July 19, 2018 / 6:10 AM / a month ago

CORRECTED-Unilever second-quarter sales disappoint

(Corrects analysts’ estimate)

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - Consumer goods maker Unilever reported lower-than-expected second quarter sales on Thursday, hurt by a Brazilian transport strike and weak pricing.

The Anglo-Dutch maker of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Dove soap and Hellmann’s mayonnaise said underlying sales rose 1.9 percent, excluding the recently divested spreads business.

On that basis, analysts on average were expecting growth of 2.3 percent.

Turnover was 13 billion euros. (Reporting by Martinne Geller; editing by Jason Neely)

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