After reading rumours of Palmolive lather shave cream no longer being made, I contacted Colgate-Palmolive through their web site to find out the truth of the matter. Here's the official response:
So, it would seem that another classic wetshaving product has bitten the dust. I'm not sure whether it means the Euro version will also be discontinued, but it certainly does not bode well.Colgate-Palmolive Consumer Affairs said:Dear Mr.Benn
Thank you for your recent inquiry about PALMOLIVE Lather Shave Cream.
We appreciate your interest in our company and are pleased to have the
opportunity to respond.
We are sorry to tell you that this product will not be available after
February 2007. Unfortunately, we do not have any remaining stock to
offer you directly. Even though we cannot help you at this time, it is
important for us to hear from consumers, such as you, so that we are
aware of your continued interest. We will be sure to share your
comments with our Business Development Group.
We have an extensive sales force who work to sell all our products into
as many stores and geographic areas as possible. However, some of our
products that are in the process of being discontinued are in limited
distribution. This means that products may only be sold in specific
geographic areas or only in selected sizes or variants.
Colgate-Palmolive has formed a partnership with an on-line retailer
where this product is available. The website is WWW.TEEBOP.COM. You
must have a credit card as method of payment. You can order either via
the Internet or by phone (1-800-667-4860). The hours of operation are:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM through 8:00 PM EST
Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us. We hope this
information is helpful.
Consumer Affairs Representative
Consumer Affairs Department