continued to be adversely impacted by the economic crisis. "Perhaps that's because there is no need to mention it when sales growth is ticking up so well". North American sales fell 0.9 percent.
That helped to offset a tough European market where "consumer demand remained weak and the retail environment challenging".
In Asia/AMET/RUB region, underlying sales growth improved to 6.9 percent. The quarterly dividend has been raised by 12 percent.
In the first quarter, Unilever said its sales grew faster than its markets, and that its strategy over the past months had made the company "more agile and closer to the local markets, unlocking both further growth and margin".
Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka was also routed, with the Swiss third seed losing to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-4. The Scot has improved his fortunes on clay over the last two years, when previously it had been his weakest surface.
Seventy five percent of the Florida said Republicans should urge Artiles to resign and move to expel him should he decline. Gibson reportedly stormed out of the Governor's Club after the exchange and Thurston confronted Artiles about his words.
We played with a desire to win the game tonight, with a very offensive team because we knew we had to score goals . After such a long time, to see that we've lost a game the way we've lost it is of course very disappointing.
Chicago's water remains safe to drink after a chemical spill in a tributary of Lake Michigan, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday. The resulting legal action against the utility-dramatized in the film Erin Brockovich-resulted in a $333-million settlement.
Its members are known for preaching on doorsteps, where they offer religious literature and attempt to convert people. Jehovah's Witnesses pray at a regional congress at Traktar Stadium in Minsk, Belarus, July 25, 2015.
It improved, as 63 investors sold JNJ shares while 834 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 731 raised stakes. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Thursday, July 14. 4/19/2017-BTIG Research Reiterated Rating of Hold.
This will allow developers to create more sophisticated AR effects such as animated frames, masks, and more. It is a new platform that will let developers build AR apps that will intensify its battle with Snapchat.
In the film, former SeaWorld trainers blamed the company, saying the stress of captivity is risky for both whales and trainers. Most of the whales now on display were born, and have lived their entire lives, in captivity at SeaWorld.
The Infinity Display , battery life, and camera are some of the aspects Samsung India has highlighted at the event. Samsung has so much faith in the AI that it added a dedicated button on the left side of the handset to active it.
She says his outbursts on his Infowars website , his radio show, and his YouTube channel are evidence that he's not a fit parent. He also claims USA moon landings were faked and that the government faked the Sandy Hook school shooting using actors.
Flying auto successfully completes maiden flight
Due to the low-priced of operation, Lilium Jet actually plans to cover routes generally made by cars - but at least 5x faster. Uber, Google and Airbus have reportedly been working on flying cars, but the Munich startup Lilium has beat them to it.
Spoils for a champion: Patriots open season hosting Chiefs
The rest of the opening weekend will feature what seems like a yearly occurrence, with Dallas hosting the Giants on Sunday night. Nope, don't care about Andy Reid's record in primetime.it's just more fun to watch your team when they're the only game on.
Roberto Firmino vs. West Bromwich Albion
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised striker Divock Origi's performance following their "wonderful" 1-0 win over West Brom. Klopp said: "He was really present around the set-pieces, with three or four or five fists [punches]".
General Motors plant seized, protesters killed in Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to the media following a meeting with UN chief Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations. The opposition has blamed the Venezuelan government for the deaths of people during the recent demonstrations.
US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast
The two met in Moscow during the secretary's visit, during which Russian bombers also caused a similar incident near Japan. A pair of Russian bombers were intercepted by two USA stealth fighter jets in worldwide airspace off Alaska's coast.
Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'
When asked for his message to North Korea following Sunday's failed missile launch, Trump responded, "They gotta behave". Navy this month struck a Syrian airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles after a chemical weapons attack.
New Surface device that runs Windows Cloud — Microsoft rumor
Another possible launch could be a new Windows 10-powered Chromebook, which have proved popular in schools around the world. In short, the company is working on a streamlined new version of Windows 10 which is designed for the educational market.