2010

Latest press releases

Unilever Confirms Alberto Culver Shareholder Approval to Acquire Company for $3.7 BILLION
12/17/10:

Alberto Culver Company shareholders have voted in favor of the proposed US$3.7 billion Unilever acquisition

Vaseline Embarks on Mission to Rescue Dry Skin
11/19/10:

Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol Takes on Country’s Harshest Winter Activities for Skin

Unilever Unveils Plan to Decouple Business Growth from Environmental Impact
11/15/10:

Global firm announces plans to: halve the environmental footprint of its products; help 1 billion people improve their health and wellbeing; source 100% of its agricultural raw materials sustainably

Unilever, Walgreens Partner with Chicago’s Midtown Education Foundation to Build New Activity and Life Skills Center for Girls
10/29/10:

Unilever and Walgreens unveiled a new activity and life skills learning area at the Midtown Education Foundation’s Metro Achievement Center, serving inner-city girls in Chicago from grades 4 through 12, at an event here yesterday evening.

Vaseline Asks “How Do You Flip For Vaseline Petroleum Jelly?”
10/12/10:

Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly Celebrates 140th Anniversary as a Wonder Jelly with an Online Campaign That Asks Consumers to Share Their Favorite Uses

Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise Sponsors Showdown To Crown First-Ever “Sandwich King” At Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival
10/08/10:

Breville’s Ultimate Sandwich Showdown Presented by Hellmann’s® With Tyler Florence is a Little Slice of Heaven for Sandwich – and Mayonnaise – Lovers in The Big Apple

Unilever to Acquire Alberto Culver
09/27/10:

Successful brands such as TRESemmé, Nexxus, VO5, St Ives and Simple strengthen category positions in Hair Care and Skin Care

Dove® Launches Unprecedented Movement to Make Beauty a Source of Confidence, Not Anxiety
09/16/10:

Influential Women Share Messages of Inspiration as Dove Self-Esteem Weekend Engages All Women to Help Girls Reach Their Full Potential

Hellmann's Vignette Next Up in Popular Unilever Ad Campaign on AMC
08/25/10:

Season-Long Mad Men Sponsorship Showcases and Celebrates the Heritage of Six Iconic Unilever Brands.

Three Rice Dishes Vie For The Chance To Be The Most Arrozísima
08/01/10:

Knorr® selects semifinalists in national recipe competition and asks America to vote for their favorite.

Unilever Launches The Family Dish…A Recipe For Fun To Reconnect Families Through Cooking Together
07/26/10:

New Program Provides Ideas, Recipes and Blogger Diaries to Help Moms Cook Up Quality Time.

Time Warner and Unilever Renew Multi-year Strategic Partnership
07/13/10:

Time Warner Inc. and Unilever have entered into a multi-year strategic partnership which aligns Unilever’s brands and marketing initiatives with the content and audiences of Time Warner’s premier assets.

DOVE® Men+Care Shows Fans Never-Before-Seen Moments featuring Albert Pujols, Andy Pettitte and Joe Girardi
06/15/10:

Today three of the world's most renowned and respected Major League Baseball personalities are revealing their own untold stories and personal journeys to comfort in a series of entertaining :90 second videos by DOVE® Men+Care.

Unilever Strikes iAD Deal with Apple
06/07/10:

Dove for Men to be Unilever’s lead advert on new Apple platform

Unilever Awards $500,000 to the National Park Foundation to Bring “America’s Best Idea” to Underserved Youth Nationwide
05/12/10:

33 national parks to create new programs inviting youth of all backgrounds to learn about their ancestries, gain leadership skills and discover the beauty of their parks

Good Humor® Celebrates 90 Years of Summer Fun
05/03/10:

Ice Cream Lovers Across the Country are Invited to Join the Celebration with the Chance to Win $10,000 Cash*

New P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu™ Frozen Entrées – Bold Flavors for Whenever the Craving Strikes
04/20/10:

Premium Frozen Asian Entrées Inspired by Popular P.F. Chang’s China Bistro® Menu Items

Unilever Names Eugenio Minvielle to Head Company’s North American Business
04/15/10:

Unilever today announced that Eugenio Minvielle has been named Executive Vice President of Unilever’s North American business, effective immediately.

Olivia Munn and Axe Shower Team Up To Conduct A “Social Experiment” To Test Guys’ Morning Alertness
04/07/10:

New AXE Rise Helps Guys Wake Up and Stay Alert to Avoid Missing Crucial Dating Opportunities

Ben & Jerry’s Introduces Jostein Solheim as New CEO
03/19/10:

Executive’s Experience and Passion for Ice Cream Heralded as a "Double Dip of Leadership"

Vindi Banga to Leave Unilever
03/18/10:

Unilever today announced that Vindi Banga, currently President, Global Foods, Home and Personal Care and member of the Unilever Executive has decided to leave Unilever at the end of May after a distinguished career of 33 years.

Ragú® Taps Actress Molly Ringwald And Moms Everywhere For Their Recipe For Getting Kids Off To A Good Start
03/09/10:

Families Vie for Chance to Win $5,000 Scholarship, Plus Compete in a Cook-off Challenge to Air on National TV

Annual Report on Form 20-F
03/05/10:

Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC announced today that each filed today, March 5, 2010, its Annual Report on Form 20-F, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hellmann's® Launches Light Recipe With Cage-Free Eggs
02/24/10:

As part of its ongoing commitment to “Real Food” using simple ingredients, Hellmann’s® announced that its Light Mayonnaise recipe in North America will feature 100% certified cage-free eggs in the United States.

Ben & Jerry’s Goes Globally Nuts for Fair Trade
02/18/10:

Full Expansion to Fair Trade Ingredients to be Completed by 2013

Consumer Media Consumption Will Splinter In 2015, Says New Report From Unilever, Mindshare, ESPN
02/17/10:

Cross-Industry Team Reveals Future of Media Research Findings

Unilever Completes Sale of Shedd’s Country Crock® Chilled Side-Dish Business
02/05/10:

Unilever today announced that it has completed the sale of its Shedd’s Country Crock® branded chilled side-dish business in the US

Now Men Can be Truly Comfortable in Their Skin
02/01/10:

Global Launch of New DOVE® Men+Care Brand’s First Line for Men

Unilever Agrees to Sell Shedd’s Country Crock® Chilled Side-Dish Business
01/18/10:

Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Hormel Foods Corporation to sell its Shedd’s Country Crock® branded chilled side-dish business in the US.

Unilever Donates $500,000 to United Nations World Food Programme For Relief Aid to Haiti Earthquake Victims
01/14/10:

Unilever today announced a $500,000 monetary donation to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, through its global partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Philippe Hostaléry Joins Unilever as President of TIGI’s Global Business
01/12/10:

Unilever announced today that Philippe Hostaléry will join Unilever as President of TIGI’s global business, effective January 19.