27 Facts About Unilever

1. On the night of 26 July 2016, Unilever had stopped transferring cornflakes to retailer chains.

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2. In 1930, the logo of Unilever was in a sans-serif typeface and all-caps.

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3. On 15 March 2018, Unilever announced its intention to simplify this structure by centralising the duality of legal entities and keeping just one headquarters in Rotterdam, abandoning the London head office.

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4. In December 2017, Unilever acquired Schmidt's Naturals, a US natural deodorant and soap company.

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5. In November 2017, Unilever announced an agreement to acquire the Tazo speciality tea brand from Starbucks.

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6. In September 2017 Unilever acquired Weis, an Australian ice cream business.

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7. On 20 April 2017, Unilever acquired Sir Kensington's, a New York-based condiment maker.

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8. On 16 December 2016, Unilever acquired Living Proof Inc, a hair care products business.

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9. In September 2016, Unilever acquired Seventh Generation Inc for $700 million.

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10. On 16 August 2016, Unilever acquired Blueair, a supplier of mobile indoor air purification technologies.

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11. In July 2016, Unilever bought the US start-up Dollar Shave Club for a reported $1b in order to compete in the male grooming market.

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12. In October 2015, Unilever agreed to acquire the Italian premium ice cream maker GROM for an undisclosed amount.

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13. In March 2015, Unilever confirmed it had reached an agreement to acquire REN Skincare, a British niche skincare brand.

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14. In November 2014, Unilever filed a lawsuit against rival Hampton Creek.

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15. On 10 July 2014, Unilever announced that it had sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital, yet retained a minority stake in the business.

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16. In March 2014, Unilever agreed to acquire a majority stake in the China-based water purification company Qinyuan, which makes water purifiers, drinking water equipment and water treatment membranes, for an undisclosed price.

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17. In February 2014, Unilever signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its meat snacks business, including Peperami and BIFI (continental Europe) to Jack Link's, for an undisclosed amount.

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18. On 6 September 2013, Unilever entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the premium Australian tea brand T2.

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19. In August 2013, Unilever announced that it had signed an agreement for the sale of its Wish-Bone and Western dressings brands to Pinnacle Foods Inc for a total cash consideration of approximately US$580 million, subject to regulatory approval.

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20. In September 2010, Unilever announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell its consumer tomato products business in Brazil to Cargill.

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21. In August 2010, Unilever signed an asset purchase agreement with the Norwegian dairy group TINE, to acquire the activities of Diplom-Is in Denmark.

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22. In September 2009, Unilever agreed to acquire the personal care business of Sara Lee Corporation, including brands such as Radox, Badedas and Duschdas, strengthening its category leadership in skin cleansing and deodorants.

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23. In May 2007, Unilever became the first large-scale company to commit to sourcing all its tea in a sustainable manner, employing the Rainforest Alliance, an international environmental NGO, to certify its tea estates in East Africa, as well as third-party suppliers in Africa and other parts of the world.

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24. In 2004, Unilever sold its share in Rushdi food industry to the Bashir family which started to use the Baracke brand name.

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25. In 1993, Unilever acquired Breyers from Kraft, which made the company the largest ice cream manufacturer in the United States.

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26. In 1984, Unilever acquired Brooke Bond for £390 million in the company's first successful hostile takeover.

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27. In September 1929, Unilever was formed by a merger of the operations of Dutch Margarine Unie and British soapmaker Lever Brothers, with the name of the resulting company a portmanteau of the name of both companies.

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