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As Delta Surges, So Do Sales of Toilet Paper
The Toilet Paper
Situation Is Back

The Toilet Paper Situation Is Back

Procter & Gamble is shifting factories to a 24/7 schedule

(Newser) - We've apparently reached that point in the pandemic where toilet paper is a hot commodity again. Procter & Gamble, the largest US manufacturer of toilet paper and paper towels, announced it is boosting production—operating factories 24 hours per day, seven days a week—in response to increased demand....

NASA Tackles Odd Space Problem: Doing the Laundry

Tide is sending up special detergent as a test

(Newser) - How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don't. They wear their underwear, gym clothes, and everything else until they can't take it anymore, then junk them, per the AP . NASA wants to change that—if not at the International Space Station, then the moon and Mars—and...

Big Advertisers, Social Media Giants Define Hate Speech

Alliance has agreement on 11 types of harmful content

(Newser) - Social media companies and many of their biggest advertisers have agreed to work together on hate speech—starting by identifying it. They report already having a consensus on 11 definitions of harmful content, Axios reports. The effort involves the Global Alliance for Responsible Media , created last year to ensure brand...

Companies Nationwide Are Suffering. Not This One

Procter & Gamble saw biggest quarterly sales in decades thanks to rush on home products

(Newser) - While many businesses are suffering during the coronavirus pandemic, one firm is seeing a surge—mainly because a good number of its products are household necessities in demand during lockdowns. The Wall Street Journal reports that Procter & Gamble saw its biggest quarterly increase in decades, with sales rising 10%...

Women's Soccer Team Has Found a New Ally

Procter & Gamble supports the team's fight for equal pay

(Newser) - Players on the US Women's National Soccer Team have a new ally in their fight for equal pay: Procter & Gamble. The multinational corporation, also a team sponsor, placed a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times pressing the governing body of US soccer "to be on...

Americans' Love Affair With TP Is Flushing Forests Down the Toilet: Report

New report says US producers need to start using alternative fibers

(Newser) - The average American uses nearly three rolls of toilet paper per week—which means Canada's forests are quite literally going down the toilet. Leading US toilet paper, tissue paper, and paper towel brands use only virgin fiber pulp for their products, and that pulp comes mostly from the old...

Could This Be the Next Big Idea on Product Containers?
Could This Be the Next Big
Idea on Product Containers?
the rundown

Could This Be the Next Big Idea on Product Containers?

World's biggest brands creating reusable containers in new 'Loop' experiment

(Newser) - Lots of people have embraced the idea that they should reduce and recycle as a way to cut down on waste. But as Bloomberg notes, the third R in the green bible doesn't get as much attention: "reuse." Now, however, that might change, at least on a...

Gillette Responds to Critics of New Ad
As Men Ditch Their Gillettes,
the Company Responds
the rundown

As Men Ditch Their Gillettes, the Company Responds

'We weren’t trying to court controversy,' says company exec of new ad

(Newser) - A new Gillette ad has provoked a huge reaction on social media, but perhaps not precisely in the way parent company Procter & Gamble anticipated. As NPR notes, the ad accusing men of boorish behavior and urging them to end it has roughly twice as many dislikes as likes on...

P&G Scheme to Lure Millennials Has Folks Saying 'WTF'

Procter & Gamble files trademark applications for 4 popular acronyms: WTF, LOL, NBD, and FML

(Newser) - Acronym-heavy news reports are proliferating after a recent development regarding Procter & Gamble. Ad Age reports that the consumer-goods behemoth has put in the paperwork for the rights to use four well-known letter combinations—WTF, LOL, NBD (which stands for "no big deal"), and FML ("f--- my...

Procter & Gamble Ad Addresses Racism Head-On

And doesn't mention a single P&G product

(Newser) - It's a simple message: Beware of racism in the United States. But Procter & Gamble took a calculated risk with its ad that features black mothers speaking to children about racial bias through the decades, reports the AP . The company says it knew there might be a backlash and...

