Can Unilever Conjure the Sweet Smell of Success?

Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the world's biggest deodorant salesman, has a bleak message about the global economic outlook.  
Raise your hand if you're confident about global growth.

Unilever NV Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman is, among other things, the world's biggest deodorant salesman. He sells more than $60 billion of consumer goods each year, from Dove antiperspirants to Ben & Jerry's ice cream, so he should have a pretty good grasp of what's happening at the grass roots of the global economy.

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