Unilever is a multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands and London, England with over 400 brands serving approximately 2.5 billion people everyday. The company was founded by William Lever, James Lever, and Samuel van den Bergh on September 2, 1929 the Margarine Unie company and the Lever Borthers signed a partnership agreement to form Unilever. The company was officially established as Unilever on January 1, 1930. In 1950, Unilever launched the Unilever Food & Health Research Institute to focus on increasing the nutritional quality and safety of their products.
In December 2018, Unilever's CEO, Paul Polman, quit the company. He was CEO of Unilever for 10 years. It was announced in December that Alan Jope will begin as CEO in January 2019.
Unilever announces that its factories, offices, R&D facilities, data centres, warehouses and distribution centres across five continents are now powered by 100% renewable grid electricity.
Unilever announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire OLLY Nutrition, a U.S.-based business in the vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS) category.
Unilever announces it has signed an agreement to acquire the Fluocaril and Parogencyl oral care brands from P&G
Unilever acquires The Vegetarian Butcher.
Unilever purchased Dollar Shave Club for $1bn.
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Price increases underpin sales growth at Nestle, Unilever
Unilever and Veolia sign sustainability collaboration deal
Unilever stays in London
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
Unilever: When British Soap Meets Dutch Margarine
November 24, 2017
Unilever's history - A helpful history
January 25, 2011