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Unilever To Hike Prices In Israel

August 20, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever says it will raise prices on a wide range of products by five to six percent after the September-October High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot) in Israel. A source told Haaretz that Unilever delayed price hikes in recent months, despite rising costs. The delay cost the company some NIS 40 million (about US$10 million), the source said. The last time Unilever raised prices was 14 months ago, a move that led to “social justice protests”, according to Haaretz. The new round of price increases is also likely to set off more criticism.
Adi Dovrat-Meseritz, "Unilever says it will raise prices, citing higher costs", Haaretz, August 20, 2012, © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd
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Competition Heats Up Between Supermarkets And Specialty Stores In The Food Segment

August 20, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Traditional supermarkets are faced with increasingly fierce competition from smaller versions of big-box retailers, high-end independent gourmet grocers, and dollar stores for food shoppers in large urban centers in the United States. Wal-Mart Stores plans to open a Neighborhood Market at Los Angeles’ Chinatown neighborhood, while Target plans to launch several CityTarget stores in Los Angeles and other major cities. Other leading retailers are setting up food sections in some store branches. With the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasting food prices rising 2.5–3.5 percent in 2012 and 3–4 percent in 2013, some retailers are focusing on high-income consumers who are minimally affected by the economic slowdown, while others aim to attract budget-conscious shoppers who are always looking for the best deals.
KEVIN HARLIN, "Food Fight Pits Supermarkets Against Unlikley Foes", Investor's Business Daily, August 20, 2012, © Investor's Business Daily, Inc
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Major CPG Companies Expand Presence In Africa

August 18, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
The world’s leading consumer goods companies are expanding their operations in Africa, a market worth $1.8 trillion and is forecast to have a population of 1.3 billion by 2020. Unilever is developing products designed for African consumers and helping entrepreneurs establish and expand their businesses. For its part, Nestlé plans to increase its investments in Africa, which currently accounts for only 3 percent of its group sales. SABMiller plans to invest $2.5 billion to build and renovate breweries in the continent. Africa’s middle class, defined by the African Development Bank as anyone who spends $2–20 a day, increased from 27 percent of the population in 2000 to 34 percent of Africans in 2010.
"A continent goes shopping", The Economist , August 18, 2012, © The Economist Newspaper Limited
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Unilever Proposes Sustainable Living Plan In Ghana

August 17, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Consumer goods manufacturer Unilever Ghana Limited hopes to extend its Sustainable Living Plan in Ghana, and has asked the government to adopt the program and create a government-wide coordinating committee to ensure its efficient implementation. The National Sustainable Living Plan (NSLP) encourages business growth while decreasing the environmental footprint and improving the health and well-being of the world’s population. The plan creates a range of targets to be achieved by 2020.
Mohammed Suleman, "Ghana: Unilever Proposes Creation of National Sustainable Living Plan", AllAfrica, August 17, 2012, © AllAfrica
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Unilever Celebrates Its Million-Fan Facebook Status

August 15, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever said its global Unilever Facebook page has attracted more than 1 million fans. To celebrate the Facebook milestone, Unilever launched an interactive cover image that will feature photos of the company’s Facebook fans. Unilever will ask its Facebook fans to share their pledges detailing how they intend to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. Each week, Unilever will feature the best entries as “featured fans.”
"Unilever reaches Facebook milestone", Unilever, August 15, 2012, © Unilever
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African-American Consumers Display More Brand Loyalty Than Caucasians

August 15, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
African-American consumers show significantly higher brand loyalty compared with their Caucasian counterparts, according to a study by NewMediaMetrics. Results of the survey, which focused on the emotional attachment of the two consumer segments, aged 18–54, revealed 73 percent of about 350 brands received higher attachment scores from African-Americans. Data show that African-American consumers are more attached than Caucasians to brands, such as Lexus, General Motors, Google, Fidelity, Slim Fast, UPS, Tide, Pampers, Jell-O, Doritos, and Oreos. The top 10 brands in terms of loyalty from African-American consumers include luxury car and technology and feminine personal care.
"African-Americans Show More 'Love' to Brands Than Caucasians", Marketwire, August 15, 2012, © Marketwire, Incorporated
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Consumer Goods Companies Celebrate Olympic Spirit With Games-Themed Packaging

