Profile: Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL.N)
Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate), incorporated on July 25, 1923, is a consumer products company, whose products are marketed in more than 200 countries and territories throughout the world. The Company operates in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care product segment is operated through five geographic segments: North America, Latin America, Europe/South Pacific, Asia and Africa/Eurasia. The Company’s oral care products include Colgate Total; Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief; Colgate Max Fresh; Colgate Optic White and Colgate Luminous White toothpastes; Colgate 360° and Colgate Slim Soft manual toothbrushes and Colgate Optic White, and Colgate Total and Colgate Plax mouthwash. Colgate’s Oral Care business also includes pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals.
The Company sells its personal care products under the Palmolive, Protex and Softsoap brands. The Company’s personal care products also include Palmolive, Sanex and Softsoap brand shower gels, Palmolive, Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps and Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick and Sanex deodorants, and antiperspirants. The Company’s personal care business outside the United States includes Palmolive and Caprice shampoos and conditioners.
The Company, through its Hill’s Pet Nutrition segment (Hill’s), manufactures pet nutrition products for dogs and cats with products marketed in more than 95 countries worldwide. Hill’s markets pet foods under three trademarks: Hill’s Science Diet, which is sold by authorized pet supply retailers and veterinarians for everyday nutritional needs; Hill’s Prescription Diet, a range of therapeutic products sold by veterinarians and authorized pet supply retailers to help nutritionally manage disease conditions in dogs and cats, and Hill’s Ideal Balance, a range of products with natural ingredients, sold by authorized pet supply retailers and veterinarians.
The Company manufactures and markets an array of products for the Home Care market, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy’s Oil Soap. Colgate also produces fabric softeners with brands, including Suavitel in Latin America and Soupline in Europe.
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