Forbes has released its 2017 most valuable brands list, with personal care brand Gillette reaching the top 30 coming in at number 29, while L’Oréal scored the position of number 33.  

Procter & Gamble has consolidated its UK and Ireland media business with Publicis Media, which includes media planning, scheduling and buying, according to the Drum.

L’Oréal China has continued the company’s plight to endorse a sustainable living ethos with the launch of the Pay a Commitment with Nature charity initiative, which sees the beauty company calling on consumers to recycle empty hair care bottles and various packaging wastes.

Faber-Castell has appointed Daniel Rogger as its new CEO, who will succeed Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell who passed away last year.

Orkla has announced the acquisition of personal care company Riemann Holding for an undisclosed sum.

French beauty giant L’Oréal USA has received the Cradle to Cradle certified SILVER for its Biolage R.A.W. Nourish shampoo and conditioner, an accolade which is said to cement its commitment to sustainability.

British personal care company Unilever has announced it is using 100 percent renewable wind energy at 15 of its UK sites, following a new contract with renewable energy company, Eneco UK.

Walgreens Boots Alliance’ Global Communications Chief Yves Romestan is thought to have retired from his role at the company in a bid to pursue personal interests and spend more time with his family, according to a report by PR Weekly.

Dr Jart+ has announced 10 new store openings in China in 2017 despite the continued row over THAAD.

Ingredients maker Novacap has acquired natural cosmetic ingredient producer ID bio, alongside H2B, which manufactures fractionated blood products for in vitro diagnosis.

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