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Unilever
Type Public (Euronext: UNA, LSE: ULVR, NYSEUN)
Founded Merger of Lever Brothers and Margarine Unie in 1930
Headquarters Flag of the United Kingdom London and
Flag of the Netherlands Rotterdam
Key people Michael Treschow, Patrick Cescau
Industry Manufacturing (foods, home and personal care)
Products See brands listing
Revenue €39.642 billion (2006)
Operating income €5.408 billion (2006)
Net income €5.015 billion (2006)
Employees 179 000 [1]
Website www.unilever.com

Unilever is a widely listed [2] [3] multi-national corporation, formed of Anglo-Dutch parentage, that owns many of the world's consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. Unilever employs approaching 180,000 people [4]| and had a worldwide revenue of almost 40 billion, or just over US$50 billion, in 2005. Image File history File links Unilever. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange based in Paris[1] and with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... The British manufacturer Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) and his brother James. ... The Dutch company Margarine Unie(english: Margarine Union Limited) grew in the 1920s through mergers of several margarine companies, among which Centra and Schicht and above all the companies of Antonius Johannes Jurgens and Samuel van den Bergh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... Michael Treschow (born April 22, 1943, Helsingborg, SkÃ¥ne län) is a Swedish businessman. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... “UK” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... USD redirects here. ...


Unilever has two parent companies: Unilever NV in Rotterdam, and Unilever PLC in London. This arrangement is similar to that of Reed Elsevier, and that of Royal Dutch Shell prior to their unified structure. Both Unilever companies have the same directors and effectively operate as a single business. The current non-executive Chairman of Unilever N.V. and PLC is Michael Treschow while Patrick Cescau is Group Chief Executive. Unilever's major competitors include Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Kraft Foods, Mars Incorporated, and Reckitt Benckiser. Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Reed Elsevier is a leading global publisher and information provider. ... Royal Dutch Shell plc is a multinational oil company of British and Dutch origins. ... Michael Treschow (born April 22, 1943, Helsingborg, SkÃ¥ne län) is a Swedish businessman. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... This article is about the company. ... Kraft Foods Inc. ... Mars, Incorporated (alternatively known as Masterfoods®, especially in recent years) is a world-wide manufacturer of confectionery. ... Reckitt Benckiser plc is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of cleaning products and a member of the FTSE 100 Index of the largest companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. ...

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History

Unilever was created in 1930 by the merger of British soapmaker Lever Brothers and Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie, a logical merger as palm oil was a major raw material for both margarines and soaps and could be imported more efficiently in larger quantities. A collection of decorative soaps used for human hygiene purposes. ... The British manufacturer Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) and his brother James. ... Margarine in a tub Margarine (pronunciation: ), as a generic term, can indicate any of a wide range of butter substitutes. ... The Dutch company Margarine Unie(english: Margarine Union Limited) grew in the 1920s through mergers of several margarine companies, among which Centra and Schicht and above all the companies of Antonius Johannes Jurgens and Samuel van den Bergh. ... Palm oil from Ghana with its natural dark color visible, 2 litres Palm oil block Palm oil is a form of edible vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm tree. ...


In the 1930s, the business of Unilever grew and new ventures were launched in Latin America. By 1980, soap and edible fats contributed just 40% of profits, compared with an original 90%. In 1984 the company bought the brands Brooke Bond (maker of PG Tips tea), Fabergé and Elizabeth Arden, but the latter was later sold (in 2000) to FFI Fragrances. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Brooke Bond was a brand-name tea retailer in the United Kingdom. ... PG Tips is a popular brand of tea in the United Kingdom; its manufacturers Unilever UK say that Britons drink 35 million cups of PG Tips a day. ... // When Gustav Faberge opened his jewellery business during 1842 in St Petersburg he decided to call his new venture Fabergé. Possibly this was because a ‘g’ in Russian is pronounced ‘jay’, or simply because he considered the accent gave the name more style. ... Elizabeth Arden (1939) Elizabeth Arden (December 31, 1878 - October 18, 1966) was a Canadian businesswoman who built a cosmetics empire in the United States. ...


