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January 05, 2011 08:32 ET

Research on Sara Lee Corp. and Unilever NV - Processed and Packaged Goods Sector Making Changes

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - 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 to have free access to these researches. 

The Processed and Packaged Goods Sector, which includes players such as Sara Lee Corp. and Unilever NV, is reacting to shifting market conditions. Companies within the sector are beginning to recognize the potential of consumers' growing health consciousness and are beginning to cater their products towards the health-minded. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Sara Lee Corp. and Unilever NV at or is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the processed & packaged goods industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Sara Lee Corp. and Unilever NV; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Some companies are beginning to make some of their most popular products with all natural ingredients, leaving out things like artificial preservatives and flavorings. Other companies are reducing the sugar contents of foods traditionally targeted towards children in an effort to combat the latest concerns about childhood obesity. The sector is devoting significant amounts of money toward new marketing campaigns to let consumers know of their products' new appeal. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Another issue companies within the Process and Packaged Goods sector are dealing with is high commodities pricing. Some companies are being forced to raise their retail prices in order to protect dwindling margins. Wheat and other main ingredients have seen price inflation lately due to tight global supplies. While there is some concern price increases will result in lower sales volumes, the commodities pressure is an industry wide concern and should ultimately result in the end of some aggressive promotional campaigns. The big uncertainty is whether consumers who have grown used to lower price points during the recession will react negatively to the increases and trade down to save money. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the processed & packaged goods industry.

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