Marking the biggest sales dip in 11 months, US consumer spending cooled off in the first quarter, following the holiday season's strong showing. Year-over-year data, however, shows a healthy uptick of 5.4 percent.
Unilever , one of the world’s biggest spenders on advertising, has threatened to pull ads from digital platforms such as Facebook and Google if they “create division” in society or fail to protect children.
U.S. beauty products maker Coty Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by strong demand for Tiffany & Co and Gucci Bloom fragrances, as well as recently-acquired makeup brands.
Brazilian company Natura, owner of The Body Shop, has launched a corporate rebrand that will see the group change its name to Natura & Co to better reflect its transformation into a multi-brand conglomerate.