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Unilever to acquire Carver Korea skin care

Unilever to acquire Carver Korea skin care

LONDON – United Kingdom-based consumer products giant Unilever plans to buy Carver Korea, a leading Asian skin care company, for $2.69 billion. The transaction, with Bain Capital Private Equity and Goldman Sachs, is subject to customary regulatory approvals, Unilever said Monday. Carver has become South Korea’s fastest-growing skin care business via sales of its AHC brand, which

Drug chains end year with a bang

NEW YORK — A stellar December capped a strong year for chain drug retailers. Industry sales for chain drug stores advanced 5.8% in 2014, with same-store dollar volume climbing 4.6%. Both numbers were up by more than a full point from 2013, when total volume advanced 4.4% and comparable-store sales rose 3.1%. Walgreen Co. shined