Unilever CEO Paul Polman is retiring

Reuters/Benoit Tessier Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman is retiring after 10 years at the top of the company. His annoucement comes less than two months after investors revolted against a plan to move the company’s consumer goods group’s headquarters to the Netherlands. Polman will be succeeded by Alan jope, the head of the company’s beauty […]

The cofounder of a shaving company that’s raised nearly half a billion dollars to take on Unilever and Procter & Gamble explains how he’s building a brand to last 100 years

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Jeff Raider is the cofounder and co-CEO of razor company Harry’s. Raider is also a cofounder of eyeglasses company Warby Parker, and brought its vertically-integrated, direct-to-consumer model to shaving with Harry’s. In an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success,” Raider explained how working himself to exhaustion across three jobs taught […]

We tried the AI software companies like Goldman Sachs and Unilever use to analyze job applicants

We got to experience HireVue’s AI technology that allows companies to sort and grade video job applicants. Below is a transcript of the video. Rich Feloni: I’m Rich Feloni, strategy reporter at Business Insider. I first heard about HireVue when I wrote about Unilever’s experiment in hiring. Unilever is one of many large companies that is […]

REPORT: Unilever is looking at selling some of its food brands for $7.44 billion

Wikimedia Commons LONDON (Reuters) – Unilever is preparing a 6 billion pound ($ 7.44 billion) sale of some of its food brands, British newspapers reported on Saturday, without citing sources. The Anglo-Dutch company is planning to sell Flora margarine and Stork butter brands, the Sunday Times said. The Sunday Telegraph, which also cited a 6 […]