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Lifestyle • Food
UK sees an increased demand for vegan food products
UK sees an increased demand for vegan food products
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According to a research by trademark law firm EMW, there has been a significant increase of trademarks for vegan and plant-based food products in recent months. Magnum, Ben & Jerry's and Unilever are among the brands who filed trademarks for vegan products.

The Vegan Society has released a study that found that many British consumers reduced their meat and dairy consumption during the Covid-19 lockdown, either due to a lack of other products or for health reasons.

Business • Consumer & Service
During Covid-19: Ice-cream sales up, deodorant sales down according to Unilever
During Covid-19: Ice-cream sales up, deodorant sales down according to Unilever
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According to the consumer goods corporation Unilever, the sales of personal care items have decreased during the pandemic. Likely reason for this is the social distancing and limited socialisation of people and working from home during the pandemic.

Contrary to the decrease of consumer goods sales, such as deodorant, makeup and other personal products, the sales of ice-cream have increased by 15% in the first quarter and by 26% in the second quarter.

Technology • Internet & Web
Unilever cancels Facebook and Twitter ads for rest of 2020
Unilever cancels Facebook and Twitter ads for rest of 2020
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Multinational consumer goods company Unilever announced it would halt advertising on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the U.S. for the rest of 2020. The company's portfolio includes brands like Ben & Jerry's, Dove and Axe.

Unilever's EVP of Global Media Luis Di Como said in a statement: "Given our Responsibility Framework and the polarized atmosphere in the U.S., we have decided that starting now through at least the end of the year, we will not run brand advertising in social media newsfeed platforms Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the U.S."

Climate & Environment
Unilever announces it will invest one billion euros in climate change fund

Unilever Plc has announced that it plans to invest one billion euros over the course of ten years into a fund for climate change projects. The goal is to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions for the entire product offering to zero by 2039. The projects include reforestation and water preservation.