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December 5, 2013

Kroger on Thursday reported that same-store supermarket sales growth, without fuel, was 3.5% in the third quarter, marking the 40th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday reported that same-store supermarket sales growth, without fuel, was 3.5% in the third quarter, marking the 40th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth. It's a feat that Kroger achieved despite the slow economic recovery. "The resiliency of our Customer First strategy … was on full display during the quarter, even as our internal research shows that customers remain uncertain about the economy," Dave Dillon, Kroger chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning. 

November 20, 2013

Procter & Gamble brand Charmin on Wednesday announced improvements to its toilet paper.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble brand Charmin on Wednesday announced improvements to its toilet paper. The retooled Charmin is now more flushable and is designed to help alleviate the strain on home plumbing systems, the company said.

November 19, 2013

Kroger on Tuesday announced its succession plan for secretary and general counsel.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday announced its succession plan for secretary and general counsel.

Paul Heldman, 62, a 31-year Kroger veteran who has been serving as the company's general counsel since 1989, secretary since 1992, and EVP since 2006, will retire in the spring of 2014.

November 18, 2013

To supply families in need with fresh food this holiday season, Kroger customers and associates will be able to purchase pre-filled bags and boxes of food to be added to collection barrels.

CINCINNATI — To supply families in need with fresh food this holiday season, Kroger customers and associates will be able to purchase pre-filled bags and boxes of food to be added to collection barrels. 

November 13, 2013

Kroger on Wednesday announced today it was named the 2013 Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Wednesday announced today it was named the 2013 Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

Wine Enthusiast selected Kroger Retailer of the Year because of the company's "dynamic growth, dedication to wine, ability to foresee trends and customer service," the editors stated. According to a profile of the grocer, Kroger surpassed $1 billion in wine sales in 2012 and is expected to post double-digit growth in 2013. 

November 13, 2013

Procter & Gamble has announced a string of organization changes, including the retirement of 37-year company veteran Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman and adviser to the chairman and CEO, effective Jan. 2, 2014.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has announced a string of organization changes, including the retirement of 37-year company veteran Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman and adviser to the chairman and CEO, effective Jan. 2, 2014.

Panayotopoulos joined P&G in 1977. He served in sales and general management roles spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, eventually overseeing all P&G brands as vice chair – Global Business Units. As previously announced, he was elected to his current role as advisor to the CEO effective July 1, 2013.

November 13, 2013

During the past five football seasons, Head & Shoulders, the official shampoo of the National Football League, has gone to great lengths to celebrate "Mane Man" Troy Polamalu's legendary locks, from insuring his hair for $1 million to immortalizing it in wax. After growing his infamous mane for more than 11 years and using Head & Shoulders along the way, Polamalu participated in a ceremonial haircut Tuesday during The “VFW Mane Event” at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

CINCINNATI — During the past five football seasons, Head & Shoulders, the official shampoo of the National Football League, has gone to great lengths to celebrate "Mane Man" Troy Polamalu's legendary locks, from insuring his hair for $1 million to immortalizing it in wax. After growing his infamous mane for more than 11 years and using Head & Shoulders along the way, Polamalu participated in a ceremonial haircut Tuesday during The “VFW Mane Event” at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

November 11, 2013

Kroger on Monday announced a cumulative contribution to the USO of $3.2 million for 2013.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Monday announced a cumulative contribution to the USO of $3.2 million for 2013.

The funds were raised through the company's Honoring Our Heroes sales event in May and customer contributions collected at check stands through the summer and fall.

November 8, 2013

Procter & Gamble in August launched its Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator — the first and only pregnancy test that also provides an estimate of time since ovulation for women testing pregnant.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble in August launched its Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator — the first and only pregnancy test that also provides an estimate of time since ovulation for women testing pregnant. The introduction will play brand dividends — before the new product’s sales could be tracked, Clearblue pregnancy test kits were already up 23.6% to $39.5 million, across U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 8, according to IRI.

November 8, 2013

No one wants clumpy lashes. That’s why Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl has created a clump-free zone with its Clump Crusher by Lash-Blast mascara.

CINCINNATI — No one wants clumpy lashes. That’s why Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl has created a clump-free zone with its Clump Crusher by Lash-Blast mascara.

Positioned as a breakthrough in no-clump mascara, it promises to offer 200% more volume and zero clumps. How? A double-sided brush with lash-loading and clump-combing zones helps beauty mavens be clump-free, according to the beauty brand.

November 8, 2013

Foundations are increasingly infusing such skin care benefits as anti-aging ingredients and SPF protection, as evidenced by Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation.

CINCINNATI — Foundations are increasingly infusing such skin care benefits as anti-aging ingredients and SPF protection, as evidenced by Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation.

November 8, 2013

Merging two classic men’s grooming brands, Procter & Gamble unveiled earlier this year Head & Shoulders with Old Spice.

CINCINNATI — Merging two classic men’s grooming brands, Procter & Gamble unveiled earlier this year Head & Shoulders with Old Spice.

With 50 years of scalp care technology, Head & Shoulders continues to be a grooming staple for many men battling a flaky, itchy scalp. Meanwhile, Old Spice has continued to evolve to remain relevant in today’s challenging market. P&G in 1990 purchased the Old Spice fragrances, skin care and antiperspirant and deodorant products from the Shulton Co., which first introduced the brand in 1938.

November 6, 2013

Braun, a member of the Procter & Gamble Beauty and Grooming family of brands, has introduced its latest shaving innovation, the CoolTec electric shaver.

