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  1. April 11, 2014

    AG Lafley returns to his pet project at P&G

    Twice, AG Lafley has become Procter & Gamble’s chief executive. And, twice, he has taken over from men whose legacies...

  2. August 1, 2013

    P&G chief raises prospect of product exits

    AG Lafley, Procter & Gamble’s newly returned chief executive, vowed to fix the consumer goods giant by making smarter...

  1. July 28, 2013

    Procter & Gamble: Time to freshen up

    Nick Mangold, a burly American footballer, eases his 6ft 4in frame into a barber’s chair and lets the Gillette whisker...

  2. June 5, 2013

    P&G chief AG Lafley promotes four executives to head major units

    AG Lafley, Procter & Gamble’s newly returned chief executive, has promoted four executives to head major product divisions,...

  3. May 31, 2013

    P&G reshuffle to help line up Lafley successor

    Procter & Gamble is planning a management reshuffle that will create four big new jobs for executives expected to be in the...

  4. May 30, 2013

    A spring in the step of seasoned hands

    I am not a spring chicken. My hair is thinning. There’s a pain in my right shoulder that never quite goes away. Young women...

  5. May 25, 2013

    P&G: best man for the job

    That fishy smell is hard to wash out. Procter & Gamble’s chief executive Bob McDonald – who had long been under pressure...

  6. May 24, 2013

    P&G buoyed by return of Lafley

    A.G. Lafley’s return as Procter & Gamble’s chief executive triggered a sharp rise in the company’s share price, but also...

  7. May 24, 2013

    Circus ringmaster of the investment world

    Bill Ackman, the activist hedge fund manager, aimed high when he trained his sights on Bob McDonald. The Procter & Gamble...

  8. May 24, 2013

    P&G stands out in weaker US market

    Procter & Gamble shares rose 4 per cent against a weaker US stock market, after the world’s largest household products maker...

  9. FT Alphaville

    May 24, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks fell, the yen strengthened and Australian bank shares headed for their largest weekly drop in a year after...

  10. May 24, 2013

    P&G gambles on A.G. delivering the goods

    In the months that Bob McDonald was under fire from critics, he never entirely accepted the premise of their complaints...

  11. May 23, 2013

    Wall St welcomes Lafley’s return to P&G

    The return of A.G. Lafley as Procter & Gamble’s chief executive was welcomed by the stock market as P&G shares jumped nearly...

  12. April 26, 2013

    Effort to turn the tide as P&G loses lustre

    For much of its 175-year history, Procter & Gamble has been the gold standard in consumer products, an overachiever that...

  13. April 24, 2013

    P&G sales growth falls short of forecasts

    Bob McDonald is under renewed pressure as Procter & Gamble’s chief executive after disappointing sales figures triggered...

  14. January 31, 2013

    P&G chief shrugs off investor attacks

    Bob McDonald, chief executive of Procter & Gamble, says the group’s efforts to revive its sluggish performance are about to...

  15. January 31, 2013

    P&G chief reassesses his priorities

    For much of his three-and-a-half years as Procter & Gamble’s chief executive, Bob McDonald has talked in messianic terms...

  16. January 25, 2013

    P&G raises outlook amid activist pressure

    Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest consumer group by sales, reported a rise in profit and modest sales growth as it...

  17. October 28, 2012

    ‘Frankenstorm’ threatens eastern US

    An epic hurricane is due to hit the eastern United States on Monday night, affecting up to 60m people and forcing the...

  18. October 25, 2012

    P&G chief stands by turnround plan

    Procter & Gamble’s embattled chief executive Bob McDonald sought to reassure investors that his plan to revive the consumer...

  19. August 3, 2012

    P&G earnings rise on cost-cutting

    Procter & Gamble reported better than expected quarterly earnings just weeks after the company was under fire for its...

  20. July 19, 2012

    Ackman dodges question on P&G chief

    Bill Ackman, the activist investor with a stake of almost $2bn in Procter & Gamble, has dodged a question on whether he...

  21. July 12, 2012

    Green light for activist’s P&G stake move

    Bill Ackman, the activist investor, has received clearance to take a stake in Procter & Gamble in a sign that he could...

  22. June 22, 2012

    P&G shares hit by credibility concerns

    Shares in Procter & Gamble were trading down 4.2 per cent on the week on Friday , the lowest level in 10 months, as...

  23. June 20, 2012

    P&G

    Procter & Gamble has gone straight from too few mea culpas to too many. After cutting sales and profit targets for the June...

  24. June 20, 2012

    P&G chief vows to tighten market focus

    For a man who talks about Procter & Gamble’s “no excuses culture” – where product managers cannot blame a tough economy for...

  25. beyondbrics

    June 20, 2012

    P&G: trying to hit the EM targets

    How to handle the slowdown in emerging markets? Procter & Gamble gave its answer on Wednesday: focus on the top 10, keep an...

  26. June 20, 2012

    P&G admits errors and slows expansion

    Procter & Gamble vowed to halt its expansion into new markets and focus on the biggest emerging economies as it cut earnings...

  27. April 27, 2012

    P&G cuts full-year profit forecast

    Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer products group by sales, cut its profit forecast for the year, against a...

  28. March 7, 2012

    Advertising: valuations don’t ad up

    Stealth cost-cutting is an art form that Bob McDonald has mastered. The chief executive of Procter & Gamble, the US consumer...

  29. February 23, 2012

    P&G to slash 5,700 jobs and cut costs by $10bn

    Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest consumer goods maker by sales, plans to cut 5,700 jobs and $10bn in costs over the...

  30. November 1, 2011

    Walnut probe delays P&G’s Pringles sale

    Procter & Gamble has been forced to delay the $2.35bn sale of its Pringles potato crisp business to Diamond Foods after the...

  31. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2011

    P&G: the EM battle heats up

    Procter & Gamble (PG:NYQ) has faced persistent gripes from investors for not being big enough in emerging markets: it has...

  32. September 25, 2011

    P&G cuts senior management posts

    Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest consumer products group by sales, has thinned the ranks of senior managers by 10-15...

  33. August 5, 2011

    Consumers take P&G price rises in stride

    Consumers have not balked at price increases for Procter & Gamble products in the past three months, according to the...

  34. June 19, 2011

    P&G shrugs off loss of senior executives

    Bob McDonald, chief executive of Procter & Gamble, has insisted that a spate of resignations by senior executives this year...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 12, 2011

    A hairy business: P&G in Asia

    Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest maker of consumer goods, racked up a whopping $79bn of sales last year and its...

  36. April 28, 2011

    Shoppers in US squeezed by rising fuel costs

    American shoppers remain cash-strapped and may be even more reluctant to spend than last year, according to consumer goods...

  37. April 28, 2011

    Commodity prices hit P&G sales

    Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer goods company, reported weak sales growth of less than 1 per cent in...

  38. April 5, 2011

    P&G sells Pringles for $1.5bn

    Procter & Gamble has ended a long quest to sell its Pringles potato crisp business by spinning it off to Diamond Foods in a...

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