EC may force Unilever disposal

15 August 2000

EC may force Unilever disposal

By FWi staff

THE European Commission could force Unilever to dispose of its Batchelors dried food brand as a condition of its purchase of Bestfoods, reports The Independent.

This is said to be a condition of the $20.3bn (13.5bn) deal to prevent Unilever have disproportionate control of the European dried foods industry.

Unilever will add Bestfoods top-selling Knorr brand to its portfolio in the acquisition.

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