Unilever names former Heinz exec Schumacher as CEO

To become CEO July 1 Activist shareholder says met Schumacher when at Heinz First outsider CEO since Paul Polman appointed in 2008 Unilever shares outpace FTSE 100 LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Unilever on Monday appointed Hein Schumacher to replace Alan Jope as chief executive from July in a move that was welcomed by investors … Read more

Lab-grown meat moves closer to American dinner plates

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Once the stuff of science fiction, lab-grown meat could become reality in some restaurants in the United States as early as this year. Executives at cultivated meat companies are optimistic that meat grown in massive steel vats could be on the menu within months after one company won the go-ahead … Read more

New suppliers race to plug into the electric car market

WOKING, England, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The global auto industry has committed $1.2 trillion to developing electric vehicles (EVs), providing a golden opportunity for new suppliers to grab contracts providing everything from battery packs to motors and inverters. Startups specializing in batteries and coatings to protect EV parts, and suppliers traditionally focused on niche motorsports … Read more