William Proctor and James Gamble were both immigrants and tradesmen when they married sisters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their new father-in-law, Alexander Norris, convinced the two to become business partners. Procter & Gamble (P&G) was created in 1837.
During the American Civil War they had contracts to supply the union army with soap and candles.
In the 1880’s the company began to market a new product: a soap that floated in water named Ivory.
At that point P&G began to build factories and facilities all over the United States as the demand had outgrown the capacity of the original Cincinnati facilities.
In 1911 the company introduced Crisco, a shortening made from vegetable oils which was an alternative to lard.
In the 1940’s P&G began to branch out into new areas and introduced Tide detergent and Prell shampoo. In 1955 they introduced Crest toothpaste, and Charmin in 1957.
They were the pioneer of disposable diapers with the Pampers brand.
In 2005 P&G announced their acquisition of Gillette. This formed the largest consumer goods company in the world, placing Unilever in second place.
Today P&G is part of the S&P 500, is #15 on Fortune’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, has 121,000 employees, and had $84.17 billion in revenue in 2013.
ridvan hoti says
I am Ridvan Hoti from Shkoder, Albania.
Kindly, for work reasons, I need the phone number and email address of the P & G Intellectual Property Office.
Hopefully I’ll have your help…..
With best regards,
Mary WATTS says
Just seen your prices have gone up.. your prices was high already, hope this is were you don’t sell as much, the bigger you get the more you take, we out here don’t have what you have, this is sad, you should thank before you jump. hope this kick you,,,,,,,,
I am an Ohio resident and long-time P&G product user. I am saddened that your once fine company has succumbed to the progressive social justice (Marxist) ideology. Reading your web-site shows it is riddled with this poison.
After watching the Gillette propaganda commercial it was clear that you don’t even follow your own stated ‘policies and practices’. The company portrays white men as dangerous and masculinity as toxic. Under your ‘values’ you list “Always try to do the right thing”. Is encouraging division between men and women the right thing? You also state that you “respect your P&G colleagues, customers and consumers, and treat them as you want to be treated.” Really? You want to be insulted and morally lectured to?
This is a really bad move on the part of your company. I will no longer be purchasing any P&G products, and I will also encourage those that I know owning stock in your company to divest.
I sent this note to Gillette corporate this morning:
I am disappointed that Gillette has fallen prey to the (social justice) propaganda about so-called toxic masculinity.
Promoting this delusional (and primarily anti-white male) ideology, with your ad campaign is going to have the opposite effect to what you were hoping for.
This will end up costing your corporation millions of dollars, and will cost you the trust and patronage of millions of your customers, both male and female.
I just threw my Gillette razors and refills in the garbage. No more Gillette products for me.
Gary Koniz says
AMENDING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964: Be It Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, and Signed by The Executive Branch, That this Act cited as the “Civil Rights Act of 1964, Is Hereby Amended By Congress To State: That This Act In No Way Intends The Surrender of The Sovereign American United States To Any Alien Entities, be they Domestic or Foreign, as Specified under the terms of the White European Heritage.
SOMEBODY IS MAKING HATE-INDUCING ANTI-WHITE AMERICAN PROPAGANDA FILMS OUT IN HOLLYWOOD, the kind that uses Discriminatory Language and portraying The White Race as being abusive to Negroes and other Minorities; in violation of The Federal Communications Act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. WE’D LIKE TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. It is illegal to harass people on the basis of a Protected Status of (race, sex, and so on). Film/Media Productions Are Protected Status Workplaces.
Procter and Gamble:
To Whom it may concern,
This letter concerns the product you make “Tide Pods”.
I have heard a rumor, via news media, that you are considering changing the appearance of the pods to make them appear “less appetizing” I, the concerned customer, would appreciate it, very much, if you would reconsider changing the pods appearance (unless you will make them appear MORE appetizing)
As I’m sure your aware, there are intelligent people everywhere, shaking their heads at the stupidity of the people that are eating the pods. For this reason, please refrain from changing them as “we” would like to see Natural Selection do its work.
Thank you for your time and consideration on this matter,
I will NEVER purchase another Bounty product again after seeing the recent tv ad with skier Lindsey Vonn. She has used her publicity to disrespect the President of the United States. Vonn DOES NOT represent me, as lame Lindsey has stated. Don’t these senseless athletes get it? We the People do NOT want to hear their political views just as they do not want to hear mine.
Sorry P&G supports whiny, elitist athletes (including the NFL) that use sports as political grandstanding.
