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Siddharth Cavale

Unilever appoints Nils Andersen as chairman, replacing Dekkers

13 Nov 2019

Unilever named Danish businessman Nils Andersen as chairman on Wednesday, hoping his experience of consumer goods and logistics will help the group navigate a slowdown in its biggest markets and re-energise its foods business.

Imperial Brands issues cautious 2020 forecast, appoints Esperdy chairman

05 Nov 2019

LONDON Imperial Brands on Tuesday issued a "cautious" forecast for the year and named a new chairman as the tobacco producer grapples with challenges in e-cigarette products and vaping.

Procter & Gamble, rivals take refills into beauty aisle

01 Nov 2019

LONDON/CHICAGO Under pressure to reduce environmental waste from single-use containers, major consumer companies including Procter & Gamble Co , Unilever Plc and The Body Shop are rolling out more products in refillable form.

What slowdown? China's riding to the rescue of luxury brands

28 Oct 2019

BEIJING/LONDON When Tiffany & Co said this month it was sending its priciest jewellery to mainland China to reach wealthy shoppers no longer jet-setting abroad, it reflected a trend helping global luxury brands weather a Chinese economic slowdown.

RPT-UPDATE 3-New CEO vows improvements as Reckitt cuts sales forecast again

22 Oct 2019

* Shares fall as much as 5.5% to 1-1/2 year low (Repeats to add link to Breakingviews column)

Reckitt hires Ahold's Carr to take over as CFO in 2020

21 Oct 2019

Reckitt Benckiser named Ahold Delhaize finance chief Jeff Carr as successor to Adrian Hennah, who is retiring as CFO of the British consumer goods company next year.

Emerging markets come off the boil for Nestle and Unilever

17 Oct 2019

ZURICH/LONDON Global consumer goods companies have been banking on emerging markets to drive their growth, so signs on Thursday that sales have come off the boil in the once-booming economies of China and India could set alarm bells ringing.

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