P&G rings NYSE opening bell, touts new men's products

NEW YORK Procter & Gamble rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday to mark the beginning of a new era in men’s grooming for the Gillette brand as it has entered two new categories—men’s hair care and body wash.

“We’ve earned the trust of the more than 600 million men who start their day with a Gillette razor,” stated Chip Bergh, group president of global personal care for P&G. “By offering superior deodorant, body washes and shampoos, we are able to reward that trust by giving guys what they want and need in other areas of their grooming routines.”

Introduced in June is the new Gillette hair care line for men that includes six shampoos and one conditioner, ranging from a deep cleaning formula to a hydrating conditioner. The suggested retail price is $4.49 each.

In May, the brand launched the new 2-in-1 Body Washes that are available in three variants: Gillette Gentle Clean Shampoo + Body Wash, Gillette Oil Control + Face Body Wash and Gillette Dry Skin Hydrator + Body Wash. Each body wash features a dual-phase technology that keeps cleansers and hydrators in separate internal compartments within the same bottle until they are combined in the shower.

The announcement comes shortly after Gillette Fusion became the 24th P&G brand to reach $1 billion in sales—a milestone it achieved faster than any other P&G brand. The five-blade Fusion razor system, introduced in 2006, is sold in 80 countries worldwide.