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May 10, 2011 09:06 ET

Equity Research on Sara Lee Corp. and Unilever NV -- Processed and Packaged Goods Sector Struggling With Commodity Inflation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Processed & Packaged Goods industry and has completed analytical research on Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE: SLE) and Unilever NV (NYSE: UN). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

Nearly all consumer facing sectors have been dealing with weakness among their customers lately. The Processed and Packaged Goods industry is no different. High fuel costs, high levels of unemployment, food inflation, and a weak housing market have all conspired to motivate consumers to pare back on their budgets. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Processed & Packaged Goods industry.

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This has often resulted in them trading down to less expensive brands like those offered by stores themselves. This combined with growing input costs on commodities like corn, wheat, and soybean oil among many others, has made it very difficult for companies in the sector to maintain any form of margin strength. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Emerging markets have helped to offset some of this weakness in developed markets for companies like Unilever NV which had strong sales growth in the first quarter. However, despite weak consumers, many companies like Sara Lee Corp. have been forced to raise their prices to pass along the commodity pain to consumers and simply hope their sales volumes would not take too much of a hit. Altogether, it is currently a very challenging environment for the sector. Sara Lee Corp. and Unilever NV research reports are accessible for free by registering today at www.stockcall.com/SLE100511.pdf or www.stockcall.com/UN100511.pdf.

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