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Company Profile

Fast Moving Consumer Goods company

American multinational corporation It is 5th in Fortune's Most Admired Companies 2011

Markets 250+ brands to nearly 5 billion consumers in

180 countries.


Founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837. Started business by producing candles and soaps. In the 1880s, P&G began to market a new product, an inexpensive soap that floats in water called Ivory The company moved into other countries, both in terms of manufacturing and product sales. 1946 , co. introduced tide and prill shampoo. One of the most revolutionary product Pampers introduced in 1961.

Procter & Gamble acquired a number of other companies that diversified its product line and significantly increased profits. These acquisitions included Folgers Coffee, Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals (the makers of Pepto-Bismol), Richardson-Vicks, Noxell (Noxzema), Shulton's Old Spice, Max Factor, and the Iams Company, among others.
In 2005 acquired Gillette and became the largest consumer goods company and placing Unilever into second place.

Beauty Care
Home Care Health & Well Being.

Brands and Products

Beauty Care
Beauty segment Hair Care : Pantene, Head& Shoulders, Nicky clark, Clairol (hair colour), Herbal essence Personal Care: Olay, Wella , Camay Soap, Covergirl , Zest Dental Care :Oral B, Crest, Fixodent , Scope(mouth wash) Grooming segment Gillette, Art of shaving ,Fusion perfume : Hugo ,Christina Aguilera, Dunhill

Home Care
Baby care and Family care segment Pampers , Infacare (baby bath) Fabric care Arial, Downy, Lenor ,Gain , Tide, Dawn, Ace, Bold, Bounce ,Cheer, Daz, Deft, Home care segment Duracell Batteries Dishwashing detergent: Fairy, Flash, Gain, Joy, Mr. Clean, Prell

Health & Well being

Health care segment Vicks , Thermacare, Pepto Bismol , Prilosec OTC Snacks and pet care segment Iams dog and cat food., Pringles

Procter & Gamble produced and sponsored the first radio soap operas in the 1930s (Procter & Gamble's being known for detergents (soaps) was probably the genesis of the term "soap opera") When the medium switched to television in the 1950s and 1960s, most of the new serials were sponsored and produced by the company. The serial The Young and the Restless is currently broadcast on CBS and is still partially sponsored by Procter & Gamble. These past serials were produced by Procter & Gamble: Another World As the World Turns The Brighter Day The Edge of Night The First Hundred Years From These Roots Guiding Light Our Private World Search for Tomorrow Texas


L'Oreal- cosmetics company Unilever FMCG co. Johnson & Johnson Co pharmaceutical and consumer based co. Nivea Of Beiersdorf manufacturing personal care products ITC FMCG co. Avon multi level marketing company of cosmetics Henkel FMCG goods, Household products Kimberly-Clark Co. American based co. producing paper based consumer goods. Eg. tissues Nestle largest food and nutrition co. Colgate Palmolive. household,healthcare and personal care products

Key People

Founders: William Procter And Gamble. Chairman, President & CEO : A.G .Lafley Ed Shirley is Vice Chairman of Global Beauty and Grooming, with Charles V. 'Chip' Bergh as Group President of Global Male Grooming Virginia C. 'Gina' Drosos as Group President of Global Female Beauty. Dimitri Panayotopoulos is Vice Chairman of Global Household Care Martin Riant as Group President of Global Baby Care, Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh as Group President of Global Family Care, Jorge S. Mesquita as Group President of Global Fabric Care, David S. Taylor as Group President of Global Home Care. Robert A. Steele is currently Vice Chairman of Global Health and WellBeing

Operations in India
P&G have its general office in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Fabric Care :
Ariel Front-O-Mat Ariel 2 Fragrances Tide Detergent Tide Bar

it has two of its world-leading detergents Tide and Ariel, in India to cater to the main concerns of the Indian households

Hair Care: The P&G beauty business sells more than 50 different beauty brands

including Pantene, Olay, SK-II, Max Factor, Cover Girl, Joy, Hugo Boss, Herbal Essences and Clairol Nice n Easy. In India, P&Gs beauty care business comprises of Pantene, the worlds largest selling shampoo, Head & Shoulders, the worlds No. 1 Anti-dandruff shampoo and Rejoice Asias No. 1 Shampoo. Pampers is the major baby care product selling in India.

Current Status
Procter & Gamble Creates New Employment

Opportunities Through Its "Diversity of Abilities" Pilot Initiative at Auburn, ME, Manufacturing Plant P&G introduced Olay professional pro X clear new product into the market.

Future Prospects
Procter & Gamble competes through differentiation,

and spends heavily on research and development to create products that are differentiated from that of competitors, and spends heavily on advertising to signal the value of the companys brands. Due to their relationship with many retailers and investment in learning about consumer behavior, P&G has a good sense of what consumers want in a product, and can effectively focus research and development to create new products, and improve existing products to bettermeet consumer needs.