Unilever is set to halve plastic use by 2025. But is this coming from ‘the corporate heart’ or from a mere attempt to stay relevant in an increasingly sustainable savvy market?
When people think of catastrophic business fails, they never mention quiet deaths. They seldom mention the damp fizzles and soft launches that didn?t pick up the necessary traction. Here are the lessons I learned at Unilever.
Close-knit, small businesses have an advantage when it comes to nurturing a company culture. Here we look at some of the big brands that have nailed it, and what business lessons SMEs can take away.
When your company grows, so too do your legal obligations. For example, if you foresee your business making an annual turnover of ?36m, then you’ll need to start crafting a modern slavery statement. But did you know it should still be on your radar no matter your size?
As products gain depth and promise more benefits, greater claims are made from manufacturers and retailers. People, of course, want to be informed so as to make the best choices. But in whom will they place their trust? That’s where consumer-generated content comes in.
There is no one size fits all approach for getting corporate culture right, not least because it will be truly unique to each organisation. That said, there are ways to tackle it head on.
The world of mergers and acquisitions can often be a murky one, so what can SMEs learn from the failled attempt by Kraft Heinz to snap up Unilever?
Who would have thought Marmite would be a victim of the referendum vote? Dubbed #marmitegate, the dispute between Tesco and Unilever has raised a debate on whether the next few months will see suppliers want to renegotiate prices with UK firms.
This week, as the pound has rocketed even lower, we experienced a strange side-effect of Brexit that I don?t think anybody predicted back in June ? Marmite has become slightly more difficult to get hold of.
Major supermarket group Tesco has posted Britain's biggest retail loss, reporting losses of £6.4bn. This outdid predictions ahead of the announcement – the worst of which had estimated the retailer revealing a £5bn loss.
Unilever recently announced the purchase of two soap brands owned by rival Procter & Gamble (P&G). Brands Camay and Zest, as well as a Procter & Gamble soap manufacturing facility, are all part of the company's plan to grow in Mexico, which has been deemed a “priority market”.