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Colgate Q1: Colgate Luminous and Max Fresh helped drive U.S. toothpaste sales in the first quarter, firm says during April 26 earnings call. Colgate U.S. toothpaste market share rose 30 basis points to 36.5% year to date, company notes, citing ACNielsen data. North American sales grew 1.5% on a reported basis to $617.6 mil. and operating profit in the region declined 3% to $132.3 mil., primarily due to divestment of North American detergents business and increased ad spending, Colgate says. Net sales grew 4.5% on a reported basis to $2.87 bil. and net income was up 8% to $324.5 mil., including restructuring and stock compensation charges. Responding to an analyst question regarding the firm's interest in acquiring Pfizer's Listerine brand, CEO Reuben Mark said "it is in process, and I guess Pfizer or Pfizer's investment banking people will tell you that. There is an orderly process and...we're at stage X, [but] stage Y will be coming up." Pfizer recently announced it would consider selling its consumer unit, but noted it had no plans to divest individual brands (1"The Rose Sheet" Feb. 13, 2006, p. 7)...

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