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March 27, 2014

Sun Products Corp. announced the introduction of new all free clear Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets, which will complement the company's all free clear detergent.

WILTON, Conn. — Sun Products Corp. announced the introduction of new all free clear fabric softener and dryer sheets, which will complement the company's all free clear detergent. 

November 4, 2013

Unilever and Manchester United have inked a three-year regional partnership in South East Asia whereby Unilever will become the Club’s official personal care and laundry partner in nine countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

MANCHESTER, England — Unilever and Manchester United have inked a three-year regional partnership in South East Asia whereby Unilever will become the club’s official personal care and laundry partner in nine countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

A number of Unilever’s most popular personal care and laundry products, such as Clear, Omo and Rexona, will now carry the Manchester United crest.

February 26, 2013

Sun Products' All Mighty Pacs laundry packs, Aquafresh Extreme Clean Pure Breath Action Paste, M&M's Brand Snack Mix, Reckitt Benckiser's Resolve All-Stains, Sun Products' Surf Liquid Laundry Detergent and GlaxoSmithKline's Tums Freshers were among the winners of Product of the Year USA's recently announced top products for 2013, the group said.

NEW YORK — Sun Products' All Mighty Pacs laundry packs, Aquafresh Extreme Clean Pure Breath Action Paste, M&M's Brand Snack Mix, Reckitt Benckiser's Resolve All-Stains, Sun Products' Surf Liquid Laundry Detergent and GlaxoSmithKline's Tums Freshers were among the winners of Product of the Year USA's recently announced top products for 2013, the group said.

The named products were the result of a vote among 50,000 consumers.

March 26, 2012

Procter & Gamble has brought innovation to the laundry detergent category with Tide Pods, a three-chamber unit 
liquid-dose detergent that cleans, fights stains and brightens all in one premeasured product.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has brought innovation to the laundry detergent category with Tide Pods, a three-chamber unit 
liquid-dose detergent that cleans, fights stains and brightens all in one premeasured product. Tide Pods, the first product of its kind on the market, contain three chambers that separate the components so they remain stable and potent until the moment they mix in the wash. The 3-in-1 product reduces steps, making laundry simpler and less time-consuming.

March 15, 2012

Procter & Gamble is supporting the recent launch of Tide Pods, the brand's three-chamber unit dose laundry detergent, by tapping singer and actor Jencarlos Canela to show Hispanic consumers how the product is unlike any other laundry product on the market.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble is supporting the recent launch of Tide Pods, the brand's three-chamber unit dose laundry detergent, by tapping singer and actor Jencarlos Canela to show Hispanic consumers how the product is unlike any other laundry product on the market.

Tide said Canela will surprise people at laundromats in Miami and Los Angeles to show them how the laundry process can be consistent since measuring dosage is not necessary, the company said. Consumers will have the opportunity to meet Canela on April 3 at a laundromat in Los Angeles.

February 16, 2012

Unilever has introduced a U.K. facial skin care brand to the U.S. market with the launch of Simple Sensitive Skin Experts.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever has introduced a U.K. facial skin care brand to the U.S. market with the launch of Simple Sensitive Skin Experts.

The brand’s debut in the United States and Canada is marked by the unveiling of 13 facial skin care items, making it the only mass facial skin care line specifically for those with sensitive skin, Unilever stated.

November 4, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia. Unilever initially is acquiring 82% of Concern Kalina for approximately €390 million (U.S. $537 million). The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.


October 14, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

LONDON — Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

Unilever initially is acquiring 82% of Concern Kalina for approximately €390 million ($537 million). The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

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.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — 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.

This year’s honorees will be feted Oct. 14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

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.

SUPPLIER NEWS — 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. Unilever has retained the rights to the Alberto VO5 brand outside the United States and Puerto Rico. 


September 12, 2011

Church & Dwight has added a Sensitive Skin Plus scent detergent to its line of Arm & Hammer sensitive skin laundry detergents.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Church & Dwight has added a Sensitive Skin Plus scent detergent to its line of Arm & Hammer sensitive skin laundry detergents. The new detergent, which features a skin-friendly fresh scent that’s hypoallergenic and clinically tested to be good to sensitive skin, is a scented alternative to Arm & Hammer’s Perfume and Dye Free laundry detergent.


