L’Oreal posts 13% rise in sales The French group, and owner of brands such as Lancome and Armani Cosmetics, has seen group sales up 13.1% in its third quarter. L'Oreal said it has benefited from the expansion of ecommerce channels and the reopening of stores. Read more.

Avara pledges to cut emissions by 46% The poultry giant has announced plans to reduce direct emissions by 46% within 2030, in order to reach net zero by 2040. Avara has also committed to a 28% reduction of scope 3 emissions, which account for 95% of its carbon footprint. Read more.

Swift Prepared Foods acquires Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats in $90m deal Swift Prepared Foods, a US-based subsidiary of Brazilian meat processing company JBS, has acquired California-based Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats for $90m. Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats processes bacon, ham and turkey for retail and wholesale businesses. Read more.

Unilever reports 2.5% rise in sales, beating forecasts The consumer goods giant has announced its results for the three months to the end of September. Unilever reported a 2.5% increase in sales, beating analysts' forecasts of a 2.2% rise. Read more.

Pernod Ricard records 20% boost in quarterly sales on strong demand in US, China and India The French spirits group has reported sales of €2.72bn, a like-for-like rise of 20% for its first quarter ended 30 September. Pernod Ricard has said consumption by people staying at home has remained resilient. Read more.

Stonegate Farmers reveals UK’s first carbon neutral egg brand, Respectful The farming business has unveiled its latest sustainable product as part of the company's plans to achieve carbon neutrality. The brand has launched the UK's first carbon neutral egg brand in Sainsbury's and plans to expand its reach. Read more.