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Unilever head: We can profit from sustainabilityupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 13:49:00

The European head of consumer goods giant Unilever believes that improving the company's environmental practices could help double its sales, such is the appetite from customers from sustainably-made products.

Is weight loss an early warning sign of Alzheimer's?updated: Mon Nov 21 2011 16:57:00

Over the past several years, researchers have noticed an odd pattern in the relationship between body weight and Alzheimer's disease: Middle-aged people have a higher long-term risk of developing the disease if they're overweight or obese, while older people have a lower risk of the disease if they're carrying excess weight.

Tracking the talent, finding the leadersupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 16:01:00

Organizations need talented people more than talented people need organizations. So -- in these times when top talent is hard to find and staff are less loyal to employers -- successful businesses are focused on building great leaders.

CNNMoney: This 3D printer makes edible foodupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 10:11:00

A 3D food printer sounds like something out of Star Trek, but it's not out of this world. It's up and running at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan -- and in five years, it could be in your home.

Artist Ai Weiwei fills gallery with 100 million sunflower seedsupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 05:28:00

A maverick Chinese artist has filled the main hall in London's famous Tate Modern art gallery with 100 million sunflower seeds.

Unilever pays $3.7bn for Alberto Culverupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 17:00:00

Unilever is to buy Alberto Culver, the US-based consumer goods company, for $3.7bn (£2.3bn) in a deal that will bring brands such as TRESemmé and VO5 into the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate's stable of haircare and skincare products.

CNNMoney: Stocks drop from 4-month highsupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 17:00:00

U.S. stocks kicked off the week with losses Monday, backing off strong gains logged in the previous week, as investors digested a small flurry of corporate dealmaking.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for positive openupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 07:46:00

U.S. stock futures climbed early Monday, boosted by a flurry of deal activity and economic optimism.

CNNMoney: Unilever buys Alberto Culver for $3.7 billionupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 05:16:00

Alberto Culver, the maker of Tresemme and Alberto VO5 haircare products, said Monday it has agreed to a $3.7 billion buyout.

Fortune: Mad Men: Fictional product pitches, real adsupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 11:54:00

Season four of the AMC show and Emmy favorite Mad Men has started, and change is afoot. Don Draper and his gang now operate out of new digs: Fortune's own Time-Life building on 50th street (someone tell us which floor!).

Fortune: The man who made people see profit in povertyupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 12:46:00

As a management writer for many years, I met more than my share of self-professed "gurus." They spanned the gamut from publicity-seeking quacks to deep-in-the-mud academics to -- occasionally -- truly brilliant and devoted thinkers who used their minds to make business, or the world, better.

Palm oil problemupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 09:36:00

CNN's Arwa Damon goes to the Indonesian island of Sumatra to look at some of the problems of palm oil production.

Reporter's notebook: Palm oil production devastating Sumatran forestsupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 09:36:00

As we drive through central Sumatra, what looks like a scene from some apocalyptic movie where an unknown force has obliterated all life on earth unfolds before us.

CNNMoney: Slim-Fast launches recall of 10 million cansupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 15:05:00

The maker of Slim-Fast announced a recall of its canned, ready-to-drink products due to possible bacterial contamination.

CNNMoney: Unilever to buy Sara Lee unit for $1.9 billionupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 08:35:00

Unilever PLC said Friday that it plans to buy Sara Lee's personal care unit for $1.87 billion in cash in an effort to boost its presence in Western Europe and in Asia.

Fortune: Get out of a career rutupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 11:19:00

Rick Smith likes to tell stories, and none more than the time his doctor happily announced to him after a routine physical, "Rick, you're completely unremarkable!"

CNNMoney: Peanut butter blowbackupdated: Sat Jan 31 2009 10:19:00

In the wake of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people and been linked to eight deaths, peanut butter makers have moved to separate themselves from the company that produced the tainted product.

Time.com: Scientists Try to Stop Hunger with Retooled Foodsupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 13:00:00

Want to lose weight? Try eating. That's one of the strategies being developed by scientists experimenting with foods that trick the body into feeling full

Fortune: Ben & Jerry's chills ice cream - and the planetupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 10:07:00

No one wants melting ice cream. Nor do we want melting polar ice caps. The trouble is, keeping our ice cream cold warms the planet because powerful greenhouse gases are used in most refrigerators and freezers in the U.S.

