Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday January 17

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McDonald's Scale for Good sustainability recycling goals

McDonald’s announces new 2025 sustainable packaging and recycling goals as part of global “Scale for Good” commitment.

Energizer acquires Rayovac brand in $2bn deal.

Google IT training program targets underserved communities.

Louis Vuitton is parting ways with creative director Kim Jones.

Mastercard backs Kionect microfinance platform in Africa.

Microsoft takes first place on Thomson Reuters‘ inaugural Top 100 Global Tech Leaders list.

Nestlé agrees to sell U.S. confectionery business to Ferrero.

Nissan is turning Infiniti into an electric luxury brand.

Shopkins remains #1 with girls, according to NPD.

Walmart takes on the opioid crisis with pharmacy tool.

YouTube makes life tougher for video creators.


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