Lumene: tapped Michel Dallemagne to serve as CEO. He will be responsible for accelerating the growth of the business internationally, building on the solid foundation, achieved to date under the leadership of Tapio Pajuharju and the management team.… Read More »
Blue, like beauty, is apparently in the eyes of the beholder.
Beiersdorf recently won a ruling from a top court that gives it a second chance to defend a trademark for the blue color on its Nivea products in an ongoing fight with Unilever. The… Read More »
No marketer worth his or her salt would be crazy enough to overlook the tremendous buying power of women. Study after study confirms that women control 90% of household spending budgets. Of course, today’s pampered kids seem to get everything a… Read More »
Sales: $27.4 billion
Key Personnel: Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and chief executive officer; Laurent Attal, executive vice president, research and innovation; Nicolas Hieronimus, president, selective divisions; Barbara Lavernos, e… Read More »
Sales: $32.8 billion
Key Personnel: Michael Treschow, chairman; Paul Polman, chief executive officer; Jean-Marc Huët, chief financial officer; Douglas Baillie, chief human resources officer; David Blanchard, chie… Read More »
The proliferation of Facebook has brought new life to “like.” Drones everywhere “like” this and “like” that...too bad there’s no “unlike” button to tell friends how we really feel about photos of… Read More »
Sales: $9.6 billion for the year ended June 30, 2014, but that total includes food management.
Key Personnel: H. Fisk Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mark Eckhardt, executive vice presi… Read More »
Sales: $68.9 billion (estimated) for personal care, household care and oral care products. Corporate sales: $83 billion, for the year ended June 30, 2014.
Key Personnel: AG Lafley, chairman, president an… Read More »
Vantage Specialty Chemicals: appointed Richard McEvoy as its new chief executive officer.
In his new role, McEvoy will oversee all units of Vantage, including personal care, performance materials, and oleo chemicals.
Prior to joining Vantage, McEvoy… Read More »
First quarter highlights at Unilever show sales growth of 2.8% to $13.6 billion (€12.8 billion) with emerging markets up by 5.4%, according to the company. Personal care sales rose 2.7% to $5.1 billion, while home care increased 3.1% to $2.7 bil… Read More »
It may not be the pits, but it’s certainly not coming up roses, either. Regarded by many Europeans as a functional daily essential, deodorants have long been a relatively unexciting product category and posted just a 2% gain in 2013 (the latest… Read More »
Unilever has picked up Kate Somerville Skincare LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are excited to be adding Kate Somerville to the Unilever Prestige personal care portfolio,” said Vasiliki Petrou, SVP-prestige brands. &l… Read More »
Two US senators introduced legislation in April that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products such as shampoo and skin cream. The Personal Care… Read More »
Dove has unveiled its Choose Beautiful campaign with a new film shot in five countries across the globe. The goal is to encourage women worldwide to reconsider the choices they make about their beauty and how those choices make them feel.
In ad… Read More »
Unilever posted gains for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. Full year sales rose 2.9% to $56.1 billion. Fourth quarter sales increased 2.1% to $14.4 billion.
Personal care sales jumped 3.5% to $20.5 billion for 2014; the sector rose 2.1% to $5.… Read More »
CHINA: Phase I of Unilever Project West, Unilever’s global manufacturing base in Meishan, Sichuan, has been completed and become officially operational.
With an investment of about €40 million, Phase I of the project is responsi… Read More »
The Procter & Gamble Company has sold Camay and Zest brands, along with the transfer of a manufacturing facility in Mexico, to Unilever for an undisclosed amount.
The deal involves the global sale of the Camay brand, the sale of the Zest brand o… Read More »
The Beatles had their “White Album” and now Axe has White Label, which the Unilever brand describes as refined product line developed with complex fragrances, leading innovation and sleek new packaging for today’s “multi-facet… Read More »