Germany’s Dax, down 1.9 percent, underperformed the wider market, after a recent sharp rally and as the euro gained against the dollar. Photograph: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

European stocks slipped on Thursday due to Greece’s worsening financial predicament, while euro zone government borrowing costs, including Ireland’(...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

In the first quarter, underlying sales rose 2.8 per cent

Unilever reported better-than-expected sales for the first quarter on Thursday, showing improvement from the hammering it took last year from weak eme(...)

The marketing brains behind Unilever toiletries brand Dove appear to have a surfeit of professional pride, and possibly elevated self-esteem

Self-esteem can’t be purchased on a supermarket shelf, or even in a pharmacy, which is a problem for people debilitated by the fact that theirs is (...)

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Convivial drinking in a pub is grand, despite what the new puritans might have you believe (see also: red fizz, stage left). Photograph: Getty Images

Ahead of Ireland’s big day, we thought we would take at look at just some of the ways Irish consumers are unique and a couple of things we think be(...)

Former chief executive of Unilever Niall FitzGerald said the business school needs to refine its policy for the next five to 10 years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

UCD could be facing a substantial reduction in its income over coming years as its school of business considers cutting the multimillion annual divide(...)

Niall FitzGerald, former chief executive of Unilever and current chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was a period where Niall FitzGerald spent a fair amount of his time poking around strangers’ houses in foreign countries, opening their fridges (...)

Jaideep Prabhu: argues that large industrial models, with expensive overheads and complex hierarchies, are no longer appropriate. Photograph: Ben Watkins

Doing more with less is not merely a recessionary response to weak consumer demand but an increasingly necessary business strategy that addresses g(...)

Cans of Dove deodorant, produced by Unilever Plc.sit on a shelf at a supermarket in London.

Unilever should sell its underperforming Flora margarines business and buy more personal care companies, according to an investor survey that includes(...)