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Unilever has won permission to set up a £24m Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Port Sunlight by 2016.
30-Sep-2014


Unilever has sold the Slim-Fast portfolio of diet milkshakes and snack bars to private equity firm Kainos Capital for undisclosed terms.
14-Jul-2014


Unilever is to take 22,000 sq ft at the refurbished Buckley Building in Clerkenwell Green, London.
11-Feb-2013


Unilever is to relocate 300 more staff from Richmond and West Drayton to the Springfield Drive Business Park in Leatherhead.
22-Jan-2013


Unilever is to proceed with plans for a new £40m manufacturing and IT hub for its personal care products at Port Sunlight, with the creation of 150 jobs.
17-Sep-2012


Unilever is to invest £40m in the expansion of its Port Sunlight shampoo and soaps factory on Merseyside, with the creation of 150 jobs.
18-Jun-2012


Unilever is to acquire Concern Kalina, the Russian skin and haircare company with 1,900 staff, for £342m.
17-Oct-2011


Unilever is planning to increase its annual recruitment of MBA graduates from 25 to 100 by 2014.
04-Jul-2011


Unilever is planning to open 11 factories across the world this year, as part of a £4.5bn investment programme.
27-Jun-2011


Unilever is to invest £2.6m in improvements to the Colman's mustard factory in Norwich by the middle of next year.
31-Mar-2011


Unilever has sold its Sanex soap and shower gel brand to Colgate-Palmolive for £585m, in order to secure approval for the recent acquisition of part of Sara Lee.
24-Mar-2011


Unilever is to acquire Alberto Culver, the US-based supplier of hair care and skin care products with 2,700 staff in nine countries, for £2.3bn.
27-Sep-2010


Unilever has acquired the Danish ice cream manufacturing operations of Diplom-Is for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 30 staff.
11-Aug-2010


Unilever is to acquire the personal care division of Sara Lee for £1.2bn, including a bath products factory in Slough that employs 300.
28-Sep-2009


Unilever has won planning permission to build an anaerobic digester at its ice cream factory in Gloucester, in order to convert waste into power.
06-May-2009


Unilever has acquired TIGI, the owner of Toni & Guy hair product ranges such as S-Factor, Bed Head and Catwalk, for £295m.
27-Jan-2009


Unilever is to expand the 450-strong workforce at its ice cream factory in Gloucester with 20 new jobs.
11-Dec-2008


Unilever has sold Persil Services, its chain of 75 in-store dry cleaning outlets, to Timpsons for undisclosed terms.
02-Jun-2008


Unilever is to shed 48 of the 300 jobs at its Elida Faberge factory in Leeds by the end of the year, but £10m will be invested in the expansion of the site's aerosols deodorants business.
25-Apr-2008


Unilever is to acquire Inmarko, the Russian ice-cream company with annual sales of £86m.
05-Feb-2008


Unilever is to sell its Lawry's and Adolph's seasonings and marinades business in the US and Canada to McCormick for £290m.
15-Nov-2007


Unilever is to sell its Boursin cheese brand to Le Groupe Bel of France for £278m.
06-Nov-2007


Unilever has sold its Brazilian margarine brands and some machinery to Perdigao for about £20m.
26-Jun-2007


Unilever is to expand its deodorants research and development centre at Seacroft in Leeds in 2007, with the creation of 28 jobs.
30-Nov-2006


Unilever is to sell its Birds Eye and Iglo frozen food brands to private equity firm Permira for £1.16bn, including operations in the UK, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands.
28-Aug-2006


Unilever is planning to set up a new 150,000 sq ft office at the Leatherhead Office Park in Surrey, and staff will relocate from a number of existing sites.
15-Jun-2006


Unilever is to sell Mora, its Dutch snack foods business with annual sales of £70m, to Ad van Geloven for undisclosed terms.
21-Dec-2005


Unilever is to sell its worldwide perfume operations to Coty for £438m, including a manufacturing site in the US and a distribution centre in France.
23-May-2005


