Unilever to drop word ‘normal’ from beauty products
Unilever to drop word 'normal' from beauty productsThere is no normal in Unilever’s world anymore. The consumer-packaged-goods company is dropping the word “normal” from its beauty and personal care products. [TRENDING: Video: Arrest of Naked Cowboy at Bike Week | 36,000 Fla. Republicans leave GOP | Man rescued 135 miles off Fla. coast]Unilever says a study it recently conducted found seven in 10 respondents felt using the word “normal” on product packaging has a negative impact. AdFor people aged 18 to 35, that number rose to eight in 10. Unilever also says it won’t Photoshop models anymore and will portray people from more diverse backgrounds in its advertising.
Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry's enters the pet food business
This photo provided by Ben & Jerrys shows Ben & Jerrys dog treats. So does Ben & Jerry's. They're made from the same ingredients Ben & Jerry’s uses in its non-dairy human desserts. Ben & Jerry’s is the latest food company to pivot to pets, sensing opportunity as more Americans acquire furry friends. Three years later, Smucker acquired Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, which makes Nutrish brand pet food.
LOreal to remove words like whitening from skin products
PARIS French cosmetics giant LOreal said Saturday that it will remove words like whitening from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States. The company said in a statement Saturday that it "has decided to remove the words white/whitening, fair/fairness, light/lightening from all its skin evening products.L'Oreal's decision follows a similar move by Anglo-Dutch firm Unilever on Thursday. Earlier this month, LOreal tweeted that that it stands in solidarity with the Black community and against injustice of any kind. English model Munroe Bergdorf notably accused the beauty brand of hypocrisy for having fired her three years ago. Bergdorf was sacked as LOreal UKs first openly transgender model in 2017 for decrying the racial violence of white people.