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Soaps and Detergents: Commodity Costs, Weak Demand Pinch Soapers

10:34 AM MST | January 30, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Soap and detergent makers are hopeful of seeing a small improvement in demand and margins this year, after 2011 was marked by weaker-than-expected consumer demand and rising commodity costs. The outlook for consumer spending is murky, but companies say margins should improve as price increases take hold and that innovation will remain a driver of market-share gains....

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