Palmolive (brand)

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Palmolive
Palmolive logo 2016.png
Product type Soap, shampoo, dishwashing liquid
Owner Colgate-Palmolive (worldwide)
Daiichi Sekken Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Country United States
Introduced 1898; 120 years ago (1898)
Markets Worldwide
Website

US official

UK/European official
Former logo used from 1995 to 2016

Palmolive is the trademark of a line of products produced by the American company Colgate-Palmolive. The name originated in 1898, and the company sells associated products in various countries. Such products include soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, body wash and hand-wash liquid. In some countries, the line of products also includes a dishwashing liquid. In Japan, the products are distributed under license by Daiichi Sekken Co., Ltd. since 2018.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1864, the B.J. Johnson Soap Company in 1898 introduced Palmolive soap[1] made of palm and olive oil, the formula of which was developed by the company.[2]

1928 saw a merger between Colgate and the Palmolive-Peet Company.[3]

In 1953 the company became a joint venture, known as the Colgate-Palmolive Company.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Colgate-Palmolive. 2016. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 1898 [-] BJ Johnson Soap Co. introduces Palmolive Soap.
  2. ^ Compare: Cooper, Raymond; Deakin, Jeffrey John (2016) [2015]. Botanical Miracles: Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. ISBN 9781498788182. Retrieved 2018-01-11. In 1864, Caleb Johnson founded a soap company called B.J. Johnson Soap Co. in Milwaukee. In 1898, this company introduced a soap made of palm and olive oils marketed as “Palmolive.”
  3. ^ "History". Colgate-Palmolive. 2016. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 1928 --] Colgate merges with Palmolive-Peet to become Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company.
  4. ^ Compare: "History". Colgate-Palmolive. 2016. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 1953 [-] Colgate-Palmolive Company becomes company's official name.

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