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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 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.

September 12, 2011

The expansive oral care market continues to swell as manufacturers further develop toothpastes that promise to provide specific results.

The expansive oral care market continues to swell as manufacturers further develop toothpastes that promise to provide specific results.

According to SymphonyIRI Group, toothpaste sales for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 7 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) rose nearly 5% to $1.35 billion. Those toothpastes that experienced the greatest growth were those that touted such benefits as whitening and easing tooth sensitivity.

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.

June 23, 2011

Walmart is working with Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program to create a new initiative that offers free dental screenings and oral health education to children in need living in the Dallas area.

NEW YORK — Walmart is working with Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program to create a new initiative that offers free dental screenings and oral health education to children in need living in the Dallas area.

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.

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.


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. 

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.

August 22, 2010

A glowing smile and fresh breath still are important to U.S. consumers, but there is...

July 8, 2010

Colgate-Palmolive is teaming up with three players from the National Football League's New Orleans Saints...

June 1, 2010

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

March 30, 2010

Colgate has introduced a new line of professionally inspired toothpaste dubbed Colgate ProClinical....

March 14, 2010

The economic turmoil has left retailers skittish and manufacturers cautious, but it also has opened...

February 25, 2010

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

February 23, 2010

In recognition of American Heart Month, a national coalition for women with heart disease and...

WASHINGTON In recognition of American Heart Month, a national coalition for women with heart disease and a toothpaste brand have launched a campaign to help educate women throughout the United States about the impact proper oral care can have on their heart health.

March 16, 2008

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

March 16, 2008

Colgate-Palmolive teamed up with “Hairspray” star Nikki Blonsky to bring its first-ever “Bright Smiles Comedy...

February 10, 2008

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

October 29, 2007

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