August 10, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Consumer packaged goods companies launched foods, beverages, toys, and other products with packaging that highlighted the London 2012 Olympic Games. MWM graphics designer Matt W. Moore partnered with brand agency Attik to create packaging designs based on the Olympic rings for Coca-Cola products. Fauchon launched cookies featuring Olympics-themed packaging and flavors. Procter & Gamble introduced products with packaging that includes Olympic graphics.
Jenni Spinner, Senior Editor , "Olympics packaging brings home the gold", Packaging Digest, August 10, 2012, © UBM Canon
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Unilever Sri Lanka Receives Top Honors For Personnel Management

August 10, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever Sri Lanka won a Gold Award at the HRM Awards organized by the Association of Human Resource Professionals in partnership with AonHewitt. Unilever, which also won the prize in the 2010 edition of the awards, was also honored with the best practices award in the Reward and Recognition category.
"Unilever Sri Lanka wins Gold at HRM Awards 2012", Daily Mirror, August 10, 2012, © Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.
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Unilever Posts Strong Sales Growth, Leads World's Personal Care Market

August 8, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever’s sales grew 8.4 percent to $15.8 billion in the first quarter of 2012 from the same period in 2011. Sales of personal care products increased 10.4 percent to almost $5.6 billion, driven by the strong performance of Dove Nutrium Moisture shower gels and Dove Men+Care. In 2011, corporate sales rose 5 percent to $61.9 billion, with net income rising1 percent to $6.4 billion. Factors helping sales performance include the acquisition of Alberto-Culver and the sales posted by Sara Lee’s personal care business, which Unilever purchased in December 2010. Sales in emerging markets rose 11.5 percent, driven by double-digit growth rates in India, China, Turkey, and South Africa. Emerging markets currently account for 54 percent of the company’s sales.
"The international Top 30: 1. Unilever", Happi , August 08, 2012, © Rodman Publishing / HAPPI
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Unilever Enlists DHL To Help Improve Efficiency Of Its Global Supply Chain

August 7, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever signed a Joint Business Development Plan with DHL Supply Chain as part of the consumer goods company’s Partner to Win supply chain initiative. Aimed at establishing closer partnerships with suppliers, the initiative includes efforts to reduce carbon emission and waste within Unilever’s global logistics operations. Unilever also seeks to develop common methods for innovating across the company’s supply chain system.
"Unilever and DHL partnership deal to drive efficiency", Logistics Manager, August 07, 2012, © Akabo Media Ltd
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Tesco Opens Virtual Store At Gatwick Airport

August 7, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Tesco opened a virtual store at the Gatwick Airport in London that offers customers the convenience of online grocery shopping with browsing products in a physical store. First launched in South Korea, the virtual store enables consumers to shop for grocery products even when they are away from home. By scanning barcodes with their smartphone, customers can add products they chose to online baskets, schedule home delivery, and checkout their purchases. 
"Fed up of coming home from holiday to an empty fridge?", Tesco, August 07, 2012, © Tesco PLC
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Innovation Drives Hindustan Unilever's Growth In India

August 3, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Hindustan Unilever Ltd’s growth strategy in India is driven by innovation created by a “mismatch between ambition and resources,” said managing director and CEO Nitin Paranjpe. HUL needs to widen the gap with its competitors, according to Paranjpe. Also, HUL focuses on reducing costs, eliminating any overhead that does not add value to the consumer. Paranjpe also emphasized “responsible growth,” adding that the manner with which business goals are achieved is also very important.
"'We prefer a deliberate mismatch of ambition & resources'", Business Standard, August 03, 2012, © Business Standard
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Innovation Helps Boost Unilever's First Half 2012 Sales In Indonesia

July 31, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever Indonesia reported its net sales increased 16 percent to Rp 13.36 trillion (US$1.4 billion) in the first half of 2012, compared with the same period of the previous year. “The growth in revenue was the result of innovation of our products,” said Unilever director Sancoyo Antarikso. Cost of goods sold rose 18 percent to Rp 6.62 trillion from Rp 5.56 trillion of the previous year, with gross profit increasing 14 percent to Rp 6.74 trillion from Rp 5.9 trillion. Net profit grew 12 percent to Rp 2.33 trillion from Rp 2.09 trillion.
Raras Cahyafitri, "Unilever says innovation helped boost profit", The Jakarta Post, July 31, 2012, © PT. Bina Media Tenggara
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Consumers in Australia Falling In Love With Supermarkets' In-House Brands

