Colgate-Palmolive Company operates as a consumer products company. The company’s products are marketed in approximately 200 countries and territories. Segments The company manages its business in two product segments, Oral, Personal, and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Oral, Personal, and Home Care This segment offers toothpaste and manual toothbrush brands. Its Oral Care products include Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Optic White and Colgate Luminous White toothpastes, Colgate 360° manual toothbrushes and Colgate and Colgate Plax mouth rinses. Colgate’s Oral Care business also includes dental floss and pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. The company’s liquid hand soap is sold under the Palmolive, Protex and Softsoap brands. Its Personal Care products also include Palmolive, Softsoap and Sanex 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 U.S. also includes Palmolive and Caprice shampoo and conditioners. The company manufactures and markets an array of products for Home Care, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy’s Oil Soap. It offers fabric conditioners with brands, including Suavitel in Latin America and Soupline in Europe. Pet Nutrition This segment offers specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats with products marketed in approximately 95 countries worldwide. Hill’s markets pet foods primarily under two trademarks, Hill’s Science Diet, which is sold by authorized pet supply retailers and veterinarians for everyday nutritional needs; and 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. Research and Development For the year end December 31, 2012, the company’s spending related to research and development activities included $259 million. Trademarks The company’s principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, Suavitel, Hill’s Science Diet, and Hill’s Prescription Diet. Significant Events In September 2013, The ADA Foundation (ADAF), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the company announced a joint initiative to improve the ADA Foundation's existing dental research laboratory in Gaithersburg, Md., and to support and encourage promising young researchers. History Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806. The company was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware in 1923.
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