Search for Unilever PLC and
    1. July 21, 2016

      Unilever sharpens focus with push into personal care

      When Unilever decided to sharpen its edge in men’s grooming by entering the razors business, the only surprise was its...

    2. July 21, 2016

      Consumer companies see promise in start-up ventures

      As Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan spooned strawberry toppings on to her chocolate-dipped Magnum at the launch of the...

    Special Reports

    1. Responsible Business

      The winners of the 2016 Responsible Business Awards range from a waste company’s susta...
    2. The Future of the Food Industry

      The global population is expected to grow to around 9bn by 2050. At the same time, cli...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. July 21, 2016

      Focus on personal care propels Unilever profits

      A clampdown on costs and a drive to expand its personal care business have lifted sales and profits at Unilever, but...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 21, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: The Daily Mail down from Brexit high

      The party is over for the Daily Mail, EasyJet mulls European move and Unilever suffers currency woes. FT Opening Quote...

    3. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Unilever still cautious, sees no sign of improving global economy

      Underlying sales growth at Unilever remained steady at 4.7 per cent in the second quarter, despite “weak” consumer...

    4. July 20, 2016

      Dollar Shave Club: smooth cut

      Unilever is paying $1bn for Dollar Shave Club, a lossmaking razor blade start-up. It is a hairy multiple: Dollar Shave...

    5. July 20, 2016

      How Michael Dubin built Dollar Shave Club into a $1bn company

      When Michael Dubin launched his $1 razor online business with an in-your-face slapstick video, describing them as...

    6. July 20, 2016

      Unilever buys Dollar Shave Club for $1bn

      Unilever has bought men’s grooming start-up Dollar Shave Club for $1bn in an attempt to challenge Gillette’s dominance...

    7. July 18, 2016

      Advertising body calls for robust audits of media agencies

      The US Association of National Advertisers on Monday urged its members to “follow the money” and send in independent...

    8. June 30, 2016

      Royal Bank of Scotland misses out on FTSE 100 rally

      Expectations of a summer rate cut sent the FTSE 100 surging to its highest level since August. But Royal Bank of...

    9. June 24, 2016

      £3.5m backing for Smurfit Kappa

      Jim Lawrence created a splash when he joined the board of Smurfit Kappa last October. The market reacted favourably to...

    10. June 24, 2016

      Few bright spots in UK traders’ sea of red

      As a sea of red swept across City traders’ screens on Friday, investors took refuge in the few stocks with sufficient...

    11. June 15, 2016

      Blue-chips threaten Leave camp with legal action over logos

      The chiefs of some of Britain’s biggest employers have threatened legal action against the official EU Leave campaign,...

    12. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      'Secret cash rebates' dog US ad deals

      An investigation by US advertisers has revealed that marketing services agencies are accepting secret financial...

    13. May 26, 2016

      Palm oil battle spreads beyond ethical investors

      For years, concerns surrounding the palm oil sector’s environmental impact failed to reach beyond a limited group of...

    14. May 12, 2016

      US groups back renewable energy alliance

      US companies including Facebook and Microsoft are backing a new alliance to deliver a steep increase in electricity...

    15. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      WPP boosts revenues, but still signals caution

      WPP, the world’s biggest advertising group, has reported strong revenue growth in the first quarter, with business...

    16. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Bayer claims successful start to 2016 as new drugs take off

      Bayer chief executive Marijn Dekkers has been able to present a final set of results that were slightly ahead of...

    17. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Unilever hops on cheap euro debt wave

      Unilever, the consumer goods company, will be selling a zero-coupon bond later today with some of the skinniest returns...

    18. April 14, 2016

      Unilever sales suffer from strength of euro

      Emerging markets demand continued at a brisk pace for Unilever but the weakness of their currencies against the euro...

    19. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Tesco hails progress as UK business returns to sales growth

      Tesco has posted annual pre-tax profits of £162m, a significant turnround from its painful £6.4bn loss for 2015, while...

    20. April 12, 2016

      Corporate winners and losers amid the oil price crash

      Oil price crashes have profound consequences. The fall in crude after the 1997 Asian financial crisis ushered in...

    21. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Tesco among FTSE 100's top risers fuelled by hopes of recovery

      Hopes of a significant recovery in full year profits and potentially the first like for like sales growth in the UK...

    22. April 3, 2016

      Business is right to use its superpowers for social change

      In the US state of Georgia, the Orwellian-sounding Free Exercise Protection Act has been vetoed by the governor, Nathan...

    23. March 10, 2016

      Cometh the earnings downturn, cometh the gaming of executive pay

      The spring flush of remuneration reports has barely begun and already some shareholders are arming themselves for a pop...

    24. FT Alphaville

      March 10, 2016

      Would you have invested in Powa?

      Here’s a fun little slide from the presentation Dan Wagner’s Powa Technologies was sending to prospective investors as...

    25. March 9, 2016

      FT launches nominations for the UPstanding100 list

      The FT will publish the inaugural list of the 100 top ethnic-minority role-models in US, UK and Ireland business in...

    26. March 9, 2016

      Unilever settles mercury exposure claim in India

      Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company, has agreed to make payments to hundreds of former employees in India...

    27. March 4, 2016

      Triumphs and disappointments in the world of shares

      Small-caps or large-caps? Regular FT Money readers will certainly know where my heart lies. But even dyed-in-the-wool...

    28. March 2, 2016

      Really useful groups prosper in FTSE

      Lombard’s old dad has been a stalwart on Unilever’s share register since the 1970s, resisting financial advisers’...

    29. February 29, 2016

      Multinationals say Nigeria’s dollar crunch is hurting business

      Multinational groups say a dollar shortage in Nigeria driven by the oil price crash is forcing local suppliers to buy...

    30. February 28, 2016

      Vermont ‘feels the Bern’ as Sanders spends $3.7m in home state

      Senator Bernie Sanders commands a 75-point advantage over Hillary Clinton in the latest polls before Super Tuesday’s...

    31. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Bayer aiming for sales of more than €47bn in 2016

      German life sciences group Bayer, which yesterday announced a new chief executive, is aiming to lift sales past the...

    32. February 24, 2016

      Outgoing Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers set to join Unilever as chairman

      Marijn Dekkers has been nominated to succeed Michael Treschow as chairman of Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods...

    33. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Unilever picks Bayer's Dekkers to succeed chairman

      Marijn Dekkers has been nominated to succeed Michael Treschow as chairman of Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer...

    34. February 12, 2016

      Investors Chronicle: PHP, Mitchells & Butlers, Randgold Resources

      Buy: Primary Health Properties (PHP) This is a tightly run ship and as rental income has improved so the cost ratio has...

    35. February 3, 2016

      Regulators are failing to block fraudulent adverts

      You might have thought that an industry in which a tenth of transactions are fraudulent, which leaks billions of...

    36. January 19, 2016

      Emerging markets: moods and money

      Tougher market conditions. High volatility. Just some of the words consumer goods group Unilever chose, in its...

    37. January 19, 2016

      Investment in student digs highlights value of education

      It’s the little touches that give student areas their distinctive charm. Overflowing bins. Underwear dangling from...

    38. January 19, 2016

      Unilever warns of ‘high volatility’ and tough trading in 2016

      Unilever, the maker of Dove deodorant and Hellmann’s dressings, said it was preparing for tough trading conditions this...

    Search for Unilever PLC and