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Unilever to halve use of new plastic as uproar over waste grows

Unilever to halve use of new plastic as uproar over waste grows

10/10/2019 - 10:28
Unilever pledged to halve its use of newly made plastic by 2025 as the consumer-goods industry wrestles with growing criticism of the environmental impact of throwaway packaging. read more
Unilever achieves renewable energy target before 2020 target

Unilever achieves renewable energy target before 2020 target

17/09/2019 - 09:17
Unilever has announced that all its sites across five continents are now powered by 100% renewable grid electricity, meeting its 2020 target ahead of time. read more
Unilever, Tesco, Nestlé ranked top on meat alternatives

Unilever, Tesco, Nestlé ranked top on meat alternatives

08/08/2019 - 10:39
Unilever, Tesco, and Nestlé are among the best prepared to capitalise on the trend for plant-based meat substitutes, according to a report from an investor group managing $5-trillion in assets. read more
Unilever's former chief moves on with plan to fix the world

Unilever's former chief moves on with plan to fix the world

05/07/2019 - 09:26
Paul Polman, the Dutchman who ran Unilever for almost a decade with a social slant, will push further in that direction now that he’s leaving - creating a group to help combat poverty and climate change. read more
Unilever acquires OLLY Nutrition

Unilever acquires OLLY Nutrition

24/04/2019 - 13:13
Unilever has continued its recent acquisition spree by agreeing to buy OLLY Nutrition, a US-based wellbeing business in the vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS) category. read more
Unilever boosts home care business with another acquisition

Unilever boosts home care business with another acquisition

30/01/2019 - 11:18
Unilever has continued its recent acquisition spree with a deal to buy The Laundress, a New York-based business that sells a line of eco-friendly detergent, fabric care, and home cleaning products. read more
Unilever in pole position to swallow GDK's Indian Horlicks business

Unilever in pole position to swallow GDK's Indian Horlicks business

29/11/2018 - 08:42
Unilever has emerged as the leading bidder in a tight contest for GlaxoSmithKline’s Indian Horlicks nutrition business, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters. read more
Unilever among firms calling for net zero UK emissions by 2050

Unilever among firms calling for net zero UK emissions by 2050

28/11/2018 - 09:04
Unilever, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) are among companies which have urged the UK to aim for net zero emissions by 2050. read more
Unilever backs sustainability promise with R50m biomass boiler

Unilever backs sustainability promise with R50m biomass boiler

12/06/2018 - 11:26
South Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever, unveiled a R50-million biomass boiler at its historic Maydon Wharf Factory in Durban. read more
Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

07/06/2018 - 11:48
Sainsbury’s has continued to enhance its in-store offering to attract shoppers, this time teaming up with Unilever to launch ice cream parlours in five of its supermarkets. read more
Colman's Mustard could cut ties with Norwich as Unilever mulls closure

Colman's Mustard could cut ties with Norwich as Unilever mulls closure

05/01/2018 - 13:37
Colman’s Mustard could be on the brink of severing its historical links with Norwich after Unilever said it was reviewing the future of its factory in the city. read more
Estée Lauder quarterly sales and profit up

Estée Lauder quarterly sales and profit up

01/11/2017 - 14:31
On Wednesday, Estée Lauder reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and profit, helped by demand for makeup from its brands, including Tom Ford and Smashbox and revenue from recent acquisitions aimed at attracting younger customers. read more
How brand giant Unilever uses consumer-generated content

How brand giant Unilever uses consumer-generated content

27/10/2017 - 09:12
For a corporation as huge as Unilever - the firm has 400 brands and turned over €52.7 billion last year - it’s hard to imagine more customer reviews of its mayonnaise or cotton bud products making a huge difference to its bottom line. read more
Unilever sets its sights on Estée Lauder

Unilever sets its sights on Estée Lauder

09/10/2017 - 14:39
Increasing rumours say that cosmetics company Estée Lauder may be up for sale and that there are a number of interested parties, including L’Oréal and Unilever. read more
Remgro sells minority interest in Unilever SA