Andrea Brantley says
Texas has disgusting Dollar Stores in Texas selling your products! What happened to the pride that Procter & Gamble had many years ago for displaying and selling them? I come from a long line of Procter and Gamble employees and I am ashamed at what has happened! I have complained to Dollar Stores corporate offices and no response. I’ve also complained to lower levels at Procter and Gamble who said they can’t do anything about it! Please help!
Cheryl Mills says
To whom it may concern.
Because you continue to support the NFL and ESPN, I will no longer to support your products.
PS. Since I am the person responsible for purchasing said products you really should pay attention to my opinions.
Please help me to understand why your company is still supporting and organization who disrespect our flag and national anthem, still protest after 58 of our fellow Americans were killed and over 500 injured, abuse women, act like a dog and pee in the end-zone, raise their fists after tackling a white player, talk down to women reporters, and whose behavior all over social media glorifies womanizing and partying?? As a consumer these do not reflect my values, and since you still engage in supporting this appalling behavior by your sponsorship I will positively no longer support your brand!!!! Wow, this has really opened my eyes as to the true culture of your organization. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!
I have used your head and shoulders for years but I can no longer use your product if you’re going to keep sponsoring the NFL and I promise you I am a man of my word if you keep sponsoring in the NFL I would never use any of your products ever again thank you very much have a great day
LYNNE B WOODSIDE says
I HAVE BEEN A “BOUNTY WITH DAWN” PURCHASER PRACTICALLY SINCE IT CAME ON THE MARKET. NOW – VERY SUDDENLY – I CANNOT GET IT ANYWHERE…TARGET, BIGY.BJs, STOP’N’SHOP, – I EVEN TRIED GOOD WILL!!!
AND I GET NO ANSWERS FROM ANY OF THOSE STORES – UNLESS YOU CONSIDER “GEE – I DON’T KNOW…” AN ANSWER.
PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN PURCHASE IT – THIS PRODUCT IS NEARLY VITAL TO “CLEAN-UP” AFTER ‘ACCIDENTS’ OCCUR FROM THE FOSTER (UNADOPTABLE)ANIMALS I CARE FOR. PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME YOU HAVE DISCONTINUED IT!!!
linda ingold says
I WONDER IF DAVE TAYLOR LIKED WHAT HE RECIEVED FROM ME I KNOW IT WAS DELIVERED ON THE 15THOF THIS MONTH I PROBABLY WON’T GET A RESPONSE LIKE ALL THE REST OF THEDE PEOPLE COMMENTING HERE BUT WHAT DO YOU EXPECT KEEP ON PUTTING OUT THAT KIND OF PRODUCT AND YOU WON’T HAVE ANY SALES BELIEVE ME I BOUGHT THOSE TOWELS AT TARGET IN RIVERDALE ,MN AND THE WHOLE LOT LOOKED THE SAME SHAME ON YOUR COMPANY !!!!!!! LINDA INGOLD
I’ve recently had the opportunity to visit your distribution center in Shippensburg, PA. I was impressed and curious about potential career opportunities. However, I have spoken to many individuals who have worked or still at said facility, and the reputation is horrible. You are a huge corporation and this site was the only place I could express my frustrations. How are your employees permitted freedom to participate in activities reserved for the bedroom inside your plant? People leaving to go to the parking lot to indulge in extra curricular activities? Smoke area used for make out sessions. Lines that aren’t being used to move product are being used to meet and fornicate. Floor supervisors openly discussing drug or alcohol use and sleeping with line leads. The drug exchanges on your property are a real and daily. These are just a few of the things that are currently happening at your facility. Why?? How?? Where is management? Why are employees off the floor in the smoke area outside of designated break times?
enereida carbajal says
I bought tide product and when I open the contanier it was to weak not like other ones I have bought from yall..
jodie lindsey says
I absolutely am in love with your products. I have tried all others and you guys are by far the best. Unfortunately being a singe income family without coupons it is difficult to not have to chose the other brands. Ten more months and my baby will be in school and I can work.. I have chose to be a stay at home mom till then. I wanted to let you know the tide the softeners the dryer sheets are above and beyond my favorite..
