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Unilever’s first half profits up by 13 per cent

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As per Uniliver’s spokesperson,“The first half again shows consistent top and bottom line progress despite significant headwinds. Our markets have been challenging and we have experienced a further slow-down in the emerging countries whilst developed markets are not yet picking up.” Personal Care continued to grow ahead of slowing markets; deodorants saw the continued success of the compressed aerosol range in Europe, good growth for Rexona and the introduction of new packaging for Axe. In oral care, the Regenerate Enamel Science, a new brand was launched in the United Kingdom.

In hair, Clear has been successfully introduced in Japan and re-launched in Brazil and China. Tresemmé benefited from the success of the 7 Day Keratin Smooth range, and Dove Oxygen Moisture made good progress in the United States. In skin cleansing, strong growth was seen for and also introduced in China, Dove continued to deliver broad-based growth and Lux benefited from the re-launch in China and South East Asia. In skin care, Fair & Lovely delivered strong growth and the Dove Purely Pampering range was extended into nourishing body oil.

In short, the operating profit has gone up by13 per cent which is reflecting profits on disposal. Core earnings per share have also gone up by 2 per cent to €0.78.