Remgro sells minority interest in Unilever SA

22/09/2017 - 17:01
Investment conglomerate Remgro has agreed to exchange its minority shareholding in Unilever SA for Unilever’s Spreads business in Southern Africa and R4.9bn in cash. read more
Unilever, Nestlé snap up Pukka and Sweet Earth

Unilever, Nestlé snap up Pukka and Sweet Earth

08/09/2017 - 09:42
Food giants Unilever and Nestlé stepped up their push into healthier food and drink, with the Anglo-Dutch company snapping up a UK maker of organic tea and its Swiss rival announcing a deal for a US seller of vegetarian burritos. read more
Unilever sales meet estimates as prices increase

Unilever sales meet estimates as prices increase

20/07/2017 - 09:55
Unilever reported second-quarter sales growth in line with estimates as hot European weather boosted sales of Ben & Jerry’s and Magnum ice-cream brands and the company raised prices to offset stagnant volume. read more
A-Brands launch 'Evolved Nutrition Labelling Scheme' in a push to promote healthier diets

A-Brands launch 'Evolved Nutrition Labelling Scheme' in a push to promote healthier diets

20/06/2017 - 13:11
The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Mondelez International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever have joined together to promote healthier diets and balanced lifestyles in the EU by focusing on nutrition labels on products. read more
Nestlé and Unilever in tasty sales

Nestlé and Unilever in tasty sales

21/04/2017 - 10:11
Improved pricing power experienced at both companies provides an early sign of recovery for the food-and-beverage market. read more
Unilever to be charged for cartel activity

Unilever to be charged for cartel activity

01/03/2017 - 17:11
The Competition Commission wants Unilever to pay a fine of 10% of its annual turnover in a cartel case. read more
Unilever reviewing options for change after Kraft bid fails

Unilever reviewing options for change after Kraft bid fails

24/02/2017 - 15:50
Unilever started a strategic review of its operations and boosted its profitability forecast, taking steps to speed up shareholder returns after Kraft Heinz Co.’s failed $143 billion takeover proposal. read more
Report: Unilever in talks to acquire Honest Co.

Report: Unilever in talks to acquire Honest Co.

19/09/2016 - 14:19
Consumer goods giant Unilever PLC is discussing an acquisition of Honest Co., co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, sources told the Wall Street Journal. read more
Compass Group commits to cage-free eggs only in global supply chain

Compass Group commits to cage-free eggs only in global supply chain

19/09/2016 - 09:23
Food service company Compass Group, with operations in 50 countries and serving around four billion meals a year, have announced that it will source only cage-free eggs for its global liquid and shell egg supply chain by 2025. read more
The new competitive advantage in mobile is content

The new competitive advantage in mobile is content

25/08/2016 - 09:53
In a mobile-led world, it would be natural to assume that digital innovation or technical prowess is enough to get ahead of the competition. However, as our platforms become more sophisticated, the key to mobile success becomes simpler. The primary source of competitive advantage in mobile is content. read more
Dollar Shave Club brings in the Dollars

Dollar Shave Club brings in the Dollars

25/07/2016 - 09:11
Venice, California start-up Dollar Shave Club (DSC) will be snatched up by Unilever for a reputed $1 billion, in what the Los Angeles Times said is the biggest acquisition ever of a venture-backed start-up in Los Angeles (neither Dollar Shave Club nor Unilever disclosed terms of the deal). read more
Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever

Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever

22/07/2016 - 16:04
Margarine and cooking oil maker Sime Darby Hudson Knight agreed to pay a R35m fine for colluding with Unilever, the Competition Commission said on Thursday. read more
Shoprite’s success lies in close ties with suppliers

Shoprite’s success lies in close ties with suppliers

22/04/2016 - 12:34
Every year, in the third or fourth quarter, Shoprite has a tradition of honouring its top suppliers, which have clung to the tailcoats of the retailer as it invaded several lucrative African markets on its way to dominating food retailing on the continent. read more
Unilever sales helped by gains in personal care - UK

Unilever sales helped by gains in personal care - UK

15/04/2016 - 10:50
London - Unilever reported first-quarter sales growth in line with estimates as gains in its laundry detergent and personal-care units offset falling prices in Europe. read more
Unilever sees no improvement after weak 2014 - UK

