December 25, 1990 |
One hundred years after a pharmacist mixed the first batch of Magic Croup Salve, later renamed Vicks VapoRub, mothers are still tucking sick children into bed with a smear of the gooey, aromatic concoction. One of America's most enduring cold remedies, Vicks VapoRub still comes in the same distinctive blue jar and still unclogs millions of stuffed noses with its unmistakable vapors.
June 2, 1992 |
Expansion of the Oxnard plant of Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co. is 40% complete and should be finished ahead of schedule by early 1993, according to company spokesman Bob Paulger. "We've probably saved two months and about $2 million in costs because of the efficiency of city personnel who processed our permits," Paulger said. The number of employees expected to be hired as part of the expansion has been raised 10%, to 220, he said.
July 22, 1989 |
A federal judge has ruled against Procter & Gamble Co. in a patent dispute with Kimberly-Clark Corp., defeating the consumer products giant's bid for control of the $3-billion disposable-diaper market. Procter & Gamble had charged that the Dallas-based manufacturer of "super-absorbent" Huggies diapers had copied Procter & Gamble's design of "super-absorbent" Pampers. Procter & Gamble, based in Cincinnati, was seeking removal of Huggies from store shelves and unspecified monetary damages. But U.
September 24, 1988 |
The Marlboro Man has put the squeeze on Mr. Whipple. Philip Morris, the Marlboro cigarette maker, has overtaken Procter & Gamble, the manufacturer of Charmin bathroom tissue, to become the world's largest advertiser. For 24 years, Procter & Gamble--maker of Ivory soap, Tide detergent and Pampers disposable diapers--held fast to the advertising top spot. It nudged General Motors out of the top spot in 1963.
August 3, 1992 |
Procter & Gamble Dropping Some Products: Procter & Gamble Co. plans to eliminate up to 25% of the unproductive versions of its brands during the next 18 months. P&G sells a huge number of products, but some sizes and varieties produce only limited revenues. While no brands will be cut in the company's move, 15% to 25% of the varieties that aren't selling well will be eliminated. The move is part of the consumer products giant's strategy to strengthen its position in retail outlets.