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November 13, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Menfolk around the world are growing out their facial hair this month to raise awareness for prostate cancer efforts - a hirsute affair known as Movember . This is fantastic news for men's health advocates, some of whom participate in a similar effort dubbed No Shave November, but notably less awesome for companies such as razor makers and barbershops that deal in scruff removal. During the month, such businesses have the tricky task of marketing products and services that much of their target audience has sworn not to use. Gillette is facing the month full on, launching the eMO'ge ncy Styler Tour to offer free mustache fine-tuning in select cities.
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January 24, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
American men are experiencing a facial hair free-for-all, embracing the unshaven glory of hipsters and Hollywood, and it's cutting into Procter & Gamble Co.'s bottom line. The owner of razor giant Gillette said it is "seeing a slight decline in wet shaving incidence in the U.S. right now driven by fashion," even as global sales in its grooming sector rose 3% during the quarter that ended Dec. 31, the company said Friday. Movember, the annual charity event in which participants raise awareness of prostate cancer by growing mustaches, exacerbated the national sales slide, according to P&G Chief Financial Officer Jon R. Moeller.
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April 9, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Hannah Simone, the stunning British-Canadian-Cypriot actress who plays Zooey Deschanel's model-BFF Cece on the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” is ready to sit down and tell the grooming-age male population of planet Earth exactly what she likes -- and doesn't like -- when it comes to the manscape landscape. Oh, and she's not alone. Next week, Simone, alongside cover model of the moment Kate Upton and actress Genesis Rodriguez (Will Ferrell's love interest in the 2012 movie "Casa de Mi Padre")
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January 15, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Gillette is moving into the below-the-neck manscape landscape in a big way with its new Body Razor, which it is touting as "the first razor built for the terrain of a man's body. "  This news came to our attention in the form of a package, delivered to our office, that included a smooth-chested, swim-trunks-wearing Ken doll to which one of these new Body Razors has been securely twister-tied. Once we got past the bizarre presentation to focus on the razor itself, it seemed vaguely familiar -- as if we'd seen the distinctive handle shape and rounded three-blade head somewhere before.
REAL ESTATE
May 8, 1988
Gillette Co. will move its western warehousing facilities to 15910 Valley View Ave. in La Mirada.
SPORTS
December 13, 2009 | By Diane Pucin
One of Tiger Woods' major sponsors, Gillette, on Saturday became the first to officially distance itself from the world's most bankable athlete, saying it would phase out its advertisements featuring the golfer while he takes time off to repair his marriage. "As Tiger takes a break from the public eye," Gillette said in a statement, "we will support his desire for privacy by limiting his role in our marketing programs." The move comes one day after Woods said on his website that he was taking an "indefinite break" from the PGA Tour after admitting "infidelities."
BUSINESS
June 19, 1987 | DEBRA WHITEFIELD, Times Staff Writer
Seven months after pocketing $43 million for aborting its hostile takeover attempt on Gillette, Revlon Group renewed its pursuit in a shrewd maneuver that analysts said seriously threatens Gillette's independence. Gillette's board moved quickly Thursday to try to quash the latest $4.6-billion takeover offer, which was contained in a two-page letter from Revlon Chairman Ronald O. Perelman dated June 16.
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November 19, 1986 | From Reuters
Gillette Co., which is trying to block a takeover by investor Ronald O. Perelman, said today that it has subpoenaed records of a number of Wall Street firms in an attempt to establish alleged insider trading links to Perelman. In the action at U.S. District Court in Boston, Gillette sought information from a number of arbitrageurs, which are investment firms that invest in takeover stocks. Included was Boesky & Co., whose chairman, Ivan F.
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April 4, 1985 | MITCH POLIN, Times Staff Writer
For El Monte High Coach John Gillette, it was the finishing touch in a dream basketball season. Gillette, third-year coach of the Lions, was named the Los Angeles Times San Gabriel Valley Section coach of the year at The Times' basketball awards ceremony in Harry Chandler Auditorium at Times Mirror Square this week. Gillette shared the spotlight with Muir High's Tony Akins, who was named San Gabriel Valley player of the year. Akins and Gillette each received a trophy and certificate.
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January 28, 2006 | From Associated Press
Procter & Gamble Co. said Friday that the addition of Gillette Co. helped its second-quarter earnings jump 29% and that profit would be better than expected for the rest of its fiscal year because of strong demand for its wide array of products. The news sent P&G stock to a new 52-week high, and one portfolio manager said the strong report should end any investor worries that P&G bit off too much by buying the razor and battery maker.
