REGULATORY clearance has been granted by the European Commission for the acquisition of Unilever's European Culinary Brands Businesses by Campbell Soup Co. of the United States. The sale fulfils commitments given by Unilever last year to obtain European Union clearance for its purchase of Bestfoods.

The Unilever sale to Campbell will include businesses making soups, sauces, bouillon and jams in Europe under a variety of brands, including Batchelors, Oxo, Blå Band, Heisse Tasse, Royco and Lesieur.

The Commission concluded there ...

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