Competition watchdog raids Unilever

2014-04-03 13:18

The competition watchdog has raided the local units of Unilever and Sime Darby as part of a probe into suspected price fixing of edible oils and margarine.

Unilever beats forecasts

2014-01-21 18:30

Unilever has reported better-than-expected 2013 results, with an improved performance in emerging markets after currency devaluations last year hurt demand.

Mandela brand 'polluted' by online marketing

2013-12-12 10:41

As the country mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, many traders - online and offline - have jumped on the name to sell everything from blankets to electronics.


A Flora margarine ad that has been slammed as homophobic has been withdrawn by parent company Unilever; not before people online took a stab at their faux pas.

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2nd SA astronaut a step closer

2013-08-19 07:25

The dream for a second South African to go to space is a step close as the elimination rounds of the Axe Apollo competition intensifies.

SA space race heads to 2nd stage

2013-06-07 09:01

At least one South African is still guaranteed a trip to space as a global competition heads to the next stage.

European shares pegged back

2013-04-25 11:24

European shares have paused after four straight sessions of gains, with disappointing earnings reports from Santander and Unilever pegging back equity markets.

1000s enter Axe space promotion

2013-01-16 18:22

Thousands of space hopefuls have applied for the Axe Apollo Space Academy which will send 22 people into space.

Angel ad axed - ASA

2011-10-25 22:31

The Advertising Standards Authority has instructed a TV advert depicting angels falling from heaven because they are attracted to a man's deodorant, to be withdrawn, as it could offend Christians.

Unilever profit up 10%

2011-08-04 09:43

Unilever NV, owner of consumer brands like Lipton and Dove, says first half earnings rose as the company cut costs and passed on higher raw materials costs to customers

China fines Unilever over prices

2011-05-06 17:59

Beijing has fined multinational Unilever for distorting market order by revealing that it was mulling price rises for some products.

Election ad jars Marmite

2010-04-22 21:14

The maker of Marmite is demanding that the far-right British National Party stop using the product's image in election ads.


Wage strike hits Unilever plant

2014-01-24 19:54

Unilever South Africa says that production at a food factory in the city of Pietermaritzburg had been hit by strike action by unionised employees.

2nd South African to head to space

2013-12-22 12:05

South Africa's second astronaut has been announced after an extensive training and selection process.

Online marketing a key strategy - industry experts

2013-10-14 14:00

Online marketing is a growing trend in South Africa, despite low numbers compared to traditional mediums, industry players agree.

SA 'Axe-tronauts' to head to the US

2013-08-19 14:05

Unilever has announced the names of the South African finalists, one of which is guaranteed a place on a trip to space.

Unilever gloomier on emerging markets

2013-07-25 14:52

Unilever has become more cautious about emerging markets, a big growth driver for the firm whose second-quarter sales growth was shy of expectations.

Dove Sketches most-watched online ad

2013-05-20 22:04

Unilever has claimed bragging rights to the most-watched internet commercial of all time - a three-minute study of women's self-perception that stars a forensic artist.

Suu Kyi to kickstart diplomacy in Japan

2013-04-12 14:02

Japan's long-deferred aspirations for a larger role in Myanmar will be getting a boost with a visit by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Nestlé posts strong Q4 sales growth

2012-02-16 10:47

The world's largest food group Nestlé has reported higher-than-forecast fourth-quarter sales for a "challenging" 2011, but does not expect this year to be easier.

Shield's Bok campaign praised

2011-10-07 14:07

Brand inc Sport’s sponsorship campaign for Shield’s Bok deal has been praised by Shield’s assistant brand manager Odele Sheik.

Boks ditch body odour

2011-07-14 13:36

Shield will now be the Official Deodorant of the Springboks, while Vaseline is now the Official Skincare of the Springboks.

Omega-3 margarines no cardio help

2010-08-29 18:24

Margarine enriched with omega-3 oils in addition to standard drugs appears to make no difference to patients' chances of having a repeat attack.

Omo a tad too white?

2009-11-15 20:36

The Omo door-to-door competition is being investigated after complaints that it promotes racism.

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