July 29, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Consumption of private-label products in Australia is forecast to rise to 33 percent of total supermarket sales by 2017–2018 from 13.5 percent in the year ending June 2008, according to IBISWorld. This trend is driven by Australian consumers’ search for ways to cut costs following the global financial crisis. Also, efforts by supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths to promote their respective private labels have enticed consumers to purchase in-store brands. IBISWorld’s study also revealed there are some segments, such as dry goods and basic necessities including bread and milk, where consumers are more willing to buy in-store variants. For some products, such as chocolate, confectionary, soft drinks, and cosmetics, consumers are less willing to purchase private-label brands. 
Penny Pryor, "Where the brands have no names", Brisbane Times, July 29, 2012, © Fairfax Media
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Olympic Halo Benefits Corporate Sponsors, And Their Rivals

July 27, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
United States consumers cannot identify brands that have paid to sponsor the Olympics, according to an online survey conducted by Toluna. For example, 37 percent of respondents identified Nike as an Olympic sponsor, while only 24 percent correctly said Adidas is. While Coca-Cola was correctly identified by 47 percent of respondents, it must find it worrying that 28 percent believed its rival Pepsi is also one of the Olympics’ corporate partners. McDonald’s, which was correctly identified by 40 percent of respondents, must be having similar worries, as 19 percent of respondents said its rival Burger King is an Olympic sponsor.
Laurel Wentz, "Consumers Don't Really Know Who Sponsors the Olympics", Advertising Global, July 27, 2012, © Crain Communications
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Unilever Delivers The Goods With First Half 2012 Results

July 26, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever reported its revenue increased 11.5 percent to €25.4 billion in the first half of 2012 from the same period last year. Sales grew 7.0 percent from the first half of the previous year, with volume growing 2.8 percent and price, 4.1 percent. In the second quarter, sales revenue grew 5.8 percent from the similar period of the previous year. Unilever said operating margins remained flat; however, the company increased its investments in advertising and promotions. Earnings per share rose 6 percent to €0.76, with free cash flow at €1.5 billion.
"Half year 2012 results", Unilever, July 26, 2012, © Unilever
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Cake Mix Firms Quietly Downsize Their Products, Upsetting Consumers

July 24, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
With the cost of ingredients steadily rising, cake mix companies have joined other food companies in choosing to reduce product size rather than hike prices, and the trend has proven annoying to some consumers. Cake mixes that used to be 18.25 ounces are now either 15.2 or 16.5 ounces. Old, familiar recipes that rely on a certain size cake mix no longer work. Food writer Kathleen Purvis says the changes were made “quietly, with no announcement” by Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines and Pillsbury. But what really irks consumers – according to blogs and Facebook entries –  is that the development was not only quiet, it was “sneaky”: “because stores restock slowly, smaller packages were mixed in with larger ones for a while.”
Kathleen Purvis, "Tempest in a cake mix box", Newsobserver.com, July 24, 2012, © The News & Observer Publishing Company
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Unilever Seeks To Triple Online Sales In China

July 23, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever vice president for digital marketing and ecommerce for North Asia, Dorcas Lau, said she aims to more than triple her company’s online sales in China in 2012. Unilever is aware of the size and growth potential of China’s online market, with 22 percent of white-collar female Internet users buying products online. More than 500 million Internet users in China mean the country’s ecommerce market will become the largest in the world by 2013. Unilever has expanded its digital media spending 11-fold in China in the past four years, Lau said.
Anita Chang Beattie , "Dorcas Lau Looks to Triple Unilever China's E-Commerce Sales", Advertising Age, July 23, 2012, © Crain Communications
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Indonesia's Poor Consumers Help Multinationals Grow Business

July 23, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Multinational corporations, such as NestléSA, Carrefour SA, and Unilever, have grown their business and revenue even during economic slowdowns by marketing to poor consumers in Indonesia. For example, Nestléhas achieved consistent growth for its Milo brand by selling the chocolate powder in packages that cost about 10 cents, enabling NestléIndonesia to earn more than $1 billion in annual revenue. People who earn less than $4 a day account for around 80 percent of Indonesia’s population and 60 percent of consumer spending, or more than $230 billion in 2010. Similar trends exist in other emerging markets, which are increasingly helping multinational corporations develop strategies they can also implement in Europe and other developed markets currently experiencing economic crises.
ERIC BELLMAN, "Companies Court the Poor's Loyal Pennies", Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2012, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc
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Hindustan Unilever Posts Impressive Earnings In June 2012 Quarter

