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Published November 11, 2005
The Gillette Company’s second quarter sales rose 5% to $2.02 billion, while net income increased 27% to $293 million. For the six months ended June 30, 2002, net sales grew 6% to $3.76 billion, while net income increased 25% to $516 million.… Read More »
The Top 50 Report
Published November 11, 2005
Acuity Brands 24 1. Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, OH $23.2 billion Alberto-Culver 8 2. Colgate-Palmolive New York, NY $8.2 billion… Read More »
A Masculine Approach: AP/Deos Target Men
Published November 10, 2005
The antiperspirant/deodorant market is developing niches to satisfy men and women and their special needs. Read More »
Open Wide and Say... Ka-Ching
Published November 10, 2005
Oral care marketers cash in on emerging segments and new products. Read More »
Is Asia
Published November 10, 2005
With more citizens living in urban areas, recent entry into the WTO and better products, China may be on the brink of dynamic growth. Read More »
The Household Fragrance Market
Published November 10, 2005
Sophisticated scents are increasingly popular. Read More »
A New Attitude: Soaps Get Serious
Published November 9, 2005
Health concerns have consumers washing up more than ever. Soap marketers offer options for a public that insists o a more thorough clean. Read More »
The Top 50 Report
Published November 9, 2005
Acquisitions play a key role in the top 50 Read More »
Preserving Personal Care and Household Products
Published November 9, 2005
When choosing a preservative system, the formulator must be aware of many issues. Read More »
Oral Care Begins at Home
Published November 9, 2005
A host of home care tools and multi-functional products is putting dental care back in the hands of today's consumer Read More »
The Household Fragrance Market
Published November 9, 2005
Household fragrancese are changing the face of the cleaning industry by building on old favorites and creating new ones Read More »
Liquids Move Up in the Soap Market
Published November 9, 2005
Not long ago, the morning shower was simply a way to get clean. Today the shower experience is anything but routine. Current consumer demand for multi-sensory products which offer a… Read More »
The Top 50 Report
Published November 9, 2005
Companies making household and personal products and industrial and institutional products Read More »
The Power of Packaging
Published November 9, 2005
As competition increases in the personal care market, manufacturers are relying more on packages to get their products off the shelves and into consumers' hands Read More »
The Oral Care Market
Published November 8, 2005
All major segments of the market, toothpase, toothbrush and mouthwash, are growing thanks to higher-priced new product introductions Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
The traditional soap market has been transformed by smaller marketers offering a variety of niche products. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
Whether six months, 6 or 16, the purchasing power of kids today is having a tremendous impact on the personal care market, according to industry experts. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
The Top 50 gets another face lift this year following a rash of acquisitions in 1998. Freeman Cosmetics, Soft Sheen and Dep are all gone from our annual look at the leading companies in teh household and personal products industry. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
The baby boomlet has given way to teen power and for manufacturers of cosmetics and toiletries that means there's a whole new wave of consumers to entice with fragrances, color cosmetics and personal care products. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
After a questionable study by the National Toxicology Program linking cocamide DEA to cancerous tumors in laboratory mice, surfactant suppliers are offering alternatives to this widely-used personal care surfactant. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
Having won the war against odor and wetness, antiperspirant and deodorant manufacturers are turning their attention to improving the aesthetics of these personal care products. Read More »
Published October 31, 2005
Procter & Gamble Co., is expecting first-quarter earnings of 76 cents a share, according to Thomson First Call, representing 5.5% earnings growth over last year's profit of 72 cents a share. Sales are forecast to rise 14% to $15.63 billion from $13.7… Read More »
Published October 31, 2005
Gillette held merger talks with Colgate-Palmolive, a rival consumer goods company, about four months before approaching Procter & Gamble, the industry titan that later acquired Gillette for $58 billion. According to The Financial Times, Colgate&… Read More »
In a Lather
Published October 28, 2005
A slip in personal cleanser sales has all looking for the next big trend. Read More »
Published October 27, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive Company will provide a live webcast, hosted by Chairman and CEO, Reuben Mark and Vice President - Investor Relations, Bina Thompson, of its 2005 third quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. EST.… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive: President William S. Shanahan has retired from the company. The board of directors has elected Ian M. Cook, currently chief operating officer, to become president and chief operating officer upon Mr. Shanahan’s retirement.… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive has further broadened its selection of Airspray-powered foam dispensers with the launch of their first adult anti-bacterial instant-foam product, Softsoap Advanced Protection. Colgate's new SKU follows the successful launch of Softs… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
