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Sniff Test
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published January 10, 2012
From sophisticated to simple, today's household care products feature scents that deliver olfactory pleasure and reinforce a brand's DNA to an increasingly discerning consumer base. Read More »
A State of Flux
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 10, 2012
The laundry category continues to slump, as marketers face rising raw material costs and lingering pressure from retailers. What could change all that? Read More »
By Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director
Published October 5, 2011
The New York metropolitan area was battered by Hurricane Irene in August. The storm dumped 13 inches of rain in our region, making for severe flooding in northern New Jersey. Just over the border, in New York State, my relatives were hit hard by the… Read More »
By Patrick Ropella, Ropella Group Inc.
Published August 15, 2011
Patrick Ropella provides a road map. Read More »
19. McBride Plc
Published August 11, 2011
Planet Clean is an eco-friendly product from McBride. 19. McBride Plc United Kingdom www.mcbride.co.uk Sales: $1.2 billion Key Personnel: Chris Bull, chief executive officer; Richard Armitage, group finance di… Read More »
14. LG Household Healthcare
Published August 11, 2011
South Korea www.lgcare.com Sales: $1.8 billion Key Personnel: Suk Cha, chief executive officer, LG Household & Healthcare. Major Products: Household—laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric softener and kitchen cleaner… Read More »
9. Lion
Published August 11, 2011
Japan www.lion.co.jp Sales: $2.9 billion Key Personnel: Sadayoshi Fujishige, chairman and chief executive officer; Kazuo Obayashi, senior executive director; Keikichi Sugiyama, executive director, research and development; Itsuo Hama, e… Read More »
5. Kao
Published August 11, 2011
Japan www.kao.co.jp Sales: $9.5 billion Key Personnel: Motoki Ozaki, representative director, president and chief executive officer; Takuo Goto, representative director, senior executive vice president, global production and engineering… Read More »
4. Henkel
Published August 11, 2011
Purex Crystals is the latest innovation from Henkel. Germany www.henkel.com Sales: $10 billion Key Personnel: Kasper Rorsted, chairman; Dr. Lothar Steinebach, executive vice president, finance, purchasing, IT, l… Read More »
3. Reckitt Benckiser
Published August 11, 2011
United Kingdom www.rb.com Sales: $13.0 billion Key Personnel: Bart Becht, chief executive officer; Freddy Caspers, executive vice president, developing markets; Liz Doherty, chief financial officer; Amedeo Fasano, executive vice preside… Read More »
1. Unilever
Published August 11, 2011
Noxema is making a comeback this year with new products. United Kingdom www.unilever.com Sales:$28.5 billion Key Personnel: Paul Polman, chief executive officer; Jean-Marc Huët, chief… Read More »
The International Top 30 Report
Published August 11, 2011
Billions and Billions Served? Read More »
Knowledge Management
By Patrick Ropella, Ropella & Associates
Published July 20, 2011
Pat Ropella explains how KM aids in knowledge sharing and retention, as well as expedite research and learning. Read More »
48. Method
Published July 12, 2011
San Francisco, CA 415.901.6300 www.methodhome.com Sales: $110 million Sales: $110 million (estimated). Key Personnel: Drew Fraze, chief executive officer; Adam Lowry, co-founder and chief greenskeeper; Eric Rya… Read More »
40. Phoenix Brands
Published July 12, 2011
Stamford, CT 203.975.0319 www.phoenixbrands.com Sales:$140 million Sales: $140 million (estimated). Key Personnel: Mark Landry, chief executive officer and president. Major Products: Detergents&mdas… Read More »