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.

LONDON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — 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.

Terms were not disclosed.

Outside the United States and Puerto Rico, the Alberto VO5 brand will remain in Unilever’s portfolio.

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.

GREENWICH, Conn. — 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.

Unilever has retained the rights to the Alberto VO5 brand outside the United States and Puerto Rico.

July 20, 2011

Arm & Hammer is answering the pleas of sensitive skin sufferers by rolling out a new laundry detergent that provides deep cleaning and freshness to clothes.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Arm & Hammer is answering the pleas of sensitive skin sufferers by rolling out a new laundry detergent that provides deep cleaning and freshness to clothes.

New Arm & Hammer sensitive skin plus scent is hypoallergenic and delivers deep cleaning and deodorizing, while featuring a fresh scent, the company said. The product joins the brand's perfume- and dye-free laundry detergent. Both variants are compatible in high-efficiency machines and standard washing machines.

June 16, 2011

Rockin' Green has revamped its laundry detergent products inside and out.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Rockin' Green has revamped its laundry detergent products inside and out.

The company said that its Soft, Classic and Hard Rock formulas will feature a new scent and packaging. The company said it is replacing one of its original scents, called Plain Green Tea's, with a scent called Earth, Wind and Orchids. What's more, the standard packaging for the laundry detergents have been redesigned with a new look and also will use less material.

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.

MELROSE PARK, Ill. — 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.

March 23, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive is bolstering its foothold in the European personal care market by acquiring from Unilever the Sanex personal care brand for about $940 million.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive is bolstering its foothold in the European personal care market by acquiring from Unilever the Sanex personal care brand for about $940 million.

Sanex is a multicategory personal care brand with 2010 net sales of about $260 million, primarily in western Europe. Liquid body cleansing and deodorants each represent nearly 50% of the business.

The deal is structured as an all-cash acquisition for shares and net assets. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter this year.

March 15, 2011

Unilever, the maker of Dove Men+Care, is celebrating the launch of its new Dove Men+Care antiperspirants/deodorants and Sensitive Clean personal wash by inking a corporate partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever, the maker of Dove Men+Care, is celebrating the launch of its new Dove Men+Care antiperspirants/deodorants and Sensitive Clean personal wash by inking a corporate partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

February 28, 2011

Procter & Gamble is letting Target customers know that great things come in small packages as it launches new Tide and Gain compacted powder laundry detergents.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble is letting Target customers know that great things come in small packages as it launches new Tide and Gain compacted powder laundry detergents.

The compacted Tide and Gain detergents, which offer the same number of loads in a smaller box, could save up to 22 million lbs. of total packaging in the United States and Canada each year, P&G said. The company said that in addition to the Tide and Gain launch at Target, P&G also will introduce compacted formulas for Cheer, Dreft and Ivory Snow.

November 16, 2010

The European Commission has approved the sale of Sara Lee's global body care and European...

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — The European Commission has approved the sale of Sara Lee's global body care and European detergent businesses to Unilever, provided that Unilever divest the Sanex brand of bath and body products in the European market after it acquires the business from Sara Lee.

The global body care and European detergent businesses encompass such brands as Sanex, Radox and Duschdas. The transaction was originally announced in September.

September 26, 2010

Unilever is significantly boosting its hair care portfolio by acquiring Alberto-Culver for $3.7 billion in cash....

LONDON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands Unilever is significantly boosting its hair care portfolio by acquiring Alberto-Culver for $3.7 billion in cash.

June 8, 2010

The Marketing to Moms Coalition awarded a laundry detergent brand for honoring, empowering and respecting...

June 6, 2010

Detergents are increasingly going green. More liquid dish and laundry detergents are making their way...

March 9, 2010

Solazyme, a renewable oil and bioproducts company, has inked a research and development agreement with...