Razor Wars Get Hairy: Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club

Gillette accuses online service of patent infringement

(Newser) - For nearly 120 years , Gillette has comfortably assumed dominance in the US shaving market. But now it's taking on an online upstart in the courts: The company filed a suit Thursday against Dollar Shave Club, trying to stop the subscription service from selling razors Gillette says infringe on a...

Amazon Wants You to Shop While Going Potty

Retailer joins P&G in creating 'Stall Mall' shopping experience from public toilets

(Newser) - Remember when a trip to the restroom used to actually be somewhat restful? Amazon and Procter & Gamble want to make sure you multitask and maximize your toilet time with their new "Stall Mall" campaign, which pushes consumers to "Sit, Shop, and Save!" The companies have teamed...

Buffett Snaps Up Duracell in $3B Deal

Berkshire Hathaway buys battery business from P&G

(Newser) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying Duracell from Procter & Gamble in a deal valued at approximately $3 billion. Berkshire has been a significant P&G shareholder since the consumer products firm acquired Gillette in 2005, but the Duracell acquisition will use nearly all of Berkshire's 52....

Gillette's New Razor Is for Suckers
 Gillette's 
 New Razor 
 Is for Suckers 
OPINION

Gillette's New Razor Is for Suckers

'New York' columnist: No, we don't need a swivel hinge

(Newser) - Companies that sell simple razors on the cheap are gaining traction in the industry, but Procter & Gamble apparently thinks there's still plenty of money to be made with whiz-bang products. Witness the soon-to-launch ProGlide FlexBall, which will feature a "swiveling-ball hinge," reports the Wall Street Journal...

Man Who Made Washing Our Hands Easier Dead at 77
Man Who Made Washing Our Hands Easier Dead at 77
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Man Who Made Washing Our Hands Easier Dead at 77

Give your soap pump a push for Robert Taylor, who died Aug. 29

(Newser) - The man who took a huge gamble to bring you hand soap via pump has died at 77. Robert Taylor wanted to clean up the mess bar soap left in the soap dish, and so his company, Minnetonka, introduced Softsoap in a pump-topped plastic bottle in 1978. But in order...

Lawyers Halted From Taking $2.7M of $3M Settlement

Pampers class-action suit settlement thrown out

(Newser) - It turns out there is a limit to how shameless lawyers can be in paying themselves in class action lawsuits. A federal appeals court last week threw out a $3 million settlement that Procter & Gamble had agreed to in a class-action suit over its allegedly rash-inducing Pampers Dry Max...

Bad Hair Day? Blame Your Pipes

Copper may be the culprit

(Newser) - When you shake your fist in anger on a bad hair day, shake in the direction of your home's pipes. Scientists say copper might be the culprit, per research published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science picked up by the Telegraph . The dastardly process: Copper found in pipes...

New Worry: Having an 'Old' Hair Day

Haircare industry cashes in on aging population's thinning locks

(Newser) - The haircare industry has a problem: The population is aging, and older people wash their hair less. How to avoid losing all those valuable baby boomer buyers? "Anti-aging" hair products. Women are already willing to shell out serious cash for beauty products that promise to fight wrinkles and age...

Ex-Goldman Exec Gets 2 Years for Insider Trading

Rajat Gupta also has to pay $5M fine

(Newser) - A former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member once widely respected worldwide for his business smarts was sentenced today to 2 years in prison for feeding inside information about board dealings with a billionaire hedge fund owner who was his friend. Rajat Gupta, 63, of Westport, Conn., was...

Kids Think Tide Detergent Packs Are Candy

250 cases this year as company plans design change

(Newser) - Procter & Gamble plans to change the design of packaging for its miniature laundry detergent product to deter children from eating the brightly colored packets that look like candy, the company says. A rep says the company plans to create a new double-latch lid on tubs of Tide Pods "...

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