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

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. January 19, 2016

      Investment in student digs highlights value of education

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    4. 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...

    5. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Unilever is looking to innovate to ride out volatile markets in 2016, Chinese GDP growth for 2o15 was its lowest since...

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      January 19, 2016

      Unilever warns of 'high volatility' in 2016

      Unilever has warned that it is braced for tougher market conditions and “high volatility” this year despite ending 2015...

    7. January 18, 2016

      CEOs who want to change the world struggle for name recognition

      Chief executives who want to lead the charge to improve trust in business and transform society for the better have a...

    8. December 8, 2015

      John Kerry implores business to invest in green tech

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, said the shift towards a lower carbon economy was among the “greatest economic...

    9. October 15, 2015

      Unilever gains sales edge through product innovation

      Espresso-flavoured Magnum ice-cream and a new range of dry spray deodorants in the US, helped propel quarterly sales at...

    10. August 9, 2015

      Social media proves its power as Unilever feels the heat in India

      Paul Polman, Unilever chief executive, likes to see himself as the social conscience of the business world: a former...

    11. July 23, 2015

      Unilever aims to push deeper into skincare as it shifts focus

      Unilever plans to challenge L’Oréal and Estée Lauder in high-end skincare while pushing deeper into China via...

    12. May 19, 2015

      Unilever finance chief Jean-Marc Huët steps down after five years

      Unilever’s finance director Jean-Marc Huët is to quit the Anglo-Dutch company after five years in the job. But he will...

    13. April 20, 2015

      Businesses to unite on green agenda including carbon taxes

      Global businesses are set to reach an agreement to work together to support a higher carbon price, more green...

    14. April 16, 2015

      Emerging market woes ease for Unilever, but deepen for Diageo

      After heady growth, emerging markets turned into a headache for consumer goods companies. But on Thursday, that...

    15. April 16, 2015

      Unilever declares ‘good start’ to year as weak euro lifts sales

      Unilever declared a “good start” to the financial year, reporting higher-than-expected first-quarter sales and signs of...

    16. March 1, 2015

      Frustrated Unilever investors call for shake-up

      Unilever should sell its underperforming Flora margarines business and buy more personal care companies, according to...

    17. February 16, 2015

      Lord Green’s shame is a setback for purposeful leadership

      I am angry with Stephen Green. I am angry in part because HSBC’s former chairman (now Lord Green) presided over a...

    18. February 9, 2015

      Paul Polman’s socially responsible Unilever falls short on growth

      For years, Unilever chief executive Paul Polman has seen himself as the conscience of the business world. “A...

    19. January 20, 2015

      Unilever cautions difficult market conditions to continue

      Unilever has cautioned that it expects little reprieve this year from the pincer movement of weak emerging markets...

    20. December 4, 2014

      Unilever to run spreads business as separate unit

      Unilever is to run its underperforming margarine and spreads business as a standalone unit, in a move investors said...

    21. November 30, 2014

      Business is tackling the difficult questions politics has dodged

      What does it mean to be pro or anti-business? The question is prompted by the stereotypical views displayed during the...

    22. November 10, 2014

      Unilever takes on food start-up Hampton Creek in court

      Unilever is suing Hampton Creek, a fast-growing maker of egg-free food products, alleging that the San Francisco...

    23. October 23, 2014

      Unilever reports slowest sales growth in 5 years

      It is rare these days for a company to report numbers far below market expectations – but on Thursday, Unilever did...

    24. September 8, 2014

      Business leaders and MPs call to raise reading skills

      UK business leaders and MPs are calling for a concerted attempt to raise reading skills after the most comprehensive...

    25. July 30, 2014

      Stiffest competition from local business, says Unilever chief

      Unilever’s biggest competition is from fast-growing local companies, according to the head of the Anglo-Dutch group, in...

    26. July 24, 2014

      Emerging markets slowdown hurts Unilever

      Unilever, the consumer goods group, reported a bigger than expected drop in first-half sales after a continued slowdown...

    27. July 21, 2014

      Tesco turns to man behind Dove’s ‘love your body’ campaign

      Tesco’s incoming chief executive Dave Lewis may not be a household name but the products he manages are. He is the head...

    28. July 21, 2014

      A stepping stone links Tesco’s Philip Clarke and Man Utd’s Moyes

      Shortly after Philip Clarke made his surprising – and, it turns out, prescient – admission at a conference in March...

    29. July 15, 2014

      ‘Myopic management’ threatens UK’s growth

      The UK is suffering from “myopic management” that threatens its global competitiveness, an independent commission has...

    30. May 22, 2014

      Japan’s Mizkan buys Unilever sauce units for $2.15bn

      Japan’s Mizkan Group has extended its reach into the western larder by paying $2.15bn cash for Unilever’s North...

    31. April 24, 2014

      Unilever to hold course in emerging markets

      Unilever said it would stay the course in emerging markets despite economic and currency turbulence that has led...

    32. March 19, 2014

      Unilever issues £250m green bond

      Unilever, the world’s second largest food producer by sales, has issued a £250m “green bond” – a development that could...

    33. March 10, 2014

      Unilever splashes out on China water business

      Unilever, the maker of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Signal toothpaste and Lipton tea, has made its biggest acquisition in...

    34. January 21, 2014

      Britain ‘benefits tremendously’ from being in EU: Unilever chief

      Britain “benefits tremendously” from being within the European Union and can use its position within the trading bloc...

    35. January 21, 2014

      Consumer groups turn positive on emerging markets

      Two of the world’s leading consumer goods groups on Tuesday eased fears about an emerging market slowdown, but said...

    36. December 5, 2013

      Unilever to prune back product offering

      Unilever is to prune its portfolio of individual products by up to 40 per cent by the end of 2014 in an effort to boost...

    37. December 2, 2013

      Unilever awards auditing contract to KPMG

      Unilever has awarded its auditing contract to KPMG in a move that brings to an end its 26-year relationship with PwC,...

    38. October 24, 2013

      Unilever sales problems mount

      Unilever has suffered its worst rate of quarterly sales growth in four years with a subdued performance in developed...

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