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Published July 31, 2002
Growth of leading brands improved in the second quarter and with a strong marketing program, Unilever executives expect a further increase in the second half year. Sales of leading brands rose 4.4% during the quarter. Executives said these brands now… Read More »
Published July 18, 2002
Dial Corp., Scottsdale, AZ, said Thursday that earnings more than doubled in the second quarter, helped by strong sales in the U.S. and improvement in its Argentine market. The improved results are the latest sign that the maker of Dial soap, Renuzit… Read More »
Published January 24, 2002
Dial Corp., Scottsdale, AZ, reported fourth-quarter net income nearly doubled from a year ago, boosted by strong sales of its personal cleansing, laundry and food products and improved profit margins. Net sales were up 6.2% for the quarter to $426.6… Read More »
Published December 12, 2001
JP Morgan on Wednesday said it raised its rating on consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. to "buy" from "long-term buy," a day after the maker of Tide laundry detergent said earnings would beat estimates.Analyst Sally Dessloch told Reuters she… Read More »
Published November 6, 2001
Jon M. Huntsman, chairman of the Huntsman Corporation and nationally known author and political satirist P.J. O'Rourke are two of the featured speakers at the 2002 Soap and Detergent Association annual meeting and industry convention, set for January… Read More »
Published October 18, 2001
Colgate-Palmolive Co. reported a 7.6% increase in third quarter profits, boosted by strong sales of core products such as toothpaste and dish detergent. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, the company earned $296.2 million, compared with $275.3 million i… Read More »
Published September 13, 2001
Henkel KGaA has agreed to sell its chemical division Cognis to a consortium of financial investors comprising of Schroder Ventures and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. The transaction is based on an enterprise value of 2.6 billion euro.Henkel has succ… Read More »
Published July 27, 2001
Church & Dwight Co., maker of Arm & Hammer products such as laundry detergent and toothpaste, on Friday reported a 9% rise in second-quarter earnings on higher sales and said president and chief operating officer Jon Finley has resigned after four mo… Read More »
Published July 25, 2001
Dial Corp. today beat analysts estimates with a sharp rise in second-quarter net income and raised its forecast for full-year earnings, a rare move for a consumer products company in the current weak economic environment. Helped by sales growth in it… Read More »
Published May 1, 2001
Procter & Gamble Co. said on Tuesday that fiscal third-quarter earnings before restructuring related items rose 9.4% as price increases for Tide laundry detergent and Pampers diapers helped offset a decline in shipment volume.The company, which also… Read More »
Published April 2, 2001
Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co., which last month said it will cut an additional 9% of its workforce and has reported lower operating earnings in its last four quarters, is not in a crisis, its chief financial officer said Monday."The no… Read More »
Published April 2, 2001
Shares of USA Detergents Inc. popped 18% after the laundry and cleaning products maker announced it is in an agreement to be acquired by Church & Dwight Co. for $7 a share. The companies had partnered in a combined laundry products business known as… Read More »
Published March 21, 2001
Procter & Gamble Co. is reportedly considering job cuts that could eliminate 10 percent to 20 percent of its global work force in response to the economic downturn. According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, the Cincinnati-based consumer pro… Read More »
Published March 19, 2001
A senior manager at the China operations of Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker Unilever is in police custody after being accused of helping a local firm produce fake Unilever products, a company spokesman has confirmed. The case underlines the flagrant… Read More »
Published March 16, 2001
Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Co. said on Friday it had licensed intellectual property to an unidentified Fortune 500 company, adding that it was exploring similar licensing deals with a range of other companies as an extra way of making m… Read More »
Published February 27, 2001
The Dial Corporation today unveiled the next generation of liquid hand soaps with the launch of Dial Complete, an antibacterial, foaming hand wash. "Dial Complete, which will be on store shelves nationwide beginning in March, raises the bar for other… Read More »
Published February 20, 2001
Church & Dwight Co. Inc., which makes Arm & Hammer baking soda and household cleaning products, and USA Detergents Inc., the household cleaning products maker, have held talks that could result in a merger, the companies said on Tuesday in a regulato… Read More »
Published January 24, 2001
The Clorox Company today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 50% of Bombril, the leading cleaning utensils and household cleaners business in Brazil."This transaction is a major step in expanding Clorox's business in Latin America,… Read More »
Published January 2, 2001
Henkel KGaA, Dusseldorf, and The Dial Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, today announced they have modified their joint venture agreements in the United States and Mexico. Henkel and Dial will continue to own a limited U.S. joint venture equally;… Read More »
Published December 29, 2000
Colgate-Palmolive Company announced today the sale of its Viva detergent in Mexico to Henkel, the German consumer products and chemical company, effective January 2001. Colgate said the sale of this non-core brand is consistent with its strategy to d… Read More »
Published November 20, 2000
Former congressman, secretary of Housing and Urban Development and vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp (R) will deliver the keynote speech during the opening breakfast session at Soap and Detergent Association's 75th annual meeting which will be he… Read More »
Published November 14, 2000
Henkel has appointed an investment bank to support Henkel and Cognis in a structured process in order to find a suitable partner for Cognis, the company announced on Nov. 14. The partner could be an industrial partner or a private equity investor. Al… Read More »
Published November 1, 2000
USA Detergents, Inc., North Brunswick, NJ, today reported net income increased to $1.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2000, compared to a net loss of ($0.8) million a year ago. For the first nine months of fiscal 2000, net income w… Read More »
Published September 5, 2000
