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Company Overview of The Unilever Group

Company Overview

The Unilever Group produces edible and personal use consumer goods. It offers foods, including soups, bouillons, sauces, pasta sauces and dressings, noodles, meals, and packet tea products; home care products, such as cleansing, deodorants, antiperspirants, and hygiene products; and personal products, including soaps, shampoos, and deodorants and hand creams, as well as facial skincare items for sensitive skin. The company has strategic partnerships with IOI Loders Croklaan and Time Warner Inc. The Unilever Group was founded in 1930 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Unilever House

Blackfriars

London,  EC4P 4BQ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1930

Phone:

44 20 7822 6010

Fax:

44 20 7822 5511

Key Executives for The Unilever Group

Chief Executive officer
Age: 58
President of Russia, Ukraine & Belarus
Head of Unilever PLC and Head of UK Media Relations
Head of UK Pensions
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Unilever Group Key Developments

Unilever PLC Introduces New Frozen Treats Inspired by Nostalgic Favorites

Unilever PLC is rolling out 17 new frozen treats in 2016 across five of its ice cream brands " Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, MAGNUM Ice Cream and Popsicle. Each brand is scooping out a delicious assortment of popular flavors and favorite desserts reimagined as frozen treats, which are now available in grocery stores nationwide. Breyers has brought families together over frozen treats since 1866. In celebration of this anniversary, Breyers is introducing a full-frozen twist on ice cream cake. And for the first time, Breyers is introducing a line of conveniently, pre-portioned snack cups, perfect for a quick treat or fun gathering. From sticks to sandwiches, Good Humor has been reimagining America's favorite candies and desserts as delicious frozen treats for more than 95 years. This year, Good Humor is introducing two delicious new offerings designed to bring even more joy from its iconic truck to freezers across the country. This year, Klondike is expanding its line of classic, stickless bars to include a new variety that will take ice cream fans back to the campfire "Klondike S'Mores Stickless Bars. MAGNUM Ice Cream is the only ice cream bar made with delicious Belgian Chocolate. This year, it is expanding its MAGNUM Doubles ice cream line" which features two layers of decadent chocolate around a layer of sauce to include new twists on classic flavor pairings like chocolate-covered raspberries and chocolate and vanilla.

The Unilever Group Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended of December 31, 2015

The Unilever Group reported consolidated earnings results for the year ended of December 31, 2015. For the period, the company reported turnover of EUR 53,272 million compared to EUR 48,436 million a year ago. Operating profit was EUR 7,515 million compared to EUR 7,980 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was EUR 7,220 million compared to EUR 7,646 million a year ago. Net profit was EUR 5,259 million compared to EUR 5,515 million a year ago. Net profit attributable to Shareholders’ equity was EUR 4,909 million compared to EUR 5,171 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were EUR 1.72 compared to EUR 1.79 a year ago. Net cash flow from operating activities was EUR 7,330 million compared to EUR 5,543 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was EUR 334 million compared to EUR 359 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was EUR 1,867 million compared to EUR 1,893 million a year ago.

Unilever Announces Trading Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months of 2015

Unilever announced trading results for the third quarter and nine months of 2015. For the quarter, turnover increased by 9.4% to EUR 13.4 billion including a positive currency impact of 2.9%. Underlying sales growth was 5.7% with volume up 4.1% and price up 1.5%. For the nine months, turnover increased by 11.1% to EUR 40.4 billion including a positive currency impact of 7.6%. Underlying sales growth was 3.8% with volume up 2.1% and price up 1.6%.

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