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Henkel KGaA, the German maker of household products including Dial soap, said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit rose nearly 11 per cent and it plans an efficiency program that could lead to the elimination of ... via CANOE

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linda lynde

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Apr 8, 2008
I have been using Dial Soap my entire life and have been a very happy customer but I am now so disapointed at what your company has done to the size of the bar, the bars are thinner shorter and whats up with the little divit that is cut out of the center after you shower three times the bar breaks in half. Just letting you know, I am going to buy a different brand, I will miss the fresh clean smell of Dial but I'm moving on. Your Loss
Andy Akerson

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Sep 19, 2008
I have also used Dial for many many years. It would be better and more honest to just make the bar smaller and not try to stretch it. It is obvious what you are trying to accomplish with the stretched, diveted smaller 4oz. bar. No one likes a sneak. I will purchase another product in the future.
Unhappy Camper

Norwalk, CT

#3 Oct 18, 2008
I'm also very disappointed in the change to the shape of the bar. It's uncomfortable to use and the early breakage is quite annoying. Why not maintain the original shape but make the bar smaller, or keep the bar the original size & shape but charge a little more for it. I think you missed the mark on this one. Dial soap used to be up there alongside apple pie. I was brought up on it. After 50+ years using dial soap, I'm switching to Zest.
Old Outlaw

Rockwall, TX

#4 Oct 30, 2008
You guys really screwed up this time.The first time you decreased the size,I just keep on using Dial,but not this time.........I'm done with you.Like the guy above stated,I hate a sneak. I guess y'all think the American consumers are a bunch of dumb asses?
tom

Pembroke, MA

#5 Sep 3, 2010
I agree with all. I have used Dial soap for many years, buying the large package of 12 bars at a wholesale club. But this is my last. just be honest and raise the price - don't try to pull the wool over our eyes.
Jerry 1934

Chula Vista, CA

#6 Feb 18, 2011
The shape before was comfortable and you could put the remains of the prior bar in the indention. The shape has changed several times within the last two years, and it now impossible to do this. When you have something that works, don't mess with it. If costs are up, charge a little more.
Mike

Houston, TX

#7 May 1, 2011
The part you cut out makes the bar weak before you finish using it & I too am looking to purchase a new brand that doesn't break half way.
Dave

Kent, MN

#8 May 24, 2011
I'm now all through using Dial soap. The last bars bought have a terrible pungent odor, still contain an antibacterial agent that can be danaging to human health as well as the environment and makes my wife's skin rough. She has switched brands and I've switched to Ivoey soap which is so much less expensive, hss a plesant odor and is less dangerous.
Union supporter

Stockbridge, GA

#9 Jul 3, 2012
Ecolab ecolab everything this company seems to have a hand on, they (ecolab) find ways to limit the hourly associate. Still here Quigley

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