The future of Elizabeth Arden is being guided by its loyal customers, according to a report published by Customer Think.

LG Household & Health Care has reported strong earnings growth for the first quarter of the financial year, according to a report published by The Korea Herald.

Kimberly-Clark has greenlighted a US$75 million investment that will see the FMCG manufacturer install a combined heat-power plant on-site at its tissue mill in Mobile, Alabama, according to a report published by Lesprom Network.

Natura has published its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The Brazilian naturals brand reported a 3.3 percent rise in revenue, reaching R$2.396 billion and a 68 percent rise in EBIDTA, which came in at R$364.6 million.

Benefit is set to up its presence in the travel retail channel, according to a report published by The Moodie Davitt Report. To that end, the LVMH-owned brand has made a series of appointments including a new Worldwide Executive Vice President of Travel Retail to drive Benefit’s expansion in duty free, which has been identified as a ‘key’ channel for the brand’s future growth.

Procter & Gamble is to transform its approach to marketing in a bid to reverse its lack-luster sales, according to a report published by Marketing Week. The company is set to slash its marketing budget by US$2 billion over the next five years, but it expects the cuts to yield greater results by increasing effectiveness.

Beiersdorf has posted better-than-expected sales for the first quarter of the fiscal year, according to a report published by Reuters.

Lush has been accused of engaging in ‘fat shaming’ by Pool writer Amy Jones. In an opinion piece written for the website, Jones pointed to the fact that, in its promotion of new film What the Health via its Instagram account, the ethical beauty brand concentrated overly on obesity as opposed to any other lifestyle choices that can contribute to ill health, such as smoking or drinking.

Shiseido has become the first Japanese company to sign an agreement with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), pledging to lead the promotion of gender equality in its home country.

A Bloomberg source close to BASF has revealed that the German company has little interest in pursuing a purchase of AkzoNobel’s specialty chemicals unit, according to a report published by the news organization.

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