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Company Name: Colgate-Palmolive Company
Company Logo: Image:Colgate palmolive logo.svg
Company Type: Public
Traded As: CL, S&P 500
Company Slogan: "World of Care"
Foundation: 1806
Location: 300 Park Avenue, New York City, New York, United States
Key People: Ian M. Cook, Chief Executive Officer
Area Served: / num employees
Industry: Personal care
Revenue: operating income
Net Income: assets
Equity: {{increase}} US$ 2.6 billion (2010) Homepage: [http://www.colgate.com/ www.colgate.com]
Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American multinational consumer products company focused on the production, distribution and provision of household, health care and personal products, such as soaps, detergents, and oral hygiene products (including toothpaste and toothbrushes). Under its "Hill's" brand, it is also a manufacturer of veterinary products. The company's corporate offices are on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
In 1806, William Colgate, a soap and candle maker, opened up a starch, soap and candle factory on Dutch Street in New York City under the name of "William Colgate & Company". William Colgate in 1833 suffered a severe heart attack stopping his business from selling. But after a couple of years of recovery he continued with his business. In the 1840s, the firm began selling individual cakes of soap in uniform weights. In 1857, William Colgate died and the company was reorganized as "Colgate & Company" under the management of Samuel Colgate, his son, who did not want to continue the business but thought it would be the right thing to do. In 1872, Colgate introduced Cashmere Bouquet, a perfumed soap. In 1873, the firm introduced its first toothpaste, an aromatic toothpaste sold in jars. His company sold the first toothpaste in a tube, Colgate Ribbon Dental Cream, in 1896. In 1896, Colgate hired Martin Ittner and under his direction founded one of the first applied research labs. By 1908 they initiated mass selling of toothpaste in tubes. His other son, James Boorman Colgate, was a primary trustee of Colgate University (formerly Madison University).
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the B.J. Johnson Company was making a soap entirely of palm oil and olive oil, the formula of which was developed by B.J. Johnson in 1898. The soap was popular enough to rename their company after it - "Palmolive". Around the start of the 20th century Palmolive, which contained both palm and olive oils, was the world's best-selling soap. Extensive advertising in

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Colgate-Palmolive Co. Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for CL

In trading on Thursday, shares of Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Symbol: CL) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $71.52, changing hands as low as $71.47 per share. Colgate-Palmolive Co. shares are currently trading down about 1.4% on the day. The chart ...
Posted: September 21, 2017, 1:07 am

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, in Partnership with Water For People Launches Water Program in Amravati District, Maharashtra

Amravati, Sep 21: Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, in partnership with the non-profit organisation, Water For People India Trust, today launched its Amravati Water initiative in the Amravati District of Maharashtra.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 7:17 am

Colgate-Palmolive and Black Girls CODE to Host Second Hackathon in San Francisco

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colgate and Black Girls CODE (BGC), a non-profit on a mission to teach one million girls of color computer programming by 2040, will culminate its 2017 CODE a Brighter Future Hackathon Workshop Series ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:05 pm
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