Colgate-Palmolive Company operates as a consumer products company. The company’s products are marketed in approximately 200 countries and territories throughout the world. Segments The company operates 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. 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, Colgate Total and Colgate Plax mouthwash. Its 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, 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 U.S. also includes Palmolive and Caprice shampoos and conditioners. The company manufactures and markets a range of products for the Home Care market, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids; Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners; and Murphy’s Oil Soap. It offers fabric conditioners with primary 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 three trademarks, such as 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. Distribution The company’s products are marketed by a direct sales force at individual operating subsidiaries or business units and by distributors or brokers. Research and Development The company’s spending related to research and development activities was $267 million in 2013. Trademarks and Patents The company’s major global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet, and Hill’s Ideal Balance. 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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New York, NY 10022
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