July 23, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Hindustan Unilever Limited reported its net profit grew 112 percent to Rs.1,331 Crores, after accounting for exceptional income of Rs.607 Crores from sale of properties,in the quarter ending June 2012 compared with similar period of the previous year. The company said its business grew 19 percent, with sales volume rising 9 percent, during the quarter ending in June 2012. Personal care products posted double-digit growth rates at 17 percent, with soaps and detergents recording a 24 percent expansion. All laundry brands, as well as all segments and key brands of the skin-cleansing business, posted double-digit growth rates. HUL also reported its beverages business grew 7 percent, driven by strong growth in the coffee segment. Meanwhile, packaged foods rose 17 percent.
"HUL June Quarter 2012 Financial Results", Hindustan Unilever, July 23, 2012, © Unilever
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Avon's General Counsel Leaves, Joins Kraft Foods

July 19, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Avon Products, Inc. said Kim Rucker, senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief compliance officer, is leaving the company to become executive vice president for corporate and legal affairs at Kraft Foods North America. Rucker will also become general counsel and corporate secretary for Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Avon plans an external search for Rucker’s replacement.
"Avon Announces General Counsel Kim Rucker Leaving To Join Kraft Foods North America", Avon, July 19, 2012, © Avon Products, Inc.
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FMCG Brands Among Entries Competing For APPIES 2012 Marketing Honors

July 18, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
The Institute of Advertising Singapore’s APPIES 2012 marketing awards received 25 percent more entries from across the Asia-Pacific region compared with the previous year. Marketing campaigns for leading brands, such as Olay, Oreo, Tiger, Dove, Nivea, and Nescafe, are among the 100 entries received by the awards body, with only 10 winning APPIES gold medals. Top marketers representing industries, such as fast moving consumer goods, healthcare, and financial services, have joined the APPIES consulting and judging committees.
"Olay, Oreo, Nivea in race for APPIES 2012", exchange4media , July 18, 2012, © exchange4media
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Unilever North America President Watches Over U.S. Launch Of Products Proven Successful In Other Markets

July 18, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
After his appointment as president of Unilever’s North American operations, Kees Kruythoff has overseen the U.S. launch of products that the company has marketed successfully in other countries. Kruythoff said the launch of Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy haircare brand illustrates how Unilever combines “global technology, scale and expertise with local understanding of consumers.” Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to help 1 billion people improve their health and well-being and reduce by half the company’s environmental impact, is also among Kruythoff’s priorities.
Julie Gallagher , "2012 Power 50: No. 30 Kees Kruythoff", Supermarket News, July 18, 2012, © Penton Media, Inc.
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New Special K Snacks Try To Strike A Balance Between Sensible And Decadent

July 10, 2012: 06:12 PM EST
The Special K brand (Kellogg) continues to position itself as a weight management tool for women with its new line of Special K snacks. The products are targeted at women who “play tug-of-war between the need for a sensible snack and cravings” for sweets. The brand has added Special K Pop Corn Chips and Pastry Crisps (Chocolaty Delight and Brown Sugar Cinnamon) to its popular Special K Cracker Chips. The company said it is also re-launching Special K Protein cereal to meet the demands of consumers looking for protein and “to feel full longer”.
"From Flavors to Pop Culture, Hot Trends and Insights Drive New Products From Kellogg", News release, Kellogg Co., July 10, 2012, © Kellogg Co.
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Herbs And Spices Can Play A Role In The Global Fight Against Obesity

July 9, 2012: 06:46 PM EST
Presenters at a scientific meeting of the research arm of spice manufacturer McCormick & Company recently reviewed scientific research on the potential weight management benefits of culinary herbs and spices. A University of Colorado scientist said small changes in lifestyle and diet, like eating spices “that increase satiety,” could be both beneficial and sustainable. A Dutch scientist noted that consuming red pepper containing capsaicin induces feelings of fullness. And a University of Illinois researcher listed  the health benefits of compounds found in Latin American herbs, spices and herbal tea.
"McCormick Science Institute Scientific Advisory Council Convenes in UK", News release, McCormick & Company, July 09, 2012, © McCormick & Company
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International Olympic Committee In $938-Million TV Advertising Deal With Major Sponsors

July 5, 2012: 09:16 PM EST
Eleven of the International Olympic Committee’s major corporate sponsors paid $938 million for global rights to market their products during television broadcast of the London Olympics. Marketers with television advertisements appearing on televisions across the world include Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola, Visa, and Adidas.
Lucy Carne, London, "Here they are: the Olympics ads worth $932m", The Telegraph, July 05, 2012, © News Limited
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With Africa's Consumer Spending Set For Rapid Growth, Multinationals Need To Understand Diversity Among African Consumers

