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FMCG company: Unilever Plc (UL) (1885)

Unilever Plc (NYSE:UL, NYSE:UN, LSE:ULVR, Euronext:UNA, TTSE:UCL) was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in London, England. It has 149,867 full-time employees, second only to Procter & Gamble . The world’s second largest fast-moving consumer goods company, its main operations include the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

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Unilever Plc (UL):

The Unilever Group is mainly engaged in the manufacture of consumer products, including food, household and personal health products. It is a head company in the Unilever family (a subsidiary of The Unilever Group), and Unilever NV is another head company.

Unilever Plc operates through 4 departments : Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment and Home Care.

  1. Personal Care Department: Provide skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products, brands include: Dove (Dove), Rexona, Axe (axe), Lux (lux), Sunsilk (Sunsilk), Lifebuoy and Regenerate.
  2. Food department: Provide soup, broth, soy sauce, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressing, margarine, etc. Brands include: Knorr, Hellmann’s, Rama/Blue Band, Becel and Flora ProYactiv.
  3. Refreshment department: Provide ice cream and tea-based beverages and weight management products. Brands include: Wall’s, Magnum, Cornetto, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, Brooke Bond, PG tips and Totali Gelato & Sorbetto, and operate chain stores under the T2 brand and sell Tea and tea set.
  4. Home care department: Provides home care products, soap bars and various cleaning products in powder, liquid and capsules. Brands include: Cif, Domestos, Persil, Omo and Comfort.

Unilever Plc mainly sells its products through its own sales force, independent brokers, agents, distributors, chain agencies, wholesalers, cooperative and independent grocery stores, food service distributors and institutions.

Unilever is the world’s second largest fast-moving consumer goods company after Procter & Gamble .

In February 2017, Kraft Heinz cancelled its hostile takeover offer for Unilever, but Citi pointed out that Unilever is not yet ready to relax. Citi said: “There is still room for the two parties to reach some kind of agreement in the future. This may not necessarily be the entire group, but for example the food and snack business. This may unexpectedly change Unilever’s product portfolio.

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