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• The New York Times this morning reports that Unilever " is buying Sir Kensington’s, a small condiment maker that has muscled its way on to grocery store shelves long thought impervious to disruption ... It is the first acquisition Unilever has made since it fended off a $143 billion takeover offer from the Kraft Heinz Company in February. In the intervening months, Unilever has announced that it is selling its spread business, which includes brands like Country Crock and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, as well as some baking lines, leading some to speculate that it might get out of food sales altogether.

"But instead, it seems to be refocusing its food portfolio on ice cream and condiments, as well as tea. Unilever also makes Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Marmite, a yeast extract spread, and is not selling either."
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