The Right Guard deodorant business, which is operated by The Gillette Co., is being put up for sale, according to industry reports. Procter & Gamble Co. is putting the business up for sale to win approval for its $57 billion purchase of the Bos… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive Co. announced that its 500-employee plant in Indiana will shut down by January 2008. This branch makes most of the company's U.S. toothpaste supply. The unexpected closing will happen in stages, according to Larry Edwards, preside… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Jeen Names James Griffin Technical Sales Manager Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Colgate's Instant Softsoap Foam is Powered by Airspray Read More »
Wipe Out
Published October 20, 2005
Ingenuity and imagination spur growth as wipes expand into even more markets. Read More »
Published August 31, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive chairman and CEO, Reuben Mark will present at the Prudential Equity Group 14th Annual Back-To-School Consumer Conference. A live webcast of this presentation is accessible for investors on Colgate's Internet site at http://www.co… Read More »
Published July 28, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive Co. said quarterly profit fell 8 percent, dragged down by restructuring charges, but higher-than-expected sales helped it meet Wall Street's profit forecast, excluding the charges.Colgate, which is selling some detergent businesses… Read More »
Published June 17, 2005
Colgate Palmolive Co. is closing a historic soap-making plant in Kansas City, KS, that currently employs around 250 people. The New York-based company said in a statement it is outsourcing the production of bar soap to "an established U.S. third part… Read More »
Published February 23, 2005
The Colgate-Palmolive Company announced that Lois D. Juliber, vice chairman, will retire April 1.Ms. Juliber has served in various corporate positions at Colgate since 1988. In her most recent role as vice chairman, she was responsible for all the co… Read More »
Published January 27, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive Company announced strong worldwide sales and unit volume growth for the fourth quarter 2005. Global sales increased 10.5% and global unit volume increased 9%, company executives said. The global unit increase is the strongest quarte… Read More »
Published December 7, 2004
Colgate-Palmolive Company today announced a four-year restructuring and business-building plan that the company hopes will ensure continued growth in unit volume, sales and earnings per share. About 12% of the company's 37,000 employees will be affec… Read More »
Published October 25, 2004
Colgate-Palmolive announced financial results for the third quarter. Profit fell due to increasedmarketing spending and higher costs for raw materials. The company earned $329 million, downfrom $365.4 million a year earlier.Last month Colgate issued… Read More »
Published July 9, 2004
Colgate-Palmolive Company shifted the appointments of three current senior executives, all of whom may eventually succeed chief executive officer Reuben Mark. In February, Mr. Mark said he would likely stay at the company he has run for the past 20 y… Read More »
Published June 2, 2004
Colgate-Palmolive Company has completion its 100% acquisition of the outstanding shares of GABA Holding AG, Switzerland, for $841 million. Included in the assets of the business acquired is $112 million of net cash. The agreement to purchase privatel… Read More »
Published April 21, 2004
Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s posted a 4% rise in first-quarter profit as the weak dollar and new products boosted international sales enough to offset weakness in the U.S. The maker of Colgate toothpaste and Mennen deodorant reported earnings of $338.5 mi… Read More »
Published February 4, 2004
Colgate-Palmolive Co. chairman and chief executive Reuben Mark said he expects to remain with the company for the next two to four years, and at some point a current executive at the household products company would become CEO.Lois Juliber, chief ope… Read More »
Published February 3, 2004
Colgate-Palmolive Company reported its eighth consecutive year of double-digit earnings per share growth for the year ended Dec. 31, 2003. Executives said operating profit, gross profit and net profit margins all reached record highs for both the fou… Read More »
Published January 7, 2004
Nestl, Vevey, Switzerland, wants to use its free cash flow to cut debt and is looking to expand its nutrition business, finance chief Wolfgang Reichenberger told a Swiss newspaper on Wednesday."Mid-year our debt stood at 21 billion francs...The trip… Read More »
Published December 18, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Co. on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire privately held Swiss toothpaste maker GABA Holding AG, expanding its business at European pharmacies.Colgate said it will pay 800 million to 1.05 billion Swiss francs, or $630 million to… Read More »
Published December 11, 2003
European Union competition authorities said they had cleared a joint venture between Nestle SA and Colgate-Palmolive Co. to make tooth-cleaning chewing gum. The partnership is a first step by Nestle to move from low-margin food products to more profi… Read More »
Published November 26, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Co. has filed suit in U.S. District Court in New York against Procter & Gamble Co., saying its competitor is making false claims in advertising for its tooth-whitening products.Colgate-Palmolive has asked the court to order P&G to s… Read More »
Published October 23, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Company has agreed to sell its European laundry detergent brands, marketed in France, Italy and Scandinavia, to Procter & Gamble. The sale is subject to approval by regulatory authorities in France.Reuben Mark, Colgate's chairman an… Read More »
Published August 21, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Company has appointed of Fabian Garcia president, Asia-Pacific division, responsible for the company's growing business operations throughout Asia, including China, India and Australia. Mr. Garcia most recently served as senior vice… Read More »