By Randy Bean, November 1, 2022
The origins of Colgate-Palmolive date back to 1806, when William Colgate, who had emigrated from England just two years before, established a starch, soap, and candle factory on Dutch Street in New York City under the name William Colgate & Company. The business expanded over the years with the introduction of toothpaste, a new soap made from palm oil and olive oil – hence the name Palmolive – and a range of health and hygiene products.
Today, Colgate-Palmolive is a $17B global company, and the worldwide leader in oral care. The Colgate brand is in more homes than any other, and in addition to oral care, the company is a global leader in personal care, home care, skin health, and pet nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive has also emerged as a global leader in the use of data and analytics to innovate in health and hygiene products and better serve consumers. You may read full article here.