Manufacturing giant recalls melamine tainted teaupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 10:29:00

Unilever is recalling four batches of Lipton Milk Tea sold in Hong Kong and Macau after finding traces of the chemical melamine in the product, the company said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: The incredible shrinking cereal boxupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 14:27:00

Consumers are starting to notice a few less snaps, crackles and pops in their Cocoa Krispies lately. That's because cereal boxes - and the amount of cereal inside - are shrinking along with most food packages in the grocery store.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for tentative gainsupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 08:43:00

Stocks looked set for a higher start Monday, though investors remained cautious about the banking sector and oil prices moved higher.

Fortune: Food's next billion-dollar brand?updated: Wed Jun 04 2008 00:09:00

Success has followed Steve Hughes wherever he has roamed in the food industry the past two decades.

Have a special cup of teaupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 09:03:00

Steep yourself in know-how with these masterful tips on tools and techniques.

Fortune: Gucci Group: The ice cream man comethupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 10:32:00

Three months after Robert Polet took over as chief executive of Gucci Group in July 2004, he gave his new colleagues a glimpse of the self-confidence and single-mindedness that landed him the job in the first place - and that have contributed to the company's stellar performance ever since.

Fortune: Kroger's secret weaponupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 13:05:00

Shoppers like Amy Thomas are ubiquitous in the aisles of American grocery stores these days. Suburban mom, 39, three young kids, works part time in a hospital. She watches every penny, but doesn't have much time to clip coupons. "Other than for diapers, I don't clip," she says.

Fortune: A cup of tea like a fine wineupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 05:52:00

Dilhan Fernando gathers a fistful of earth and surveys his family's sprawling estate. "What's grown on that field," he says, pointing to lush cultivation on a distant misty hill, "will differ dramatically from what's grown over here." He lets the dirt sift through his fingers, as if for emphasis. "And they will both be superb drinking."

Fortune: From frozen food to hot leatherupdated: Tue Jun 12 2007 14:19:00

When Robert Polet, former head of Unilever's frozen-foods division, took over the luxury group in 2004 after the departure of celebrity designer Tom Ford, industry insiders predicted a meltdown. Po...

CNNMoney: P&G going greenupdated: Wed May 02 2007 08:01:00

Procter & Gamble Co. announced plans to become more environmentally friendly by reducing the size of its packaging for its liquid detergent, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Stocks on the move Thursdayupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 11:00:00

The following shares were among the most actively traded Thursday:

Fortune: Unilever PLC ranks No. 106 on FORTUNE's 2006 Global 500updated: Wed Sep 20 2006 21:36:00

Unilever PLC ranks no. 106 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $49.6 billion in revenues, down .8% from the previous year. The London, Britain/Netherlands-based company was ranked no. 81 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $4.7 billion, up 100.6% from a year earlier. 2005 was a banner year for most Global 500 companies.

Niall Fitzgerald: Eternally curious about everything updated: Thu Nov 03 2005 09:08:00

CNN Financial Editor Todd Benjamin speaks to Niall Fitzgerald, Chairman of Reuters. The following is a transcript of the interview.

Business 2.0: The Axe Factorupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

When Unilever introduced its Axe deodorant brand in the United States in 2002, it had plenty of reasons to sweat. Not only were buyers unfamiliar with the concept--a body spray that doubles as deod...

Tech helps brands corner the marketupdated: Mon Sep 05 2005 12:02:00

When Unilever launched its deodorant brand Axe it was quick to adopt the "sex sells" philosophy, adapting it to fit in with the 21st century.

CNNMoney: SlimFast reduces Unilever incomeupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 05:30:00

Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever N.V. on Thursday said second-quarter net profit tumbled 26.7% on another writedown of its SlimFast meal replacement business, but investors welcomed the sales growth at the restructuring company.

CNNMoney: America's favorite ice creamupdated: Mon Jul 25 2005 11:27:00

When European megalopoly Unilever swallowed up Ben & Jerry's a few years back, fans of the quirky Vermont company feared the worst.

CNNMoney: The 'Donald' does do laundryupdated: Wed Jun 29 2005 10:30:00

Donald Trump can handle dirty laundry.

