Kimberly-Clark to raise prices on paper products including diapers, toilet paper

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on March 17, 2011 at 6:58 AM

DALLAS -  Kimberly-Clark Corp. is raising prices for products including diapers and bathroom tissue as it tries to deal with increasing costs.

The consumer products company said Thursday it will boost prices in North America for its baby, child care and consumer tissue businesses during the second and third quarters.

It is facing rising costs for wood pulp and oil, major materials for its products. In January, the company unveiled restructuring plans to deal with the problem of higher raw materials costs.

Kimberly-Clark said Thursday that net selling prices for items like Huggies diapers will go up 3 percent to 7 percent on average in the U.S. and Canada. Net selling prices for Cottonelle bathroom tissue will likely rise by about 7 percent in the U.S. Price changes vary by brand and pack size.
 

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