October 7, 2011

Unilever’s Gina Boswell, who was recently appointed EVP personal care for North America, has been selected as a 2011 Achiever of the Year, one of the highest awards bestowed in the beauty industry, by nonprofit Cosmetic Executive Women.

September 12, 2011

Brynwood Partners VI announced that High Ridge Brands, its portfolio company and owner of the North American Zest personal cleansing franchise, signed a purchase agreement with Unilever to acquire the Alberto VO5 brand and marketing rights in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as the rights to the Rave brand and marketing rights worldwide.

September 9, 2011

Stop & Shop has teamed up with Unilever to support the hunger relief efforts of Feeding America and its local member food banks.

September 8, 2011

Unilever’s hair styling brand Tresemme has returned as the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 for the seventh consecutive season.

September 1, 2011

Unilever announced on Wednesday that it has completed the sale of the Alberto VO5 brand in the United States and Puerto Rico and the Rave brand globally to private equity firm Brynwood Partners, following approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.

August 26, 2011

Female DJs are the newest trendsetters for what is hot in music, style and pop culture, and Unilever’s Dove Go Fresh deodorant and body mist and MTV are spotlighting three up-and-coming DJs in a new video series, titled "Dove Fresh Spin," in an effort to bring this emerging set of style mavens to women everywhere.

August 24, 2011

Brynwood Partners VI L.P. has announced that High Ridge Brands, its portfolio company and owner of the North American Zest personal cleansing franchise, has signed a purchase agreement with Unilever to acquire the Alberto VO5 brand and marketing rights in the United States and Puerto Rico; as well as the rights to the Rave brand and marketing rights worldwide.

July 25, 2011

Unilever has announced changes to its category and go-to-market structure to further support its growth plans and allow for a more efficient rollout of increasingly bigger and more scalable innovations.

June 24, 2011

Former Unilever executive Michael Polk has been appointed president and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, effective July 18. He succeeds Mark Ketchum, who is retiring but will remain a director until May 2012.

June 24, 2011

Unilever has announced changes to its category and go-to-market structure to further support its growth plans and allow for a more efficient rollout of increasingly bigger and more scalable innovations.

June 20, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive has completed its acquisition of a personal care brand from Unilever for about $952 million.

June 16, 2011

Unilever's offer to shed some of its bar soap business to win United Kingdom competition approval for its acquisition of hair and personal care products manufacturer Alberto Culver was accepted by the U.K. Office of Fair Trading.

June 6, 2011

Unilever's Axe Hair brand has announced that it is partnering with the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project and promoting its new Axe Buzzed Look cream + SPF 15, its newest styling product.

June 3, 2011

Anyone wondering what the future of health care under a more consumer-directed model will look like got a glimpse of it from two pieces of news this week.

June 2, 2011

A new set of sweet treats from Unilever brands Breyers, Popsicle and Klondike is making its way to the frozen food aisle this summer.

June 2, 2011

To celebrate Men's Health Month, Sam's Club is offering free men's health screening tests this weekend at select stores, which will be sponsored by Unilever brands, including Dove Men's deodorant and body wash.

May 18, 2011

Unilever's Dove celebrated the launch of its new Dove VisibleCare body wash collection with a contest that gave one woman the opportunity to get a taste of what celebrities experience on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

May 10, 2011

Unilever has completed its $3.7 billion acquisition of Alberto Culver after obtaining the necessary regulatory clearances to do so, the companies jointly confirmed on Tuesday.

May 9, 2011

Alberto Culver, whose beauty brands include TreSemme, Alberto VO5, Nexxus, St. Ives, Simple and Noxzema, has announced that Unilever and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement that will enable Unilever to complete its proposed acquisition of Alberto Culver.

May 2, 2011

Alberto Culver reported a 6.1% increase in its second-quarter net sales for the period ended March 31.

April 25, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Unilever is looking to help women “go sleeveless” with confidence with the launch of its new Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless deodorant.


The new collection features a tri-moisturizing system and is designed to provide softer, smoother underarms in five days. The suggested retail price is $3.89 to $4.88.


April 18, 2011

In honor of America's sandwich fans, two mayonnaise brands have teamed up with a celebrity chef to share sandwich-making tips, tricks, techniques and secrets.

April 4, 2011

Unilever is looking to help women "go sleeveless" with confidence with the launch of its new Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless deodorant.

March 25, 2011

Expectations of improved profitability at Dollar General mean the company will keep the pedal to the metal in terms of expansion.