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July 5, 2011

The Village Co.’s Mr. Bubble, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, has announced the launch of two new products — Mr. Bubble Fizzy Bubble Bomb ($1.49 each) and the Mr. Bubble foam soap twin pack ($4.99) featuring the new Bubbleberry scent and the Original Bubble scent.

SUPPLIER NEWS — The Village Co.’s Mr. Bubble, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, has announced the launch of two new products — Mr. Bubble Fizzy Bubble Bomb ($1.49 each) and the Mr. Bubble foam soap twin pack ($4.99) featuring the new Bubbleberry scent and the Original Bubble scent. Shaped like the Mr. Bubble character, the Original Bubble or Bubbleberry scent bath bombs add bubbles and color to bath water. They are available in pink or blue.


June 20, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive has completed its acquisition of a personal care brand from Unilever for about $952 million.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive has completed its acquisition of a personal care brand from Unilever for about $952 million.

Colgate-Palmolive said its acquisition of Sanex, a premium-priced personal care brand with a distinct positioning around healthy skin and strong market share positions in Europe, will enhance the company's positions in the shower gel and deodorant categories in the region.

The company's agreement to purchase Sanex from Unilever was announced in March.

April 28, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that worldwide net sales rose 4.5% during the first quarter as net income and diluted earnings per share totaled $576 million and $1.16, respectively.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that worldwide net sales rose 4.5% during the first quarter as net income and diluted earnings per share totaled $576 million and $1.16, respectively.

Worldwide net sales totaled about $4 billion during the first quarter, an increase of 4.5% compared with the year-ago period. Organic sales grew 1.5%.

March 23, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive is bolstering its foothold in the European personal care market by acquiring from Unilever the Sanex personal care brand for about $940 million.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive is bolstering its foothold in the European personal care market by acquiring from Unilever the Sanex personal care brand for about $940 million.

Sanex is a multicategory personal care brand with 2010 net sales of about $260 million, primarily in western Europe. Liquid body cleansing and deodorants each represent nearly 50% of the business.

The deal is structured as an all-cash acquisition for shares and net assets. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter this year.

February 9, 2011

The world's largest consumer-voted program that recognizes innovation in consumer packaged goods announced this year's award-winning brands.

NEW YORK — The world's largest consumer-voted program that recognizes innovation in consumer packaged goods announced this year's award-winning brands.

At the third annual 2011 Product of the Year USA awards ceremony, Product of the Year unveiled the most innovative products of the year, voted by more than 60,000 American shoppers in a survey conducted by TNS, a custom research agency.

January 27, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive, which posted a dip in North American sales during the fourth quarter, experienced share gains in oral care and has outlined new product launches planned for 2011.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive, which posted a dip in North American sales during the fourth quarter, experienced share gains in oral care and has outlined new product launches planned for 2011.

North American sales declined 2% during the fourth quarter as unit volume increased 1.5% with 4% lower pricing and 0.5% positive foreign exchange. Organic sales slipped 2.5%. North America operating profit decreased 8% during the quarter, driven by increased promotional investments and higher material costs, partially offset by cost-savings initiatives.

December 13, 2010

Stephen Patrick late Friday announced his retirement as CFO of Colgate-Palmolive, effective Jan. 1.

NEW YORK — Stephen Patrick late Friday announced his retirement as CFO of Colgate-Palmolive, effective Jan. 1.

Patrick, who has been working with the company since 1982 and has been CFO for 14 years, will be succeeded by 33-year Colgate veteran Dennis Hickey, VP and corporate controller. Patrick will assume the role of vice chairman until March 2011.

December 7, 2010

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Recent live demonstrations at 51 select drug stores nationwide proved successful for Colgate-Palmolive’s Colgate Total brand, according to promotional and marketing company Cosmetic Promotions.


December 7, 2010

Supplier News — Coty officially has announced that it is working with Lady Gaga to develop and market the American pop singer’s first signature fragrance. The yet-to-be named fragrance will launch in spring 2012. Distributed worldwide, the fragrance will be managed by the Coty Beauty division in close collaboration with Lady Gaga, who will be creative director, and her Haus of Gaga team.


October 27, 2010

Colgate-Palmolive experienced a strong third quarter as its global market shares in toothpaste and manual...

NEW YORK Colgate-Palmolive experienced a strong third quarter as its global market shares in toothpaste and manual toothbrushes reached record highs year-to-date, the company announced on Thursday.

"Overall, we are very pleased with our solid results this quarter, despite aggressive competitive activity and difficult economic conditions around the world," stated Ian Cook, chairman, president and CEO. 

October 19, 2010

Navarro Discount Pharmacies, which operates 28 stores in Miami, has announced the recipients of its...

September 26, 2010

Colgate-Palmolive Canada has introduced its new Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste, which is positioned as the...

TORONTO Colgate-Palmolive Canada has introduced its new Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste, which is positioned as the first and only toothpaste clinically proven to deliver instant and lasting sensitivity relief, according to the company.

The toothpaste is made with the company's patented Pro-Argin formula, a technology that plugs the channels that lead to sensitive tooth nerves, thereby blocking the transmission of heat, cold, air and pressure that stimulate pain receptors within teeth.

June 1, 2010

Colgate-Palmolive has teamed up with the Hispanic Dental Association to celebrate the launch of Colgate's...

March 30, 2010

Colgate-Palmolive has introduced its new Speed Stick Stainguard and Lady Speed Stick Stainguard with Stain...

February 25, 2010

Colgate-Palmolive appointed Helene Gayle, president and CEO of Care USA, and Joseph Jimenez, CEO of...

February 3, 2010

Walgreens VP and chief innovation officer Colin Watts was in Manhattan Tuesday evening to address...

March 16, 2008

Product innovation and understanding what influences the shopper will sustain future growth at Colgate-Palmolive, said...

February 10, 2008

Henry Schein, a provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners in the...

November 18, 2007

Colgate-Palmolive has teamed up with Aetna to educate Aetna members about the association between oral...

October 29, 2007

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Tuesday that it experienced a strong third quarter as new U.S. product...

August 20, 2007

Colgate-Palmolive has appointed four key executives to senior leadership positions reporting to Ian Cook, president...