Helped along by a positive foreign exchange, Colgate-Palmolive Company
reported a 6.5% increase in worldwide net sales to just over $4.0 billion in first quarter 2018. Global unit volume increased 2.0%, pricing was even with the year-ago period and foreign exchange was positive 4.5%. Previously disclosed professional skin care acquisitions contributed 0.5% to unit volume growth.
Colgate’s leadership in the global toothpaste market continued during the quarter with a market share at 42.4%. The company maintained its lead in the global manual toothbrush category, too, with a share of 32.5%.