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10. LG Household & Healthcare
Published August 1, 2014
South Korea www.lgcare.com Sales: $3.3 billion Key Personnel: Suk Cha, vice chairman and chief executive officer; Keon O Kim, chief financial officer. Major Products: Household—laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric softener and kitchen c… Read More »
4. Reckitt Benckiser
Published August 1, 2014
United Kingdom www.rb.com Sales: $9.5 billion Key Personnel: Rakesh  Kapoor, chief executive officer; Heather Allen, executive vice president, category development; Amedeo Fasano, executive vice president, supply; Roberto Funari, executive vice… Read More »
3. Henkel
Published August 1, 2014
Germany www.henkel.com Sales: $10.9 billion Key Personnel: Kasper Rorsted, chief executive officer; Carsten Knobel, executive vice president, finance, purchasing and integrated business solutions; Kathrin Menges, executive vice president, human reso… Read More »
1. Unilever
Published August 1, 2014
United Kingdom www.unilever.com Sales: $36.8 billion Key Personnel: Paul Polman, chief executive officer; Jean-Marc Huët, chief financial officer; Douglas Anderson Baillie, chief HR officer; David Blanchard, chief R&D officer; Alan Jope, pr… Read More »
Detergent Ingredients
Are Safe Says ACI
Published July 28, 2014
New study finds no impact on waterways or river sediments Read More »
A Positive Spin on Negativity
By Scott Garrison and Paul Janssen, Skim
Published July 28, 2014
Consumers gravitate toward upbeat messages. Read More »
42. Seventh Generation, Inc.
Published July 2, 2014
Burlington, VT 802-658-3773 www.SeventhGeneration.com Sales: $185 million (estimated). Key Personnel:  John Replogle, president and chief executive officer; Maureen Usifer, chief financial officer; Joey Bergstein, general manager and chief mar… Read More »
13. Church & Dwight
Published July 2, 2014
Ewing, NJ 609.683.5900 www.churchdwight.com Sales: $2.4 billion for household, personal care and oral care products. Corporate sales: $3.1 billion. Net income: $394 million. Key Personnel: James R. Craigie, chairman and chief executive officer; Ja… Read More »
1. Procter & Gamble
Published July 2, 2014
Cincinnati, OH 513.983.1100 www.pg.com Sales: $69.5 billion (estimated) for personal care, household care and oral care products. Corporate sales: $84.1 billion. Net income: $11.3 billion for the year ended June 30, 2013. Key Personnel: AG Lafley,… Read More »
Published July 2, 2014
US Patent No. 8,728,172 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company has patented a method of delivering a color maintenance and/or rejuvenation benefit to fabric. It entails a fabric care additive composition having an acidic pH comprising, based on total c… Read More »
2014 Top 50
Published July 2, 2014
Drama Off the Counter Read More »
The Top 50
Published July 1, 2014
Drama Off the Counter Read More »
Gain’s Laundromat Takeover
Published June 2, 2014
P&G’s Gain brand brought joy to New Yorkers’ daily laundry experience recently with the help of Latin Grammy-nominated singer Leslie Grace and non-profit group Portraits of Hope. The P&G brand unveiled its “#MusicToYourNose… Read More »
Published June 2, 2014
The National Advertising Division (NAD) has recommended that Sun Products, Inc. discontinue or modify certain comparative claims for the company’s “All with Stainlifters” laundry detergent. NAD also determined that the advertiser to… Read More »
Published June 2, 2014
US Patent No. 8,680,033 B2; Rohm and Haas Company has patented an automatic dishwashing detergent composition that contains a polymer comprising polymerized residues of acrylic acid, maleic acid and methacrylic acid; and carbonate and silicate.… Read More »
Published June 2, 2014
US Patent Nos. D703,398 S and D703,399 S; The Sun Products Corporation, a Wilton, CT-based detergent company, has patented two ornamental designs for dryer bars. … Read More »
Published June 2, 2014
US Patent No. 8,680,034 B2; Procter & Gamble Company has patented an automatic dishwashing detergent composition. It is comprised of active protease that is a variant of a protease that has at least 95% identity with the amino acid sequence of SE… Read More »
Dishing It Out
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published June 2, 2014
Whether by hand or by machine, dishes need to get clean, and marketers address this mundane task with upgraded detergents and scents designed to elevate the experience. Read More »
New Technology at Woolite
Published May 8, 2014
Fiber-Flex maintains fabric shape, says Reckitt-Benckiser Read More »
Zero Odor Battles Washing Machine Stink
Published May 2, 2014
Litchfield, CT-based Zero Odor LLC has rolled out new Zero Odor Laundry, which can permanently eliminate the odors that survive the typical wash cycle. The formulation is said to bond with the odor molecules residing in laundry items and turns t… Read More »
Tide Debuts Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Published May 2, 2014
For more than 65 years, Tide has been caring for the clothes of American families and helping to provide the everyday miracle of clean clothing. But now, this P&G staple is taking its mission to a new level with Tide Oxi Multi-Purpose Stain Remov… Read More »
Published May 2, 2014
Gain detergent and Grammy award winning band La Santa Cecilia are teaming up to bring fans a joyful experience through the “Música para tu Nariz” campaign for Gain Flings, a line of single-use laundry pacs. “We are ecstatic… Read More »
Published May 2, 2014
Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) and Church & Dwight have signed a multi-year, multi-category sponsorship agreement making Arm & Hammer and OxiClean the “Official Laundry Detergent and Stain Remover of MLB.” This… Read More »
Published May 2, 2014
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has released a voluntary guidance document for the labeling and packaging of liquid laundry detergent packets to help reduce the number of children exposed to these products, which are now used by millions of con… Read More »
Color By Numbers
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published May 2, 2014
The hair colorant marketplace is expanding to include offbeat hues and multi-tonal styles to satisfy a wider age range of clientele. Read More »
Road Trip To Bentonville!
