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August 31, 2010 09:29 ET

Equity Research on Ecolab and Clorox - International Markets Helping to Drive Profit Upwards

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the cleaning products industry and has completed analytical research on Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) and Clorox Corporation (NYSE: CLX). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Makers of brand name cleaning products are shifting efforts to overseas markets to offset lower consumer spending and higher commodity pricing in the US. High unemployment and slow job growth continue to dent consumer spending. The decrease in consumer spending is particularly troubling to makers of name brand products, in this case, cleaning products. Consumers become less concerned with brand recognition and quality and more fixated on price. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the cleaning products industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the cleaning products industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Ecolab Inc. and Clorox Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Drastic price drops to compete with discount brands can temporarily solve volume issues but will hurt in the long run. Instead, cleaning product makers are expanding to overseas markets. Demand for cleaning and sanitation products is up especially in immerging markets. As companies in developing companies try to globalize their products, they must also adhere to the higher sanitation standards of the U.S and Europe. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

The emphasis on the global market has substantially boosted cash flow for cleaning product makers. The move has also enabled companies to stay out of the discount wars, which in turn, has positioned the companies for long-term growth instead of a series of short-term fixes. 

Late July, Ecolab Inc. posted a surge in profit to $129.3 million from $99.1 million in the same quarter in 2009. Revenue both domestically and internationally were showing growth. Ecolab Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

For the second quarter 2010, Clorox Corporation reported earnings of $171 million on revenue of $1.52 billion. Clorox Corporation research report is available for free by signing up now at

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