Unilever acquired Chesebrough-Ponds, the maker of Ragú, Pond's, and Vaseline, in 1987, which strengthened its position in the world skin care market. In 2000, the company absorbed the American business Best Foods, strengthening its presence in North America and extending its portfolio of foods brands. In a single day in April 2000, it bought, ironically, both Ben & Jerry's, known for its calorie-rich ice creams, and Slim Fast. In 2006 The company sold most of its European frozen food division. Ragú (with a ú) is a brand of Italian-style sauce brand first sold in 1946—one of many consumer brands in the portfolio of Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch food giant. ... Ponds Cream is a brand of beauty and healthcare products that is produced by the multinational company Unilever. ... Petroleum jelly or petrolatum is a byproduct of the refining of petroleum, made from the residue of petroleum distillation left in the still after all the oil has been vaporized. ... Hellmanns and Best Foods are brand names that are used for the same line of mayonnaise and other food products. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Original Slim Fast label Slim Fast, a food and beverage brand owned by Unilever, produces weight loss shakes, snacks, packaged meals, and other dietary supplement foods. ... Frozen food is food preserved by the process of freezing. ...


Today the company is fully multinational with operating companies and factories on every continent and research laboratories at Colworth and Port Sunlight in England; Vlaardingen in the Netherlands; Trumbull, Connecticut, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey in the United States; Bangalore in India (see also Hindustan Unilever Limited); Pakistan; and Shanghai in China. Its European IT infrastructure headquarters is based in Unity House, Ewloe in Flintshire, Wales. Colworth House is an 18th century mansion set in an area of parkland on the edge of the village of Sharnbrook in Bedfordshire. ... Port Sunlight Port Sunlight is a village on the Wirral (in the North West of England). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Queens Day performance outside the town hall Vlaardingen ( (help· info)) is a city in South Holland in the Netherlands. ... Trumbull is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Map highlighting Englewood Cliffs location within Bergen County. ... For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... Hindustan Unilever Limited, erstwhile Hindustan Lever Limited (also called HLL), headquartered in Mumbai, is Indias largest consumer products company, formed in 1933 as Lever Brothers India Limited. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Ewloe is a small town in north Wales, not far from Queensferry and the Flintshire/Cheshire border. ... Flintshire (Welsh: ) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. ...


The US division continued to carry the Lever Brothers name until the 1990s, when it adopted the parent company's moniker. The American unit is now headquartered in New Jersey, and no longer maintains a presence at Lever House, the iconic skyscraper on Park Avenue in New York City. The British manufacturer Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) and his brother James. ... Lever House, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and located at 390 Park Avenue in New York City, is the quintessential and seminal glass box International Style skyscraper, and holds the distinction of being the first curtain wall in New York City. ... Park Avenue in the Upper East Side (2004) Park Avenue, looking north toward the Metlife building from the Union Square Area Park Avenue (formerly Fourth Avenue) is a wide boulevard that carries traffic north and south in Manhattan in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Unilever has recently started a five year vitality company initiative in which it began to converge the marketing of disparate arms of their business, including personal care, dieting, and consumables into an umbrella function displaying the breadth of their contributions to personal vitality. This plan has been implemented because of the lack of brand recognition that Unilever wields, even despite its ubiquitous presence. In 2006, it concluded with the sell off of the global frozen foods division; excluding the ICF ice cream business, and the Italian frozen vegetables businesses.


The company now publicly professes to take a strong stance on sustainability, as stated publicly by its CEO, Patrick Cescau.[5]. The company started a sustainable agriculture programme in 1998.[6]. In May 2007, it became the first tea company to commit to sourcing all its tea in sustainable manner.[7] To that extent, the company asked the Rainforest Alliance, an international environmental NGO to start certifying tea estates in East Africa. The announcement stated the company aims to have all Lipton Yellow Label and PG Tips tea bags sold in Western Europe certified by 2010 and all Lipton tea bags sold globally by 2015. [8] The company topped Covalence's Ethical Ranking in July 2007. [9] The Earth Day flag includes a NASA photo. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... It has been suggested that Small-scale agriculture be merged into this article or section. ... A woman picks coffee on the slopes of the Rainforest Alliance Certified cooperative Ciudad Barrios in El Salvador The Rainforest Alliance is a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1987. ... NGO is an abbreviation or code for: Non-governmental organization Nagoya Airport (IATA code) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For people named Lipton, see Lipton (surname). ... PG Tips is a popular brand of tea in the United Kingdom; its manufacturers Unilever UK say that Britons drink 35 million cups of PG Tips a day. ... For other uses, see Tea (disambiguation). ...


