Sales in spreads declined by 5.1% as a result of the market contraction in developed countries which was only partially offset by growth in emerging markets.
Underlying sales of Home Care and Personal Care increased 3.4 percent.
The maker of Dove soap and Knorr soups said underlying sales rose 2.9 percent in its financial first quarter.
Turnover increased 6.1 per cent to €13.3bn (£11.1bn), and the firm said this included a positive currency impact of 2.4 per cent.
Improved pricing power at both companies provided an early sign of recovery for the food and beverage market after years of deflationary pressure in Europe, slowing sales in China and economic crises in Brazil and Russian Federation.
In London, Unilever shares were trading at 3,983.50 pence, up 1.17 percent. The company also lifted its quarterly dividend, and said it is on track for underlying sales growth in fiscal 2017.
"We're starting to see some inflationary pressures in the United Kingdom from the depreciation of the pound", Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly said in a phone interview, adding that the company's competitors are also raising prices in the country.
After eight days of testimony jurors in the murder trial of Eric Frein have already heard from dozens of prosecution witnesses. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, only three people have been executed since 1976, when the U.S.
He was catapulted to national prominence after becoming governor of Jakarta , with Ahok serving as his deputy. Last year, Ahok was seen as the strongest contender for the gubernatorial election in the country's capital.
We'll have a clearer picture on April 27th, when Nintendo will reveal the global sales figure during its fiscal earnings report . Early feedback suggests it's a game of surprising depth and nuance that makes excellent use of the Switch's Joy Con controllers.
This year's 139th Easter Egg Roll is Trump's first Easter celebration after being hailed as the President of the United States. Trump read " Party Animals ", a story about celebrating differences written by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford.
His coach Brad Stevens gave Thomas the option of playing or missing the first game or two of the playoffs to be with his family. Although the eighth-seeded Bulls are up 2-0 to the first-seeded Celtics, this isn't as big of an upset as it appears.
Technically, passengers are legally required to follow the orders of the captain when they are ordered off a plane. United was trying to make room for four employees of a partner airline, meaning four people had to get off.
Rosenzweig also represents two other inmates scheduled to die this month - Jack Jones and Kenneth Williams. Less often, it's the state that seeks permission to proceed after a lower court has blocked an execution.
We have heard about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks and rumors that suggested the handset will have a lot of things in common. But Samsung ditched those plans because it had to reposition the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.
The next step would be to bring home the 54,000 USA troops stationed in Japan and another 25,000 troops in South Korea. It responded to America's latest threats by firing a missile on Sunday, which exploded seconds later.
Whitefish seniors celebrate with egg hunt
Children's Pastor Corey Shadd said the "drop" is a big hit with kids and their event is free from 9:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Barfield Baptist Church, 1033 Barfield Church Road in Murfreesboro, will host an egg hunt from 2-4 p.m.