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April 9, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Hannah Simone, the stunning British-Canadian-Cypriot actress who plays Zooey Deschanel's model-BFF Cece on the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” is ready to sit down and tell the grooming-age male population of planet Earth exactly what she likes -- and doesn't like -- when it comes to the manscape landscape. Oh, and she's not alone. Next week, Simone, alongside cover model of the moment Kate Upton and actress Genesis Rodriguez (Will Ferrell's love interest in the 2012 movie "Casa de Mi Padre")
BUSINESS
November 14, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Mustachioed men made Movember a major fundraising event. Now businesses are capitalizing on the monthlong worldwide cause, which promotes awareness of prostate cancer as it collects money to fight the disease. Gillette, for one, is embracing the surge in facial hair, which menfolk grow throughout November in a show of support. Movember is a blending of mustache and November. The razor maker launched the eMO'gency Styler Tour in New York City on Tuesday, offering free mustache fine-tuning and enlisting Outkast rapper Andre 3000 to help.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Menfolk around the world are growing out their facial hair this month to raise awareness for prostate cancer efforts - a hirsute affair known as Movember . This is fantastic news for men's health advocates, some of whom participate in a similar effort dubbed No Shave November, but notably less awesome for companies such as razor makers and barbershops that deal in scruff removal. During the month, such businesses have the tricky task of marketing products and services that much of their target audience has sworn not to use. Gillette is facing the month full on, launching the eMO'ge ncy Styler Tour to offer free mustache fine-tuning in select cities.
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September 22, 2012
Distance : 2 miles Duration : 1 hour Difficulty : 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 Details : Open 8 a.m. to sunset daily. No dogs allowed.
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January 13, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Ever heard of Heavenly Pond or Franklin Canyon Lake? Both are part of a serene canyon not far from Southern California's urban edge. Here's a chance to explore the area -- and learn how to take better photographs of these and other natural spots. Capture a Nature Moment is a free walk/photo workshop with photographer Joanne Chase-Mattillo. This weekend, she leads easy nature walks showcasing King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas on Saturday and Franklin Canyon, with the duck pond and lake, above Beverly Hills on Sunday.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2012 | By Sandra M. Jones
Austin Winston is discovering the art of the old-fashioned shave. Each day, the 21-year-old engineering student walks into his dormitory bathroom at the Illinois Institute of Technology toting a basket of shaving supplies reminiscent of his grandfather's generation: hand-held bowl, cotton washcloth, round bar of shaving soap, double-edged safety razor, stainless-steel straightedge razor, badger-hair shaving brush and a good dose of patience....
BUSINESS
January 29, 2005 | James F. Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Could Procter & Gamble Co.'s blockbuster plan to buy Gillette Co. ultimately shave consumers' wallets? By merging their production and marketing muscle in a $53-billion transaction confirmed Friday, the manufacturers hope to stifle demands from supermarkets, drugstore chains and mass-merchandisers for lower prices, some analysts said. And that same desire for pricing clout -- as well as the need to beef up in the face of a super-sized rival -- could lead to marriages among other household products firms.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Mustachioed men made Movember a major fundraising event. Now businesses are capitalizing on the monthlong worldwide cause, which promotes awareness of prostate cancer as it collects money to fight the disease. Gillette, for one, is embracing the surge in facial hair, which menfolk grow throughout November in a show of support. Movember is a blending of mustache and November. The razor maker launched the eMO'gency Styler Tour in New York City on Tuesday, offering free mustache fine-tuning and enlisting Outkast rapper Andre 3000 to help.
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April 9, 2011 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
A key leader in the federal law enforcement operation suspected of allowing high-powered assault weapons to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels is now cooperating with congressional investigators, providing a crucial new window into the controversial operation known as Project Gunrunner. George Gillett Jr., assistant special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' field office in Phoenix, has met with congressional investigators and is expected to provide crucial information about how dozens of U.S. guns may have been transported with the ATF's knowledge into Mexico.
IMAGE
November 5, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
For the man deciding to embark on a responsible skin-care regimen (or for the woman deciding on his behalf), the flood of new products to the market over the last year and a half makes that first baby step a confusing one. While Dr. Harold Lancer recommends exfoliating the face to remove dead skin cells, then cleaning the skin to remove dirt and oils, then repairing damage (which includes, but is not limited to, hydrating the skin with a moisturizer),...
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