) GoodNites brand recently came up with a new design for
GoodNites Underwear, which was developed for helping manage
bedwetting issues faced by kids.
Other than GoodNites Underwear, the GoodNites brand also
offers disposable bed mats to meet personal bedwetting needs. The
GoodNites Bed Mats were declared 'Product of the Year' for
providing children and their moms an alternative choice to manage
Other than GoodNites, other Kimberly-Clark brands such as
Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend hold leading
positions in several consumer product categories including
diapers, paper goods, health care products, and female personal
care in more than 80 countries. Moreover, Kimberly-Clark focuses
on improving its products through innovation in order to remain
competitive and drive growth.
Kimberly-Clark is also well-positioned overseas and derives
almost half of its revenues from outside U.S. markets. The
company has been investing in key emerging markets through K-C
International ('KCI'), which includes businesses in Asia, Latin
America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa, with a
particular emphasis on China, Brazil, India and Russia.
Moreover, we are optimistic about the company's restructuring
program as it will improve underlying profitability and return on
invested capital of its consumer tissue and K-C Professional
segments, which have been facing declining profits for many
years. Further, management's initiatives to control costs through
its FORCE program bode well for future operating performance.
Further, the company has plans to divest some lower-margin
businesses in certain markets, mostly in the consumer tissue
segment, in order to improve underlying profitability and focus
its resources on its strongest markets and growth
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