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October 9, 2013

Maite Perroni, celebrity ambassador for Procter & Gamble’s haircare brand Pantene, will help launch the Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield collection in the U.S. Hispanic market with four new exclusive hair confession videos on MiPantene.com.

CINCINNATI — Maite Perroni, celebrity ambassador for Procter & Gamble’s hair care brand Pantene, will help launch the Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield collection in the U.S. Hispanic market with four new exclusive hair confession videos on MiPantene.com.

Perroni shares hair secrets and anecdotes on her everyday hair styling routine. The Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield collection is for all women who are aware of the damage that can be caused by the excessive use of heat styling tools, but are ultimately not prepared to sacrifice their style due to the use of less heat.

October 8, 2013

Procter & Gamble has established consumer and shareholder value creation as a top priority and outlined four areas to improve performance, chairman, president and CEO A.G. Lafley told the company’s shareowners at its annual meeting Tuesday in Cincinnati.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has established consumer and shareholder value creation as a top priority and outlined four areas to improve performance, chairman, president and CEO A.G. Lafley told the company’s shareowners at its annual meeting Tuesday in Cincinnati.

September 30, 2013

Crest + Oral-B is recognizing registered dental hygienists who go above and beyond the call of duty with the third year of its Pros in the Profession awards program, Procter and Gamble has announced.

CINCINNATI — Crest + Oral-B is recognizing registered dental hygienists who go above and beyond the call of duty with the third year of its Pros in the Profession awards program, Procter and Gamble has announced.

September 30, 2013

H. D. Smith on Monday announced full ownership acquisition of Triplefin, a reimbursement, patient assistance and pharmaceutical brand-support services company headquartered in Cincinnati.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H. D. Smith on Monday announced full ownership acquisition of Triplefin, a reimbursement, patient assistance and pharmaceutical brand-support services company headquartered in Cincinnati. H. D. Smith secured majority representation on Triplefin's board of directors in January 2013 and majority stock ownership interest in May 2013. 

September 27, 2013

Kroger on Friday announced its inaugural listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America.

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. on Friday announced its inaugural listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index-North America tracks the economic, environmental and social sustainability performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest North America-based companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.

September 27, 2013

The Kroger Co. has promoted Steve McKinney to president of the Fry's Food Stores division. Fry's operates 119 food stores in Arizona.

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. has promoted Steve McKinney to president of the Fry's Food Stores division. Fry's operates 119 food stores in Arizona.

McKinney, 57, has been VP of operations at the company's Ralphs division since 2007. He succeeds Jon Flora, who passed away unexpectedly two weeks ago.

September 26, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Oral Health Group (Crest) and the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation have announced the recipients of their annual scholarship program on the first day of the Hispanic Dental Association Annual Meeting, which brings together the largest gathering of U.S. Hispanic oral health professionals.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Oral Health Group (Crest) and the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation have announced the recipients of their annual scholarship program on the first day of the Hispanic Dental Association Annual Meeting, which brings together the largest gathering of U.S. Hispanic oral health professionals.

September 24, 2013

Kroger on Monday announced that Chris Hjelm, SVP and chief information officer at Kroger, was a recipient of the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership from the Fisher CIO Leadership Program at the University of California-Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Monday announced that Chris Hjelm, SVP and chief information officer at Kroger, was a recipient of the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership from the Fisher CIO Leadership Program at the University of California-Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

Hjelm was selected by a group of his peers for the enduring impact he has had on not only Kroger, but also on FedEx and Orbitz. 

September 24, 2013

Kroger on Tuesday announced it has committed $3 million in donations for local breast cancer initiatives across the country to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday announced it has committed $3 million in donations for local breast cancer initiatives across the country to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. 

This will be the seventh year since Kroger began the Giving Hope a Hand initiative. By the end of 2013, Kroger will have donated more than $24 million to support breast cancer research, education and services since 2006, the grocer reported.

September 23, 2013

A large majority of Americans consider obesity to be the country's biggest health problem, according to a new survey.

CINCINNATI — A large majority of Americans consider obesity to be the country's biggest health problem, according to a new survey.

September 23, 2013

Eva Mendes, celebrity ambassador for Procter & Gamble's Pantene hair care brand was honored with the “Mujer Vanidades” award at the Vanidades Icons of Style Awards Reception held Sept. 19 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

CINCINNATI — Eva Mendes, celebrity ambassador for Procter & Gamble's Pantene hair care brand was honored with the “Mujer Vanidades” award at the Vanidades Icons of Style Awards Reception held Sept. 19 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

September 20, 2013

Kroger on Friday announced its board of directors' long-term CEO succession plan.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Friday announced its board of directors' long-term CEO succession plan. 

David Dillon, 62, a 37-year Kroger veteran who has been serving as CEO since 2003, will retire as CEO on Jan. 1, 2014, while continuing to serve as chairman — Dillon will serve as chairman through Dec. 31, 2014.

