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Profile: Church & Dwight Co Inc (CHD)

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Church & Dwight Co., Inc., incorporated on December 14, 1925, develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company operates in three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Company sells its consumer products under a range of brands through a distribution platform that includes supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar, pet, and other specialty stores and Websites. The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors. The Company's brands include ARM & HAMMER, which is used in multiple product categories, such as baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization and laundry detergent; TROJAN condoms, lubricants and vibrators; OXICLEAN stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergent and bleach alternatives; SPINBRUSH battery-operated and manual toothbrushes; FIRST RESPONSE home pregnancy and ovulation test kits; NAIR depilatories; ORAJEL oral analgesics; XTRA laundry detergent, and BATISTE dry shampoo. It also offers the combination of the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brand names for the Company's gummy dietary supplement business.

Consumer Domestic

The Consumer Domestic segment includes ARM & HAMMER, OXICLEAN, TROJAN and L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands, among others, as well as other household and personal care products, such as SCRUB FREE, KABOOM and ORANGE GLO cleaning products, ARRID antiperspirant, CLOSE-UP and AIM toothpastes, and SIMPLY SALINE nasal saline moisturizer. The Company produces baking soda-based products, as well as other products. In addition, this segment includes other deodorizing and household cleaning products, as well as laundry and personal care products. ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda is the Company's brand of baking soda. The Company markets ARM & HAMMER FRIDGE FRESH, a refrigerator deodorizer equipped with a baking soda filter, and ARM & HAMMER Carpet Deodorizer. The Company markets its ARM & HAMMER brand laundry detergents in powder, liquid and unit dose forms. The Company markets its XTRA laundry detergent in liquid, powder and single dose forms. The Company also markets XTRA LASTING SCENTSATIONS and XTRA FRESCO SCENTSATIONS, a line of fragranced and concentrated liquid laundry detergents, and OXICLEAN laundry detergent and stain fighting additives. OXICLEAN is a brand in the laundry stain fighting additive market. The Company markets ARM & HAMMER PLUS OXICLEAN liquid and powder laundry detergents, which combine two laundry detergent products, such as ARM & HAMMER PLUS OXICLEAN Ultra Power liquid detergent and OXICLEAN Power Paks.

The Company's laundry products also include fabric softener sheets. It also offers ARM & HAMMER BioEnzyme Power liquid and unit dose laundry detergent, OXICLEAN PRESERVE liquid laundry detergent, ARM & HAMMER TROPICAL PARADISE Scent Booster and OXICLEAN MAX FORCE Foam laundry stain remover. The Company markets ARM & HAMMER FRESH'N SOFT fabric softeners and offers a liquid fabric softener, NICE'N FLUFFY. The Company also markets a line of cat litter products, including ARM & HAMMER CLUMP & SEAL clumping cat litter, ARM & HAMMER SUPER SCOOP clumping cat litter and ARM & HAMMER ULTRA LAST, a clumping cat litter. Other products include ARM & HAMMER Multi-Cat cat litter, designed for households with over one cat, ARM & HAMMER ESSENTIALS clumping cat litter, which is a corn-based scoopable litter made for consumers, and ARM & HAMMER Double Duty cat litter, which eliminates both urine and feces odors on contact. In addition, it offers ARM & HAMMER CLUMP & SEAL MICROGUARD, which seals and destroys immediate odors and prevents future bacterial odors.

The Company markets a line of household cleaning products, including CLEAN SHOWER daily shower cleaner and SCRUB FREE bathroom cleaners. The Company also markets KABOOM bathroom cleaners, ORANGE GLO household cleaning products and OXICLEAN Dishwashing Booster, OXICLEAN automatic dishwasher dishwashing detergent and KABOOM Plus Disinfex bathroom surface cleaner. The Company offers a range of sodium bicarbonate-based dentifrice products that are marketed and sold under the ARM & HAMMER DENTAL CARE and ARM & HAMMER ADVANCE WHITE brand names, including a line of toothpaste for sensitive teeth under the ARM & HAMMER brand. The Company also manufactures in the United States and markets in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada CLOSE-UP, PEPSODENT and AIM toothpastes, and the MENTADENT brand of toothpaste and toothbrushes. In addition, the Company markets deodorant and antiperspirant products under the ARM & HAMMER and ARRID brand names.