July 5, 2012: 02:41 AM EST
Western multinational corporations operating in Africa “have long underestimated the continent’s consumers,” according to Unilever executive vice president Frank Braeken. For example, Unilever has been operating in the continent for more than a century, but had been slow in recognizing the diversity among African consumers. Nielsen’s survey identified seven types of African consumers, which can be grouped in “three tiers based on monthly income and average spending.” Household spending on consumer goods, telecoms, and banking is forecast to grow from $860 billion in 2008 to $1.4 trillion in 2020, according to McKinsey.
Robyn Curnow and Teo Kermeliotis, "African consumers 'underestimated' by Western firms", CNN, July 05, 2012, © Cable News Network
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Barilla To Bolster Its Pasta Brands To Counter Private Label Threat

July 1, 2012: 07:05 PM EST
Recent moves by Italian food group Barilla – hiring a new CEO and selling its German bakery business – portend a revamped primary strategy, according to BMI Western Europe Food and Drinks Insights. The world’s largest pasta producer is being threatened by growth in private label pastas, probably due to the challenges associated with conveying the unique advantages of a pasta brand. To counter this threat, Barilla will focus more heavily on its core consumer pasta products, building and supporting the brands, and paying closer attention to innovation. Will it work? “We believe Barilla is likely to be able to keep this [private label] threat at bay over the longer term.”
"Barilla Announcements Fit With Branded Focus", Food and Drinks Insights, July 01, 2012, © Business Monitor International Ltd
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Consumption Drives Economic Growth In Turkey

July 1, 2012: 02:48 AM EST
Consumer goods companies are expanding their operations in Turkey, driven by the country’s economy, which grew 8.5 percent in 2011. Consumption accounted for 70 percent of Turkey’s output and the economy, which is reinforced by a strong banking system, seems immune to the direct impact of the European financial crisis. Tesco is opening 70 new retail stores; Unilever has tripled the size of its business in 11 years; and PepsiCo is introducing snacks and drinks. There are signs, however, that the economy is slowing down. Sales of fast moving consumer goods declined 1.3 percent in the year ending April 2012 compared with the previous year, according to Nielsen. Also, some economists are concerned about fast-growing loans.
Louise Lucas and Daniel Dombey, "Consumer spending on the rise in Turkey", Financial Times, July 01, 2012, © The Financial Times Limited
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Fiber One Brownies Now Come In Chocolate Chip Cookie Flavor

June 27, 2012: 06:55 PM EST
General Mills has unveiled a hybrid snack that it says combines the best of two old favorites: chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Each Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownie (Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor) – a variation on the Fiber One Brownie introduced a year ago – contains five grams of fiber and is made with semisweet chocolate chips in a cookie-batter brownie. It is topped with a chocolate drizzle. The brownies are sold in six-packs that retail for $3.89.
"New Fiber One Snack Begs the Question: Cookie, Brownie or Both?", News release, General Mills, June 27, 2012, © General Mills
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Unilever Tests Market For Low-Cost Water Purifier In India

June 25, 2012: 02:44 AM EST
Hindustan Unilever began test marketing Pureit, a brand of affordable chlorine-based water-purifying sachets, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Unilever Foundation partnered with Population Services International to implement the low-cost sachet program, which is part of the company's global initiative seeking to provide 800 million people access to clean drinking water. Industry observers believe that depending on the success of the program, HUL might commercially launch Pureit sachets in India's other states, which could significantly affect the country's low-cost water purifier market. 
Priyanka Pani, "Unilever test-markets water purifying sachets in India", The Hindu Business Line, June 25, 2012, © The Hindu Business Line
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Pizza Chains Say Proposed FDA Menu Labeling Requirements Are Overly Burdensome

June 20, 2012: 10:23 PM EST
A coalition of America’s big pizza chains is trying to convince Washington lawmakers that pizza is anything but a homogeneous product and therefore should be exempt from proposed menu labeling requirements. The FDA wants pizza restaurants to display, at their own expense, menu boards listing ingredients and calorie counts of foods they sell. There are two problems with the proposed requirement, the “American Pizza Community” says: first, pizza ingredient combinations change constantly; and secondly, 90 percent of pizza orders are placed over the phone or on the Internet.
"Pizza chains band together to fight menu labeling", The Washington Post, June 20, 2012, © Chicagotribune.com
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Unilever CEO Says Businesses Must Help Lead Global Efforts To Protect Environment

