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Unilever is an international consumer goods company. Founded by Lever Brothers and dutch company Margarine Unie in the 1920s, Unilever is a public company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and London Stock Exchanges as UNA and ULVR respectively. The head offices for Unilever are located in Rotterdam, Netherlands and in London, England.

Latest Insights

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Food M&A up again in 2018, albeit at slower pace

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Ben Cooper | 3 Jan 2019

As part of just-food's 2019 outlook series, Ben Cooper identifies the sustainability hotspots and trends for the food sector in the next year.


Andy Coyne | 2 Jan 2019

The food industry trends that experts believe we will see in the UK in 2019 reflect concerns across a number of issues, writes Andy Coyne.


Dean Best | 11 Dec 2018

Last week, Unilever's senior management was in the Indian city of Mumbai for the company's annual investor day. just-food presents what you need to know from the two-day event.


Dean Best | 10 Dec 2018

Some question the future of Unilever's presence in food and drinks. Why did the FMCG giant snap up GSK's consumer-nutrition assets, at the centre of which was Horlicks?

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 24 Apr 2017

After shedding a series of food assets – and announcing earlier this month plans to quit spreads – Unilever’s longer-term strategy for the sector is always the subject of debate within the industry. This week, however, the consumer goods giant has made what is for the business a rare move: adding to its foods division through M&A. The Hellmann’s mayonnaise owner has bought fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington’s. Dean Best caught up with Sir Kensington’s co-founder Scott Norton to find out more.


Dean Best | 11 Feb 2015

In the second section of a two-part interview, R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi speaks to Dean Best about how the UK-based company is navigating the challenges in its domestic - and still largest - market.

Latest News

Simon Harvey | 7 Jan 2019

UK meal-kit company Gousto has received another round of external funding including a portion from a venture capital fund owned by a European consumer goods giant.


just-food.com | 4 Jan 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a Keto diet product range from the US-based brand SlimFast and a Quorn Foods-produced vegan sausage roll from UK baker Greggs.


Dean Best | 3 Jan 2019

To help you catch up on what you might have missed before Christmas, just-food rounds up the best of our coverage before the festive period.


Simon Harvey | 21 Dec 2018

German supermarket chain Kaufland said it plans to cease stocking several Unilever products from next year. 


Dean Best | 20 Dec 2018

The news stories that caught your eye in 2018 included a number of M&A deals, CEOs departing and emerging brands entering new markets.


Simon Harvey | 19 Dec 2018

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is seeking a slice of the plant-based food category with its latest acquisition.


Dean Best | 7 Dec 2018

Unilever has outlined how it believes it can grow the division of the consumer-goods giant that supplies the foodservice sector.


Dean Best | 4 Dec 2018

Unilever's incoming CEO, Alan Jope, is to maintain two key financial targets introduced by predecessor Paul Polman.


Andy Coyne | 3 Dec 2018

A winner has emerged in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other consumer nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).


Simon Harvey | 29 Nov 2018

Unilever today (29 November) announced a new chief executive after Paul Polman confirmed his retirement from the Anglo-Dutch consumer-goods giant.


Andy Coyne | 28 Nov 2018

Confusion surrounds the likely destination of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s up-for-sale Indian nutrition business which contains the Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand.


Simon Harvey | 20 Nov 2018

Consumer-goods giants Nestle, Mondelez International and Unilever among manufacturers to suspend trials of a labelling system.


Andy Coyne | 19 Nov 2018

A report in the Indian media is suggesting the race to take over GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) consumer nutrition business - which includes the Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand - is down to the final two.


Simon Harvey | 19 Nov 2018

Global consumer-goods giant Unilever has reportedly struck an agreement to continue production of Colman's mustard in the UK.


Dean Best | 30 Oct 2018

Unilever has secured approval from competition officials in Bulgaria to snap up a local ice-cream maker.


Dean Best | 29 Oct 2018

Nestlé, Unilever and Danone are among the consumer-goods companies to have signed a new commitment on plastic packaging.


Andy Coyne | 24 Oct 2018

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has signed a sustainable packaging deal with waste management specialist Veolia.


Andy Coyne | 19 Oct 2018

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, will have to sell assets in Romania for its deal to take over local ice cream business Betty Ice to be approved by the country's competition authority.


just-food.com | 19 Oct 2018

This week's product news includes Nestle's plan to take its A2 infant formula into more markets and Tesco doubling the size of its Wicked Kitchen vegan range in the UK.


Andy Coyne | 16 Oct 2018

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has been fined around EUR27m (US$31.3m) by Greece's competition authority over "abusive practices" linked to the sale of its margarine products there.


Andy Coyne | 10 Oct 2018

UK-based environmental pressure group Greenpeace has cited household-name food producers in a list of the top ten worst offenders when it comes to throwaway plastic.


Simon Harvey | 5 Oct 2018

Amid opposition from shareholders, dual-listed Unilever has abandoned a plan to move its headquarters to the Netherlands under a restructuring exercise that would have incorporated the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant into a single legal entity outside of London.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 21 Sep 2018

Unilever and Danone are two of the largest food companies to have embraced the B Corp certification and over the last 24 hours both have made fresh announcements.


Dean Best | 5 Jan 2017

Unilever, one of the consumer goods companies seen in the vanguard of sustainable business, has issued data it claims shows the issue is a bigger driver of shopper behaviour in emerging markets than in the developed world.

Company research

Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HINDUNILVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HINDUNILVR) - Financial and Strategi

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), a subsidiary of Unilever Plc, is a fast-moving consumer goods company. It offers packaged foods, personal care products, homecare products, refreshments and water pur...

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Health and Wellness in the Netherlands

Health and Wellness in the Netherlands

Rising health and wellness awareness continues to drive consumer behaviour in the Netherlands. However, this does not necessarily mean that all health and wellness areas are recording growth. In fact,...

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