Sales: $596 million
Sales: $596 million for sun care and foot care products. Corporate sales: $18.5 billion. Net income: $1.9 billion.
Key Personnel: Fred Hassan, chairman and chief executive officer; Robert J. Bertolini, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Brent Saunders, senior vice president and president, consumer health care.
Major Products: Sun care—Coppertone and Bain de Soleil; Skin care—A+D Ointment; Foot care—Lotrimin and Dr. Scholl’s.
New Products: Coppertone NutraShield with Dual Defense
|In time for Summer 2009 is Coppertone Duel Defense.|
When the agreement was announced in March, Merck said that S-P had “many attractive consumer brands” including Coppertone and Dr. Scholl’s. Since that announcement, however, Merck has been quiet. Does the silence mean that Coppertone will remain in the Merck family?
Sun care sales were flat last year at $239 million. Sales of foot care products rose 3% to $357 million.
For the first quarter of 2009, corporate sales fell 6% to $4.4 billion.