CINCINNATI — Braun, a member of the Procter & Gamble Beauty and Grooming family of brands, has introduced its latest shaving innovation, the CoolTec electric shaver.

While most electric shavers allow heat to build up uncomfortably in the shaver head, CoolTec was engineered with an aluminium cooling bar that continuously removes heat from the shaver head. The shaver’s design elements ensure a noticeable reduction in the signs of dry shaving irritation, including burning, itching, redness, skin tension and warmth, the company stated.

November 6, 2013

UC Health, the affiliated health system of the University of Cincinnati, and The Little Clinic have announced a clinical collaboration to provide consumers with improved access to healthcare services with UC Health supporting The Little Clinic locations inside 18 Cincinnati and Dayton area Kroger stores.

CINCINNATI — UC Health, the affiliated health system of the University of Cincinnati, and The Little Clinic have announced a clinical collaboration to provide consumers with improved access to healthcare services with UC Health supporting The Little Clinic locations inside 18 Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, area Kroger stores.

November 5, 2013

Procter & Gamble on Tuesday announced it partnered with long-time Metamucil user and iconic television, stage and screen actor Tony Danza to help promote a recent contest co-sponsored by "The Dr. Oz Show" and the Metamucil brand.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Tuesday announced it partnered with long-time Metamucil user and iconic television, stage and screen actor Tony Danza to help promote a recent contest co-sponsored by "The Dr. Oz Show" and the Metamucil brand. 

November 4, 2013

Procter & Gamble on Monday announced that celebrity chef and nutritionist Chef LaLa, and medical expert Jorge Rodriguez, will share health and nutrition tips to help families reduce the chances of heartburn as part of a brand initiative supporting Prilosec OTC.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Monday announced that celebrity chef and nutritionist Chef LaLa, and medical expert Jorge Rodriguez, will share health and nutrition tips to help families reduce the chances of heartburn as part of a brand initiative supporting Prilosec OTC. The bilingual education about how to help minimize frequent heartburn addresses a common health issue in U.S. Hispanic households, the company noted. 

November 1, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful continues to drive its mission forward with its latest program, Imagine A Future.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful continues to drive its mission forward with its latest program, Imagine A Future, to empower young black girls to be their best selves through participating in the 2013 Black Girls Rock! awards, which airs Nov. 3 at 7 p.m./6 p.m. Central on BET.

The Black Girls Rock! organization is dedicated to promoting positive images of women of color in mass media.

October 31, 2013

Proctor & Gamble will expand its partnership with the American Red Cross by joining the Disaster Responder Program.

CINCINNATI — Proctor & Gamble will expand its partnership with the American Red Cross by joining the Disaster Responder Program, which will help ensure an immediate response to those affected by disasters nationwide.

October 30, 2013

Vaccination of adolescents against whooping cough appears to result in fewer hospitalizations, according to a new study.

CINCINNATI — Vaccination of adolescents against whooping cough appears to result in fewer hospitalizations, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Michigan and published in the journal Pediatrics, found that hospitalizations for whooping cough, also known as pertussis, were lower than would be expected if they had not been inoculated.

October 29, 2013

Procter & Gamble, a Worldwide Olympic Partner, has kicked off the company’s “Thank You Mom” campaign with the “Raising an Olympian” series featuring Olay athlete Lindsey Vonn (United States), Gillette athletes Felix Neureuther (Germany) and Sven Kramer (Netherlands) and Pantene athlete Elena Ilinykh (Russia).

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble, a worldwide Olympic partner, has kicked off the company’s “Thank You Mom” campaign with the “Raising an Olympian” series featuring Olay athlete Lindsey Vonn (United States), Gillette athletes Felix Neureuther (Germany) and Sven Kramer (Netherlands), and Pantene athlete Elena Ilinykh (Russia).

October 25, 2013

Procter & Gamble announced on Friday a boost in first-quarter sales and earnings, meeting expectations and positioning the company to deliver its goals for the fiscal year.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble announced on Friday a boost in first-quarter sales and earnings, meeting expectations and positioning the company to deliver its goals for the fiscal year.

October 24, 2013

A mobile app described as the specialty pharmacy industry's first for patients with hemophilia has become available.

CINCINNATI — A mobile app described as the specialty pharmacy industry's first for patients with hemophilia has become available.

October 17, 2013

Kroger on Thursday announced that Michael Ellis will be named president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2014, completing the succession plan announced in September.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday announced that Michael Ellis will be named president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2014, completing the succession plan announced in September. The company expects its board of directors to elect and name Ellis to those titles at the next board meeting in December.

October 17, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B has unveiled what it says is its most innovative power brush to date — the Oral-B Black 7000.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B has unveiled what it says is its most innovative power brush to date — the Oral-B Black 7000.

October 17, 2013

Prasco Labs will distribute an authorized generic for reducing serum phosphate in patients with end-stage renal disease under a contract with Shire, Prasco said Thursday.

CINCINNATI — Prasco Labs will distribute an authorized generic for reducing serum phosphate in patients with end-stage renal disease under a contract with Shire, Prasco said Thursday.

The company, which focuses on authorized generic drugs, announced the deal for lanthanum carbonate chewable tablets in the 500-mg, 750-mg and 1,000-mg strengths. The drug is a version of Shire's Fosrenol. Authorized generics are branded drugs marketed under their generic names at a discounted price, usually through a third-party company under contract with the branded drug's manufacturer.