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Executive Summary

North America sales advance 6% in 1999, comprising 23%, or about $2.1 bil. of total sales, the company announces Feb. 3. In the U.S., Colgate launched Colgate Total Fresh Stripe gel toothpaste, Speed Stick clear antiperspirant and Irish Spring soap with aloe. Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength Toothpaste, is shipping now (1"The Rose Sheet" Jan. 24, p. 5). Colgate-Asia/Africa sales were up 5% to about $1.6 bil., Latin America sales were down 2% to approximately $2.4 bil. and Colgate-Europe sales slipped 2% to roughly $2 bil. Overall sales rise 2% to $9.1 bil. in 1999

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