June 21, 2012: 03:42 AM EST
Unilever CEO Paul Polman said the apparent failure of governments and political processes to make the Rio+20 conference a meaningful event for environmental protection should prompt the world's largest companies and NGOs to promote sustainability on a global scale. While the political agreement that emerged from the conference "recognizes an increasing role for business," Polman said the text "lacks specificity, clear dates, funding, and accountability." Instead of complaining, however, Polman claimed that the agreement's weakness should be seen as an opportunity for businesses to play a major role in global efforts to protect the environment.
Jo Confino, "Rio+20: Unilever CEO on the need to battle on to save the world", Guardian , June 21, 2012, © Guardian News and Media Limited
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Rising Materials Costs Force India's FMCG Companies To Raise Prices

June 21, 2012: 03:23 AM EST
The rising costs of raw materials, driven in part by the depreciation of India's rupee, have forced the country's leading fast moving consumer goods companies to raise the prices of their products, in effect, passing the burden to consumers. For example, ITC raised the prices of its Sunfeast brand of biscuits by 10–18 percent; Hindustan Unilever increased the prices of skin creams, toothpaste, and shampoos. Soap manufacturers Reckitt Benckiser and Godrej Consumer Products also raised the prices of their products by 5 percent. While a 20 percent decline in palm oil prices in the global market offers some respite for Indian consumers, price increases of up to 5 percent in consumer durable goods are looming. 
Shailaja Sharma, "FMCGs fight rupee blow with price hikes", Daily News & Analysis, June 21, 2012, © Diligent Media Corporation
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Unilever Celebrates 20th Anniversary In Russia

June 19, 2012: 06:03 AM EST
Unilever marked its 20th year of business presence in Russia on June 19, 2012. The company claims credit for bringing into the Russian market new types of products, such as the Domestos cleaning product in gel form and the Calve brand of mayonnaise with Doypack packaging. Unilever operates seven of the largest and most modern factories in Russia, with total investments of more than €1 billion. Unilever products manufactured in Russia are exported to European Union countries, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific region, and CIS countries.
"Unilever in Russia marks 20 years", Unilever , June 19, 2012, © Unilever
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Unilever Partners With UNICEF To Bring Enhanced Access To Sanitation To People In Need

June 18, 2012: 12:01 AM EST
The Unilever Foundation and Domestos have partnered with UNICEF to support the United Nations agency's Community Approaches to Total Sanitation program, which aims to help poor people gain enhanced access to basic sanitation. The Unilever Foundation agreed to help CATS provide target beneficiaries with hygiene, sanitation, access to clean drinking water, basic nutrition, and enhancing self-esteem. Also, the Foundation is helping UNICEF in advocacy and communications, and supports the agency's disaster and emergency relief operations. Meanwhile, Unilever's Domestos toilet hygiene brand is working to improve sanitation worldwide and educate consumers about the sanitation crisis.
"Unilever and UNICEF partner to help bring sanitation to over 400,000 people", Unilever, June 18, 2012, © Unilever PLC
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Unilever CEO Says Innovation Key To Encouraging Consumers To Adopt Sustainable Lifestyles

June 12, 2012: 02:16 AM EST
Unilever CEO Paul Polman said that science and innovation will play key roles in encouraging people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. Polman, speaking at the Symposium on Behavior Change for Better Health in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands, said that research and development will be important in enhancing companies' understanding of consumer behavior and developing products and services that promote sustainability. Promoting consumer behavior change is a key component of Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan, which aims at doubling its business size while reducing its environmental impact by half.
"Unilever CEO Paul Polman: innovation will be critical to driving mass behaviour changes", Unilever, June 12, 2012, © Unilever
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India's Proposed Standard-Pack Sizes Rule Poses Threat To Consumer Goods Companies' Profits

June 10, 2012: 08:59 PM EST
Consumer goods companies said the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs' plan to implement standard pack sizes will adversely affect their profitability and could bring about higher prices. Standard sizes may lead to higher consumer inflation, according to a report by brokerage firm Kotak Institutional Equities. Consumer goods most likely to be affected by the proposed rule include Hindustan Unilever, Nestlé, and Britannia.
"Consumer goods companies: Standard pack sizes extended but prices, profitability may still be impacted", The Economic Times, June 10, 2012, © Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd
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Unilever Announces Winners Of 2012 Partner To Win Awards

June 6, 2012: 11:35 PM EST
Unilever announced the winners of its 2012 Partner to Win program, an initiative launched by the company in 2011 to encourage its suppliers and business partners to double the size of their business while cutting their environmental impact by half. Metsä Board won the Partner to Win award for developing lightweight and sustainable packaging products and for helping Unilever develop consumer-goods packaging. Unilever media relations manager Flip Dötsch highlighted the company's sustainability achievements including purchasing 64 percent of palm oil from sustainable sources by end of 2011, and 60 percent of paper and board used by the company come from sustainably managed forests or recycled material.
Michael Lewis , "Unilever’s Partner to Win Program Motivates Sustainability Among Suppliers", Thomas Net News, June 06, 2012, © Thomas Publishing Company
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Collaboration Seeks To Advance Plant-Based Plastics In Industry Packaging

