Re: Procter & Gamble and Colgate-Palmolive
Aley, Jeff A
You guys are right – I got confused. The Colgate-Palmolive-Peet factory in KC was only a couple of blocks away from P&G.
In fact, the two smokestacks at the bottom of the photo I posted are at Colgate.
Thanks for the correction!
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Procter & Gamble and Colgate-Palmolive
Andy Carlson wrote:
Palmolive originally was a product of the B.J. Johnson Company, and their primary product, a very popular soap, was given the Palmolive name for its ingredients, back in 1898. In 1928, Palmolive, already merged with Peets Brothers to form Palmolive-Peets, PUIRCHASED Colgate to form Colgate-Palmolive-Peet. The "Peet" was dropped in 1953, and today the company is still named Colgate-Palmolive.
Certainly it's true that this is a separate topic from Procter & Gamble, who was the main competitor of Colgate-Palmolive and in fact usually outsold them in the soap business.
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