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Unilever, has announced plans to sell its margarine business, including Flora and Stork.

The move comes as part of a wide-ranging review at the Anglo-Dutch firm, which recently saw off a takeover bid from US food giant Kraft Heinz.

Analysts have said the sell-off could fetch $6bn (£4.8bn).

Unilever also intends to look at changing its historic status as a dual-listed company in two countries.

"We always have worked our operational model and driven efficiency," Unilever's chief executive, Paul Polman, told the BBC's Today programme.

He said Unilever would not change its long-term business model, which he described as one of "sustainable value-creation".

But alluding to the failed takeover bid, he added that "the events of the last few weeks have pointed out that we have opportunities to drive further value in the business".

Mr Polman said the firm would step up its cost-cutting, aiming for a 20% margin by 2020.

He said the margarine business was a "declining segment" that could be "better managed by others".

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39512178

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