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Unilever: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Company Impact

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  • 11 Pages
  • March 2020
  • GlobalData
  • Unilever N.V.
  • ID: 5094164

Unilever: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Company Impact reports key findings as of March 26, 2020 based on market analysis and brand diversification by industry and geography.

While all companies in the consumer goods sector will see a major upheaval as a result of the disease, Unilever has a product and regional diversity in its brand sales that leaves it relatively well positioned to ride out the crisis. Some categories could well benefit but in food, in particular, updated strategies will likely be required to minimize loss of brand sales. In addition, while Unilever's brand prices are rising, it is showing a clear commitment to helping its most vulnerable customers and business partners at this time. Overall the company has many key strengths that leave it well placed to perform as well as any other major consumer goods multinational, based upon the latest information available.


  • Unilever's diversification offers some level of relative resilience against COVID-19's effects on brand sales.
  • The impact of COVID-19 is inevitable, but Unilever's strong cosmetic and toiletries business should help to mitigate losses.
  • The lack of diversification in Unilever's food business means that it should focus heavily on defensive strategies in its core areas.

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Table of Contents

COVID-19 impact analysis on Unilever - key findings as of 26th March, 2020
  • Unilever has strong diversification and has many advantages to help it ride out the effects of the disease on its brand sales
  • Geographic spread analysis - COVID-19 vs Unilever's brand sales
  • Unilever's diversification offers some level of relative resilience against the effects on brand sales
  • The impact of COVID-19 on regional GDP per capita levels
  • Unilever's exposure: brand sales by region and sector vs regional impact levels
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