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March 18, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday announced the members of the CHPA Educational Foundation Board during the association’s Annual Executive Conference held here.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday announced the members of the CHPA Educational Foundation Board during the association’s Annual Executive Conference held here.

February 24, 2014

Colgate-Palmolive has introduced its new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen — the first-ever toothbrush with a built-in whitening pen.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive has introduced its new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen — the first-ever toothbrush with a built-in whitening pen.  

The new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen is aimed to provide a convenient, affordable way to achieve high-impact teeth whitening at home, with whiter teeth in two days, the company stated.

February 13, 2014

Colgate-Palmolive is promoting its new Speed Stick Gear line of antiperspirants by partnering with Cole Whitt, American stock car driver and Rookie of the Year candidate in the 2014 Nascar Sprint Cup Series.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive is promoting its new Speed Stick Gear line of antiperspirants by partnering with Cole Whitt, American stock car driver and Rookie of the Year candidate in the 2014 Nascar Sprint Cup Series.   

As part of this new partnership, Speed Stick Gear has become the primary sponsor of Whitt's No. 26 car for Swan Racing during the 2014 Daytona 500.

November 27, 2013

L’Oréal has promoted Marc Speichert to global chief marketing officer, according to published reports.

PARIS — L’Oréal has promoted Marc Speichert to global chief marketing officer, according to published reports.

He succeeds Marc Menesguen, who became president of its Consumer Products division in July.

The former Colgate-Palmolive executive joined L’Oréal USA in 2010 as chief marketing officer — a newly created position within the company. In July, Speichert was appointed CMO-Americas of L’Oréal.

October 24, 2013

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that during the third-quarter new product launches in the United States contributed to volume growth across categories, and market share gains were seen in such categories as manual toothbrushes, powered toothbrushes, mouthwash and body washes.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that during the third-quarter new product launches in the United States contributed to volume growth across categories, and market share gains were seen in such categories as manual toothbrushes, powered toothbrushes, mouthwash and body washes.

July 25, 2013

Colgate-Palmolive announced a boost in second-quarter net sales as its global market share in toothpaste and manual toothbrushes hit record highs year to date.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday a boost in second-quarter net sales as its global market share in toothpaste and manual toothbrushes hit record highs year to date.

Net sales for the quarter totaled $4.35 billion, up 2% compared with the year-ago period. Organic sales grew 5.5%.

Net income, which included charges related to its restructuring program, totaled $561 million, or 60 cents per diluted share, for the quarter. This compares with net income of $627 million, or 65 cents per diluted share, in the year-ago period.

June 27, 2013

Colgate-Palmolive on Thursday announced its partnership with the Hispanic Dental Association to launch Colgate's 2013 "Oral Health Month" campaign this July.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive on Thursday announced its partnership with the Hispanic Dental Association to launch Colgate's 2013 "Oral Health Month" campaign this July.

May 3, 2013

Former Colgate-Palmolive executive Norm Loringer died on April 28 surrounded by family at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to an obituary that ran in the Arizona Republic. He was 69.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Former Colgate-Palmolive executive and industry veteran Norm Loringer died on April 28 surrounded by family at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to an obituary that ran in the Arizona Republic. He was 69.

January 31, 2013

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday an increase in worldwide net sales and net income for the fourth quarter as strong sales of Colgate Optic White and Colgate Optic White Enamel White toothpastes helped fuel toothpaste market share in the United States.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday an increase in worldwide net sales and net income for the fourth quarter as strong sales of Colgate Optic White and Colgate Optic White Enamel White toothpastes helped fuel toothpaste market share in the United States.

Worldwide net sales totaled $4.29 billion during the fourth quarter, an increase of 2.5% compared with the year-ago period. Organic sales grew 4%.

November 13, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive has hired pop music group One Direction to help promote three of its oral care products, the company said Tuesday.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive has hired pop music group One Direction to help promote three of its oral care products, the company said Tuesday.

The company will market the 1D Colgate MaxFresh power and manual toothbrushes and the 1D Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste; 1D is the shorthand form of One Direction.

November 5, 2012

Beiersdorf, the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG — a global skin care company based in Hamburg, Germany — has appointed Bill Graham as president and general manager of Beiersdorf North America.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Beiersdorf, the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG — a global skin care company based in Hamburg, Germany — has appointed Bill Graham as president and general manager of Beiersdorf North America. Graham previously served as president and general manager of Beiersdorf. 


October 25, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive reported on Thursday a dip in third-quarter sales and unveiled a four-year restructuring program that involves a 6% reduction in its global employee workforce.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive reported on Thursday a dip in third-quarter sales and unveiled a four-year restructuring program that involves a 6% reduction in its global employee workforce.

October 3, 2012

Consumer products company Colgate-Palmolive and Omron Healthcare, a maker of medical home healthcare and wellness products, have teamed up to market and develop oral care products, including electric toothbrushes.

NEW YORK — Consumer products company Colgate-Palmolive and Omron Healthcare, a maker of medical home healthcare and wellness products, have teamed up to market and develop oral care products, including electric toothbrushes.

