Unilever – the British and the Dutch company, one of the world leaders in the food market, and household chemicals (including perfumery). Now in their respective segments of the second in the world in terms of sales. Headquarters – in London and Rotterdam.
In Russia, Unilever is working since 1991 (office opened in 1992).
Among the company’s main products – ice cream Breyers and the Magnum, cheese, Boursin, Lipton tea, Dove soap and Lux, the means to an oral care Close Up and Pepsodent. Before the merger, Procter & Gamble and Gillette company was the largest manufacturer of consumer goods in the world.
In 2000 the company acquired Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings, Inc, producer of ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s.
for the production of cosmetics companies Division Unilever Cosmetics International (perfumes has released under the brands Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Vera Wang, Chloe, Lagerfeld) in 2005 was sold to Coty American company for $ 800 million.
November 5, 2007 the company signed an agreement to sell its brand Boursin French producer Le Groupe Bel dairy products for € 400 million.
The number of employees – 174 thousand people.. Capitalization of the company for 2015 – $ 30.37 billion.
More than 44% of its sales are in developing countries (2014.). Company division for the production of detergents and personal care products provides 45% of group sales, and about 2/3 of businesses in developing countries. In 2014, according to Bloomberg data, the share of developing countries in the Unilever sales is 60%, it is ahead of Danone, Reckitt Benckiser and Nestle.