Top Companies Report

The Top 50 Report

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.

The Top 50

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.

1. Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, OH $21.1 billion
2. Colgate-Palmolive New York, NY $7.9 billion
3. S.C. Johnson Wax Racine, WI $5 billion
4. Estee Lauder New York, NY $3.6 billion
5. Avon New York, NY $3.2 billion
6. (tie) Amway Ada, MI $2.3 billion
6. (tie) Bristol-Myers Squibb New York, NY $2.3 billion
8. Revlon New York, NY $2.2 billion
9. Sara Lee Chicago, IL $2 billion
10. Ecolab St. Paul, MN $1.88 billion
11. Clorox Oakland, CA $1.78 billion
12. Alberto-Culver Melrose Park, IL $1.77 billion
13. Intimate Brands Columbus, OH $1.7 billion
14. Coty New York, NY $1.6 billion
15. Johnson & Johnson New York, NY $1.3 billion
16. (tie) Dial Scottsdale, AZ $1.2 billion
16. (tie) Gillette Boston, MA $1.2 billion
18. Mary Kay Dallas, TX $1.1 billion
19. Block Drug Jersey City, NJ $660 million
20. Church & Dwight Princeton, NJ $560 million
21. Warner-Lambert Morris Plains, NJ $546 million
22. Nu Skin Provo, UT $531 million
23. Bausch & Lomb Rochester, NY $528 million
24. Schering-Plough Madision, NJ $517 million
25. NCH Irving, TX $472 million
26. National Service Industries Atlanta, GA $454 million
27. Pfizer New York, NY $405 million
28. Carter-Wallace New York, NY $401 million
29. Unisource Worldwide Berwyn, PA $315 million
30. French Fragrances Miami Lakes, FL $309 million
31. Gap San Francisco, CA $236 million
32. (tie) Chattem Chattanooga, TN $220 million
32. (tie) Playtex Westport, CT $220 million
32. (tie) USA Detergents North Brunswick, NJ $220 million
35. Del Laboratories Farmingdale, NY $213 million
36. (tie) John Paul Mitchell Systems Beverly Hills, CA $200 million
36. (tie) Turtle Wax Chicago, IL $200 million
38. Herbalife International Los Angeles, CA $199 million
39. Renaissance Cosmetics New York, NY $180 million
40. Nexxus Santa Barbara, CA $168 million
41. Carson Savannah, Ga $151 million
42. Conair Stamford, CT $148 million
43. WD-40 San Diego, CA $144 million
44. AM Cosmetics North Arlington, NJ $130 million
45. State Industrial Cleveland, OH $108 million
46. Liz Claiborne New York, NY $106 million
47. Garden Botanika Redmond, WA $103 million
48. Belae Brands Phoenix, AZ $90 million
49. Jean Phillippe Fragrances New York, NY $89 million
50. Lamaur Mill Valley, CA $74 million


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