US judge weighs Ben & Jerry’s claims against owner over Israeli business

NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A US judge on Monday appeared skeptical that Ben & Jerry’s deserved an immediate injunction against its parent Unilever Plc to restrict the marketing of its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, which Ben & Jerry’s said was against its values. US District Judge Andrew Carter said at … Read more

Easing raw material costs promising for Indian consumer companies

Sachets of shampoo by Sunsilk, a Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) brand, hang on display at a shop in the old quarters of Delhi May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Softening commodity prices are holding out hope for Indian consumer-goods firms that … Read more