Unilever sees no improvement after weak 2014 - UK

22/01/2015 - 13:35
London - Consumer goods group Unilever expects another sluggish year, after a slowdown in emerging markets and flagging developed economies curbed demand for everything from soup to soap in 2014. read more
Unilever to invest R2.7bn in Thailand - Thailand

Unilever to invest R2.7bn in Thailand - Thailand

13/10/2014 - 11:14
Bangkok - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever will invest 246 million dollars (R2.7 billion) in Thailand, a media report said Friday.  read more
Unilever charges Nigeria on Post-2015 Development Agenda

Unilever charges Nigeria on Post-2015 Development Agenda

18/09/2014 - 13:33
Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch multinational company with 50 percent of its global business in Nigeria, has called on the government to integrate Post-2015 Development framework on the country’s development agenda in order to facilitate poverty reduction, boost job creation, and sustainable environment. read more
Unilever flags off Sunlight Community Wash campaign - Nigeria

Unilever flags off Sunlight Community Wash campaign - Nigeria

16/09/2014 - 13:13
Unilever Plc is engaging various communities across the country with the Sunlight Community Wash Campaign, promising consumers a clean and fresh wash experience with its 2-in-1 Sunlight Detergent. read more
Steady SABMiller a good bet in emerging markets

Steady SABMiller a good bet in emerging markets

15/09/2014 - 08:54
SABMiller continues to rank among the multinationals likely to perform best in emerging markets over the long term. read more
Tesco boss to make management changes- UK

Tesco boss to make management changes- UK

08/09/2014 - 10:52
London - Dave Lewis, the new chief executive of Tesco, the world's third-largest retailer, said further management changes at the troubled British grocer were inevitable. read more
Global giants ogle the African hair-care industry

Global giants ogle the African hair-care industry

12/08/2014 - 11:41
With all the skill of a master weaver at a loom, Esther Ogble stands under a parasol in the sprawling Wuse market in Nigeria’s capital and spins synthetic fibre into women’s hair. read more
Fortunes of Unilever shaken by falling cedi

Fortunes of Unilever shaken by falling cedi

07/08/2014 - 12:09
Fast moving consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever Ghana Limited, made a loss of GH¢6.5 million in the first six months of the year mainly owing to the steep fall in the value of the local currency. read more
Unilever sales hit by emerging markets

Unilever sales hit by emerging markets

25/07/2014 - 16:56
London - Unilever missed second-quarter sales estimates on Thursday, citing a slowdown in emerging markets and continuing malaise in developed markets. read more
Disastrous end for Tesco CEO's turnaround plan

Disastrous end for Tesco CEO's turnaround plan

22/07/2014 - 14:03
London - Tesco boss, Philip Clarke, is to quit after Britain's biggest retailer warned it would miss profit forecasts, ending a disastrous three-year reign.  read more
Unilever to stick to emerging markets' growth strategy

Unilever to stick to emerging markets' growth strategy

04/02/2014 - 08:35
Unilever said it would stick to its emerging markets growth strategy, as a fourth-quarter recovery in sales in the region boosted the consumer goods maker’s 2013 results and reassured investors who had been worried about consumer demand there.  read more
SABMiller: Stock hit by Unilever data, strike

SABMiller: Stock hit by Unilever data, strike

14/10/2013 - 10:30
SABMiller suffered its biggest weekly decline in more than two years last week as a strike at its South African beer operations continued and Unilever said sales growth slowed in emerging markets.  read more
Unilever cautious on emerging markets

Unilever cautious on emerging markets

29/07/2013 - 08:18
London - Unilever has become more cautious about prospects for emerging markets, a big growth driver for the consumer goods company, which reported underlying second-quarter sales growth shy of market expectations. read more
Unilever’s sales grow 4.9%

Unilever’s sales grow 4.9%

26/04/2013 - 10:32
Unilever’s breadth of businesses and markets would enable it to ride out the tough environment in Europe, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company said yesterday as it reported weaker-than-expected first-quarter growth. read more
Unilever: Peanut butter brand sold

