makes toothpaste faster than ever, in addition to using less
energy, water and materials. As a result, the U.S. Green
Building Council awarded the Morristown facility certification under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) rating system. In another move, a new global process called Colgate Business Planning enables the
company to grow net sales, market shares and margin
through increased transparency on commercial investment, better cross-functional collaboration and longer-term
For the first quarter of 2008, global sales rose 15.5% to
more than $3.7 billion. Net income fell 4% to $466 million.
The company noted its toothpaste market share rose in key
countries around the world including the U.S., Mexico,
Brazil, China and India. Colgate’s worldwide share of the
manual toothbrush market also increased during the quarter to another record high. Other categories achieving global share gains include mouth rinse, bar soaps, shower gels,
hand dish liquid and pet nutrition.
"We are delighted to begin 2008 with excellent top and
bottom line growth, building on the strong growth momentum we saw in 2007,” noted Ian Cook, president and chief
executive officer. “Importantly, top-line growth was nicely
balanced between developed and developing countries.
Every operating division achieved sales, unit volume and
operating profit increases.”
3. S.C. Johnson
Sales: $7.5 billion
Sales: $7.5 billion (estimated) for the year ended June 30,
2007, but that total includes sales of food management
products such as Saran and Ziploc home storage products.
Key Personnel: H. Fisk Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer; Pedro Cieza, president, Americas; Steven P.
Stanbrook, president, Asia; W. Lee McCollum, executive
vice president and chief financial officer; Jane M. Hutterly,
executive vice president, worldwide corporate and environmental affairs.
Major Products: Home
Pledge, Fantastik, Vanish,
Windex; Shave preparations—Edge and Skintimate; Insect Control—Off!
and Raid; Air care—Glade
and Glade Candle Scents;
New Products: Edge
Eclipse, Edge Energy and
Edge Vault shave gels;
Glade Fruit Explosion
aerosol spray, Glade Wisp
Flameless Candle Orchid
Oasis refill, Glade PlugIns
Scented Oil Ocean Blue
and Berry Splash refills,
Oust Surface Disinfectant
& Air Sanitizer; Scrubbing
Bubbles Action Scrubber,
Scrubbing Bubbles Flush-able bathroom wipes,
Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner
with Dual Sprayer;
Skintimate Flirty Mango.
Off! is a leading insect repellent Comments: Sales rose an
in the U.S. estimated 6.6% at privately-held S.C. Johnson. In April, S.C. Johnson agreed to
acquire Caldrea for an undisclosed amount. The company
markets two green cleaning lines: Caldrea and Mrs. Meyer.
The acquisition gives SCJ a higher profile in the fast-growing green cleaning segment. At the same time, it gives
Caldrea access to a much larger distribution network.
“We are growing so quickly,” said Caldrea founder and
chief executive Monica Nassif, in an interview with the Star
Tribune. “When you find a partner (like SC Johnson) that
can help you scale, it’s exciting for everyone.”
Under terms of the agreement, Ms. Nassif continues to
run Caldrea, which employs 50 people.
Caldrea-branded products are sold in 2,500 stores across
the U.S. in specialty retailers like Bachman’s and Kowalski’s
Markets. Mrs. Meyer’s is sold in Target and Festival Foods.
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