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What's "normal"? Unilever decides to stop using the word.

Mar 9, 2021
The consumer-products giant will no longer use the term to describe skin or hair care brands such as Dove, Axe and Vaseline.
Black and brown women have often been told that their hair and skin are not "normal." Will Unilever's eliminating the term make a difference?
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World's biggest tea company might get out of the business

Jan 30, 2020
Consumers are turning away from the basic black beverage toward more "innovative" brands.
Single-origin fruit, herbal infusion or black?
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Unilever threatens to pull ads from Google and Facebook

Feb 13, 2018
Unilever’s head of marketing, Keith Weed, told an advertising conference in California that digital platforms had become “swamps” of fake news, racism and sexism. What will this mean for advertising on social media? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Small 'green' products company employees assured Unilever buyout won't shift core culture

Dec 26, 2016
Mission-driven companies are some of the fastest-growing, and giant corporations like Unilever are getting in on the game.
The Vermont-based company Seventh Generation is a mission-driven producer of natural homecare products. 
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Unilever might buy Jessica Alba's Honest Company

Sep 16, 2016
The natural products company faces lawsuits over its ingredients.
Unilever could end up acquiring Jessica Alba's Honest Company for $1 billion.
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Why fewer companies are going public with IPOs

Aug 2, 2016
Some advantages of being a publicly traded corporation have gone away.
Unilever purchased the Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion in July.
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Unilever buys a billion-dollar shaving club

Jul 20, 2016
The Dollar Shave Club makes buying razors cheap and convenient
Unilever at the headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
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Unilever CEO: For sustainable business, go against 'mindless consumption'

Jun 11, 2013
Many companies focus on short-term results. The CEO of consumer-products giant Unilever, Paul Polman, says long-term strategic planning builds better businesses.

Unilever to dump microbeads from soap

Dec 28, 2012
Unilever says it will stop adding tiny plastic beads that act as exfoliants to its soap products by 2015.

Unilever's new european strategy to reflect growing poverty

Aug 28, 2012
The food and household goods giant says poverty has come back to southern Europe -- and the company will approach consumers there using techniques from developing countries.

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