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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?


Andy Coyne | 9 Jul 2018

In the first of a two-part feature on the US ice cream category, Andy Coyne looks at how a sector dominated by big brands has been stood on its head.


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.

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 | 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.


Andy Coyne | 1 Oct 2018

Food and beverage giants Unilever, Nestle and Coca-Cola have all made it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.


Simon Harvey | 26 Sep 2018

A clutch of international food giants have signed a voluntary pledge with authorities in Saudi Arabia to cut the sugar, salt and fat content in their products.


Andy Coyne | 25 Sep 2018

Some 90 UK food industry organisations - including producers, manufacturers and retailers - have committed to halving food waste.


just-food.com | 21 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Nestle taking some of its breakfast cereals into the organic category, high-protein, no-added sugar yogurts from Chobani in Australia and the first chilled milk product from the UK's Good Hemp.


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.

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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