All Procter & Gamble articles – Page 9

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    P&G pushes Gourmet credentials of Pringles


    Procter Gamble is responding to the recent relaunch of Walkers' Sensations by further pushing the premium credentials of its Pringles brand. The company is developing a Pringles Gourmet range, with the flavours expec ted...

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    P&G goes it alone with eco-labelling


    The Carbon Trust was dealt a blow this week when Procter & Gamble rejected its carbon footprint label as "too confusing for consumers" and launched its own eco-mark. The Carbon Trust's label, launched earlier this year, is being trialled...

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    P&G's Woodward takes on Heinz UK presidency


    David Woodward has been appointed president of Heinz UK and Ireland, replacing Jane Miller, who last month said that she would be stepping down from the role at the end of this month for personal reasons (The Grocer, April 22,...

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    P&G up 37%


    Consumer products company Procter & Gamble's third-quarter net profit to March 31 rose 37% to $2.21bn (£1.2bn) on net sales up 21% to $17.25bn. However, P&G's sales figures came below analyst forecasts of $17.6bn, causing shares in the...

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    P&G pleads: put back value


    The grocery industry must focus on innovation and not price promotions, even as the war between retailers intensifies, says the boss of Procter Gamble. Speaking at an Institute of Directors' convention in London this week,...

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    P&G: how to stay head & shoulders above the rest


    Chris de Lapuente talks to James Durston about the building blocks of P G's rapid growth: research, innovation and trust. Chris de Lapuente has done eight interviews already today and he looks tired. As president of Procter ...

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    P&G profits up 9%


    US consumer giant Procter & Gamble has reported a 9% increase in fourth-quarter profits to $1.5bn. The group said that all of its top 16 brands, which include Crest toothpaste, Pringles crisps and the Olay beauty range, posted an increase in...

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    P&G cuts US advertising spend


    Procter & Gamble, the US’ biggest advertiser, is cutting the amount of money it spends on US TV advertising. The group said that is was sharply reducing the amount of money it pays in advance for the ads during a negotiation period known as...

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    P&G/Gillette merger meeting delayed


    Procter & Gamble and Gillette have postponed shareholder meetings to approve the $57bn merger of the businesses. The special shareholder meetings were due to take place next month but will now be held on July 12. A Gillette spokesman...

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    P&G shampoo ad pulled


    An advertisement for Proctor & Gamble’s Pantene Pro-V shampoo and conditioner has been pulled by the Advertising Standards Authority. Ads for the product claimed that it could make hair up to 10 times stronger because it contained a formula...

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    P&G to buy Gillette for £30bn


    Proctor & Gamble announced today it would buy Gillette, for more than $57bn (£30bn), uniting two US producers of household goods. The maker of Crest toothpaste is paying an 18% premium for Gillette, the manufacturer of shaving goods and...

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    Flashy new duster from P&G


    Procter & Gamble is set to launch a new feather duster called Flash Dustmaster. P&G claim that the Flash Dustmaster is made up of thousands of dust-grabbing fibres that reach into every nook and cranny and pick dust up rather than just...

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    P&G off-loads Sunny D


    Procter & Gamble has sold its controversial kids’ drink Sunny D – along with its other juice brand Punica, sold mainly in Germany – to US private equity firm JW Childs. P&G put Sunny D up for sale last July to focus on its snacks and coffee...

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    P&G adds to Flash


    Procter &Gamble has added an orange spray variant to its range of Flash household cleaning lines. Flash Ultimate Orange Degreasing Spray requires no scrubbing once it has been sprayed onto a surface. Available now the launch will be...

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    P&G ups stake in Wella


    Procter & Gamble said that it has upped its shares in haircare group Wella to 89% but that the size of its offer to takeover the German group will not change. The offer price of 92.25 euros per voting share and 65 euros per preference share...

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    P&G speeds up at Thurrock


    Rod Addy Procter & Gamble has pumped £28m into a new UK service centre at Thurrock, Essex, to improve its service to retailers. P&G's UK MD Christopher de Lapuente claimed the depot would slash two million miles a year off the distance...

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    P&G cuts Wella deal


    Procter & Gamble is to buy German haircare product maker Wella for 5.4bn euros. P&G which makes Crest toothpaste, Pringle snacks and Pampers nappies said it expected Wella to contribute about 3.4bn euros to its overall beauty...

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    P&G in trouble with ASA


    Procter and Gamble has landed itself in hot water with advertising watchdogs for claiming its Pantene Pro-V to be the best haircare product in the world in all respects. The Advertising Standards Agency has upheld a complaint from rival Lever...

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    Health and haircare do it for P&G


    Procter & Gamble posted a jump in quarterly profits as strong performances of products like Crest Spinbrush and its Actonel osteoporosis drug boosted sales. Total sales rose 11% to $10.80bn while pre-tax profit jumped 18% – excluding...

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    P&G hopes to clean up with Burger King


    Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has teamed up with Burger King to launch a massive on-pack promotion for its washing powder Daz at both multiple and independent retail outlets. The campaign – the biggest for Daz – runs on all packs of...