1. Pressure for Shake Up Expected at Unilever as Activist Investor Buys Stake in Firm

    Pressure for Shake Up Expected at Unilever as Activist Investor Buys Stake in Firm

    Unilever is expected to face pressure to shake up its business model after it emerged the activist investor Nelson Peltz has built a stake in the troubled FTSE 100 company. The consumer goods company, best known for Dove soap, Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Marmite, has been thrown into turmoil after a £50bn tilt at GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare division caused fury among its shareholders...

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    2. The Hellmann's brand has existed since 1913 so we would guess that by now consumers have figured out its purpose (spoiler alert – salads and sandwiches).
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