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  • Investor activism cannot fix Unilever’s trust deficit Sep 16, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Investor activism cannot fix Unilever’s trust deficit

    Investor confidence has taken a hit by the CEO’s penchant for purpose rather than profit, along with a badly botched-up sales warning

  • Surging commodity costs put Unilever margins in spotlight Jul 21, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    Surging commodity costs put Unilever margins in spotlight

    Despite the pressures, Unilever said in April it was confident of delivering full-year underlying sales growth within its mid-term target range of 3-5%, with the first half around the top of the range.

  • Tech Mahindra joins league of 1.5°C supply chain leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Apr 22, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Tech Mahindra joins league of 1.5°C supply chain leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders will work together to drive climate action throughout global supply chains in line with science and support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the SME Climate Hub.

  • Veterans Unpacked | Business is actually simple. What it ultimately boils down to is trust, says Uday Khanna Apr 11, 2021 06:41 PM IST

    Veterans Unpacked | Business is actually simple. What it ultimately boils down to is trust, says Uday Khanna

    Uday Khanna, the former Lafarge India CEO, on what he has been up to since retirement, what keeps him busy now and his advice for the younger crop of business leaders today.

  • HUL to remove 'normal' from packaging, advertising of brands Mar 09, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    HUL to remove 'normal' from packaging, advertising of brands

    HUL has also decided not to not digitally alter a person's body shape, size, proportion or skin colour in its advertising

  • What Unilever’s strategy shift means for HUL’s investors Feb 09, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    What Unilever’s strategy shift means for HUL’s investors

    Unilever’s new strategy focuses on fewer categories aiming at higher and profitable growth. HUL’s near to medium term performance may feel the effect, if it follows suit

  • Unilever sets long-term targets as China, India rebound Feb 04, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    Unilever sets long-term targets as China, India rebound

    But the company's emerging market performance in the fourth quarter missed some market expectations, hitting the group's shares which lost around 4% in early London trading.

  • Unilever employees will not return to their desks full time, says CEO Alan Jope Jan 14, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Unilever employees will not return to their desks full time, says CEO Alan Jope

    Alan Jope speaking at a Reuters conference said the five-days-a-week working model seems very ancient now.

  • Unilever to put its climate change plans to shareholder vote Dec 14, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Unilever to put its climate change plans to shareholder vote

    Shareholders will be allowed to vote on steps, including reducing emissions to net zero from its own operations and halving the environmental impact of products by 2030.

  • Unilever becomes wholly British company Nov 30, 2020 05:44 PM IST

    Unilever becomes wholly British company

    The new group, Unilever PLC, will now be headquartered in London under a so-called unification strategy designed to make it more responsive to economic challenges including coronavirus.

  • Unilever says its mouthwash will reduce 99.9% coronavirus after rinsing Nov 21, 2020 03:23 PM IST

    Unilever says its mouthwash will reduce 99.9% coronavirus after rinsing

    Unilever however, said, "The tests do not suggest that the formulation is a treatment for COVID-19, nor a guarantee that it will prevent transmission on its own."

  • Consumer companies pitch discounts, bargain products as economic malaise looms Oct 27, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Consumer companies pitch discounts, bargain products as economic malaise looms

    Nestle told Reuters earlier this month that it has recently launched single-use sachets of Maggi seasonings in Indonesia and smaller sachets and cooking sauces in the Philippines.

  • Unilever to spend €1 billion to eliminate fossil fuels from cleaning, laundry products by 2030 Sep 02, 2020 11:28 AM IST

    Unilever to spend €1 billion to eliminate fossil fuels from cleaning, laundry products by 2030

    The chemicals used in Unilever’s cleaning and laundry products make up 46 percent of the company’s home-care division across their life cycle.

  • German food company Knorr to change racist name of popular sauce Aug 16, 2020 08:38 PM IST

    German food company Knorr to change racist name of popular sauce

    The renaming of the brand follows recent international debates over racism, especially in the United States, where big national companies have also renamed traditional brands in response to concerns about racial stereotyping.

  • Did you know the Unilever logo is made of 25 symbols that represent sustainable living? Jul 30, 2020 11:01 PM IST

    Did you know the Unilever logo is made of 25 symbols that represent sustainable living?

    A twitter user recently shared an image explaining each symbol and lauded Unilever for its "marvellous logo design".

  • Microsoft, Nike, Unilever team up to combat global carbon emissions Jul 21, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    Microsoft, Nike, Unilever team up to combat global carbon emissions

    Called "Transform to Net Zero", the group plans to recruit other members and will work with the Environmental Defense Fund and focus on delivering guidance, research and blueprints for businesses to achieve zero carbon emissions no later than 2050.

  • Unilever to stop Facebook, Twitter advertising for rest of year in the US Jun 26, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    Unilever to stop Facebook, Twitter advertising for rest of year in the US

    The consumer goods company, which owns brands like Dove Soap and Lipton tea, joins a growing advertising boycott against Facebook as part of the "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign started by US civil rights groups after the death of George Floyd.

  • Unilever to invest 1 billion euros in climate change fund over 10 years Jun 15, 2020 08:32 AM IST

    Unilever to invest 1 billion euros in climate change fund over 10 years

    Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer products company whose brands include Dove soap and Knorr soup, said it was responding to the "scale and urgency" of the climate change crisis.

  • Unilever to place headquarter in UK, ending Anglo-Dutch structure Jun 11, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    Unilever to place headquarter in UK, ending Anglo-Dutch structure

    The group behind household names like Dove and Ben & Jerry's ice cream stressed that its presence in both countries would remain unchanged.

  • The risks for FMCG stocks from the government’s push to buy swadeshi Jun 03, 2020 12:59 PM IST

    The risks for FMCG stocks from the government’s push to buy swadeshi

    The government’s wants consumers to buy more locally-made products. How it determines what’s local will determine the risk for FMCG stocks.

  • HUL falls 3% as parent Unilever withdraws guidance amid COVID-19 outbreak Apr 23, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    HUL falls 3% as parent Unilever withdraws guidance amid COVID-19 outbreak

    Shares of Hindustan Unilever fell nearly 3 percent in an otherwise strong market on April 23, after the parent Unilever Plc withdrew its full-year forecast on Thursday, saying the hit from lockdowns in China and India.

  • Unilever puts global tea business under review, including Lipton and PG Tips Jan 31, 2020 10:49 AM IST

    Unilever puts global tea business under review, including Lipton and PG Tips

    Unilever said the review was triggered by the sales slowdown of traditional black tea in developed markets as consumers shift towards herbal tea.

  • Investors find some Unilever foods hard to swallow Jan 29, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Investors find some Unilever foods hard to swallow

    The CEO's definition of "purpose" is not focused on growth, although he says brands that "communicate a strong environmental or social purpose" also expand faster than the rest.

  • Unilever sales outlook cut – It's a surprise. What do you make of it? Dec 18, 2019 05:40 PM IST

    Unilever sales outlook cut – It's a surprise. What do you make of it?

  • HUL and Unilever should put margins on a diet to revive sales growth| Corporate Corridor Dec 18, 2019 09:14 AM IST

    HUL and Unilever should put margins on a diet to revive sales growth| Corporate Corridor

    HUL’s margins have risen by 8 percentage points in three years, after Unilever set a global operating margin target of 20percent

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