Ecolab Inc. announced it has entered into a joint venture in Israel with Zohar Dalia Soap and Detergent Factory of Kibbutz Dalia, Israel. The business will directly market cleaning and sanitizing products and services for the institutional and food &… Read More »
Published August 9, 2000
Shopping at dollar stores is becoming an increasing part of American life, according to ACNielsen U.S.. An ACNielsen Homescan consumer panel analysis found that 52% of U.S households shopped at dollar stores such as Family Dollar, Dollar General and… Read More »
Published August 3, 2000
Procter & Gamble is increasing the prices of its powder and liquid laundry detergent products in the U.S. by an average of 6.4%, effective Sept. 18.The increased prices that the company will charge wholesalers will offset higher costs of raw material… Read More »
Published July 26, 2000
Unilever announced today that it will introduce a new tablet form of Wisk to the U.S. market. The announcement comes a day after industry rival Procter & Gamble Co. of Cincinnati said it would reintroduce the first tablet laundry detergent in the U.S… Read More »
Published July 26, 2000
Unilever announced today that it will introduce a new tablet form of Wisk to the U.S. market. The announcement comes a day after industry rival Procter & Gamble Co. of Cincinnati said it would reintroduce the first tablet laundry detergent in the U.S… Read More »
Published July 7, 2000
The Procter & Gamble Company has sold Oxydol, its oldest launder detergent brand, to two former employees who formed their own company, Redox Brands. The companies announced the deal on July 6. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. P&G will ha… Read More »
Published June 28, 2000
After projecting a 30% decrease in earnings on sagging sales this year, The Dial Corporation announced a $26 million restructuring plan that will eliminate more than 100 jobs.The Scottsdale-based company is expecting a 30 percent drop in its earnings… Read More »
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Consumption of normal paraffins (n-paraffins) is expected to rise from 3.1 million tons in 2007 to 3.4 million tons in 2017, growing at an average annual rate of 1.1%, according to a new study from Colin A. Houston & Associates, Inc. (CAHA), Brew… Read More »
More consumers are trying to squeeze out every last drop from that toothpaste tube. According toresearch from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a new generation of Americans is adopting practices similar to Depression-era shoppers, implemented bo… Read More »
In Mexico, fast food retailer Burger King has launched a cross-promotional national coupon campaign with Viva, Mexico’s largest premium laundry detergent brand.… Read More »
It may be the new kid on the block in the detergent market, but Sun Products Corp. was in the celebrity spotlight this past television season as its All laundry detergent was featured on an episode on “Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice.… Read More »
Selestial Soap Natural Laundry Detergent has received the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Media Seal of Approval for excellence in the Green Category.The PTPA Media Go-Green Award is committed to finding the latest and greatest products which le… Read More »
BASF will build a new plant for the production of methylamines at its integrated site in Geismar, LA. The company expects to start operations in 2011. The methylamines will serve as raw materials for 20 different specialty amines produced at existing… Read More »
The past 18 months have been a rollercoaster ride for household and personal care formulators. Raw material prices began to surge to record levels more than a year ago, and just as quickly bottomed out as the recession began to impact even normally s… Read More »
For more than 150 years, P&G Chemicals has been a reliable partner to the household and personal products industry. A first glance, the global oleochemical market may seem vast, but P&G Chemicals has been navigating this terrain for more t… Read More »
Results of the 2008 GfK Roper Green Gauge study show that consumers are not only more aware of green issues and are taking action, but have become somewhat skeptical about how true a corporation’s green activities may be. According to the st… Read More »
Church & Dwight’s sales increased 9.1% to $2.4 billion last year. For the fourth quarter, net income rose 4% to $44.2 million while net sales increased 11% to $644.9 million. James R. Craigie, company chairman and chief executive officer, c… Read More »
U.S. Patent No. US 7,459,422 B2: P&G has patented a substrate composition that entails a spray-dried composite composition. The composite composition is comprised of, by weight, 35-60% of a water-soluble and/or water-dispersible polymer and from… Read More »
U.S.Patent No. 7,501,390 B2: Johnson-Diversey, Inc. has patented a concentrated neutral detergent composition. It is comprised of, by weight, 0.1-14alkanesulfonic acid salt; 12-40 polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether; 20-40alkyl polyglucoside; and water.… Read More »
The economy is really hitting home, even when it comes to keeping house. While the vast majority of Americans still plan on “spring cleaning” this season, a new survey from The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) suggests the economic do… Read More »
ew to the household cleaning aisle is Finish Quantum, billed by Reckitt Benckiser as an innovative automatic dishwashing detergent, featuring a multi-chamber system that is pre-measured and wrapper free. It features new technology that keeps three po… Read More »
Dow Fabric & Surface Care, part of The Dow Chemical Company, intro duced a new line of biodegradable specialty surfactants at the Soap and Detergent Association’s 83rd Annual Meeting and Industry Convention in Boca Raton, FL. The new Eco… Read More »
Blow of New York recently rolled out its Root Lift Concentrate ($21), a volumizing hair crème fortified with the company’s pure protein blend and copolymer system. Rice enhances manageability, builds body, smoothes hair cuticles and impr… Read More »
At the 2009 Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, held in Boca Raton, FL, Henkel Laundry & Home Care presented its “Best Innovation Contributor 2008” to Rohm and Haas for the best contribution of… Read More »
BrandSpark International’s Best New Product Awards (BNPA), which culls winners from a North American consumer survey program focused on new product development and innovation, has released results of its first U.S. shopper survey. Close to 50,0… Read More »
OMAN: National Detergent Company (NDC), based in Oman, hopes to make a dent in the Middle East market with its new liquid detergent, Bahar Dishdasham, which offers “unmatched whiteness” for white fabrics. The product is a diversification… Read More »