Unilever: Peanut butter brand sold

04/02/2013 - 08:39
Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever said Thursday it has sold its Skippy global peanut butter brand in a multi-million-dollar deal to US-based food maker Hormel, except for in China where the sale was awaiting approval from authorities. read more
Emerging markets help Unilever avoid rivals' pain

Emerging markets help Unilever avoid rivals' pain

27/07/2012 - 08:17
London - Strong emerging markets helped consumer goods giant Unilever avoid issuing similar profit warnings as two of its main rivals, although it did warn of tougher times ahead due to difficult economies and volatile input costs.  read more
State wants South Africans to halve salt intake, but allows more time

State wants South Africans to halve salt intake, but allows more time

16/07/2012 - 08:24
Cape Town - South Africans’ soups, snacks and cereals are set to become less salty, if industry accepts the government’s proposals to reduce the amount of sodium in processed food, detailed in regulations published last week. read more
Struggling Beige warns on prospects

Struggling Beige warns on prospects

11/07/2012 - 09:01
ALTX-listed consumer goods manufacturer Beige has blamed a R31,6m impairment to its investment in packaging company Crystal Pack for losses posted for the year to March, in its results released yesterday. read more
Unilever: consumers don't easily accept less salt

Unilever: consumers don't easily accept less salt

19/06/2012 - 08:26
Most South Africans do not believe tasty food can be made with less salt, and few realise cutting their intake may fend off a heart attack or stroke, according to new research by food giant Unilever. read more
Unilever looks to leading edge with R&D plant

Unilever looks to leading edge with R&D plant

21/05/2012 - 09:00
Unilever plans to create and improve more products from its new research and development (R&D) facility that opened at the Indonsa factory in Durban this week. read more
Unilever Volume Rises at Slowest Pace in Almost Three Years

Unilever Volume Rises at Slowest Pace in Almost Three Years

03/02/2012 - 08:10
Unilever (UNA), the world’s second-largest consumer-goods maker, reported the weakest volume growth in almost three years as higher prices deterred consumers, and said it expects “gloomy” economic conditions to persist this year.  read more
Workers at Unilever UK set to strike

Workers at Unilever UK set to strike

17/01/2012 - 07:52
British workers at Unilever plan to escalate strike action this week with 11 days of rolling stoppages starting on Wednesday in a dispute over plans to axe the consumer goods group's final-salary pension scheme. read more
Mindshare prepares for battle as Unilever calls £3bn global media review

Mindshare prepares for battle as Unilever calls £3bn global media review

14/12/2011 - 10:46
Unilever has started a global review of its estimated £3 billion media planning and buying business, currently handled by WPP's Mindshare in the UK. read more
Unilever builds green food plant in Durban

Unilever builds green food plant in Durban

12/12/2011 - 08:54
Unilever, the global fast-moving goods supply group, has built a R670m savoury dry food plant at Riverhorse Valley in Durban, according to chairman of Unilever SA, Marijn van Tiggelen. read more
France fines washing powder firms

France fines washing powder firms

09/12/2011 - 08:25
Paris/Frankfurt - France’s competition authority slapped fines totalling $484m on Colgate Palmolive, Henkel and Procter & Gamble for fixing prices of washing powder in France from 1997 to 2004.  read more
Kapital Mindz, Unilever head for showdown

Kapital Mindz, Unilever head for showdown

21/11/2011 - 07:53
Johannesburg - Public relations firm Kapital Mindz, headed by Vuyo Mkhize, on Sunday confirmed that it is being sued by former client Unilever for R4.6 million, and that it is counter-suing for R7.6 million. read more
Unilever Says 2011 Profitability May Drop as Raw Materials Costs Increase

Unilever Says 2011 Profitability May Drop as Raw Materials Costs Increase

03/11/2011 - 09:41
Unilever, the world’s second-biggest consumer-goods company, said profitability might fall this year amid higher prices for raw materials. read more
Unilever Chief Paul Polman on India recce, to offset sluggish growth in West

Unilever Chief Paul Polman on India recce, to offset sluggish growth in West

10/03/2011 - 00:00
MUMBAI: Paul Polman, chief executive of one of the world's largest consumer products company Unilever, has given a mandate to its managers in India to stretch targets and double business despite its Indian subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever, battling fierce competition and rising input costs. read more