Colgate-Palmolive to buy Tom's of Maine

Colgate-Palmolive to buy Tom's of Maine

There are 15 comments on the Florida Times-Union story from Mar 21, 2006, titled Colgate-Palmolive to buy Tom's of Maine. In it, Florida Times-Union reports that:

Colgate-Palmolive Co. announced Tuesday it's buying Tom's of Maine, the leading maker of natural toothpaste, which used to tweak big toothpaste makers for putting artificial additives like saccharin in their ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Florida Times-Union.

Kearney

Columbia, MD

#1 Mar 22, 2006
If you can't beat them, buy 'em.
Rob

Sanford, ME

#2 Apr 15, 2006
That's the truth, it's a shame too, but everybody has a magic $ sign that'll make em' abandon ship!
Bangor Dude

Tucson, AZ

#3 Apr 22, 2006
Yep, great product, great company, now part of the big conglomerate.
Lee

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Apr 26, 2006
I use Tom's products and think, what a shame. It's all downhill from here.
Angie

Groton, CT

#5 Apr 27, 2006
Why do you say that?
Leann West Hartford CT

East Granby, CT

#6 May 2, 2006
Are there any ma and pa companies left in this country??
As George Harrison said, isn't a pity?
Mainer

Lincoln, ME

#7 May 8, 2006
Tom's of Maine will eventuall go down hill. There is no way a big giant like Colgate will be able to maintain the small town standards like Tom Chappel had. Too bad he got so greedy and sold to such a giant; he could have sold to a smaller company who might have kept the flavor of the company exactly as it is.
Gorp

Portland, OR

#8 May 11, 2006
I liked Tom's product line. It will be interesting to see if the products continue to be as high quality and committed to the idea of using pure, natural ingredients in an environmentally responsible way - as it has done in the past. Can Colgate compete or even begin to reach this ideal?
mcgyver

Davis, CA

#9 May 11, 2006
Colgate is going to take advantage of NAFTA and remarket the product as "Toms of Tijuana"
Lee

Alamogordo, NM

#10 May 12, 2006
Angie, I say it's a shame because Tom's makes great products. Tom is from Maine, and I try to support locals by buying their products. Also, I doubt Tom's all natural-made products will continue to be the same excellent quality as they are now. I hope I'm wrong.
andy taylor miss

Mississippi State, MS

#11 Jun 7, 2006
i PURCHASED THAT PRODUCT B/C IT WAS A SMALL COMPANY AND FROM MAINE LIKE SARDINES - BEACH CLIFF BUT BEHOLD THE PACKED IN OIL ARE FROM CANADA NOW THE PEOPLE IN PROSPECT HARBOR WILL ALL BE FIRED NEXT. I ALWAYS LOOK TO SEE WHERE SOMETHING IS MANUFACTURED. THE ONLY VOTE THAT COUNTS IS HOW YOUR DOLLAR IS SPENT
zoompad

Woodley, UK

#12 Sep 8, 2006
What a shame. Oh well, there's always bicarb of soda
Amy87

Leicester, UK

#13 Feb 28, 2007
ha
Bejesus

Plymouth, ME

#14 Mar 5, 2007
Whatevah. It's just toothpaste.
thewatcher207

Plainfield, VT

#15 Mar 10, 2007
Bejesus wrote:
Whatevah. It's just toothpaste.
I think someone said that before,"Whatever it's only shoes" maybe I am wrong.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Kennebunk Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Veterans protest alleged Flag code violations i... Jul 5 Charles Dickens 1
Review: Spillers' Farm Store (May '10) Jun '16 Mama looking out ... 2
Protect Maine Electric Grid Apr '16 MaryJoyce 2
Protecting Maine Electric Grid Apr '16 mjoyce 1
News Police, doctors across state lines rally to fig... Apr '16 Lucy Ann June 2
News Saco | $699,000 Apr '16 Lucy Anna Jane 1
News Feds Launch Investigation Into Oil Companies (Jan '08) Apr '16 anonymous 29

Kennebunk Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Kennebunk Mortgages