Unilever has announced a new transparency initiative that will see the Anglo-Dutch FMCG giant disclose additional ingredient information about its home and personal care products on US, UK, German and Netherlands websites.  

Symrise has become one of the first signatories to the Business and Biodiveristy Pledge, a voluntary commitment to the objectives of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Johnson & Johnson-owned Neutrogena has named Australian actor Nicole Kidman Global Brand Ambassador.

In the space of 10 years, Aldi has grown to become the fifth largest supermarket in the UK, according to new data released by research organization Kantar Worldpanel. Previously, the spot was occupied by The Co-operative, and puts the German discount retailer in sight of the ‘Big Four’, namely Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

US fragrance and cosmetics company Coty is said to be planning to appoint a woman to its Board of Directors by July, according to a report published by The Street.

L’Oréal Thailand has cut the ribbon on its first LEED Silver certified distribution center, according to a report published by The Nation. The new center will also lend the French beauty giant considerable heft, allowing it to retain its market leadership position and grow at twice the rate of the local beauty market.

L Brands has announced its fourth quarter and full year results for the period ended January 28, 2017. The owner of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body works saw sales increase 2 percent in the final quarter of the financial year to US$4.489 billion, despite a poor performance from its flagship Victoria’s Secret brand, who saw sales dive 10 percent in the last month.

Beiersdorf has appointed Vincent Warnery to a new position on its Board, according to a report published by Reuters. Warnery will oversee three brands: Eucerin, La Prairie and Hansaplast.

Natura has appointed YDreams Global Interactive as its creative and technological partner for the official opening of the Brazilian brand’s first US store.

The President of Unilever’s African arm has revealed that the company is committed to ‘actively contributing’ to the growth of Nigeria’s manufacturing sector, according to a report published by Vanguard.

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