Corporate governance

Unilever's highest executive body is called the Unilever Executive which is led by the Group Chief Executive (Patrick Cescau). It is responsible for delivering profit and growth across the company.

Members of the Unilever Executive include:

  • Pato Donald (Group Chief Executive)
  • Silvia Lag-late-o (President Foods)
  • Kees van der Graaf (President Europe)
  • Ralph Kugler (President Home and Personal Care)
  • Harish Manwani (President Asia and Africa)
  • Jim Lawrence (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Sandy Ogg (Chief HR Officer)
  • Michael B. Polk (President Americas)

Executive and non-executive directors & financial advisors at Unilever are: Jim Lawrence may refer to: Jim Lawrence (politician), 2004 Vice Presidential candidate of the Socialist Equality Party. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ...

Unilever is currently focusing on 400 brands in a bid to increase its profits by reducing the variety, and therefore cost, of advertising and packaging. Michael Treschow (born April 22, 1943, Helsingborg, SkÃ¥ne län) is a Swedish businessman. ... Sir Leon Brittan, Rt. ... N.R. Narayana Murthy (Kannada: ) is an Indian industrialist, software engineer and one of the 7 founders of Infosys Technologies, a global consulting and IT services company based in India. ... David Alec Gwyn Simon, Baron Simon of Highbury CBE (born 24 July 1939), is a British businessman. ... Coimbatore   (Tamil: ), also known as Kovai (Tamil: ), is a major industrial city in India. ... Jeroen van der Veer (born October 27, 1947 in Utrecht, Netherlands) is the CEO of oil company Royal Dutch Shell. ...


Brands

After some recent purges, Unilever now owns about 400 brands, many of them local that can only be found in certain countries. The brands fall almost entirely into two categories: Food and Beverages, and Home and Personal Care.


Food and beverages

  • Ades or Adez - soya-based drinks
  • Alsa - desserts and syrups
  • Amora - French mayonnaise and dressings
  • Annapurna - salt and wheat flour (India)
  • Becel - also known as Flora/Promise; health-aware: margarine, spreads, cooking oil, milk, fermented milk
  • Ben and Jerry's - ice cream
  • Best Foods - mayonnaise, sandwich spreads, peanut butter and salad dressings
  • Bertolli - pasta sauces and olive oil (ambient/chilled & frozen)
  • Bifi - a mini salami
  • Blue Band - Family-aware: margarine, bread, cream alternatives
  • Bovril - beef extract
  • Breyers - ice cream
  • Brooke Bond - tea
  • Bru - instant coffee (India)
  • Bushells - tea (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Calvé - sauces, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, peanut butter
  • Capitan Findus - children's frozen food
  • Conimex - Asian spices (Netherlands)
  • Colman's - mustard
  • Continental - side dishes
  • Country Crock - margarine
  • Doriana - margarine (Brazil)
  • Du Darfst (Germany)
  • Elmlea - Pourable cream available in different varieties (UK)
  • Findus - frozen foods (Italy and UK)
  • Flora- margarine, light butter, jams
  • Fudgsicle
  • Gallo - olive oil
  • "Heartbrand" - ice cream (umbrella logo, see below for national brands)
  • Hellmann's - mayonnaise
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter - margarine spread
  • Imperial Margarine - margarine
  • Jif Lemon & Lime Juice
  • Karo - syrups
  • Kissan - Ketchups Squashes and Jams (India)
  • Knorr - sauces, stock cubes, ready-meals, meal kits, ready-soups, frozen food range
  • Lady's Choice - mayonnaise, peanut butter and sandwich spreads (Philippines)
  • Lan-Choo - tea (Australia/New Zealand)
  • Lao Cai Seasoning
  • Lawry's and Adolph's
  • Lipton - tea
  • Lipton Ice Tea - ready-to-drink tea
  • Maille - French mustard
  • Maizena - corn starch
  • Mazola - edible oils
  • Marmite - yeast extract spread (except in Australia and New Zealand)
  • Mc' Collins - tea (Peru)
  • Mrs. Filbert's - margarine (USA)
  • Paddle pop - Icecream (Australia)
  • Pfanni - Bavarian potato mixes
  • Peperami
  • PG Tips - tea (UK)
  • Phase - cooking oil
  • Planta - margarine
  • Popsicle - Frozen treats
  • Pot Noodle - cup noodles
  • Promise - see Becel/Flora
  • Ragú - pasta sauces
  • Rama - margarine
  • Royal - pastas (Philippines)
  • Red Rose Tea - tea (Canada)
  • Sana - Margarine (Turkey)
  • Saga - tea (Poland)
  • Scottish Blend - tea
  • Skippy - peanut butter
  • Slim·Fast - diet products
  • Sunlight Soap (Africa)
  • Stork margarine
  • Streets (ice cream) (Australia)
  • Turun sinappi - mustard (Finland/Sweden)
  • Unilever Foodsolutions - professional markets (food service)
  • Unox - soups, smoked sausages
  • Vaqueiro - cooking margarine, cooking oil
  • Wish-Bone salad dressing