June 5, 2012: 02:53 AM EST
Five big American companies that are already using plant-based plastics in their products are collaborating to speed development of the compounds for greater use in industry. Coca-Cola, Ford, H.J. Heinz, NIKE and Procter & Gamble have formed the Plant PET Technology Collaborative to accelerate use of commercially viable, sustainable 100 percent plant-based PET (polyethylene terephthalate) materials and fiber in their products. PET is a durable, lightweight plastic currently used in plastic bottles, apparel, footwear and automotive fabric and carpet. Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle packaging technology, made partially from plants, has demonstrated a lower environmental impact compared to traditional PET plastic bottles.
"Coca-Cola, Ford, Heinz, Nike, and Procter & Gamble Form Collaborative to Accelerate Development of Products Made Entirely from Plants", News release, Procter & Gamble, June 05, 2012, © Procter & Gamble
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India's FMCG Companies Spend More On Advertising In Fourth Quarter Of 2011–2012

June 3, 2012: 11:49 PM EST
Fast moving consumer goods companies in India increased their advertising budget to 12.1 percent of their sales in the quarter ending March 2012 from 11.9 percent in the same period of the previous year. FMCG manufacturers implemented cuts in their advertising spends during the first three quarters of 2011–2012; however, product launches, lower prices of raw materials, and an emphasis on international businesses pushed for larger advertising budgets. Some FMCG marketers, however, such as Hindustan Unilever and GSK Consumer Healthcare, reported lower advertising spending during the period.
Bhavana Acharya, "Advertising on the upswing for FMCG companies in March quarter", Business Line, June 03, 2012, © The Hindu Business Line
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Unilever CEO Focuses On The Long Term, Adds Sustainability Into Company's Business Model

June 1, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever CEO Paul Polman discussed the challenges his company faces as it strives to achieve its goal of doubling revenue by 2020 while cutting by half its impact on the environment. Polman said he believes companies that integrate social responsibility and sustainability into their business model will be successful. Although these objectives may seem intimidating, Unilever, which has a long history of doing what is right, is ready to take the challenge, Polman added. Unilever, which did away with quarterly reporting, needs to deliver good financial results in order to satisfy skeptics and critics of the company's newly adopted long-term focus.
Adi Ignatius, "Captain Planet", Harvard Business Review, June 01, 2012, © Harvard Business School Publishing
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Company’s Gelatin-Free Multivitamin With Vitamin D3 Targets Muslim Women

May 31, 2012: 09:53 PM EST
Nutrition Enhancement has introduced a halal-certified gelatin-free multivitamin product with nutrients supporting the health of both men and women of all ages. Nutrition Enhancement Multivitamin is equivalent to leading brands in the market, the company says, but is formulated without gelatin, making it the only halal-certified multivitamin with 1000 IU of Vitamin D3. Vitamin D deficiency problems arise when people do not get enough sun exposure, a problem for Muslim women because of a dress code that requires wearing a scarf or Hijab. The company also makes Halal Omega-3 fish oil.
"Nutrition Enhancement Launches Halal Certified Gelatin-Free Multivitamin", Press release, Nutrition Enhancement, May 31, 2012, © Nutrition Enhancement
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Euromonitor Reports Economic Slowdown Affecting Consumer Behavior, Companies' Marketing Strategies

May 31, 2012: 02:29 AM EST
Nestlé Philippines said 40 percent of its products are sold in sachets in more than 90 percent of retail stores in the country, a strategy followed by other fast moving consumer goods manufacturers and some financial companies, according to the Euromonitor International's global consumer tracker. Results of the study also revealed that 15 percent of Croatians frequently travel to a neighboring country to buy groceries; more Norwegians, an increase of 9 percent from 2010, bought their groceries in Sweden in 2011. In Chile, distributor Ditec sold 330 Porsche sports cars in 2011, as the country's economy continued showing impressive growth. The company expects to sell 370 units of Porsche cars in 2012.
Daphne Kasriel-Alexander, Consumers Editor, "Recession: Shifting Consumer Responses – May 2012", Euromonitor International, May 31, 2012, © Euromonitor International
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Unilever Indonesia Reports Strong Sales Growth In 2011, First Quarter 2012