adele casoria says
procter &gamble, i can’t believe you people didn’t see the potential in guiding light’s otalia storyline ,you had a tremendous gay following proved by crystal chappell 2 emmy’s and now ongoing fund raising of 181.000 for her venice project .this is only the beginning. .i’m sure your aware of her movie, and other series i feel you should put g.l back on the air ,and let olivia and natalia continue their lovestory and let them kiss for heavens sake and get married too it’s 2016 every tv show today has gays on them , would love a response thank you
Steve S. says
I will no longer be watching CBS or it’s affiliates due to the deception portrayed on the American People who watched the CBS Evening News on 01/10/2016 concerning “GUN Control” ! The lies and twisted so called facts were of such a disgrace that I locked out CBS from my Dish receiver. I intend to never watch CBS again, it simply cannot to tell the truth about anything, it is a waste of time to watch a channel you consider unbelievable
Steve & Marjorie Senters
Theresa Stokes says
To Human Resources:
This is to enquire if your company hires individuals to work from home? If so, where would the job be posted?
Thank you for your time. I look forward to your response.
Our country is filled with discord at this time. There will never be a meeting of the minds between those who believe marriage should be a man and woman and those who don’t think it matters. I wonder if you would allow your company name to be used to show a white person dissing a minority, or a black man dissing the police, or a pro-lifer dissing a pro-choice person. My guess is probably not. These would be offensive to some one. But yet you chose to allow this. You are falling in line with the anti Christian rhetoric that is being fueled by the left to keep america from being a united country. This makes you a part of the problem rather than a part of the solution. You are fine with Shaming Christians but it doesn’t appear you are interested in shaming other groups that constantly malign those of faith. I don’t suppose we will see the same commercial with the gay men trying to get in a mosque and being prevented by an Imam. So I will choose something to remove my support for just as you did when you allowed this commercial to be put out there for public consumption, I am choosing to use a competitor of yours. I will no longer by Proctor and Gamble products. It will take me a while to figure out what to buy, but it starts today.
I have used Tide all my life, as did my Mother. However, since you felt it necessary to support gay marriage I am sure another detergent will work better! Don’t run off the people who made Tide successful to back a very few people who are ging totally against God! Let them be what they want to be, but don’t offend the “straight” people who have used your product and made it successful!
Sexual preference should be a private matter, not one you put out for display to the public! Why in all these years haven’t you put out a statement standing behind normal people? Read your Bible and you might be able to tell right from wrong!
Daryle Owen says
not even a two cent dividend increase when the stock price has done nothing in over ten years. we need new management
Mickey Bentson says
The Receptionist Mr.Keith Is a very rode person at 513 983 1100. When someone is tring to reach out to your brand to do business with. would you be so kind enough to reach out to Mickey Bentson 646 542 **** Thank You
John Atwater says
I will never buy Crest again.What micro brain wanted to pollute the environment and mess up your teeth? I just got my teeth cleaned and my dentist said it was highly abrasive and bad for your teeth and the water and environment. You may take the micro-beads out in six months but I will never buy your crap again!!!!
Kari randall says
I have been trying to get the tide oxy pods for 3 weeks now, I ‘ve been to all my stores here, I have had no luck, this only detergent my son can use since he has vhl cancer along with 3 other children which one is in all star baseball, your pods clean everything from oil freeze in the drive to rust on a grill or car to grass stains to blood to lip stick with my family size I depend on this product and your softener with the bogo coupons. I was so excited to get these but haven’t been able to use them since I go thru 6 containers a week because of my family need to be dirty lol along with my teen thinking changing 4 times a day and my 13 old thing ball is the excuse to roll in slide, it’s hard enough paying hospital bills, but struggling to,find the only boost detergent with oxy, sucks, I only have 4 pods left no one knows when it’s going to be in, I have to limit my loads to just my son clothes since this is only one that doesn’t break him and my 2 yr skin you have now idea how much I use this product to lean my home to my yard, if you break the pod open and rub it on oil greese it comes out if you rub it on your deck your deck looks new. Try it you will see, please help me, retain. My loyalty to,you since its already a struggle
The Randall family
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Nedda Bass says
Please have someone contact me at 925 820 XXXXx or 925 833 XXXXx.
Denise McCulty says
I need someone of authority to contact me regarding a major fraud issue dealing with one of your employees. I have spent an entire day trying to reach someone who could help me resolve this issue. No one wants to talk to me and I have been told that not only that it is not thier department and that since there is NO human resources department or way to check on an employee to stop this fraudulent activity. If I cannot resolve this issue immediately, I will have the IRS and my attourney settle this issue, as I fully intend to sue the guilty party/parties involved. I will not put this out as at this time I do not want to make this a public issue for anyone to read. The phone number I can be reached at is (330) 285-XXXXX.