Business 2.0: Hits & Missesupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

[HIT] You're fired. Well, on second thought ... Product placement is risky business, since there's always a chance that your brand will be associated with something unsavory. And indeed, Unilever's...

CNNMoney: Will others follow P&G-Gillette?updated: Fri Jan 28 2005 11:16:00

The Procter & Gamble purchase of Gillette came after months of on-again, off-again talks, following years of rumor. So the question Friday morning is how long will it take for another major deal in the consumer products segment to be announced.

CNNMoney: Dow heeds warningsupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 09:52:00

Profit warnings from Colgate and Unilever punished the blue-chip averages Monday, but another rally in the chip sector saved the tech-heavy Nasdaq from the same declines.

CNNMoney: Stocks to watch Thursdayupdated: Wed Feb 11 2004 16:57:00

A late-day announcement from Sonus Networks overshadowed earnings news in trading at the end of the day Wednesday.

Money Magazine: Makin' Baconupdated: Sun Feb 01 2004 00:01:00

Face it, you can't escape Atkins. Some 32 million Americans are on some version of the high-protein, low-carb diet. But what we want to know is, can you profit from this mania?

Fortune: Brand Killers Store brands aren't for losers anymore. In fact, they're downright sizzling. And that scares the soap out of the fupdated: Mon Aug 11 2003 00:01:00

Melanie Turner has forgotten her shopping list. But the 42-year-old pension consultant, who has just entered Costco's 133,000-square-foot warehouse store in Norwalk, Conn., doesn't seem to mind. Tu...

Fortune: The Return of the FORTUNE 40 The good news? Last year's portfolio beat the market. The better news? We have a updated: Mon Jun 16 2003 00:01:00

Beat the market. That, of course, is the goal of every investor, from midlevel managers trying to goose their IRA's returns to hedge fund managers trying to master the universe. In the pages that...

Business 2.0: Spray Here. Get Girl. Young men have just one thing on their minds. The trick is to convince them they can get it if they wear tupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

Men stink. Men want to get laid. To succeed at the latter, they must deal with the former.

Money Magazine: The S&P 500 Goes Nativeupdated: Sun Sep 01 2002 00:01:00

The minders of the S&P 500 made a declaration on July 9 that startled the world. The committee that runs the closely followed (and mimicked) listing of the 500 most important publicly traded compan...

FSB: [Opera Singing]updated: Fri Mar 01 2002 00:01:00

--Brent Habig wasn't always an opera fan. His instrument of choice as a music student at Oberlin College was the piano. "I didn't get it," he says of opera's divas and drama. "It was so overblown, ...

Fortune: Call Me Ice-Cream Crazyupdated: Mon Jan 07 2002 00:01:00

Hello. My name is Andy, and I'm an ice-cream freak. As in "Quick stop the car! There's a scoop shop!" Or "Honey, I'm just going to pick up five pints of Haagen-Dazs on my way home." Ice-cream compa...

Fortune: Best & Worst 2001 Honest CEOs. Harebrained ad campaigns. Appalling outfits. They've all earned a place on our year-end list.updated: Mon Dec 24 2001 00:01:00

Corporate marriage

Fortune: P&G's Covert Operation An intelligence-gathering campaign against Unilever went way too far.updated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

In April 1999, Procter & Gamble Chairman John Pepper gave the key-note address at a meeting in Montreal of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, a trade association for, well, corp...

Fortune: Recession-Proofing Your Portfolio Sure, the economy's giving you the shakes. But security is at hand. Here are five stocks for tupdated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

These things gotta happen every five years or so--ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one. --The Godfather

Fortune: Actually, I'd Rather Have That Favor Than a Raiseupdated: Mon Apr 16 2001 00:01:00

Every boss does it.

Fortune: A Game Of Inches Battling for market share in a slowing industry can be a mighty dirty business. Just ask laundry-soap archrivalupdated: Mon Feb 05 2001 00:01:00

Look out from the top of the Empire State Building directly toward New Jersey. There, right at the edge of the Hudson River, sits the Laundry Institute, a small laboratory owned by Unilever. You'd ...

