640px-P&G_logoProcter and Gamble is one of the leading consumer goods companies in the United States. The company has its headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The company was founded by James Gamble and William Procter. Both of them were from the United Kingdom. The company manufactures a wide range of products including cleaning agents, pet foods, and personal care products. P&G remains one of the most selective employers in the American job market. Over the years, the company accepts less than 1% of their applicants.


James Gamble and William Procter were immigrants from the United Kingdom. William was a candle maker, while William was a soap maker. Together they formed a company in 1837, that manufactured both of these products. The company got a huge boost during the American civil war when it was contracted to supply soap and candles to the Union Army.

The demand for their products continued to increase and they were forced to build new factories in other parts of the country to meet the demand. The company also started looking at diversifying their products. With the popularity of radio growing, the company started sponsoring programs. These programs were later called soap operas because of their association with P&G.

P&G made a number of acquisitions that in turn allowed the company to venture into international markets. Some of their most recent acquisitions in the market include Gillette razors, Oral-B dental products, and Duracell. The company has also been involved in some notable sponsorship deals. The biggest so far has been the Tier 1 sponsorship deal of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The company sponsored about 150 athletes in the event.


Company headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio United States

Ownership: Public

Annual Revenue: $83.68 billion:

Geography: Worldwide


Ariel laundry detergent

Bounty paper towels

Brawny paper towels

Charmin bath tissue

Crest toothpaste

Dawn dishwashing liquid

Downy fabric softener

Duracell batteries

Febreze air freshener

Fusion razors

Gain laundry detergent

Gillette razors

Head and Shoulders shampoo

Iams pet food products

Innova pet food products

Lenor fabric softener

Olay skin care products

Oral-B dental products

Pampers and Pampers Kandoo disposable diapers

Pantene hair care products

SK-II skin care products

Scope mouthwash

Tide laundry detergent

Vicks cold and flu relief

Wella hair care products


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