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May 28, 2013

Procter & Gamble has brought back former chief A.G. Lafley to serve as president and CEO, effective immediately. He has also been elected to the board and will serve as its chairman.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has brought back former chief A.G. Lafley to serve as president and CEO, effective immediately. He also has been elected to the board and will serve as its chairman.

Lafley joined P&G in 1977 and served as president and CEO from 2000 to 2009. He succeeds Bob McDonald, who is retiring from the company on June 30, after 33 years of service.

May 28, 2013

Kroger last week extended its partnership with the USO to celebrate and thank the men and women of the armed forces and their families, the supermarket operator announced.

CINCINNATI — Kroger last week extended its partnership with the USO to celebrate and thank the men and women of the armed forces and their families, the supermarket operator announced.

Kroger's Honoring Our Heroes in-store campaign will provide $2.3 million to support the USO's broad range of programs that assist service members and their families. 

May 28, 2013

Turkey Hill Dairy president Quintin Frey retired Tuesday, according to Kroger.

CINCINNATI — Turkey Hill Dairy president Quintin Frey retired Tuesday, according to Kroger. 

"Quintin has been a great ambassador for the Turkey Hill brand and an important part of the Kroger leadership team," stated David Dillon, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "The Kroger family extends our thanks and best wishes to Quintin and his family."

Frey began his career with Kroger at Turkey Hill Dairy in 1980 as a management trainee. He served in a variety of leadership roles before being promoted to serve as president in 1991.

May 15, 2013

Kroger on Wednesday unveiled a clean energy production system that will convert food that cannot be sold or donated into clean energy to help power its Ralphs/Food 4 Less distribution center in Compton, Calif.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Wednesday unveiled a clean energy production system that will convert food that cannot be sold or donated into clean energy to help power its Ralphs/Food 4 Less distribution center in Compton, Calif.

May 14, 2013

Kroger announced two finance executive promotions that will be effective with their elections by Kroger's board of directors expected on June 27.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday announced two finance executive promotions that will be effective with their elections by Kroger's board of directors expected on June 27. Scott Henderson has been named VP pension investment and strategy and Todd Foley has been named VP and treasurer. 

Henderson, 57, currently serves as Kroger's VP and treasurer, a position he has held since 2003. He will lead a new team that is responsible for overseeing nearly $12 billion of assets.

May 10, 2013

Kids in child care are not meeting their daily nutritional needs with the snacks they tend to eat, according to a new study.

CINCINNATI — Kids in child care are not meeting their daily nutritional needs with the snacks they tend to eat, according to a new study.

May 7, 2013

According to a recent Prevention survey, 74% of women are interested in knowing more about how their digestive system works, but almost half surveyed believe that digestive health is a taboo subject people are uncomfortable discussing.

CINCINNATI — According to a recent Prevention survey, 74% of women are interested in knowing more about how their digestive system works, but almost half surveyed believe that digestive health is a taboo subject people are uncomfortable discussing.

“This survey clearly shows there are many women across the country who struggle to maintain digestive balance, but they’re a little embarrassed to talk about it,” stated Siobhan O’Connor, executive editor of Prevention and Prevention.com.  

May 1, 2013

Prasco Labs has signed a deal with WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp. to market an authorized generic version of a drug for a rare tumor disorder.

CINCINNATI — Prasco Labs has signed a deal with WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp. to market an authorized generic version of a drug for a rare tumor disorder.

The company announced Wednesday the distribution and supply agreement for phenoxybenzamine hydrochloride capsules in the 10 mg strength for pheochromocytoma, an adrenal gland tumor disorder. The drug is used to control episodes of hypertension and sweating associated with the disorder.

April 26, 2013

Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health have partnered with Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle from Texas A&M, to "Go Pro" with his oral care and to help others "Go Pro" in their careers, with a donation to the international non-profit organization Dress for Success.

CINCINNATI — Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health have partnered with Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle from Texas A&M, to "Go Pro" with his oral care and to help others "Go Pro" in their careers, with a donation to the international non-profit organization Dress for Success.

April 24, 2013

Procter & Gamble has announced that third-quarter sales rose 2% as net earnings per share rose 7%.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has announced that third-quarter sales rose 2% as net earnings per share rose 7%.

April 15, 2013

Kroger announced today the company's committment to sourcing sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015 amidst the growing popularity of vegetable oil and deforestation fears.

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced today the company's committment to sourcing sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015 amid the growing popularity of vegetable oil and deforestation fears.

Kroger issued the following policy statement:

Palm oil has become the world's leading oil crop and today accounts for roughly one-third of the global vegetable oil production. This oil has grown in popularity within the food industry as a cooking oil, shortening, margarine, milk-fat replacer, and as a cocoa-butter substitute.

April 11, 2013

Kroger on Thursday announced plans to bring together more than 4,800 associates at the Kentucky Exposition Center on April 16 to assemble an estimated 17,000 emergency food and personal care boxes for the metro community of Louisville, Ky.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday announced plans to bring together more than 4,800 associates at the Kentucky Exposition Center on April 16 to assemble an estimated 17,000 emergency food and personal care boxes for the metro community of Louisville, Ky.

