Unilever to halve use of new plastic as uproar over waste grows

2019-10-07 20:28

Unilever has pledged to halve its use of newly made plastic by 2025 as the consumer-goods industry wrestles with growing criticism of the environmental impact of throwaway packaging.

Unilever names personal-care chief Jope to succeed Polman

2018-11-29 21:53

Unilever named personal-care head Alan Jope to succeed Paul Polman as chief executive officer, choosing a safe pair of hands to guide the consumer-goods giant into the future after a turbulent period.

Users threaten to boycott Dove as company admits it 'missed the mark'

Personal care and beauty brand Dove found itself in the midst of a social media storm on Sunday after it released a series of images that showed a black woman turning white after using its soap.

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Innovative products get a nod

2017-06-18 00:00

The media and representatives from some of South Africa’s biggest brands turned up on a rainy Thursday night for the Product of the Year 2017 awards, held at The Galleria in Sandton.

Cooking oil cartel’s ‘closed list’

2017-03-05 06:00

The consumer goods behemoth Unilever entered into a number of written agreements with Malaysian-owned Sime Darby Hudson & Knight, among them an explicit “non-compete” list of products.

Friends and friction: Corporate raiders are a merciless bunch

2017-02-26 06:16

Once they set their sights on you, you have little chance of escape.

Unilever to buy Blueair

2016-08-16 09:42

Unilever has agreed to buy Blueair, a Swedish maker of household air purifiers used to remove allergens so asthma sufferers can breathe more easily.

World urged make clean energy cheaper than coal

2015-09-17 14:21

Top environmental advocates have urged the international community to increase and co-ordinate investments in research and development for renewable energy to make it cheaper than coal within 10 years.

Unilever sees no improvement after weak 2014

2015-01-20 14:30

Consumer goods group Unilever is expecting another sluggish year, after a slowdown in emerging markets and flagging developed economies curbed demand.

SA's top employer wins again

2014-10-08 16:24

Unilever has been ranked the number one top employer in South Africa, with Accenture and EY making up the top three.


Unilever’s former chief moves on with plan to fix the world

2019-07-04 15:54

Paul Polman, the Dutchman who ran Unilever for almost a decade with a social slant, will push further in that direction now that he’s leaving - creating a group to help combat poverty and climate change.

Nestlé loses chief for Asia as Unilever CEO job looms large

2018-10-18 23:00

Nestlé SA’s highest-ranking executive in Asia is leaving the Swiss food giant just as the top job at rival Unilever is set to open up.

Unilever sales meet estimates as prices increase

2017-07-20 08:59

Unilever has reported second-quarter sales growth in line with estimates as the company raised prices to offset stagnant volume.

Congolese plantation sprouts art centre to help the poor

2017-04-28 11:57

There is no tap water, electricity or shops in Lusanga, a Congolese town once known as Leverville where the Dutch-British conglomerate Unilever long ran a profitable palm oil plantation.

Unilever to be charged for cartel activity

2017-03-01 16:10

The Competition Commission wants Unilever to pay a fine of 10% of its annual turnover in a cartel case.

Nivea reprimanded after misleading product claim

2016-09-28 13:18

An advertising complaint from a competitor company lands the global skincare brand in hot water.

Unilever second-quarter sales growth beats estimates

2016-07-21 09:04

Unilever has reported second-quarter sales growth that slightly beat estimates as it delivered gains in sales of deodorants and hair care products.

Indian rapper uses Nicki Minaj beat to call out Unilever

2015-08-04 10:27

Indian rapper Sofia Ashraf has produced a music video calling on multinational company Unilever to clean up toxic waste from the town of Kodaikanal in southern India.

Unilever to invest $246m in Thailand

2014-10-10 09:30

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever will invest $246 million in Thailand, the investment will be used to improve local Unilever infrastructure.

Uniliver hurt by emerging markets slowdown

2014-07-24 09:45

Unilever has missed second-quarter sales estimates, citing a slowdown in emerging markets and continuing malaise in developed markets.

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