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Consumer goods giant Unilever, a maker of branded soaps, foodstuffs and personal care items and also one of the world's biggest online advertisers, has fired a warning shot across the bows of social m
Meal kit makers Blue Apron may be preparing to file for a 2017 IPO, according to Reuters. The report says that the food startup has hired bankers from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup to th
We’re hearing from our sources Unilever has been in serious talks with the Honest Company, and may very well win the bid for the e-commerce startup, though our sources stressed that the deal is
Acquisitions starting with a “B” are not uncommon in the tech industry in Silicon Valley. Roughly two to four billion-dollar deals have gone down each quarter (on average) over the last few years.
Personal care; food; beverages --- in category after category, the pattern is the same. We are seeing the systematic outsourcing of R&D to new retail and consumer brands just launching into the ma
Michael Dubin took improv classes early in his career, and humor has long played a role in the culture of DSC. He’s even adapted some lessons from improv to the role of CEO: “When you’re on stag
Unilever creates and captures a unicorn with its plans to acquire Dollar Shave Club. Announced this evening, the $130 billion dollar multinational consumer goods company is speculated to be paying $1
The American Egg Board (AEB) may have violated federal laws by using public funds to try to obstruct Hampton Creek from selling its eggless mayonnaise alternative "Just Mayo." The USDA has now opened
In another nod to the importance of cross-border e-commerce to its business strategy, Alibaba announced a strategic partnership with consumer goods giant Unilever today.
On the heels of a $51 million round of funding, cloud collaboration company Huddle today announced a changing of the guard to lead the company to its next stage. Co-founder Alastair Mitchell is step
Later today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/2014-agenda/">appearing onstage at Mobile World Congress</a> -- his first appearance at the