May 30, 2012: 05:58 AM EST
PT Unilever Indonesia reported its sales grew 19 percent to Rp 23.47 trillion, or US$2.6 billion, in 2011 from Rp 19.69 trillion in 2010. Bigger sales drove the company's net profits up by 23 percent to Rp 4.16 trillion in 2011 from Rp 3.38 trillion in 2010. The company also reported sales grew 16.5 percent to Rp 6.6 trillion in the first quarter of 2012 from Rp 5.67 trillion in the same quarter of the previous year. Net profits for the first quarter grew 17.6 percent to Rp 1.16 trillion from Rp 986.73 billion in the same quarter in 2011. Unilever holds market-leadership position in 14 of the product categories it manufactures, according to company president director Maurits Lalisang.
Raras Cahyafitri, "Unilever maintains market dominance", The Jakarta Post, May 30, 2012, © PT. Bina Media Tenggara
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Unilever Aims To Replicate Indian Success In Indonesia

May 30, 2012: 01:37 AM EST
Unilever plans to repeat in Indonesia what it has accomplished in India's fast moving consumer goods market. With its huge market of about 240 million people, 50 percent of which comprise the country's growing middle class, Indonesia has become one of the world's fastest growing FMCG markets. Aside from targeting the expanding domestic demand, Unilever is also transforming its Indonesian operations into a base from which it can expand its operations and market share in Southeast Asia and Australia. Previously focused on Java, Unilever is now expanding its presence in Indonesia's outer islands, such as Sumatra and Sulawesi.
"Unilever Wants To Repeat Indian Succcess In Indonesia", Trefis, May 30, 2012, © Trefis
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Unilever Sees Significant Growth Potential In Indonesia's FMCG Market

May 28, 2012: 02:25 AM EST
Unilever executive vice president for Southeast Asia and Australasia Peter Ter Kulve said Unilever Indonesia has invested more than Rp 500 million in the country in the past five years, a vote of confidence for Indonesia's fast moving consumer goods market. With FMCG sales of more than Rp 100 trillion, or US$10.8 billion, per year, Indonesia is Unilever's largest emerging markets. Moreover, a growing middle class with rising purchasing power and economic growth in the countryside are also driving market growth, as well as Unilever's market development efforts. Infrastructure limitations, such as those affecting the country's roads and harbors, however, could hamper the company's growth. 
"Executive column: Indonesia promises bullish prospects for Unilever", The Jakarta Post, May 28, 2012, © PT. Bina Media Tenggara
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Unilever Retains Mindshare As Media-Buying Agency In United States

May 24, 2012: 03:59 AM EST
Unilever said it will retain WPP's Mindshare unit as its media-buying agency in the United States. Despite continuing its market-by-market evaluations, Unilever decided not to review its US media-buying account, which was worth $1.38 billion in 2010. The consumer packaged goods company, however, is about to conclude the review of its global media-planning account.
Alexandra Bruell , "Mindshare Retains Unilever's $1.38 Billion U.S. Business", Advertising Age, May 24, 2012, © Crain Communications
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Unilever Says It Will Continue Advertising On Facebook

May 23, 2012: 03:54 AM EST
Unilever director of global media innovation Debbie Weinstein said the fast moving consumer goods company will continue to advertise on Facebook. Speaking at Forrester's Interactive Marketing Strategy event, Weinstein said her company will not follow General Motors in withdrawing advertising spend from the social networking site. Unilever finds Facebook's advertising solution as interesting because it offers word of mouth at scale and comes with implied endorsement by other users of the social networking site, Weinstein added. Forrester Research, for its part, presented the "always-addressable customer," a term it created to refer to consumers who are always connected or online and account for about 25 percent of consumers in general. 
Charlotte McEleny, "Unilever commits to Facebook ad spend", New Media Age Online, May 23, 2012, © Centaur Media Plc
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Procter & Gamble Is 2012 Effie Awards' Most Effective Advertiser In North America

May 23, 2012: 03:09 AM EST
Procter & Gamble was recognized as the most effective advertiser in North America, according to the 2012 North American Effie Effectiveness Index rankings revealed at the 44th Effie Awards Gala in New York City. Wieden+Kennedy's Imported from Detroit advertising campaign for Chrysler won the Grand Effie prize, with Kellogg's and Truvia Natural Sweetener among the finalists.
"Most Effective Marketers in North America: IBM, Procter & Gamble, Ogilvy & Mather & WPP According to 2012 Effie Effectiveness Index", Effie Worldwide, May 23, 2012, © Effie Worldwide, Inc
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