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CommentWire
CommentWire

Unilever: weathering the storm

Consumer goods giant Unilever has recorded higher than expected Q3 earnings, largely on the back of cost savings and the sale of its fragrances unit. Yet while the firm's wide reaching strategy to refine its internal structures has begun to yield results, its full-year performance remains subject to external factors such as weak consumer spending in Europe and high raw material costs.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Unilever: wet summer rains on its parade

A summer of lower than expected earnings due to bad weather, low consumer confidence and increased competition has led Unilever [ULVR.L] to issue an unexpected profit warning. However, the firm can take some comfort from the fact that it is not alone in suffering from this year's challenging trading conditions.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Uniq: feeling the pinch as raw material costs soar

Uniq has become the latest food company to feel the pressure of rising raw material costs, announcing the imminent closure of its Paignton factory and the loss of up to 390 jobs. With rising costs hitting food suppliers around the globe, it is the smaller, private label producers, such as Uniq, that are feeling the impact hardest.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Uniq: foot-and-mouth harms profits

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Unisex perfumes: top fragrances in new products

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

United Supermarkets: upscaling to survive the grocery shakeout

United Supermarkets is entering the competitive Dallas grocery market with its upscale concept Market Street. With supermarkets' share of grocery spending falling to 67% and fierce competition from giants like Wal-Mart [WMT], such innovation is necessary to ensure continued success.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Sep 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Update - Safeway: Competition Commission ruling expected soon

This article is a correction to an earlier article published on August 12. We would like to emphasize that a merger with Safeway by one of the three leading supermarkets would result in the leading three supermarkets holding a combined market share of 70%.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
13 Aug 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

US agriculture: good crop, bad crop

The controversy surrounding genetically modified crops affects almost all the food industry, from seed companies to consumers. Inconsistent global regulation is further fueling the debate, and the consequences. Financial stakes are high and passions higher. With no middle ground between opinions, regulators are left playing a vital but difficult role.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

US alcohol consumption: off-trade to remain static to 2008

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

US and Europe mealtime occasions: consumers start the day on an empty stomach

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2006

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