The Company's TROJAN condom includes a range of products, such as ECSTASY, TROJAN EXTENDED PLEASURE, HER PLEASURE, BARESKIN, MAGNUM, TROJAN DOUBLE ECSTACY, TROJAN MAGNUM RIBBED and TROJAN Vibrations, which include a line of vibrating products. The Company also markets a line of lubrication products under the TROJAN brand. It offers TROJAN STUDDED BARESKIN and MAGNUM BARESKIN condoms, and TROJAN TONIGHT and TROJAN H2O lubricants. In addition, the Company offers TROJAN GROOVE condom, TROJAN DIVINE Massager, TROJAN 2-1 Vibrating Ring and TROJAN RIVIERA lubricant. The Company markets SPINBRUSH battery-operated toothbrushes in the United States (including Puerto Rico), the United Kingdom, Canada, France, China and Australia. The Company also markets SPINBRUSH PROCLEAN toothbrushes, a two-speed version of the product; SPINBRUSH PROCLEAN Recharge, a rechargeable toothbrush offering approximately one week of power brushes between charges; SPINBRUSH PROCLEAN Sonic, a high speed battery-operated toothbrush, and ARM & HAMMER TOOTH TUNES battery-operated toothbrushes, with technology that delivers music while brushing. The Company markets two lines of home pregnancy and ovulation test kits: FIRST RESPONSE diagnostic kits and ANSWER home pregnancy and ovulation test kits. The Company offers a line of depilatory products for women and men under the NAIR brand name, including NAIR SHOWER POWER, SPRAYS AWAY, and the Moroccan Argan Oil line of depilatories and waxes.

The Company markets ORAJEL oral analgesics, which includes products for adults as well as babies, including ORAJEL Cooling Cucumber Teething Gel and BABY ORAJEL Tooth and Gum Cleanser. It offers a line of ARM & HAMMER SPINBRUSH manual toothbrushes with rotating heads, as well as ARM & HAMMER TRULY RADIANT oral rinse. In addition, the Company offers TRULY RADIANT Clean & Fresh, which includes a line of oral care products. The Company markets and sells the L'IL CRITTERS children's gummy dietary supplement line and the VITAFUSION adult gummy dietary supplement line products in the gummy-form dietary supplement category. The Company also markets and sells a line of gummy probiotics under the ACCUFLORA brand name, and a line of probiotics and gummy supplements under the NUTRITION NOW brand name and private label gummy dietary supplements. It offers VITAFUSION Extra Strength line extensions, FIRST RESPONSE reproductive health dietary supplements and L'IL CRITTERS dietary supplement line of licensed characters (Barbie and Super Mario), as well as L'IL CRITTERS Despicable Me dietary supplement. The Company markets the SIMPLY SALINE brand of nasal saline moisturizers in the United States, complementing its STERIMAR brand nasal saline solution business in Europe and other parts of the world. The Company also markets BATISTE dry shampoo.

Consumer International

The Consumer International segment markets a range of personal care products, household and over-the-counter products in international markets, including Canada, France, China, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil. The Company markets its ARM & HAMMER and OXICLEAN laundry products and TROJAN condoms in Canada and Mexico; ARM & HAMMER cat litter in Canada; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, and oral care products in international markets; waxes and depilatory products in virtually all international locations, and L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION gummy dietary supplements in Canada and Asia. The Company also markets SPINBRUSH battery-operated toothbrushes internationally, primarily in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, China and Australia. The Company sells STERIMAR nasal hygiene products in a number of markets in Europe, as well as in Mexico, parts of Asia and Australia, and other international markets. The Company also sells BATISTE dry shampoo principally in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Brazil, China and Mexico, as well as other markets, including the United States. The Company also markets the CURASH line of babycare products in Australia, and GRAVOL anti-nauseant and RUB-A535 topical analgesic in Canada and other international markets.

Specialty Products Division

The Company's SPD segment is a producer of sodium bicarbonate, which it sells together with other specialty inorganic chemicals for various industrial, institutional, medical and food applications. This segment also sells a range of animal nutrition and specialty cleaning products. SPD segment focuses on sales to businesses and participates in three product areas: specialty chemicals, animal nutrition and specialty cleaners. The Company's specialty chemicals business includes the manufacture, marketing and sale of sodium bicarbonate in a range of grades and granulations for use in industrial markets. The Company's Brazilian subsidiary, Quimica Geral do Nordeste (QGN), markets sodium bicarbonate in Brazil. The Company also focuses on manufacturing and marketing of potassium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate for sale in domestic and international markets.

The Company also provides a line of cleaning and deodorizing products for use in commercial and industrial applications, such as office buildings, hotels, restaurants and other facilities. The Company also markets BIO-CHLOR and FERMENTEN, a range of specialty feed ingredients for dairy cows. It offers products under various brands, such as ARM & HAMMER Performance Grade Sodium Bicarbonate, DCAD PLUS Feed Grade Potassium Carbonate, MEGALAC Rumen Bypass Fat, SQ-810 Natural Sodium Sesquicarbonate and CELMANAX Refined Functional Carbohydrate.

The Company competes with The Procter & Gamble Company, The Sun Products Corporation, The Clorox Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, Johnson & Johnson, Ansell Limited, Pfizer Inc., Bayer AG, Alere Inc., NBTY, Inc., Pharmavite LLC, Solvay Chemicals, Inc., Tronox USA Holdings, Inc. and Natural Soda, Inc.

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Church & Dwight Co Inc

500 Charles Ewing Blvd
TRENTON   NJ   08628-3448
P: +1609.8061200
F: +1302.6745266

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