LONDON — First-half profits at Unilever PLC, the food and personal care giant and parent of brands such as Dove, Vaseline and Pond's, climbed 12.6 percent to 2.68 billion euros, or $3.51 billion, on the back of broadly flat sales.
Sales in the six months to June 30 rose 0.4 percent to 25.5 billion euros, or $33.4 billion. At constant exchange rates, they climbed 3.8 percent. All figures have been converted at average exchange rates for the six-month period.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"