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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.

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Dean Best | 7 Sep 2018

Tyson Foods' move for US protein supplier Keystone Foods was the pick of the M&A transactions announced in August, which saw a year-on-year growth in deals and contributed to the rise in activity seen in 2018 so far.


Victor Martino | 28 Aug 2018

Acquiring challenger brands is one thing but how do big food businesses make a success of them when they are integrated into a very different corporate culture? Victor Martino reports.


David Burrows | 29 May 2018

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurry of food companies announcing pledges on their use of packaging. The pressure is on to act. However, David Burrows argues businesses should be mindful before leaping on the latest developments in packaging while NGOs are arguing some of the companies' commitments are far from ambitious.


Dean Best | 16 Mar 2018

Unilever this week announced a change in its legal structure, which will see the FMCG behemoth have its main base in the Netherlands. The UK media swiftly pointed to Brexit - but the key factor would likely have been to have given the group more options when it comes to M&A.

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

Andy Coyne | 18 Sep 2018

Global food giants Unilever and Nestle have entered the race to buy GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Horlicks business in India, according to media reports in the country.


just-food.com | 14 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Unilever rolling out a vegan version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in the UK and Nestle taking its Asian-inspired Maggi snacks into noodle pots.


just-food.com | 31 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of the first vegan Magnum ice creams and Lightlife Foods' launch into Canada.


Dean Best | 15 Aug 2018

Unilever has appointed Chinese e-commerce major JD.com its local logistics provider in a bid to boost its presence in the country.


Andy Coyne | 6 Aug 2018

Unilever has acquired Indian ice cream and frozen desserts business Adityaa Milk from Vijaykant Dairy and Food Products for an undisclosed sum.


just-food.com | 3 Aug 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


just-food.com | 20 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Simon Harvey | 19 Jul 2018

Unilever said shareholders will vote in October on the Anglo-Dutch consumer-goods giant's proposal to abandon its long-standing dual listing and incorporate the company as a single-legal entity in the Netherlands.


Andy Coyne | 12 Jul 2018

Four heavyweights from the food world - Nestle, Unilever, Mars and Danone - have come together in the US to launch the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance.


Raghavendra Verma | 11 Jul 2018

Major food manufacturers operating in India, including Nestlé and Unilever as well as domestic players like Britannia Industries and ITC, have pledged to reformulate their products to help tackle diet-related illness.


just-food.com | 8 Jun 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 31 May 2018

Unilever CEO Paul Polman has indicated he is in no hurry to step down from the role.


Andy Coyne | 23 May 2018

Research from the Netherlands-based Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) suggests that large, international food and drink companies are not doing enough to make their products healthier.


Andy Coyne | 22 May 2018

Unilever has joined an investment round in Indian grocery delivery service Milkbasket led by Bangalore-based Kalaarj capital.


Simon Harvey | 10 May 2018

UK trade unions GMB and Unite are questioning the consultation process held by Unilever with the government and employees at its Colman's mustard site in the city of Norwich after the consumer goods giant said the plant would close.


Andy Coyne | 7 May 2018

Food and drink industry powerhouses Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Mondelez International and PepsiCo are planning trials of their Evolved Nutrition Label (ENL) scheme in a number of unnamed EU member states.


Dean Best | 30 Apr 2018

Sir Kensington’s, the US condiments maker owned by Unilever, is looking to enter the UK by the end of the year.


just-food.com | 27 Apr 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Dean Best | 26 Apr 2018

Food manufacturers operating in the UK, including Nestle, Unilever and Premier Foods plc, today (26 April) set out a series of pledges on plastics, including ending the use of single-use plastics by 2025.


just-food.com | 20 Apr 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


just-food.com | 12 Apr 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Simon Harvey | 20 Mar 2018

Unilever is investing US$120m in its manufacturing operations in Pakistan over the next two years.

Latest blogs

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.


Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2016

UK consumers are being urged to think of other ways to use their jack-o-lanterns and cut the millions of tonnes of pumpkin that is wasted at this time of year.

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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