Unilever CEO Alan Jope said: “We have and will continue to respond across our categories and markets, taking appropriate pricing action and implementing a range of productivity measures to offset increased costs.
“We continue to expect that we will deliver in line with our margin guidance of around flat for the full year.”
Graeme Pitkethly, chief finance officer of the group, said the business has been experiencing “logistics challenges” within Europe.
He said: “In the UK and Ireland we have had many challenges to manage and there has been a lot of work in planning.
“We’ve have had to work hard with logistics to ensure supply and on-shelf availability of products, where we have seen improvement.”