Fortune: Riding The Buyout Wave Submitted for your perusal: FORTUNE's first-ever list of potential takeover candidates updated: Mon Dec 18 2000 00:01:00

It seems like easy money: Observe the merger activity in a rapidly consolidating industry. Buy stock in the company most likely to be purchased by some heavyweight on a buying spree. Then kick back...

Fortune: Can Nestle Be The Very Best? So far, the world's largest food company has left archrival Unilever in the updated: Mon Nov 13 2000 00:01:00

Every summer Peter Brabeck, chief executive of Nestle, likes to climb Les Rochers de Naye, an Alpine peak he can see from his office in the small Swiss town of Vevey. "If you're in good shape, it t...

Fortune: Peanut Butter Bans Are Sticky Situationsupdated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

With armed guards and metal detectors in some schools, peanut butter might seem a low-level threat. But many school districts aren't treating the creamy lunchtime staple that way. An increasing num...

Fortune: Ready For The Big Leaguesupdated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

Remember the old market? Buy 100 shares of Nortel, then sit back and watch it go up five points every day. Well, that's over, baby. Now it's more like: July, stocks go down; August they go up; Sept...

Fortune: Bottled Up Profits aren't flowing like they used to at packaged-goods companies. Can green ketchup and Tuna in a Pouch save Heinupdated: Mon Sep 18 2000 00:01:00

It's a muggy, overcast August afternoon in Pittsburgh, and inside H.J. Heinz headquarters the ten members of Project Snackarama are talking about pet treats. Thick stapled handouts filled with flow...

Money Magazine: Safer Harbors Five bargain stocks for a rocky marketupdated: Thu Jun 01 2000 00:01:00

With tech stocks getting whipsawed, it seems wise to consider investing in less overheated sectors that are both cheaper and less volatile. And there are plenty of opportunities out there. We'd rec...

FSB: The Kids Are All Right And they're a multibillion-dollar market. Trying to explain what teens want is now a business in itself.updated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Here's a marketing insight: Teens in Japan dig low riders from Los Angeles. Those who can afford it will buy the souped-up cars and ship them across the Pacific so they can ride through the streets...

Fortune: Lather, Rinse, Repeat: Hygiene Tip or Marketing Ploy?updated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

In Benjamin Cheever's novel The Plagiarist, a marketing executive becomes an industry legend by adding one word to shampoo bottles: REPEAT. He doubles shampoo sales overnight.

Fortune: Eat S'mores? No. Draft a Business Plan. WHAT GIRLS DO AT SUMMER CAMPupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

I spent two summers at Camp Mont Shenandoah. I slept on a bunk, rose at taps, and passed the days picking blackberries and competing against the Greens (I was a Buff). The highlight of the summer w...

Money Magazine: Word On The Street What's up with Tupperware, Sturm Ruger, Bestfoods, Stride Rite and moreupdated: Wed Sep 01 1999 00:01:00

Tupperware rolls out a fresh sales style

Fortune: The E-Consultants They used to be those geeks who designed your Web pages. Now they're "Web strategists" running $100 million coupdated: Mon Apr 12 1999 00:01:00

Chan Suh is CEO of a four-year-old Web consulting company in New York City called Agency.com. His office has an exposed brick wall, wood floors, doodads, and windows overlooking Greenwich Village. ...

Fortune: The Enemy Without Digging In For Y2Kupdated: Mon Nov 23 1998 00:01:00

Since the Year 2000 problem came to light, doomsayers have offered up plenty of frightening scenarios: planes falling from the sky, elevators hurtling people to their deaths, banks losing everyone'...

Fortune: P&G Tries to Push Online Advertising In an effort to figure out this new medium, the inventor of TV advertising held a confeupdated: Mon Sep 28 1998 00:01:00

Someday, invites to Procter & Gamble's Future of Advertising Stakeholders Summit (FAST) may become collectors' items, documents proving that P&G took a leading role in shaping the Internet, just as...

Fortune: Comfort Stocks Worried about the market? Packaged-food companies are set to grow 12% to 14% a year, regardless of Asia, deflatioupdated: Mon Mar 02 1998 00:01:00

Psychologists call it "stress eating syndrome." To Freud it was "oral fixation." Whatever it's called, though, you know the impulse: When life turns stressful, you instinctively reach for familiar ...

