Two of the world's biggest household and personal care products firms see the most strength coming from outside of the United States, particularly China and Brazil, top executives at both companies told CNBC this week.
At Kimberly-Clark, which reported slightly better-than-expected earnings on Friday, Chairman and CEO Thomas Falk said, "Our international emerging market business did great. We had double-digit top-line there. Markets like China — our China diaper business was up 50% in the quarter." Brazil was up 10 percent. The company's brands include Huggies and Scott.
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