All Procter & Gamble articles – Page 10

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    P&G driving homecare sales


    Procter & Gamble is offering independents the chance to boost sales through a new category management programme for homecare products. P&G's Laundry & Homecare Essential Range will be launched in 30,000 shops on October 1, supported by trade PR,...

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    P&G tears into rival


    Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit accusing rival toilet roll maker Stateside, Georgia-Pacific, of poaching an employee to get secrets on paper-making processes. Georgia-Pacific makes Quilted Northern toilet paper, and is accused by P&G of...

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    P&G in Disney deal


    Procter & Gamble is teaming up with Disney's latest movie, Lilo & Stitch, to run an on-pack promotion on its Flash household cleaner. Shoppers can save for character toys by sending in £2.99 with a proof of purchase on one-litre bottles. ...

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    Clairol boosts P&G outlook


    CLAIROL BOOSTS P&G OUTLOOK Procter & Gamble has raised its quarterly earnings forecast for the fourth time in succession on the back of strong performances from its Clairol haircare business and healthcare unit. P&G, the maker of Tide...

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    P&G proves effective at attracting cash


    Those generous people over at Sainsbury like to give something back to their suppliers. So when they decided to release their findings on the effectiveness of instore media (The Grocer, July 20, p9), a sweetener was offered to the brand managers in...

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    Procter & Gamble has unveiled a new campaign for Pringles f


    Pork Farms returns to TV in the Central region next Friday (August 2) with ads starring the pork pie range. Supermodel Helena Christensen is fronting a poster campaign for Carlsberg Export beer, aimed at catching the attention of young, urban...

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    P&G Kandoo


    in babycare Procter & Gamble is adding to its babycare stable with the launch of Kandoo toilet wipes, and is backing the newcomer with a £4.5m spend. Rolling out this week, the melon-scented, moist, flushable wipes aim to encourage potty-trained...

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    Bites: Procter & Gamble; Doves Farm


    Procter Gamble has launched Thermacare therapeutic heatpads and Fit fruit and vegetable wash in the US this month.

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    Procter & Gamble mustered £28m to push its Iams dry cat food


    The campaign stressed life-prolonging and health enhancing properties, but it had a few obstacles to overcome, as the products were up to 40% more expensive than competitors'. The company has yet to confirm speculation that it is to reformulate...

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    P&G's swipe


    Procter & Gamble looks set to add wet wipes to its Swiffer disposable duster range later this year. P&G would not confirm the move, but it is thought to be a bid to dent the Pledge and Dettol brands' dominance of the wipes sector and offset poor...

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    P&G denies brand talk


    P&G has poured cold water on reports it is looking to offload its underperforming Sunny Delight and Pringles brands and concentrate on household and laundry instead. Speculation was prompted by comments from P&G chief executive Allan Lafley to...

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    P&G says lines are recession proof


    Procter & Gamble chief executive Allan Lafley has reassured investors that sales of products in sectors P&G specialises in ­ personal care and household products ­ would hold up in times of economic uncertainty. Speaking at the company's agm,...

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    Coke and P&G abandon alliance


    Coca-Cola and P&G have pulled the plug on their multibillion partnership to hive off brands including Sunny Delight, Pringles and Minute Maid into a standalone enterprise. In a tersely written joint statement, the two parties said they would...

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    Coca-Cola and P&G: Change of mind


    Coca-Cola and P&G have ditched plans to hive off brands including Sunny Delight, Pringles and Minute Maid into a multibillion stand-alone company after Coke got cold feet about the partnership. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange...

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    Procter & Gamble: Soft snacks and juices slump 8%


    Procter & Gamble announced a $320m loss in its fourth quarter ended June 30 compared with net profit of $516m for the same period last year. The figures dragged annual net profit down 18% to $2.9bn from $3.5bn last year. The US group said poor...

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    Olestra: P&G wields axe on failing brands


    Procter & Gamble has finally thrown in the towel and decided to scrap fat substitute Olestra as a consumer brand and Olay make-up after they failed to take off. The Olay skincare range will continue, but the make-up will go. The company has...

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    Procter & Gamble: Clairol zero distraction'


    Procter & Gamble chief executive Alan Lafley has moved to calm fears that this week's agreed £3.44bn cash bid for haircare firm Clairol will distract the company from its core agenda of making existing operations more profitable. "There will be...

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    Manufacturers: P&G failure to sparkle fuels rumours


    Procter & Gamble's performance over the past year has been "generally unimpressive" said analysts as the US consumer products giant posted a "satisfactory but uninspiring" set of third quarter results this week. Pre-tax profits at the group, whose...

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    P&G aiming to bring the public to heel as Iams enters mainst


    Procter & Gamble is shelling out £28m to support the launch of its cat and dog food range Iams which it hopes will retrain consumers in the way they shop the petfood fixture. Iams ­ previously only available for cats from specialist petfood stores...

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    Restructure: Procter & Gamble to axe 10,000 jobs worldwide


    Procter & Gamble is shaking up its operations in a bid to improve competitiveness and boost long term growth. The conglomerate, which owns 300 brands in over 140 countries, is to chop nearly 10,000 jobs worldwide. Some 40% of the losses will be in...