Procter & Gamble

Procter and Gamble
9:51 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Procter & Gamble selling pet food business

Credit Procter & Gamble / Provided

Procter and Gamble says Mars Incorporated has agreed to buy the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands for $2.9 billion in cash.

A release  says the companies expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals.  Mars currently owns  PEDIGREE, WHISKAS, BANFIELD, and ROYAL CANIN.

Mars Petcare Global President, Todd Lachman, said: “We view the addition of the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands as exceptionally strategic. This acquisition is a perfect fit with our Mars Petcare vision of making  a better world for pets."

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P&G palm oil
2:54 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Procter & Gamble sets new goals on palm oil

Procter & Gamble says it's committing to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain.  The Cincinnati-based consumer products company says it's going to improve its practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests.  

Greenpeace activists staged several protests last month around the world, including one at the company's downtown headquarters. They said P&G used palm oil from a supplier tied to tropical forest destruction.

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Procter & Gamble
12:24 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Greenpeace demonstrators arraigned for P&G signs

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Nine Greenpeace activists who hung signs on Procter & Gamble's downtown headquarters this month entered not guilty pleas Friday through their attorney. They are charged with burglary and vandalism. 

If convicted of the March 4th incident, the charged from New York, Maryland and Washington D.C., Illinois and California, could be sentenced to nine and a half years in prison and have to pay a $20,000 fine.

Read their names here.

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Procter and Gamble
1:09 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Nine indicted for banner incident at P&G

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Nine people have been indicted for illegally hanging banners March 4 at Procter & Gamble headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.

The Hamilton County Prosecutor's office says the nine, from Maryland, Washington DC, Illinois, California and New York, are charged with burglary and vandalism.  If convicted of all charges, they face the possibility of 9 ½ years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

The charged:

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Flying Pig
12:06 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Flying Fur run now part of Flying Pig Marathon

SPCA dogs will benefit. For every registration IAMS will donate 1 bag of pet food to the SPCA.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Flying Pig Marathon organizers are adding pets into the mix with the first "Flying Fur Run."

The 2-mile dog/owner run will be held on Saturday May 3 beginning at 1:30 p.m. near the Purple People Bridge.

Communication Manager Jason Taylor says this event "could be a warm-up for marathon participants."

For every dog and owner who sign up, IAMS will donate 1 large bag of pet food to the Cincinnati SPCA.

You can register for the IAMS event here.

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