Ades is a surname Thomas Adès, British composer The most baller last name ever!!!!! Ryan Ades is a BALLA AdeS, a range of soy-based drinks marketed in Latin America [1] Categories: | | ... A screenshot of alsamixer ALSA (an acronym for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) is a Linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System for providing drivers for sound cards. ... Annapurna (Sanskrit, Nepali, Nepal Bhasa: अन्नपूर्ण) is a series of peaks in the Himalaya, a 55-km-long massif whose highest point, Annapurna I, stands at 8,091 m (26,538 ft), making it the 10th-highest summit in the world and one of the 14 eight-thousanders. It is located... Becel is a brand of margarine. ... Ben and Jerrys factory in Waterbury, Vermont Ben and Jerrys is a brand of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and novelty products, manufactured by Ben & Jerrys Homemade, Inc. ... Hellmanns and Best Foods are brand names that are used for the same line of mayonnaise and other food products. ... Bertolli is a brand of Italian and Mediterranean Food. ... Bovril in a 250g jar Bovril is the trademarked name of a thick, salty beef extract, sold in a distinctive, bulbous jar. ... Breyers Ice Cream is a brand of ice cream owned by Unilever (part of their United States Good Humor-Breyers unit). ... Brooke Bond was a brand-name tea retailer in the United Kingdom. ... BRU may stand for: Brussels National Airport (IATA Code) 5-Bromouracil (Biochemistry) ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Colmans English Mustard jar Colmans is a UK manufacturer of mustard, based in Norwich, Norfolk. ... Continental is a manufacturer of side dishes and recipe bases in Australia. ... Findus is a company that produces and retails frozen food. ... Simplified schematic of an islands flora - all its plant species, highlighted in boxes. ... For the Popeye character, see Olive Oyl. ... Unilever is a widely listed [2] [3] multi-national corporation, formed of Anglo-Dutch parentage, that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... Hellmanns and Best Foods are brand names that are used for the same line of mayonnaise and other food products. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see Mayonaise (song). ... US packaging‎ I Cant Believe Its Not Butter is a brand of margarine produced by Becel/Flora/Promise, which is a subsidiary of Unilever [1] [2]. It is a popular condiment for people on the South Beach Diet, though it predates the diet by decades. ... Imperial is a brand of margarine distributed by Unilever. ... A Jif Lemon. ... Karo is also a town in Chad. ... Knorr is a food and beverage brand owned by the Anglo-Dutch company Unilever, in ready-to-eat soup and condiments. ... Lao Cai is a city in Vietnam. ... Lawrys restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California Front and back of a 1953 Lawrys menu. ... For people named Lipton, see Lipton (surname). ... Lipton Ice Tea A drink based on tea, comes in different tastes such as: Ice Tea Ice Tea Lemon Ice Tea Fruit Punch Ice Tea Mango Ice Tea Peach Ice Tea Green Ice Tea Deep Green Ice Tea Light (Diet) Ice Tea Light Lemon (Diet) Ice Tea Light Peach (Diet... It has been suggested that Amora (mustard) be merged into this article or section. ... Products made out of cornstarch Cornstarch is the starch of the maize grain, commonly known as corn. ... A jar of the British version of Marmite Marmite is a British and New Zealand savoury spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. ... A Paddle Pop is a milk based frozen dairy snack made by Streets in Australia. ... Peperami is a pork sausage snack manufactured by Unilever. ... PG Tips is a popular brand of tea in the United Kingdom; its manufacturers Unilever UK say that Britons drink 35 million cups of PG Tips a day. ... This article is about a brand of ice pop. ... In the UK, Pot Noodle is a specific brand of cup noodles (ramen-style snack). ... Becel is a brand of margarine. ... Ragú (with a ú) is a brand of Italian-style sauce brand first sold in 1946—one of many consumer brands in the portfolio of Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch food giant. ... Rama ( in IAST, in Devanāgarī) or Ramachandra is a legendary or historical king of ancient India. ... A royal family is the extended family of a monarch. ... Red Rose Tea is a beverage company established by Theodore Harding Estabrooks in 1894 in New Brunswick. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Scottish Blend is Scotlands second most popular brand of Tea. ... Skippy peanut butter is a commercial brand of peanut butter made in the United States. ... Original Slim Fast label Slim Fast, a food and beverage brand owned by Unilever, produces weight loss shakes, snacks, packaged meals, and other dietary supplement foods. ... Streets Ice-cream is the Australian ice-cream brand owned by the multi-national company, Unilever. ... Turun sinappi is a mustard, originally made in Finland. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Lipton. ...