Published April 30, 2014
Read on to find out which executives were on hand at Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo, and see what retailer has planned for 2014. Read More »
Wage Raises at Earth Friendly Products
Published April 25, 2014
Company increases minimum wage it pays all employees to $17 per hour. Read More »
Historical Launch at Tide
Published April 1, 2014
Laundry staple expands into multi-purpose cleaning. Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
Besway Home Products’ Clean & Care Laundry Detergent, which donates all retail profits from every sale to a charity of the buyer’s choosing, is enabling more proactive ways with its new Ready-to-Help (RTH) program. RTH is designed to… Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM: The “‘I Prefer 30” low temperature wash campaign is now backed by the UK’s National Union of Students. Rolled out to consumers in 2014, the campaign is an initiative of detergent companies—including Unile… Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
US Patent No. 8,658,585 B2; A group of inventors from Europe has been awarded a patent covering a unit dose machine dishwashing article. It comprises a water-soluble pouch comprising upper and lower generally opposing outer walls and one or more inte… Read More »
Is Church & Dwight
Published March 27, 2014
Signs multi-year accord with Major League Baseball. Read More »
NAD Recommends Sun Products Discontinue Certain Claims
Published March 26, 2014
Case refers to All with Stainlifters following Church & Dwight Challenge. Read More »
Sun Extends All Free Clear Line
Published March 26, 2014
Fabric softener, dryer sheets added to sensitive-skin detergent brand. Read More »
Greenpeace Activists
Plead Not Guilty
Published March 21, 2014
Protesters at P&G headquarters face felony charges. Read More »
Keep Unit Dose
Away from Kids
Published March 14, 2014
ACI aims to reduce accidental ingestion Read More »
New Laundry Aid Battles Odor
Published March 13, 2014
Zero Odor at Bed, Bath & Beyond and QVC. Read More »
Besway Adds Another Charity
Published March 12, 2014
Clean + Care laundry detergent sales benefit those in need. Read More »
CEOs To Headline Montreux 2014
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 10, 2014
Leaders from key suppliers and marketers will be at the podium when the global fabric and home care industry meets Oct. 6-9 in Switzerland. Read More »
Game Day Clean
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published March 10, 2014
Hard work pays off, as Espro Sports Cleaner, a stain treatment designed to keep sports uniforms as clean as opening day, makes it to the big leagues. Read More »
A Call for Action
After P&G Break-In
Published March 7, 2014
A security summit planned in Cincinnati Read More »
Published March 5, 2014
Rodman J. Zilenziger, the founder of Rodman Publishing Corporation (now, Rodman Media Corporation), died on Feb. 2, 2014. He was 85. In 1964, while serving as vice president of sales for Dorland Publishing, Zilenziger co-launched Detergent Age, whic… Read More »
Published March 5, 2014
PZ Cussons Plc’s sales rose 4.1% to $709.2 million for the six months ended Nov. 30, 2013. Operating profit increased 6% with performance in Africa and Europe offsetting the impact of a weakening in Asian countries. Excluding the exchange rate… Read More »
Innovation Wanted
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 5, 2014
Suppliers to the laundry and home care sector bring new products, new capacity and new technology to market as consumers seek solutions to make cleaning easier than ever. Read More »
TSCA Reform Tops ACI Agenda
By Tom Branna , Editorial Director
Published March 5, 2014
The laundry care category is awash with novel chemistry and dispensing concepts. But to keep the innovations flowing, the industry calls for meaningful reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances and Control Act during the annual meeting and convention of the American Cleaning Institute. Read More »
When Better Is Best
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published February 17, 2014
Find out what it takes to be a winner of the 2014 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards. Read More »
Who Will Lead P&G?
Published February 14, 2014
Some familiar names top the list Read More »
P&G Cuts Earnings Outlook
Published February 12, 2014
Currency woes in emerging markets to blame Read More »
Reckitt Benckiser Rolls Out Finish Power & Free
Published February 12, 2014
New line of dishwasher products with hydrogen peroxide action Read More »
Gaining Fans in New York
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published February 10, 2014
Singer Toni Braxton, aided by her sisters, helped the detergent brand put on a show to celebrate the launch of Gain Flings! Read More »