The mum or dad of manufacturers starting from Dove, Pond’s and Kate Somerville to Magnum and Ben & Jerry’s mentioned Thursday that precise development within the three months to March 31 was down 0.9 p.c, due mainly to foreign money headwinds.
Unilever’s Magnificence and Private Care division accounted for slightly below half of total gross sales, rising 2.3 p.c in underlying phrases to five billion euros within the interval. Pores and skin cleaning, pores and skin and hair care all grew by a mid-single digit, whereas deodorants declined within the high-single digits because the market was impacted by fewer individuals leaving their properties to go to work, or for social events.
Unilever mentioned its Status enterprise grew within the “sturdy double digits,” helped by the gradual restocking and reopening of brick-and-mortar shops within the U.S. The corporate famous that Hourglass launched a pink lipstick formulated with a patent-pending pigment produced from crushed beetles, a centuries-old approach.
The corporate additionally confirmed that the spinoff of its smaller magnificence