Consumer Products

  • Business

Laxman Narasimhan was a McKinsey and PepsiCo veteran before landing the top job at one of the world’s best-known consumer-product companies. During his three years at Reckitt, he reinvigorated the company’s once-flagging sales.

September 2, 2022

  • Business

The coffee giant’s hiring of Laxman Narasimhan comes months after former head Howard Schultz temporarily took over to steer the chain through rising costs, a unionization push and challenges overseas.

September 2, 2022

  • Deals

Veteran executive David Taylor is assuming a role as a senior operating adviser after more than 40 years at the consumer-products company.

June 21, 2022

  • Heard on the Street

Trian Partners has taken a stake in the maker of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The British company may prove a tougher nut to crack than Procter & Gamble.

January 24, 2022

  • Earnings

Its quarterly sales rose 6%, led by health and cleaning products, with price increases accounting for half of the jump.

January 20, 2022

  • Business

Unilever said it approached GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer about a potential acquisition of their consumer-healthcare joint venture, a deal that would reshape the company’s portfolio as it is under pressure to accelerate growth.

January 15, 2022

  • Markets

A blank-check company backed by British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is merging with natural-consumer-products seller Grove Collaborative to take it public in a deal the companies value at $1.5 billion.

December 8, 2021

  • Business

The maker of Nescafé coffee and Purina petfood said it would sell 22.26 million L’Oréal shares back to the French company, allowing the world’s biggest packaged-food maker to capitalize on a rally in the beauty giant’s share price.

December 8, 2021

  • Business

Gojo Industries, the family-owned maker of Purell hand sanitizer, has added a factory and warehouse and restructured its supply chain, expecting consumers’ new hygiene habits are here to stay.

January 22, 2021


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