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Unilever is Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods company that is co-headquartered in London, England and Rotterdam, Netherlands, and was founded in 1930 by William Lever, James Lever, and Samuel van den Bergh.

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.


December 21, 2020
Dada Group and Unilever announce a new strategic partnership to create a data-driven on-demand retail model.
November 26, 2020
Unilever to acquire SmartyPants Vitamins.

November 21, 2020
Unilever says it will bring to India its mouthwash formulation, which, it claims, will reduce 99.9 per cent of coronavirus after 30 seconds of rinsing.

September 15, 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.
April 22, 2019
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.
April 12, 2019
Unilever announces it has signed an agreement to acquire the Fluocaril and Parogencyl oral care brands from P&G
December 19, 2018
Unilever acquires The Vegetarian Butcher.
Unilever purchased Dollar Shave Club for $1bn.


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October 5, 2021
Harvard Business Review
A conversation with Paul Polman on changing business for the better.
The Associated Press
September 10, 2021
Arizona has sold off US$93 million in Unilever bonds and plans to sell the remaining $50 million it has invested in the global consumer products company over subsidiary Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, the latest in a series of actions by states with anti-Israel boycott laws.
The Associated Press
August 3, 2021
Florida won't put any state money into the parent company of Ben & Jerry's unless it reverses a decision to stop selling ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday.
July 30, 2021
From Procter & Gamble to Nestle to Unilever, the world's biggest consumer companies are figuring out how to manage inflation.
Joanna Partridge
July 27, 2021
the Guardian
Consumer goods group, which also makes Nurofen and Durex, says its costs are rising
July 22, 2021
, , , , • Underlying sales growth of 5.4%, with 4.0% volume and 1.3% price. Price growth stepped up in Q2, , • Turnover increased 0.3% including a positive impact of 1.4% from acquisitions net of disposals and negative impact of 6.1% from currency related items, , • Underlying operating margin of 18.8%, a decrease of 100bps driven by investment behind our brands and input cost inflation, , • Underlying earnings per share down 2.0%, including a negative impact of 6.3% from currency, , • Free cash flow...
Jasper Jolly and agencies
July 22, 2021
the Guardian
Share price drops after consumer goods maker says it's had a strong first half but margins are down
Graeme Wearden
July 22, 2021
the Guardian
A branch of NatWest Bank in central London. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
July 21, 2021
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a very complex and sensitive situation. As a global company, Unilever's brands are available in more than 190 countries and in all of them, our priority is to serve consumers with essential products that contribute to their health, wellbeing and enjoyment. We remain fully committed to our presence in Israel, where we have invested in our people, brands and business for several decades. Ben & Jerry's was acquired by Unilever in 2000. As part of the acqu...
Julia Kollewe
July 17, 2021
the Guardian
The company's wide portfolio has been perfectly suited to pandemic shopping. This week's results will be strong again
July 15, 2021
A staggering 4 billion people around the globe are in groups or communities that are especially vulnerable to climate risks. Many of them are in the world's developing countries, whose low emission lifestyles have done little to contribute to the climate crisis we now face. From the biggest cities in the world, to the smallest coastal villages, people are concerned about their own future, the future of their communities, and - in the case of low-lying island states such as Kiribati or Van...
July 13, 2021
Unilever and Arzeda, the industry-leading Protein Design CompanyTM, have entered a strategic partnership to apply the latest advances in digital biology to discovering and designing new enzymes. The partnership will impact many of the world's leading cleaning and laundry products, including Unilever's OMO (Persil), Sunlight, and Surf. Enzymes are fundamental to the natural and living world around us, responsible for nearly all biological functions that take place on earth, from how plants...
July 9, 2021
Most of us start and end our day by brushing our teeth. But few of us consider what happens to our toothpaste tube once it's been squeezed out. The truth is that the ubiquitous toothpaste tube is a significant contributor to the planet's plastic crisis. Made from a combination of plastic and aluminium, the tubes have always been notoriously difficult to recycle - resulting in billions of tubes being thrown into landfills around the globe every year. But all that is about to change. By 2...
June 22, 2021
In our new Covid reality, we probably all know more about bacteria than we ever really wanted to. Who could have imagined 18 months ago that we would know the exact number of minutes needed for optimum handwashing? Or that how long a virus can survive on a kitchen counter could become a valid subject of dinner conversation? Home hygiene has become a priority for all of us, and even if restrictions are being loosened in some areas, it is a trend that seems to be here to stay. A recent omni...
Dove Men+Care
June 17, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- We've come a long way through the years in addressing and dismantling the barriers that hold fathers back from being their most caring selves....
Gené Teare
June 16, 2021
Crunchbase News
New York-headquartered Gloat, an internal talent marketplace for employers, closed its $57 million Series C led by Accel with existing investors Eight Roads, Intel Capital, Magma Venture Partners and PICO Partners participating.
June 14, 2021
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June 11, 2021
Unilever is using a new technology to create the first-ever paper-based laundry detergent bottle, made of sustainably sourced pulp and designed to be recycled in standard paper waste streams. A prototype is being developed for our OMO brand - which is also known as Persil, Skip and Breeze depending on where you live in the world. This is set to debut in Brazil by early 2022 and we are also piloting the same technology to create paper-based hair care bottles. The ground-breaking technolog...
June 7, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- GoodPop® Frozen Pops, leading better-for-you frozen treat brand that exists to do good in the world, announces the hire of Rahul Shah as...
Every Man Jack
June 7, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Every Man Jack announced today that Gerry Chesser has been appointed CEO of the company, effective June 1, 2021. Ritch will move to Chairman of...


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