Fortune: WHY DUMB THINGS HAPPEN TO SMART COMPANIES YOU'VE HIRED THE SMARTEST PEOPLE AND YOU'RE SPENDING TONS ON Rupdated: Mon Jun 23 1997 00:01:00

Few people quarrel with the notion that companies must learn to invest in and manage knowledge if they hope to compete in an economy where, more than ever, knowledge is what we buy and sell. But ho...

Fortune: THE BIG PAYOFF FROM PUBLIC SERVICE VOLUNTEERING FOR CHARITIES AND OTHER GOOD WORKS IS, LIKE VIRTUE, ITS OWN REWARD. BUT HERE'S Hupdated: Mon Mar 18 1996 00:01:00

Can you do well by doing good? Meet Lorraine LoPresti. A lower-middle manager at Campbell Soup, she introduced the Philadelphia chapter of the "Christmas in April" charitable group to St. Joseph's ...

Fortune: The New Cosmetics Industry Makeupupdated: Mon Oct 31 1994 00:01:00

After gobbling up a slew of cosmetics companies during a five-year buying binge, the newest giants of the beauty industry, Procter & Gamble and Unilever, are in a digestive mode. Can firms hitherto...

Money Magazine: See what a difference a few years make updated: Tue Mar 15 1994 00:01:00

Even a generous early-out package won't make up for the bigger pension you'd earn by staying on the job. In the table below, we analyze an offer to a 55- year-old who earns $50,000 and has worked 2...

Money Magazine: 8 INVESTMENTS THAT NEVER LOSE MONEY It doesn't take magic to make money year after year. These stocks and funds have done just tupdated: Tue Mar 01 1994 00:01:00

With the stock market hovering at record heights and skeptical analysts -- including Money's chief investment analyst Michael Sivy -- warning of a potential 15% drop by September, it's no wonder in...

Fortune: FORTUNE'S GLOBAL 500 RANKED BY PERFORMANCE updated: Mon Jul 26 1993 00:01:00

In this difficult year, there must be something about the air in Britain and the Netherlands. Two of the top five earners have headquarters in both places. Royal Dutch/Shell, whose profits rose 27....

Fortune: INTERNS HAVE EDGE ON JOBSupdated: Mon May 17 1993 00:01:00

The job landscape facing the class of '93 is bleak, even for engineering majors, who command average starting salaries of up to $39,793 a year, the highest for new grads. But those engineers at top...

Fortune: FINDING BUYS WHEN STOCKS ARE HIGH With the Dow way up there and the economy crawling, investors shouldn't just updated: Mon Oct 26 1992 00:01:00

QUITE A FEW investors, remembering how the Dow Jones industrial average leaped 20% in 1991, took to the stock market dance floor this year expecting to boogie. Yet despite falling interest rates an...

Fortune: HOW TO BEAT THE JOB MARKET ODDS JUST-IN-TIME HIRING FOR RECENT MBAsupdated: Mon Jun 15 1992 00:01:00

Faced with a stagnant job scene, unemployed managers, career changers, and freshly minted college graduates are finding new ways to hunt for work. Big corporations still look good to many, who floo...

Fortune: ELIZABETH ARDEN PROFITING BY PERSEVERANCEupdated: Mon Jan 27 1992 00:01:00

STODGY, STAGNANT, nearly forgotten, the once proud Elizabeth Arden company was a sorry sight just four years ago. Today it is the fastest-growing prestige (read expensive) cosmetics company in Amer...

Fortune: BABY-BOOMERS VS. WRINKLESupdated: Mon Dec 16 1991 00:01:00

As youth fades from the faces of the 78 million baby-boomers, sales of creams that supposedly help skin look younger have skyrocketed. Since 1985, skin-care sales have surged 50%, to $3.7 billion, ...

Fortune: EUROPE'S STOCK MARKETS OFFER A PASSPORT TO PROFITSupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

Few events hold as much potential for gains as the coming economic unification of Europe. Though there are still plenty of stumbling blocks, analysts figure that a successful integration could add ...

Fortune: DEALS OF THE YEAR Lenders turned leery, and debt became a dirty word in 1990. Commonsense transactions backed by cash gave the nupdated: Mon Jan 28 1991 00:01:00

DEALMAKERS will remember 1990 as the year they made it home in time to kiss their children good night. But after toting up how much those kisses represent in lost business, they may long for the be...

