Profile: Unilever PLC (UL)
14 Mar 2014
Unilever PLC (PLC), incorporated on June 21, 1894, is a supplier of fast moving consumer goods. The two parent companies, Unilever N.V. (NV) and PLC, together with their group companies, operate as the Unilever Group (Unilever). Its products are grouped into four principal areas: Personal Care, Home Care, Foods and Refreshment. It operates in three regions: Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, the Americas and Western Europe. The Company’s four product areas are: personal care, which includes sales of skincare and haircare products, deodorants and oral care products, foods, which includes sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads, refreshment, which includes sales of ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products and nutritionally enhanced staples sold in developing markets and home care, which includes sales of home care products, such as laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars and a range of cleaning products. Effective July 4, 2013, Unilever PLC raised its interest to 51.55% from 36.75%, by acquiring a 14.784% interest in Hindustan Unilever Ltd. In October 2013, Pinnacle Foods Inc completed the acquisition of the Wish-Bone salad dressings business from Unilever PLC.
The Company's products are sold over 190 countries worldwide. The Company’s food products include soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads, and cooking products such as liquid margarines. Its refreshment products include ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products, and nutritionally enhanced staples sold in developing markets. Its home care products include laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars and a range of cleaning products. Its personal Care products include skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products.
The Company's food brands include Becel, Flora, Bertolli, Blue Band, Rama, Heartbrand, Hellmann's Amora, Knorr, L:ipton and Slim-Fast. Its Home care brands include CIF, Comfort, Domestos, OMO, Radiant, Sunlight, Surf. Its personal care products include AXE, Brylcream, Dove, Fissan, Lifebuoy, Lux, Pond;s, Radox, Rexona, Signal and Close up, Simple, ST IVES, Sunsilk, Tresemme, Vaseline and VO5.
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