September 20, 2013

Kroger's board of directors raised the quarterly dividend by 10%, to 16.5 cents per share, to be paid on Dec. 1, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 15, 2013.

CINCINNATI — Kroger's board of directors on Thursday raised the quarterly dividend by 10%, to 16.5 cents per share, to be paid on Dec. 1, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 15, 2013.

"This increase reflects the board of directors' continued confidence that our Customer 1st strategy delivers sustainable shareholder value," stated David Dillon, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "Since we reinstated dividends in 2006, Kroger has returned more than $8.3 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases."

September 20, 2013

Procter and Gamble's Oral-B introduced the Oral-B app, a breakthrough digital tool for brushing routines that gives users a new kind of personal power over their oral care.

CINCINNATI — Procter and Gamble's Oral-B introduced on Friday the Oral-B app, a breakthrough digital tool for brushing routines that gives users a new kind of personal power over their oral care.

Connecting with any Oral-B power brush, the app offers:

September 16, 2013

Pampers, a Procter and Gamble brand, announced on Monday product upgrades across its entire line of diapers, training pants and wipes.

CINCINNATI — Pampers, a Procter and Gamble brand, announced on Monday product upgrades across its entire line of diapers, training pants and wipes. The new product enhancements come after the company sponsored a survey of moms to address their concerns of unmet needs for their babies.

September 12, 2013

Kroger on Thursday reported total sales of $22.7 billion for the second quarter ended Aug. 17, representing an increase of 4.6% as compared with the year-ago period.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday reported total sales of $22.7 billion for the second quarter ended Aug. 17, representing an increase of 4.6% as compared with the year-ago period. Total sales, excluding fuel, increased 3.9% in the second quarter over the same period last year.  

And according to the grocer, this quarter marks the 39th consecutive quarter of positive identical supermarket sales.

September 9, 2013

Kroger announced that the company has donated 175 million meals from fresh meat, produce, dairy and bakery items to Feeding America food banks since 2008 through its groundbreaking Perishable Donations Partnership.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Monday announced that the company has donated 175 million meals from fresh meat, produce, dairy and bakery items to Feeding America food banks since 2008 through its groundbreaking Perishable Donations Partnership.

September 9, 2013

Procter & Gamble is working to eliminate two chemicals — triclosan and diethyl phthalate — from its products by 2014, the manufacturer has stated on its website.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble is working to eliminate two chemicals — triclosan and diethyl phthalate — from its products by 2014, the manufacturer has stated on its website.

According to P&G, triclosan is an antimicrobal ingredient that slows or stops the growth of germs, such as bacteria and mildew. P&G stated that it only uses triclosan in antibacterial dish soap, professional hand soap and a few personal care products.

September 5, 2013

Current CoverGirl spokeswoman Queen Latifah is now the new face of Pantene and will support the Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural collections, Procter & Gamble has announced.

CINCINNATI — Current CoverGirl spokeswoman Queen Latifah is now the new face of Pantene and will support the Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural collections, Procter & Gamble has announced.

September 5, 2013

Febreze has launched the new Febreze Sleep Serenity collection, the brand’s first line of scents specifically designed for the bedroom to help consumers achieve better sleep, the company stated.

CINCINNATI — Febreze has launched the new Febreze Sleep Serenity collection, the brand’s first line of scents specifically designed for the bedroom to help consumers achieve better sleep, the company stated.

August 27, 2013

Procter & Gamble, the makers of Crest and Oral-B, along with Stephen Hancocks Ltd., have announced that the World Dental Posters site will now be sponsored through an educational grant from P&G.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble, the makers of Crest and Oral-B, along with Stephen Hancocks Ltd., have announced that the World Dental Posters site will now be sponsored through an educational grant from P&G.

August 15, 2013

Kroger announced it was named one of the nation's 2013 "Best of the Best" by Hispanic Network Magazine for top supplier diversity programs for Hispanics.

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. today announced it was named one of the nation's 2013 "Best of the Best" by Hispanic Network Magazine for top supplier diversity programs for Hispanics.

August 1, 2013

Procter & Gamble announced on Thursday that net sales for the fiscal year inched up 1% as net earnings per share from continuing operations rose 24%.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble announced on Thursday that net sales for the fiscal year inched up 1% as net earnings per share from continuing operations rose 24%.

July 30, 2013

In a study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that adding flow restrictors to bottles can limit the amount of liquid medication a child could access even if child-resistant caps are missing or improperly closed.

CINCINNATI — In a study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that adding flow restrictors to bottles can limit the amount of liquid medication a child could access even if child-resistant caps are missing or improperly closed. 

July 25, 2013

H. D. Smith on Thursday announced the completion of the deal to attain majority interest in Triplefin, a reimbursement, patient assistance and pharmaceutical brand-support services company headquartered in Cincinnati.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H. D. Smith on Thursday announced the completion of the deal to attain majority interest in Triplefin, a reimbursement, patient assistance and pharmaceutical brand-support services company headquartered in Cincinnati.