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Unilever, Reckitt and P all declined to comment on any future plans for price increases, while Danone did not respond to a request for comment.

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Trevor Green, head of UK Equities at Unilever shareholder Aviva Investors, expressed confidence in CEO Paul Polman team, telling Reuters they had done a good job of balancing price and volume growth over the past seven years.

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