Unilever

Unilever staff need job assurances after Kraft Heinz's failed merger bid (Flickr/David Martyn Hunt)

Unilever staff need job assurances after Kraft bid

By Matt Atherton

Unilever must reassure workers about their job security, urges the GMB union, after the manufacturer revealed it was reviewing its operations following the failed £115bn Kraft Heinz bid.

Unilever chief executive Paul Polman abandons its sustainability credentials at his peril, suggests one City analyst

Unilever review likely to lead to food disposals

By Rick Pendrous

Unilever’s top-to-bottom review of its business following the rejection of the £115bn bid from US Kraft Heinz earlier this week is likely to lead to the Anglo-Dutch company disposing of some of its underperforming food business, according to City analysts.

Unilever Foods reported sales and profit rises of 3.7% and 1.6% respectively, across the last three months of 2016

Unilever’s food sales and profits rise

By Matt Atherton

Unilever Foods reported a 2.6% rise in underlying profit in its full-year trading update, despite the manufacturer’s operating margin falling 0.3%.

Rick Pendrous: the Unilever/Tesco Marmite row is a sign for things to come

Marmite and Toblerone point to trouble ahead

By Rick Pendrous

The recent spat between Unilever and Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco over the Marmite brand owner’s attempt to raise its price, was a clear sign of things to come in life after the Brexit vote.

Morrisons raises price of Marmite

Morrisons raises price of Marmite by 12.5%

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons has raised the price of 92 Unilever products, including Marmite, just days after Tesco’s highly public row over Unilever’s price increase demands.

Marmite was unavailable to buy on Tesco's website during a dispute between the supermarket and Unilever

Marmite row sparks union fears for workers

By Matt Atherton

Food manufacturing workers and shoppers should not become “collateral damage” victims of the government’s “chaotic” handling of Brexit, claims the GMB and Unite unions, after Unilever and Tesco rowed over the price of Marmite and PG Tips.

Unilever’s results for the first half of this year have shown profitable growth

Unilever navigates some choppy seas

By Rick Pendrous

Unilever’s results for the first half of 2016 have shown profitable growth in what it claimed were challenging markets particularly in Europe, where underlying sales were flat and volume growth offset continued price deflation.

Speculation is rife that Unilever will sell off its food brands

Unilever food disposal rumours rise

By Rick Pendrous

Unilever’s relatively flat food business sales for the second quarter (Q2) of the year reported last month and increasing focus on high-end personal care products, will inevitably raise further speculation about its commitment to the sector and the likelihood...

Unilever's refreshment category performed well, driven by fruit and herbal teas

Unilever Q1 food sales ‘disappointing’

By Nicholas Robinson

Unilever’s poor food results in its first financial quarter (Q1) update for 2014 remained “disappointing”, affected by the late timing of Easter, but the company’s overall outlook was strong, City analysts have said.

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