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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
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Covidien plans to double its sales in emerging markets, primarily China and India, to $2 billion over the next five to six years, CEO Jose E. Almeida said during the firm’s Sept. 8 investor meeting in New York.
Manufacturers of UK personal care products watch out, the Competition and Markets Authority is on the look-out for false, exaggerated and/or vague sustainability claims, and may be targeting bigger players to make an example for the rest of the sector. And consumer health might be next. HBW Insight returns to advice from marketing expert Jo Stephenson on how to avoid greenwashing, based on the CMA's own extensive Green Claims Code.