Organic Products Turn into Big Business If you are listening while brushing your teeth, here's a story for you: Colgate-Palmolive is buying Tom's of Maine, the leading maker of natural toothpaste. It's just the latest example of a big corporation acquiring a company that succeeded by selling organic or health-oriented products.
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Organic Products Turn into Big Business

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Organic Products Turn into Big Business

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Tom and Kate Chappell founded Tom's of Maine in 1970, with a $5,000 loan from a friend. Tom's is being sold to Colgate-Palmolive for about $100 million. Tom's of Maine hide caption

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Tom and Kate Chappell founded Tom's of Maine in 1970, with a $5,000 loan from a friend. Tom's is being sold to Colgate-Palmolive for about $100 million.

Tom's of Maine

If you are listening while brushing your teeth, here's a story for you: Colgate-Palmolive is buying Tom's of Maine, the leading maker of natural toothpaste.

It's just the latest example of a big corporation acquiring a company that succeeded by selling organic or health-oriented products.

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