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Church and Dwight

Leading maker of baking soda and personal care products.

500 Charles Ewing Blvd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
Employees: 4,200
CEO: James Craigle
Stock Symbol: CHD

Website: http://www.churchdwight.com

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Church & Dwight Co. is the leading U.S. producer of sodium bicarbonate, popularly known as baking soda, a natural product that cleans, deodorizes, leavens and buffers. Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM & HAMMER, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, Oxi Clean, Orajel and more. The Company’s business is divided into three primary segments, Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products.

The Consumer Domestic segment includes the company's eight power brands, ARM & HAMMER, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, Oxi Clean, Orajel and XTRA and other household and personal care products.

The Consumer International segment sells a variety of household and personal care products, some of which use the same brands as its domestic product lines, in international markets, including Canada, France, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and China.

The Specialty Products segment is the largest U.S. producer of sodium bicarbonate, which it sells together with other specialty inorganic chemicals for a variety of industrial, institutional, medical and food applications. This segment also sells a range of animal nutrition and specialty cleaning products.

The company sells items in 115 countries and has locations in Australia, Canada, France, England, China, Brazil and Mexico.

The company reported revenues of $3.19 billion in 2013 and net income of $394.4 million.


The company was founded in 1846.

In 2001, Church & Dwight expanded its household products business with the acquisition of the laundry brands XTRA and NICE'N FLUFFY, as part of the acquisition of USA Detergents, Inc.

Later that year, Church & Dwight acquired the consumer products business of Carter-Wallace, Inc., purchasing the ARRID Antiperspirant and LAMBERT KAY Pet Care brands outright, and the remainder of the business, including such brands as TROJAN Condoms, NAIR Depilatories and FIRST RESPONSE Home Pregnancy and Ovulation Test Kits, through Armkel LLC, a 50/50 joint venture with a private equity company. In May 2004, Church & Dwight acquired the 50% interest in Armkel that it did not already own, and merged Armkel into Church & Dwight.

In 2003, the Company acquired the former Unilever oral care business in the United States and Canada, comprising the MENTADENT, PEPSODENT and AIM Toothpaste brands, and exclusive licensing rights to CLOSE-UP Toothpaste. Late in 2005, the Company expanded its oral care business with the acquisition of the SPINBRUSH battery-operated toothbrush business from Procter & Gamble.

In August 2006, the Company expanded its household brand portfolio with the acquisition of the net assets of Orange Glo International, which included such brands as OXI CLEAN, a premium-priced leader in the fast-growing laundry pre-wash additive category, KABOOM bathroom cleaners, and ORANGE GLO household cleaner products.


The Company offers benefits which include medical, dental and prescription coverage, excellent retirement savings plans, disability and life insurance. We also have an attractive time-off schedule, flexible spending accounts, adoption expense program, employee stock purchase plan, a matching university gift program and a tuition reimbursement program.

Updated July 12, 2014