Unilever has sold its Crisp 'n Dry and Cookeen cooking fat businesses to Princes Manufacturing for undisclosed terms.
09-Feb-2005


Unilever has agreed to sell its frozen pizza and baguette business to Dr Oetker of Germany for undisclosed terms.
02-Dec-2004


Unilever has confirmed plans to open up to 100 Wall's ice-cream parlours across the country over the next five years.
22-Dec-2003


Unilever Bestfoods is planning to build a £50m national distribution centre at Kingswood Lakeside, Staffordshire, with the creation of up to 300 jobs, and may transfer work from sites in Peterborough, Warrington and Worksop.
06-Nov-2003


Unilever is to sell Ambrosia, the Devon-based desserts manufacturer with 200 staff, and cornflour supplier Brown & Polson to Premier Foods for undisclosed terms.
04-Nov-2003


Unilever is to sell its dental care business in the US and Canada to Church & Dwight for £65m.
11-Sep-2003


Unilever is seeking a 125,000 sq ft temporary head office site in London, in preparation for the refurbishment of its existing site on Victoria Embankment.
28-Apr-2003


Unilever is planning to sell its Frigedoc frozen foods business in France to Toupargel for £52m.
10-Jan-2003


Unilever is to sell Pamol Group, the Malaysian producer of palm oil, to Palmco for £97m.
03-Dec-2002


Unilever has agreed to sell Iberia Foods, its US food and cleaning products distribution business, to the Brooklyn Bottling Group for undisclosed terms.
25-Nov-2002


Unilever is to invest up to £107m in the creation of new venture funds to improve the way new product ideas are developed, and is particularly interested in the health sector and ideas that free up time at home.
01-Oct-2002


Unilever has sold Loders Croklaan, its edible oils business with plants in the Netherlands, Canada, Egypt and the US, to IOI Corporation of Malaysia for £139m.
02-Sep-2002


Unilever has sold Cremanaze, the Kent-based sauces and dressings manufacturer with 30 staff, in order to focus on key brands.
28-Jan-2002


Unilever has sold Unipath, the Bedford-based women's health diagnostics business with 500 staff, to Inverness Medical Innovations of the US for £103m.
21-Dec-2001


Unilever is considering plans to launch a venture capital fund to develop new business initiatives not related to its core activities of food and personal care.
26-Nov-2001


Unilever is to sell its DiverseyLever commercial cleaning business to Johnson Wax Professional of the US for £1.1bn, in order to reduce debt following the acquisition of Bestfoods.
21-Nov-2001


Unilever has sold its London-based Myhome home cleaning service to Chores Group for undisclosed terms.
04-Oct-2001


Unilever is selling its North American seafood business to the US arm of Nippon Suisan for £125m, which will involve the transfer of about 750 staff.
20-Aug-2001


Unilever is planning to create a further 50 jobs at its new European IT infrastructure headquarters in Flintshire, taking the total workforce at the site to more than 500.
24-Jul-2001


Unilever is to shed up to 250 jobs at the former Bestfoods headquarters in Esher, Surrey, and the business will be relocated to its own Van Den Bergh premises in Crawley.
21-May-2001


Unilever is planning to open a national chain of Lynx barber shops, following a trial of two outlets in London.
27-Feb-2001


Unilever has agreed to sell its recently-acquired Bestfoods Baking business in the US to George Weston of Canada for £1bn.
20-Feb-2001


Unilever has acquired Go Organic, the small Scottish producer of organic pasta sauces and soups.
19-Feb-2001


Unilever has confirmed plans to sell a number of European dry soup and sauce brands to Campbell Soup of the US for £633m, in order to win approval for its acquisition of Bestfoods.
30-Jan-2001


Unilever is to relocate it safety research laboratory from Port Sunlight to Bedford next September, which will affect 60 jobs.
24-Nov-2000


Unilever is to locate a new IT centre at Ewloe in Wales, which will involve 200 new jobs and the transfer of 170 jobs from nearby Port Sunlight.
10-Nov-2000


