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Why Unilever plc Sold Its Ragu Pasta Sauce

​Unilever (LSE: ULVR) (NYSE: UL.US) has sold its Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce brands to a Japanese firm for $2 billion. The products were big sellers, so why did Unilever decide it was better off without them?

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