Heartbrand
An ice cream menu from Unilever's Italian subsidiary Algida.
Algida's old logo
Algida's old logo

Unilever is the world's biggest ice cream manufacturer, with an annual turnover of €5 billion[10]. Except for Breyers and Ben & Jerry's, all its ice cream business is done under the "Heartbrand" brand umbrella, so called because of its heart-shaped logo. Unilever currently operates eleven ice cream factories in Europe; the biggest include factories at Heppenheim in Germany, Caivano in Italy, St. Dizier in France and Gloucester in the United Kingdom. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2127 KB) An Italian icecream menu from the company Algida (owned by dutch Unilever). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2127 KB) An Italian icecream menu from the company Algida (owned by dutch Unilever). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 563 KB) Summary Picture of the old Algida (Heartbrand ice cream) logo, taken near the foot of the Samaria Gorge National Park in Crete, Greece Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 563 KB) Summary Picture of the old Algida (Heartbrand ice cream) logo, taken near the foot of the Samaria Gorge National Park in Crete, Greece Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


The Heartbrand was launched in 1999 (and slightly modified in 2002) as an effort to increase international brand awareness and promote cross-border synergies in manufacturing and marketing ("centralisation"). It is present in more than 40 countries[10]. Although the logo is common worldwide, each country retained the local brand so as to keep the familiarity built over the years.

A freezer in Queens, NY filled with Strauss ice cream from Israel with the Heartbrand
A freezer in Queens, NY filled with Strauss ice cream from Israel with the Heartbrand

In 2005, Glidat Strauss received special permission from Unilever to export their brand of ice cream to the United States because of the strict kosher certification the products in Israel have. Under terms of the agreement, Strauss ice cream and krembo may be sold only in kosher supermarkets and import shops. It is distributed in North America by Dairy Delight, a subsidiary of Norman's Dairy. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1864 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Unilever Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1864 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Unilever Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Strauss[1], (Hebrew: ) formerly known as Strauss-Elite (Hebrew: ), is a food products manufacturer in Israel. ... A Krembo The Krembo (Hebrew: קרמבו) is a confection popular in Israel marketed solely during the Winter months. ...


Partial list of national brands:

Prior to the heart logo, each country could choose its own logo, although the most common one consisted of a blue circle with the local brand's name over a background of red stripes; second most common old logo, used by Wall's in the UK and other countries, was a yellow logo with Wall's in blue text. Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... GB-gubben, the company mascot GB Glace (originaly Glace-Bolaget until 1991) is the largest ice cream company in Sweden. ... Strauss[1], (Hebrew: ) formerly known as Strauss-Elite (Hebrew: ), is a food products manufacturer in Israel. ... Good Humor is an American brand of ice cream once sold from the back of refrigerated ice cream trucks with bells to announce their presence. ... Hughes Brothers Dairy was an ice-cream manufacturer in Ireland until it was purchased by Unilever and added to the Heartbrand. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... Kibon is a Brazilian ice cream producer. ... Ice cream has come a long way from the first scoops of fresh mounted ice served with honey and fruits in the 1 A.D. to the ultra-indulgent flavours of today. ... Langnese billboard advertisement as seen in Berlin, Germany. ... Selecta, owned by the food giant Unilever with the Philippines RFM corporation (its original owner) as its partner. ... Streets Ice-cream is the Australian ice-cream brand owned by the multi-national company, Unilever. ... Walls is the brand name of Unilevers ice cream business, Heartbrand, in Great Britain. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Cornetto is a branded frozen ice-cream cone, manufactured by Unilever and marketed throughout the world under various different company names, but with the same Heartbrand logo. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: ) is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ...