Through this partnership, each partner will bring distinctive strengths: Colgate's global marketing reach, consumer insights and capabilities in research and development, and Omron's engineering and manufacturing capabilities and sensing and control technologies.

September 18, 2012

The saturated oral care segment is benefiting — and is poised to continue to benefit — from toothpastes that promise to deliver value-added benefits.


The saturated oral care segment is benefiting — and is poised to continue to benefit — from toothpastes that promise to deliver value-added benefits.


Once again, those toothpastes that promise to offer such value-added benefits as relieving tooth sensitivity and whitening teeth experienced the greatest lift and, judging in part by the slew of new product launches, that trend will likely continue.


July 31, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive announced in late July its second-quarter results and indicated that North American business remains solid, with market share on the rise in such categories as toothpaste and manual toothbrushes.

Colgate-Palmolive announced in late July its second-quarter results and indicated that North American business remains solid, with market share on the rise in such categories as toothpaste and manual toothbrushes.

April 26, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive announced a boost in North America net sales for the first quarter and a gain in its share of the toothpaste market, thanks in part to the launch of Colgate Optic White and Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpastes, the company said Thursday.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced a boost in North America net sales for the first quarter and a gain in its share of the toothpaste market, thanks in part to the launch of Colgate Optic White and Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpastes, the company said Thursday.

March 8, 2012

Innovation is helping to bolster sales of power toothbrushes. According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, sales of power toothbrushes rose more than 3% during the 52 weeks ended Jan. 22 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


Innovation is helping to bolster sales of power toothbrushes. According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, sales of power toothbrushes rose more than 3% during the 52 weeks ended Jan. 22 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


March 8, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that its board of directors increased the ongoing quarterly common stock cash dividend by 7%. Separately, the company also announced that Nikesh Arora, SVP and chief business officer of Google, has been elected to its board.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that its board of directors increased the ongoing quarterly common stock cash dividend by 7%. Separately, the company also announced that Nikesh Arora, SVP and chief business officer of Google, has been elected to its board.

February 9, 2012

The National Association for Female Executives on Wednesday released its list of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women."

NEW YORK — The National Association for Female Executives on Wednesday released its list of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women."

General Mills, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble were all listed in the top 10 on that list. Other notable supplier and retail companies included Abbott, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, Colgate-Palmolive, Eli Lilly, Kraft Foods, Merck and Walmart.

January 27, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that fourth-quarter worldwide sales rose 5%, as launches of the new Colgate Optic White and Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpastes helped strengthen the brand’s toothpaste market share in the United States.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that fourth-quarter worldwide sales rose 5%, as launches of the new Colgate Optic White and Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpastes helped strengthen the brand’s toothpaste market share in the United States.

Worldwide net sales for the quarter totaled $4.17 billion, up 5%, compared with the year-ago period. Organic sales grew 6%.

October 27, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that it experienced a boost in third-quarter sales and net income as its global market shares in toothpaste and manual toothbrushes both hit record highs year to date.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that it experienced a boost in third-quarter sales and net income as its global market shares in toothpaste and manual toothbrushes both hit record highs year to date.

Worldwide net sales totaled $4.38 billion, up 11% compared with the year-ago period. Organic sales rose 5%.

September 14, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday announced that it ranked 29th on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday announced that it ranked 29th on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. Additionally, Walgreens was the highest-ranked company in the retail/general merchandising category. The annual list was unveiled at last night’s InformationWeek 500 conference in California.

September 12, 2011

Innovation — and a bit of fun for the little ones — is the name of the game when it comes to manual and power toothbrushes as manufacturers look to grab consumers’ attention.


Innovation — and a bit of fun for the little ones — is the name of the game when it comes to manual and power toothbrushes as manufacturers look to grab consumers’ attention.

Sales of both manual and power toothbrushes are on the rise, albeit not as robust as other segments within the oral care category. According to SymphonyIRI Group, sales of manual toothbrushes rose 2.7% to $466.9 million at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) during the 52 weeks ended Aug. 7. During that same period, sales of power toothbrushes rose 2% to $216 million.

August 2, 2011

In an effort to bring faster relief to the millions of consumers who suffer from tooth sensitivity, Colgate-Palmolive has developed the new Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste.

NEW YORK — In an effort to bring faster relief to the millions of consumers who suffer from tooth sensitivity, Colgate-Palmolive has developed the new Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste.

July 28, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive reported on Thursday a 9.5% increase in worldwide net sales as North America net sales slipped 3% during the second quarter.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive reported on Thursday a 9.5% increase in worldwide net sales as North America net sales slipped 3% during the second quarter.

Worldwide net sales totaled $4.2 billion in the second quarter, an increase of 9.5%, versus second quarter 2010. Organic sales (net sales excluding foreign exchange, acquisitions and divestments) grew 3.5%.

Net income rose 3% to $622 million and diluted earnings per share increased 8% to $1.26. Net income and diluted earnings per share in second quarter 2010 were $603 million and $1.17, respectively.