Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicHindustan Unilever

Topic: Hindustan Unilever

Why IIM prof opted out of Gurugram college convocation over HUL invite, & what firm had to say

IIM-B prof Deepak Malghan declines invite to 15 June convocation of MDI Gurugram, which has invited Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director of HUL, as chief guest.

‘Nobody sells their child’ — Story of MDH, an original Indian ‘start-up’ that won’t go to HUL

MDH has rubbished reports of a takeover by Hindustan Unilever Ltd. It's a company that journeyed from a shop in Sialkot to become one of India’s leading spice producers.

‘Haven’t seen this kind of inflation for many years’ — HUL warns of challenges after profit jump

Hindustan Unilever indicated that inflationary pressures were likely to persist, spooking investors. Its shares slipped 4% at the close of trading — the most since early May.

‘Meri khubsurti ka raaz…’: The Shah Rukh bath-tub ad that made Lux soap bold & beautiful

The 2005 ad flipped the game of advertising women's beauty products by focusing gaze on a man instead of sexualising women. Some argue it didn't really work, others applaud the bold move.

Hindustan Unilever profits jump 41% on shopping spree in early 2021

Hindustan Unilever’s shares rose as much as 1.8% after the results were announced, before giving up the day’s gains almost entirely by the time markets stopped trading.

Hindustan Unilever sees biggest revenue spike since 2011 on rural demand

The optimism, though, is yet to translate into gains for investors as Hindustan Unilever’s shares underperform while the IMF further slashed India's economic growth forecast.

Profit jumps for Indian consumer goods giant despite lockdown as people stocked essentials

Prospects for Hindustan Unilever will now depend on how quickly the Indian economy rebounds after the government started easing the lockdown.

Unilever’s Facebook ad boycott only applies to US, won’t affect Indian subsidiary HUL

Unilever will be stopping ads on platforms like Facebook & Twitter as part of a US campaign aimed at building pressure on social media sites to crack down on hate speech.

Must be inclusive and diverse — HUL drops ‘Fair’ from their ‘Fair & Lovely’ product line

In a statement Thursday, the company said the advertisements of 'Fair & Lovely' will also now feature women of different skin colours.

Dropping ‘Fair’ from Fair & Lovely won’t erase Indian racism

Johnsons & Johnsons, Hindustan Unilever, and even Shaadi.com, are introspecting their contribution to racism. But re-branding products is not enough.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, was signed earlier this month, say sources. Supplies would be fast tracked as per Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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