Unilever generally manufactures the same ice-cream with the same names, with rare occasions of regional availability, under different brands. Some of these ice-creams include Carte D'Or, Cornetto, Magnum, Solero and Viennetta. Cornetto is a branded frozen ice-cream cone, manufactured by Unilever and marketed throughout the world under various different company names. ... Magnum Classic Magnum is an ice cream brand owned by Unilever and sold under Heartbrand (except in Greece and Romania, where it is known as Magic - the Magnum brand being owned by Delta/Nestlé). The original 1990 Magnum ice cream bar came as white or dark chocolate covered ice cream... Solero is an ice cream brand owned by Unilever. ... Viennetta is an ice cream product made in Unilever factories and sold under the various Heartbrand logos around the world. ...


Advertising

Unilever is well known for memorable advertising around the globe like;

  • Lynx/Axe click advert with Ben Afleck
  • PG Tips Monkey and Al
  • Knorr Chicken Tonight, ' I feel like chicken tonight'
  • Flora London Marathon
  • Knorr global brand
  • Dove 'Real beauty'
  • Calve Pindakaas (peanut butter) in Holland
  • Comfort Pure recommended by mothercare

Chicken Tonight is a Unilever brand (launched in the US in 1992 and the UK and Australia in 1993) of sauce that is added to chicken pieces in a skillet, available in flavors such as Apricot Chicken, Mustard Chicken and Thai Green Curry Chicken. ...

See also

Morris Tabaksblat, Rotterdam 1937, is a Dutch Captain of industry. He is mostly known as a former CEO of Unilever and chairman of the Tabaksblat committee that drafted the Tabaksblat code. Tabaksblat was educated at the gymnasium in The Hague and after that studied law at the Leiden University. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Gortons of Gloucester is a subsidiary of the Japanese seafood conglomerate Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. ...

Criticism

Unilever's status as a large multinational has attracted a variety of criticisms from political activists [12]. For example, it has been criticised for causing environmental pollution by Greenpeace [13], for testing products on animals by PETA, and for making use of child labour [14], among others. It has been suggested that Pollutant be merged into this article or section. ... Greenpeace protest against Esso / Exxon Mobil. ... Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture... Child labour or labor is the phenomenon of children in employment. ...


Unilever employees have called for Unilever to stop dealing with the notorious PT Musim Mas, an Indonesian palm oil producer, known for their anti-union, anti-workers' rights mode of operation. [10] There has never been a high-profile human rights case involving Unilever. Palm oil from Ghana with its natural dark color visible, 2 litres Palm oil block Palm oil is a form of edible vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm tree. ...


Hindustan Unilever, the Indian arm of Unilever - was forced to withdraw television advertisements for its women's skin-lightening cream, Fair and Lovely. Advertisements depicted depressed, dark-skinned women, who had been ignored by employers and men, suddenly finding new boyfriends and glamorous careers after the cream had lightened their skin.[15] Hindustan Unilever Limited (abbreviated to HUL), formerly Hindustan Lever Limited , is Indias largest consumer products company and was formed in 1933 as Lever Brothers India Limited. ...


The band Chumbawamba has a song critical of Unilever, simply named after the company. Chumbawamba are an English band who started out playing punk rock but over a 25-year career have gone on to play music in a wide range of styles, including pop influenced by dance music and world music, and now play acoustic folk music. ...


References

  1. ^ Unilever at a glance: Key facts - 2007-05-06
  2. ^ Euronext.com
  3. ^ londonstockexchange.com
  4. ^ Unilever at a glance: Key facts - 2007-05-06
  5. ^ Ethical Corporation article
  6. ^ Unilever's sustainable agriculture programme
  7. ^ San Diego Times
  8. ^ Unilever press release
  9. ^ Environmental Leader website
  10. ^ a b c Unilever Heartbrand. Unilever. Retrieved on 2006-09-08.
  11. ^ Streets Ice Cream
  12. ^ Unilever Corporate Crimes. Corporate Watch. Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
  13. ^ Unilever admits toxic dumping: will clean up but not come clean. Greenpeace. Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
  14. ^ Montsanto, Unilever use Child Labour in India. India Committee of the Netherlands. Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
  15. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/07/01/wskin101.xml

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