LONDON: Consumer goods maker Unilever reported lower-than-expected second quarter sales on Thursday, hurt by a Brazilian transport strike and weak pricing.
The Anglo-Dutch maker of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Dove soap and Hellmann’s mayonnaise said underlying sales rose 1.9 percent, excluding the recently divested spreads business.
Analysts on average were expecting growth of 2.2 percent.
Turnover was 13 billion euros. —reuters