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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
NestlŽ, 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 »
Published July 28, 2003
America is far from perfect when it comes to corporate governance, with examples such as WorldCom Inc., Enron Corp. and Adelphia Communications Corp.But U.S. companies still do better than most in everything from board disclosure and accountability t… Read More »
Published July 22, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Co., maker of products ranging from soap to dog food, on Tuesday said profit rose 10% in the second quarter as new products and the weaker dollar helped boost sales. The higher results continued a trend for Colgate, which has been h… Read More »
Published June 17, 2003
Nestle and Colgate-Palmolive have joined forces to challenge Wrigley, the world's No. 1 chewing gum maker, for leadership of the fast-growing market for dental chewing gum.Nestle, the world's biggest consumer food company, and Colgate-Palmolive, the… Read More »
Published May 30, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Co., New York, has accused Blue Cross Laboratories, Santa Clarita, CA, of ripping off trademarked brands and packaging of several products. The lawsuit cites Blue Cross built "a substantial component of its business" by imitating Co… Read More »
Published May 7, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Co., New York, shareholders elected the company's slate of nominees as directors at Colgate's annual shareholder meeting.Colgate's slate of nominees to the board consisted of chairman and chief executive Reuben Mark; Jill Conway, fo… Read More »
Published April 17, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive delivered record profits growth for the first quarter on Thursday driven by strong sales of new products such as Colgate Simply White, a clear gel to whiten teeth. The group behind brands such as Ajax cleaning liquid and Speed stick… Read More »
Published April 11, 2003
The cosmetics and toiletries market only grew 2% in 2002, the second consecutive year of low single-digit growth after averaging roughly 5% annually over the previous five years, according to data recently released by Kline & Company, Little Falls, N… Read More »
Published April 1, 2003
Dial Corp. named Richard Theiler senior vice president in charge of all research and development efforts. Mr. Theiler previously served as vice president of research and development for Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s global fabric care business. Mr. Theiler… Read More »
Published March 27, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Co. said on Thursday its top executive got a $3.3 million bonus for 2002 after the consumer goods maker met its earnings targets and increased market share in hand soap, body wash, fabric softener and pet food. Colgate, whose produc… Read More »
Published March 25, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Co. said it expects capital expenditures for 2003 to be 4% of its net sales, according to a Form 10-K filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing didn't include information on the expected net sales for 2003… Read More »
Published February 20, 2003
Reuben Mark, the 64-year-old chairman and chief executive of New York-based household and personal care products maker Colgate-Palmolive Co., is not ready to leave the company yet, according to a Reuters report."I have no specific retirement plans,"… Read More »
Published February 14, 2003
Reckitt Benckiser Plc's targets for this year will take center stage next week when the world's largest household cleaning products group is expected to report a leap of at least 18% in 2002 net profit. British firm, which sells Finish/Calgonit dishw… Read More »
Published February 4, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Co., New York, NY, said fourth quarter profit rose 15% on strong sales growth and improved profit margins, and the consumer products company predicted another good year in 2003. The maker of Colgate toothpaste, Palmolive soap and ot… Read More »
Published September 19, 2002
One of the latest wipes to hit the scene is Murphy Soft Wipe. This large wipe, pre-moistened with Murphy Oil Soap, comes in a re-sealable pouch of 18 wipes and is safe for use on all finished or painted wood surfaces. No more excuses for skipping bas… Read More »
Published September 3, 2002
Avon Products Inc. and Colgate-Palmolive today, both said they were confident with third quarter and full-year sales and earnings projections. Avon reiterated its earnings guidance for the third quarter and full year, citing continued growth in sales… Read More »
Published August 22, 2002
Colgate-Palmolive Co. will try to take a bite out of rival Procter & Gamble's lead in the fast-growing at-home teeth-whitening market with its own entry-a gel that costs less than half the price ($14.99) of competing Crest's Whitestrips. The system c… Read More »