Consumer goods mega-giant Unilever had good news Thursday as it beat Q3 growth predictions and kept to its full-year profit margin guidance due to its brand power enabling it to hike prices to cope with rising costs.
Unilever's battle with rising costs will take centre stage at its third-quarter results on Thursday, with investors focused on whether it will cut its profit margin forecast for the second time this year.
The Italian label has confided the North American market to luxury industry veteran Daniella Vitale and the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) to Vincenzo Equestre, who joins the brand from Chaumet.
Unilever and Procter & Gamble, the world's top two advertisers, are seeking out younger audiences by reallocating some 2021 spending away from traditional TV and into video games, streaming services and media programs.
Unilever's first-half results should give a sign of how it is coping with rising commodity and transport costs - whether it has managed to lift prices without hitting sales volumes, or whether margins are being squeezed.
The brand has announced that it has closed on a $14.5 million Series A funding round, financing which will allow the company to invest in its manufacturing capabilities, as well as in further material innovations.