Nestle and Unilever post Q1 sales bumps, but say weak pricing hampers growth

Although first-quarter earnings for the food giants either met or exceeded expectations, they are both facing pricing pressures due to increasing …

Side Dishes

'Milestone' solar deal

Matthew Tilleard (L) and Femi Fadugba (R) from CrossBoundary Energy with Nicholaos Yiannakis from Unilever Tea Kenya<p>CrossBoundary Energy has …

Renewable Energy

Unilever's Got the Ingredients for a Shareholder Revolt

Just when shoppers are putting more jars of coffee and bottles of shampoo into their baskets, there's another worry for the big consumer goods …

The City

Unilever Plc 2018 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

The following slide deck was published by Unilever Plc in conjunction with their 2018 Q1 earnings call.<p>116<p>Click to enlarge


Unilever moves to calm investor concern over headquarters shift and reveals share buyback

Consumer goods giant Unilever said it was confident of rallying investors behind plans to shift its headquarters to Rotterdam, as it hiked its dividend and unveiled a share buyback scheme.<p>Chief financial officer Graeme Pitkethly moved to assuage concerns that British shareholders could suffer under …


Unilever Plans $7.4 Billion Buyback

Bloomberg's Heather Burke discusses Unilever strategies, m&a and the business model for advertising agencies. She speaks with Mark Barton on …

The City

Nestle, Unilever forego price increases to move product

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Nestle confectionary products are seen in a bowl at the company's Product Technology Centre in York<p>By Silke Koltrowitz and …

Procter & Gamble

Unilever share buyback plan of up to £6 billion to start in May

Martin Deboo, consumer research analyst at Jefferies, speaks about consumer goods giant Unilever's latest earnings.

The City

Big Consumer Brands Like Raising Prices, but It Is Getting Harder

Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Nestlé report weak pricing amid fierce competition<p>The world’s biggest consumer-products makers are struggling to raise prices, as fierce competition keeps a lid on sales growth.<p>Procter & Gamble Co., the maker of Tide and Bounty, on Thursday said prices fell by 2% for …

Procter & Gamble

Unilever Plans $7.4 Billion Buyback as Pricing Faces Squeeze

Unilever is buying back shares and raising its dividend, joining other consumer-goods giants adopting investor-friendly measures as they lose the …


Unilever announces share buyback, dividend boost

Unilever, the consumer goods multinational whose brands include Dove, Knorr and Ben & Jerry's, says it is planning a share buyback worth up to 6 …


Commodity stocks lift FTSE to 10-week high; pricing worries hit Unilever

© Reuters. Commodity stocks lift FTSE to 10-week high; pricing worries hit Unilever<p>(For a live blog on European stocks, type LIVE/ in an Eikon news …

Stock Markets

Unilever confident shareholders will agree to go Dutch

LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - Unilever believes shareholders will support it moving its primary headquarters to the Netherlands, even though there is some reticence among investors who may be forced to sell their shares.<p>The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group announced last month that it had picked …

London Stock Exchange

Unilever stands by outlook after first-quarter meets expectations

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Traffic and people pass by the front of the Unilever building in central London<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever (L:ULVR) (AS:UNc), …


Nestle, Unilever Q1 sales looking healthier | Reuters.com

Food group Nestle confirms its full-year guidance after organic sales growth accelerated to 2.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018. As Laura Frykberg reports, rival Unilever also reported first-quarter sales figures that met expectations and maintained its full-year outlook.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ …


Unilever spreads the love from margarine sale

THE HAGUE (AFP) -<p>Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever Thursday announced a six billion euros ($7.4 billion) buy-back scheme ahead of the spin-off of its spreads division, as it braces for major company changes.<p>Sales however in the first quarter were down 5.2 percent to 12.6 billion euros, falling …

The City

Nestle S.A. ADR reports Q1 results

Nestle S.A. ADR (OTCPK:NSRGY): Q1 Revenue of CHF21.26B (+1.3% Y/Y).<p>Press Release<p>Now read: <b>The Chain: Unilever And Nestlé Publish Detailed Supplier</b> …


India, China give Nestle, Unilever headstart in Q1; post good volume growth

Nestle reported a 4.7 per cent sales growth for the Asia, Oceania, and Sub-Saharan African region for the January-March (2018) period, which was the …

Emerging Markets

Unilever to launch €6 billion share buyback

Unilever PLC (ULVR.LN) said Thursday that revenue for the first quarter of 2018 fell 5.2% due to adverse currency movements and the impact of …

The City

Unilever showers cash on investors

Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has promised to buy back €6bn of shares from investors next month and revealed quarterly sales figures that …


Unilever declares $0.4789 dividend

Unilever (NYSE:UL) declares $0.4789/share quarterly dividend, 7.6% increase from prior dividend of $0.4452.<p>Forward yield 3.41%<p>Payable June 6; for …


Unilever’s Polman just cannot win, even if his shareholders can

Paul Polman, boss of Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever, likes “win-win” situations. He describes food production that protects natural …


Unilever lifts dividend, plots €6bn share buyback

Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has sweetened its quarterly dividend and announced plans for a large share buyback amid a row with investors over …


Unilever unveils €6B share buyback plan, hikes dividend

Unilever (NYSE:UL) announces a new stock buyback program for as much as €6B ($7.4B) and raises its quarterly dividend by 8% to €0.3872/share from …


Unilever reports Q1 results

Unilever (NYSE:UL): Q1 Revenue of €12.6B (-5.2% Y/Y)<p>Press Release<p>Now read: <b>Wall Street Breakfast: Rally In Commodities Helps Push Stocks Higher »</b>


Unilever: the Rotters’ club

One place is much like another, according to the nineties pop song “Rotterdam”. Not to UK investors resisting Unilever’s choice of the Dutch city as …

The City

Unilever faces mounting investor unrest over UK exit

Unilever has been forced to confront a mounting rebellion among some of its largest investors against the Dove soap maker’s decision to abandon its …

The City

Investment manager: Will look into Unilever executive pay issue

Unilever's executive pay plan needs to be clear and achievable, Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management, said.

Executive Compensation

Unilever turnover expected to shrink despite sales growth

Analysts expect Unilever to announce underlying sales growth for the first quarter, but shrinking turnover as exchange rates take their toll.<p>The …

The City

Unilever CEO faces investor showdown over his £2m bonus

Unilever's chief executive Paul Polman is facing an investor revolt over his bonus.<p>An advisory service run by the Investment Association (IA) has …

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