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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

Kraft Heinz pulls $143 billion bid for Unilever

Kraft Heinz pulls $143 billion bid for Unilever

NEW YORK — Food giant Kraft Heinz Co. has rescinded its bid to acquire consumer products behemoth Unilever plc. In a joint statement on Sunday, the companies said Kraft Heinz “has amicably agreed to withdraw its proposal for a combination of the two companies.” Published reports said Friday that Kraft Heinz offered $50 per share

In retailing, change is now the only constant

In retailing, change is now the only constant

In the early 1960s, Bob Dylan, who was just awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, asked his listeners to “… admit that the waters/Around you have grown/And accept it that soon you be drenched to the bone/If your time to you is worth savin’/Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone/For the

Unilever strikes deal to buy Seventh Generation

Unilever strikes deal to buy Seventh Generation

LONDON — Consumer products giant Unilever plans to acquire eco-friendly household and personal care products maker Seventh Generation Inc. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Unilever said completion transaction is pending regulatory approvals. Unilever described Burlington, Vt.-based Seventh Generation as a “pioneer in corporate responsibility and sustainable product innovations,” including plant-based detergents and household

Walgreens, Unilever partner on in-store donation program

Walgreens, Unilever partner on in-store donation program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Unilever have again teamed up for an in-store program that enables consumers to help developing communities in Africa get access to clean water. Walgreens said Wednesday that through Aug. 27, a donation will be made for customers buying select Unilever TRESemmé, Suave, Caress or AXE products at participating stores. The

Unilever to acquire Dollar Shave Club

Unilever to acquire Dollar Shave Club

LONDON — Unilever plans to buy Dollar Shave Club, the U.S.-based razor blade subscription service that has jolted the men’s shaving category. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. However, published reports on Wednesday said Unilever is paying $1 billion for Dollar Shave Club, which was launched in March 2012 and has its headquarters in

Unilever calls on Americans to rethink recycling

Unilever calls on Americans to rethink recycling

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever is looking for some more equality in recycling. The consumer products giant is reprising “Rinse.Recycle.Reimagine.,” a campaign that calls on Americans to reassess their recycling habits and treat their Unilever bathroom empties — such as Simple, Dove, Suave and other products – like their kitchen counterparts. The company noted that

Unilever, Walgreens team up to help families in need

Unilever, Walgreens team up to help families in need

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever and Walgreens have partnered with Me to We to provide customers with a way to make a positive impact on the world through everyday purchases. Unilever said Wednesday that via the Give H2OPE to Others (#GiveH2OPE) initiative, Walgreens customers can make a life-changing difference for children and families in need.

Unilever set to acquire Murad

Unilever set to acquire Murad

LONDON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Unilever has entered an agreement to buy clinical skin care brand Murad. The consumer products giant said the deal, terms of which weren’t disclosed, will bolster its position as a key player in the personal care prestige segment following other recent acquisitions, including Dermalogica, Kate Somerville and REN. Founded in