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P&G Views: Heritage

  • December 20, 2013 - 10:39am
    Jen Day, Product Supply Communications
    Employees and alumni of our Pomezia Plant in Italy recently held a 2-day gala to celebrate half a century of operations.Like a seedling sprouting from the earth, our Pomezia Plant became the first industrial investment in Pomezia, a rural area of Italy, in 1963. Since then, Pomezia has continued to grow and flourish. more...
  • October 14, 2013 - 2:04pm
    It started out in 1963 as a small Richardson-Vicks operation, producing Vaporub as well as other Vicks and Olay products. This month, our Gross-Gerau (Germany) Plant celebrated 50 years of operation.In the community of Gross-Gerau, the plant is simply known as "the Vick"—with its iconic blue facade that's can be seen from Germany's Autobahn highway.Gross-Gerau recently opened its doors to some 2,300 people to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The guest list included employees, P&G productmore...
  • September 12, 2013 - 1:50pm
    This week, our Geneva Headquarters opened its doors to hundreds of distinguished guests including local government officials, business leaders, partners and employees to celebrate—and say thanks for—60 years of P&G operations in Switzerland.P&G started its business in Switzerland in Lucerne in 1953, before setting up its Geneva office for emerging markets in 1956 (in the building pictured below).Over the years, we have grown to become the third largest private sector employer in themore...
  • August 8, 2013 - 1:37pm
    It’s the longest-standing brand to serve stylists and the salon industry. It’s been a leader in professional hair care and fashion trends in the world for over 133 years. And this week, we’re celebrating its 30th anniversary in China.more...
  • February 19, 2013 - 1:40pm
    Five. That’s the number of sales representatives who began selling P&G products directly to retailers and consumers across the United States in the late 1800s, under the leadership of Harley Procter, son of founder William Procter.Young Harley, who had joined the family business 10 years before, had many ideas about how to improve sales. The invention and naming of Ivory Soap opened the door to opportunity. Harley knew he had a superior product. Now all he had to do was tell the worldmore...
  • January 11, 2013 - 11:20am
    In the 1960s, washing clothes was an arduous labor of love. The sorting, soaking, boiling, pre-treating and scrubbing to remove stains was time-intensive and physically demanding.more...
  • December 21, 2012 - 8:37am
    P&G’s iconic brand Tampax has essentially changed women’s everyday lives forever, providing an innovative and comfortable feminine care option. Invented by Dr. Earl Haas in the early 1930s, the tampon’s origins actually go as far back as fifth century B.C. The Greek surgeon Hippocrates described a similar object in his writings. In the 1800s, physicians used improvised plugs of cotton to absorb secretions in surgery.more...
  • November 9, 2012 - 2:56pm
    Can the simple, everyday act of applying moisturizer change how a woman feels about herself? P&G’s Olay believes so. Since 1952, this iconic brand has helped women all over the world feel more youthful and more beautiful every day.more...
  • November 7, 2012 - 10:14am
    Stories handed down the Long Blue Line—whether heartwarming or heartbreaking—give us great glimpses into the past that shine a light on our roots and inspire us to work harder to improve everyday life today, and tomorrow.The account of founder William Procter’s journey with his wife Martha from England to Cincinnati is, as his grandson describes it in his memoirs, “a pathetic story of two young people starting out in the new world.”more...
  • November 5, 2012 - 10:54am
    It isn’t an overstatement to say that simple, pure Ivory soap—one of P&G’s iconic brands and very first products—changed the world. Ivory not only changed how we think of soap. It revolutionized the world of branding, marketing and advertising, with pioneering methods that are still used today.more...