Unilever has sold its Elizabeth Arden perfume and skincare business to FFI Fragrances of the US for £155m.
01-Nov-2000


Unilever has agreed to sell a number of brands - including Oxo, Royco, Lesieur, Bla Bland, Batchelor's and McDonnells - in order to win European approval for its £14bn acquisition of Bestfoods of the US.
29-Sep-2000


Unilever is to open a Lynx barber shop on London's Oxford Street next month, and the concept could be expanded across the country if successful.
18-Aug-2000


Unilever is to sell European Bakery Supplies Business to CSM of the Netherlands for £440m, and is now said be looking to sell the recently-acquired Bestfoods consumer bakery division.
12-Jul-2000


Unilever is to acquire Bestfoods of the US for £13.4bn, creating the second largest global food business after Nestle.
07-Jun-2000


Unilever is acquiring two US food companies for a total £1.63bn - dietary supplement manufacturer SlimFast Foods and ice cream producer Ben & Jerry's Homemade.
13-Apr-2000


Unilever is launching a home cleaning service called Myhome, which has been tested in London and will be extended to other parts of the country next year.
14-Mar-2000


Unilever has acquired Cressida, the Honduras-based manufacturer of food and detergents, for about £200m.
03-Mar-2000


Unilever is acquiring Rossell Industries, the Indian owner of seven tea gardens, in a £25m deal.
29-Dec-1999


Unilever has acquired Amora Maille, the French manufacturer of mustard and culinary products, for £460m.
25-Nov-1999


Unilever is selling Van Den Bergh Continental Bakeries, the Australian frozen pastries business, to Diageo's Pillsbury division for undisclosed terms.
11-Aug-1999


Unilever's DiverseyLever subsidiary is to build a £10m cleaning products distribution centre in Derby, creating about 70 jobs, in order to replace a facility at Port Sunlight.
06-May-1999


Unilever is said to be planning to set up a new research laboratory at its Port Sunlight site, with the creation of up to 100 new jobs.
08-Feb-1999


Unilever is to acquire Mountain Cream, the Chinese ice cream company, for undisclosed terms, as part of a long-term strategy to expand its Chinese food operations.
19-Jan-1999


Unilever has sold Plant Breeding International Cambridge, the leading breeder of wheat, to Monsanto of the US for £320m.
16-Jul-1998


Unilever has acquired AmeriClean Systems, the US cleaning products group, in a deal thought to be worth up to £30m.
14-May-1998


Unilever has acquired a controlling stake in Moskovsky Margarinovy Zavod, the Russian margarine and fats company, for undisclosed terms and will invest £12m in the company.
30-Mar-1998


Unilever is selling its Robert Timms, Pablo and Faggs coffee businesses in Australasia to Freshfood Australia and New Zealand for undisclosed terms.
18-Feb-1998


Unilever is acquiring the Vegetaline solid frying fat business from Eridania Beghin-Say, the Italian-French food company, and selling its Frial liquid seed-oil business in France to Lesieur Alimentaire, a subsidiary of Eridania Beghin-Say.
06-Jan-1998


Unilever has acquired Kibon, the largest ice cream maker in Brazil, from Philip Morris for £570m, and will use the business as its ice cream "innovation centre" in Latin America.
21-Oct-1997


Louis Dreyfus, the French commodities concern, has bought Anderson Clayton, the Brazilian oil miller, from Unilever for undisclosed terms.
22-Mar-1996


Unilever has made an agreed bid of $770m for Helene Curtis, the US personal products company.
15-Feb-1996


Unilever is acquiring Consorcio Agro Industrial de Malloa, the Chilean food manufacturing group that is the leading tomato paste producer, for £66m.
15-Feb-1996


Unilever has bought a 75% stake in Lyons Irish Holdings, the tea company, from Allied Domecq for £74m.
02-Feb-1996


Unilever is buying SC Johnson Wax's fabric conditioner businesses in Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina.
02-Sep-1995


Unilever is buying the Goodmark frozen food brand in Argentina from Frigorifico Rioplatense SAICIF.
02-Sep-1995