Unilever Nigeria has turned a profit for the second consecutive quarter and is on course to close fiscal 2021 in the black, according to a report published by The Cable.
If ever there was a test designed to sort the wheat from the chaff, it was 2020. Some emerged from the pandemic’s salient year bigger and better (looking at you Amazon, LVMH), others, not so much. Indeed, 2021’s results provided an instant litmus test into the health of a given company after 2020 had done its worst. From Q1, we could see those who were bouncing back bigger and better and, in contrast, those who were still struggling.
Cast your mind back to early 2020. Did you think COVID-19 would be ‘all over by Christmas’ or were you more inclined to dig in for the long term? Two years on, with several countries grappling with a fourth wave and Omicron surging, the doomsayers aren’t looking so ridiculous and those who decided to ‘wait it out’ rather than pivot are struggling still as restrictions persist far longer than anyone predicted and the end of the pandemic proves elusive.
Avon has split a R600,000 donation between seven South African organisations working with survivors of gender-based violence, according to a report published by Caj News Africa.
Namibia has reported that its soap exports totalled some N$103 million in the first nine months of 2021, according to a report published by All Africa.
L’Oréal is working to appeal to online shoppers the GCC-over, with personalised digital experiences such as try-on facilities and virtual consultations, according to a report published by the Khaleej Times.
Nigeria has cut the ribbon on its first castor oil manufacturing firm, according to a report published by The Nation.
Unilever has wound down its Ghana Foundation as part of a wider move to manage its CSR strategy at a global level, according to a report published by Joy Online.
Procter & Gamble’s Nigerian arm has partnered with the SIL Group and Ugee Chemicals to manufacture Ariel detergent and other laundry powders as well as locally produced raw materials under one roof, according to a report published by Vanguard.
Avon Justine has named wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane as brand ambassador, according to a report published by IOL.