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  • Unilever has acquired Dollar Shave Club
  • Unilever has acquired Dollar Shave Club
    Julian Fernandes (2016) ©

Unilever has acquired Dollar Shave Club

Blades-by-subscription start-up Dollar Shave Club has been stepping on the toes of big players for a while. And now, Unilever has acquired it for $1 billion. With a price tag five times its sales, why has the FMCG giant snapped up a small fish that's breaking into a saturated market from the low-end?



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  • Gillette starts trolling Dollar Shave Club Gillette starts trolling Dollar Shave Club

    Dollar Shave Club is perhaps the archetypal challenger brand. In 2012, its cheeky viral video poked fun at shaving giants like Gillette and Schick for producing over-engineered razors. Although Gillette is hitting back with a series of confrontational tweets, the campaign is backfiring.

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  • Article image Harry’s: hipster razors to challenge Gillette

    For many men, shaving is one of life's necessities, with 75% of American men shaving daily. But a marketing war between Gillette and Schick has created a razor market that's expensive and over-engineered. Selling cheaper, back-to-basics razors, can Harry's offer an alternative?