Ten fun facts about Procter & Gamble
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During the American Civil War, the company had contracts with the Union Army, supplying them with soap and candles.
The company is known for its highly selective method of hiring, as less than 1% of the applicants are hired a year.
Of the company's eleven directors, five of them are women and have all been on Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women List.
In 1955, Procter&Gamble also began selling the first toothpaste to contain fluoride in it. The brand, as we all know and love today, was Crest.Fact 5
Around 1850, the original logo of P&G was a man overlooking 13 stars to represent the 13 colonies, but was ended in 1985 after people argued it was a satanic representation.Fact 6
Although cloth diapers were almost always used, the release of Pampers in 1961 proved to be a revolutionary product for the company.Fact 7
The company's products are available on several continents including manufacturing operations in Europe, South Korea, New Zealand and more.Fact 8
According to the 2011 Annual Report, 26 of the company's brands have more than a $1 billion in net annual sales.Fact 9
Procter and Gamble both came from the United Kingdom and after settling in Cincinnati, met and married a pair of sisters.Fact 10
P&G began selling more than 30 different kinds of soap by 1890, researching ideas like soap flakes, soap designed for washing machines and a synthetic household detergent. Click here for more business facts ❯
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