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Bumper European ice-cream season

Food giant Unilever has reported sharply increased third-quarter revenues, as sales of ice cream jumped.

The manufacturer behind major ice cream brands like Wall’s and Ben & Jerry’s reported a 9.4% increase in Q3 turnover, which hit €13.4 billion, while figures for the first nine months of 2015 showed 11.1% rise in turnover, reaching €40.4 bn.

A 4.7% growth in nine-month sales for Unilever’s refreshment business unit was driven in particular by a strong Q3, which saw sales spike by 8.5% thanks to the strong performance of ice cream.

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