Fortune: A POPCORN PACKETupdated: Mon Apr 09 1990 00:01:00

What's a manager to do? The CEO is in his corner office playing a hand-held Nintendo video game, listening to multi-ethnic music recorded by the Gipsy Kings, popping herbal energizer pills, and rea...

Fortune: MISSING BANKERSupdated: Mon Feb 12 1990 00:01:00

Big deals are usually shepherded by heavyweight Wall Street advisers, but not always. In 1989 four of the 50 biggest acquisitions (FORTUNE, January 29) were done by corporations that acted without ...

Fortune: HOW TO BUY SAFE FOOD STOCKS WITHOUT PAYING GOURMET PRICESupdated: Mon Dec 04 1989 00:01:00

With profit outlooks souring at most companies and share prices jiggling like Jello, it takes a strong stomach to buy stocks. Among the exceptions are those of food companies, traditionally safe ha...

Fortune: BUYING A EURO-STAKE THAT WILL THRIVE ON THE HAPPENINGS OF 1992updated: Mon Jan 30 1989 00:01:00

Want a piece of what could become the world's richest market? Then zero in on stocks of European companies most likely to flourish after the coming consolidation known as 1992. By that year, the Eu...

Fortune: THE BIGGEST BOSSES 16. FLORIS MALJERS AND MICHAEL ANGUS UNILEVER PULLING TOGETHER A TWO-PART COMPANYupdated: Mon Aug 03 1987 00:01:00

Like the Pushmi-pullyu children's book character, whose two heads face in opposite directions, Unilever appears a corporate creature particularly ill- suited to getting anywhere in a hurry. Not so....

Money Magazine: Ten Foreign Stocks for Beginners Getting started investing abroad doesn't have to be difficult, if you stick to big-name issues.updated: Fri May 01 1987 00:01:00

Buying individual foreign stocks may appear at first glance to be beyond the scope of most beginning investors (see the story on page 75). But aspiring internationalists should not be daunted. The ...

Money Magazine: My $25,000 Adventure In which a Money writer turns global investor and encounters market dips, currency crunches and a black holupdated: Fri May 01 1987 00:01:00

I've sampled escargot. I adore Italian leather. My last name is Dutch. But that's as international as I ever got, until Money sent me overseas. I am to go as an investor without leaving Manhattan. ...

Fortune: Unilever's U.S. Invasion updated: Mon Jan 05 1987 00:01:00

After Unilever's $1.1-billion hostile takeover bid for Richardson-Vicks failed in 1985, the Anglo-Dutch giant kept watch for another big U.S. company to acquire (FORTUNE, May 26, 1986). Now Unileve...

Fortune: UNILEVER FIGHTS BACK IN THE U.S. The world's biggest packaged goods company was a laughingstock in the world's biggest market, wupdated: Mon May 26 1986 00:01:00

UNILEVER is finally tackling some unfinished business in the U.S. Its American subsidiary Lever Brothers was the first to alert U.S. consumers to such afflictions as BO, Undie Odor, and Dishpan Han...

Fortune: HAS-BEEN BRANDS GO BACK TO WORK Remember Aerowax, Fels Naptha, Miles Nervine? They're not dead, just hibernating. Profit-hungry updated: Mon Apr 28 1986 00:01:00

FLUFFO DIED. Last October. The yellow shortening invented by Procter & Gamble in 1954 peaked in the 1960s before newer products overshadowed it. The company kept making the stuff, and Fluffo fans p...

Fortune: CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS FOR AMATEURS In company-sponsored tourneys, winners get free trips, palmy perks, and often meet the pros.updated: Mon Nov 25 1985 00:01:00

On the freshly groomed Har-Tru courts of the Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis ! Resort near Tampa, Florida, 64 players from Seattle to St. Petersburg met on a steamy October weekend to decide the Lipton...

Fortune: Companies on the auction blockupdated: Mon Oct 28 1985 00:01:00

Takeovers were once straightforward confrontations between two companies: a buyer and a target. But nowadays one bidder attracts another and the action turns into an auction. When the British-Dutch...

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