What Does Colgate Offer?
Catering to the day-to-day needs of consumers: Colgate is involved in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of Oral Care (toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss etc), Personal Care (soaps and shampoos), Home Care (detergents and cleaners) and Pet Nutrition products. With over 75% of net sales coming from outside the U.S., Colgate-Palmolive has a very geographically diversified business.
What Are The Alternatives?
Oral, Personal & Home Care: Colgate primarily competes with the likes of P&G and Unilever in this segment.
Pet Nutrition: In this segment, Colgate competes with the likes of Mars Pet Care, Nestle Purina Pet Care and Del Monte Pet Products.
Has 2 Operating Segments-
1. Oral, Personal & Home Care: Colgate's Oral, Personal, and Home Care products include toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash, bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, professional skin care products, dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, and other similar items.
2. Hill's Pet Nutrition: Hill’s sells pet foods under 2 trademarks: Science Diet, sold by authorized pet supply retailers and veterinarians for everyday nutritional needs; and Prescription Diet, a range of therapeutic products sold by veterinarians to help nutritionally manage disease conditions in dogs and cats.