Topics: Innovation Stories

  • April 26, 2012 - 3:19pm
    At first glance, the connection between a sake brewery and “the secret” to skincare perfection is not immediately evident. But take a closer look, and you’ll discover the secret behind SK-II, our prestige line of skin care products that became one of two P&G brands to recently achieve billion-dollar status.more...
  • April 26, 2012 - 3:18pm
    When young Smith Richardson suffered from croup in the early 1890s, his dad, Lunsford Richardson, was in a better position than most to do something about it.Lunsford, who was born in 1854 in Selma, N.C., had studied Latin and spent a brief tenure teaching at a private school. Fortunately, for Smith — and many others, as it turns out — he later turned his attention to the pharmaceutical business.The pharmacist’s work to soothe his son from illness would lead to what would ultimately becomemore...
  • April 16, 2012 - 10:25am
    P&G’s Chief Technology Officer Bruce Brown recently sat down with Forbes and shared his thoughts on how P&G keeps our innovation edge alive. “The magic in a big company is how to create space for connections, so an idea person can bump into a technology person,” Brown told Forbes. “At P&G we create communities of cross-discipline practice so you connect and share. We have found that some of the best innovators at P&G are the best connectors.”more...
  • March 23, 2012 - 11:58am
    P&G’s Purpose-inspired Growth Strategy is to touch and improve more consumer’s lives, in more parts of the world, more completely. The primary way we deliver on our growth strategy is through innovation. Innovation is our lifeblood. It is in everything we do that improves the value consumers’ get from putting their trust in P&G brands -- trust that is earned because we innovate for everyday life. That’s why Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health (also known as Oral-B Pro-Expertmore...
  • March 13, 2012 - 11:50am
    What do state governors, a Fortune 500 Company and a visiting scholar have in common? A desire to help entrepreneurs succeed.That topic and more were covered at The National Governors Association (NGA) meeting in Washington, D.C., February 24-27, featuring as a guest speaker Jeff Weedman, P&G’s vice president of Global Business Development. P&G is a Corporate Fellow Member of the NGA, a bipartisan group of U.S. governors. (Jeff is shown speaking in the photo below, courtesy of themore...
  • March 1, 2012 - 10:40am
    Go to any grocery store, mall, sporting event or restaurant, and you’ll see consumers of all ages interacting with their mobile electronic devices. Given that, it probably comes as no surprise that consumers have adopted a digital-first lifestyle. P&G is working hard to continue innovating and connecting with consumers in this space.“P&G is continuing to be an innovation leader in the digital/e-commerce space,” said Tonia Elrod, who works on P&G’s Digital and eCommercemore...
  • February 22, 2012 - 9:06am
    For more than 25 years – since the launch of Tide liquid – North American consumers have been doing their laundry pretty much the same way.  Until now.more...
  • December 12, 2011 - 1:11pm
    Each year, Booz & Company releases a list of the 1,000 most innovative companies in the world. This year, P&G earned a top spot – among companies like Apple, Google and Facebook.more...
  • November 28, 2011 - 7:44am
    Bruce Brown, Chief Technology OfficerThe Procter & Gamble Company has earned the distinct honor of being one of the world's most innovative companies, receiving the Thomson Reuters 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator Award. This award is based on a series of proprietary, patent-related metrics developed by the Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property Solutions Business.The Thomas Reuters Findings and Methodology report states: "Intellectual property is the bridge that connects innovation withmore...
  • November 22, 2011 - 12:29pm
    MDVIP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of P&G and one of its fastest-growing brands, is the national leader in personalized preventive care with an expanding network of doctors and patients. more...