Unilever

  • Five Indian firms among Forbes' most innovative companies August 21, 2014

    New York: Five Indian companies, including Hindustan Unilever and Tata Consultancy Services, are among Forbes' list of the world's 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to "generate big, new growth ideas". The annual 'World's Most Innovative Companies' list, released on Wednesday, has been topped by California-based global...
  • Unilever raises stake in HUL to 67 per cent July 5, 2013

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever said it had acquired a little over two-third of Hindustan Unilever following the close of a voluntary tender offer, falling short of its plan to raise its stake to as much as 75 per cent. Shareholders of Hindustan Unilever tendered 319.7 million shares to the offer,...
  • Unilever to raise stake in India unit in $5.4 bn offer April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Anglo-Dutch company Unilever Plc, along with Unilever NV will acquire about 487 million shares, or 22.52 per cent, of India's Hindustan Unilever in a deal valued at about $5.4 billion. The parent company will buy the shares for Rs 600 each, 20.6 per cent premium to the Monday's closing...
  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd Q4 net profit up 15 pc at Rs 787 cr April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) on Monday posted 14.65 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 787.20 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2013. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 686.61 crore in the same period of previous fiscal. Net sales...
  • Five Indian firms among world's most innovative September 7, 2012

    Washington: Five Indian companies including Larsen & Toubro, Hindustan Unilever and Infosys are ranked on Forbes magazine's list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" topped by four US companies. Larsen & Toubro with an annual sales growth of 19 per cent is ranked ninth in the world followed by Hindustan Unilever...
  • Five Indian firms among world's most innovative September 7, 2012

    Washington: Five Indian companies including Larsen & Toubro, Hindustan Unilever and Infosys are ranked on Forbes magazine's list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" topped by four US companies. Larsen & Toubro with an annual sales growth of 19 per cent is ranked ninth in the world followed by Hindustan Unilever...
  • HUL Q1 net profit up 112 pc to Rs 1331.2 cr July 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Fast moving consumer goods major Hindustan Unilever reported strong operating numbers for the June quarter, with net sales rising 13.7 per cent year-on-year to Rs 6,250.15 crore. Profit before interest and taxes (PBIT) jumped 30.2 per cent YoY to Rs 908.82 crore. But most of the questions thrown at...
  • New SEC tool to help marketers July 17, 2012

    Last month, when the latest Indian Readership Survey rolled out to all major advertisers and media groups, not too many people outside the marketing community may have realised its significance. The latest round of reports carry a whole new way of classifying consumers—something that the industry has been grappling with...
  • 'Tata Steel India's most admired company' March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Tata Steel has topped a list of India's 50 most admired companies, while four other companies from the steel-to-software conglomerate Tata group have also made to the first such rankings. However, the first such list for India, compiled by business magazine Fortune and global management consultancy Hay Group, has...
  • Kerala: Police end mysterious survey December 11, 2011

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Police intervened and halted a mysterious survey which was going on for the past one month in areas near Beema Palli setting panic among local people. The survey was reportedly conducted by a Vellayambalam-based research agency ‘Socio Economic Unit’, for multinational companies such as Unilever Research Medicine UK, London...
  • Protests on FDI in retail false drama: India Inc December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Anguished over "perennial disarray" in Parliament over FDI in retail, India Inc's prominent leaders on Sunday asked common people to stand up against "false drama" on the issue. In a strongly-worded joint statement, HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh and Rajya Sabha MP and former Unilever chief Ashok Ganguly said, "a...
  • Should P&G and Unilever merge? June 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Let’s not lose market share even if it means sacrificing margins in the short term. Long Procter and Gamble’s battle cry, in the last few years it had increasingly become an intrinsic part of arch-rival Unilever’s strategy as well. Hardly surprising, as Paul Polman who became Unilever CEO...
  • P&G may make 38 bn pounds bid for Unilever June 2, 2011

    London: In what could be one of the biggest deals in the global FMCG sector, consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble is rumoured to be lining up a 38 billion pounds bid for its biggest rival Unilever. Wild rumours are doing the rounds that Procter & Gamble (P&G) could make a...
  • FTN: India Inc must cut cost to survive economic crisis November 13, 2008

    The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) figures rose to 4.8 per cent in September from a dismal 1.4 per cent in the month before. But experts warn that it is not yet time to rejoice as the situation could worsen due to global economic meltdown. Companies are putting expansion plans on...
  • Storyboard: iPhone, a status symbol in India August 24, 2008

    iPhone is finally here. It is flashier and costlier than what you expected and competitors are rushing to get their act together. As iPhone enters the market with Airtel and Vodafone, it is clearly positioning itself as a top luxury phone priced above Rs 30,000. But with almost one lakh...
  • Unilever to tackle serious Asian problem-Body odour May 26, 2008

    Washington: Anglo-Dutch soap giant Unilever will soon be doing something other companies have quailed at – telling 3 billion Asians that they have a serious body odour problem. In a bid to crack Asian market, Unilever is set to push its advertising campaign towards the new generation Asians by making them...
  • Hindustan Unilever to cut 50 managerial jobs February 6, 2008

    New Delhi: After IT giant TCS, now FMCG major Hindustan Unilever has also decided to cut approximately 50 managerial jobs. According to the organisation, the changing business requirements have resulted in certain managerial positions becoming ''surplus" and Hindustan Unilever has over 1,100 managers. Commenting on the reason behind the job cut,...
  • Five injured in transformer blast in Kolkata January 16, 2008

    Kolkata: An explosion apparently in the underground power cable of a transformer, at Shakespeare Sarani in the city's central business district during peak office hours left five persons injured today. There was a scare in Kolkata after the transformer blast in the heart of the city. The explosion took place at...