April 9, 2013

Procter & Gamble launched Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test, the only ovulation test that can identify a woman’s four best days to get pregnant, two more days than any other test on the market, according to the company.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Tuesday launched Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test, the only ovulation test that can identify a woman’s four best days to get pregnant, two more days than any other test on the market, according to the company. And in support of the launch, former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and veteran of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Melissa Rycroft will serve as spokeswoman. 

April 8, 2013

Procter & Gamble has introduced a new lineup of scented bar soaps to its collection of male grooming products.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has introduced a new lineup of scented bar soaps to its collection of male grooming products. Arriving in stores this month, new Old Spice bar soap is available in the Fiji, Pure Sport and Swagger scents.

March 29, 2013

Head & Shoulders — along with new “Mane Man,” Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher C.J. Wilson — is challenging guys to take a whiff of what a double dose of confidence smells like through the launch of new Head & Shoulders with Old Spice, the official shampoo of Major League Baseball.

CINCINNATI — Head & Shoulders — along with new “Mane Man,” Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher C.J. Wilson — is challenging guys to take a whiff of what a double dose of confidence smells like through the launch of new Head & Shoulders with Old Spice, the official shampoo of Major League Baseball.

March 28, 2013

DunnhumbyUSA, a customer science company that works to build brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, has announced the promotion of six executives.

CINCINNATI — DunnhumbyUSA, a customer science company that works to build brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, has announced the promotion of six executives.

March 26, 2013

Kroger on Tuesday announced the planned retirement of VP and pension investment officer, Rich Manka, effective July 15.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday announced the planned retirement of VP and pension investment officer, Rich Manka, effective July 15.

"Throughout his career, Rich has been a trusted member of Kroger's leadership team," stated Mike Schlotman, Kroger's CFO. "Pension plan trustees and participants alike have benefited from his vast knowledge and influence on investment strategies and plan designs. We thank Rich for his contributions to our company and industry and wish him the very best."

March 18, 2013

Gain, a Proctor & Gamble brand, has introduced a new product to store shelves designed to prolong the fresh laundry scent of clothes for up to 12 weeks in storage.

CINCINNATI — Gain, a Proctor & Gamble brand, has introduced a new product to store shelves designed to prolong the fresh laundry scent of clothes for up to 12 weeks in storage.

March 15, 2013

Kroger's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 15¢ per share to be paid on June 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 15.

CINCINNATI — Kroger's board of directors on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend of 15¢ per share to be paid on June 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 15.

In 2012, the company's board of directors raised the quarterly dividend by approximately 30%, to 15¢ per share. Since reinstating dividends in 2006, Kroger has increased the dividend each year and expects to continue to do so, the company noted.

March 7, 2013

Bounty, a Proctor and Gamble brand, has unveiled the new DuraTowel, a cloth-like paper towel designed to use instead of reusing dishcloths, which the company said can redeposit millions of germs after just one use.

CINCINNATI — Bounty, a Proctor and Gamble brand, has unveiled the new DuraTowel, a cloth-like paper towel designed to use instead of reusing dishcloths, which the company said can redeposit millions of germs after just one use.

March 7, 2013

Kroger on Thursday reported total sales of $96.8 billion, up 7.1% as compared with the prior fiscal year.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday reported total sales of $96.8 billion, up 7.1% as compared with the prior fiscal year. After adjusting for the extra week in fiscal 2012, total sales increased to $94.8 billion or 4.9% compared with the prior fiscal year. Excluding fuel, total sales increased 6% over the same period last year. Further adjusting for the extra week, total sales excluding fuel increased 4%.

March 5, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Downy and ZzzQuil brands have joined forces to help consumers create an environment that is conducive for falling asleep in time for National Sleep Awareness Week March 3-10.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Downy and ZzzQuil brands have joined forces to help consumers create an environment that is conducive for falling asleep in time for National Sleep Awareness Week March 3 to 10. 

According to a recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 1-in-4 adults report occasional sleeplessness with difficulty falling asleep at least a few times a week. 

February 26, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of Hispanic consumers have discarded garments ruined by bleach or home remedies up to five times per year, according to a new survey by Procter & Gamble's Tide division.

CINCINNATI — Nearly two-thirds of Hispanic consumers have discarded garments ruined by bleach or home remedies up to five times per year, according to a new survey by Procter & Gamble's Tide division.

February 19, 2013

Kroger promoted Robert Clark, 28-year veteran, as group VP non-perishables.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday promoted Robert Clark as group VP non-perishables.

"Robert brings impactful leadership and extensive merchandising experience to our team," stated Michael Donnelly, Kroger's SVP merchandising. "His valuable knowledge of our customers across the country will further strengthen our strategic direction."

February 6, 2013

CoverGirl, a Proctor and Gamble company, launched a new Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss line created by celebrity nail stylist, Marysoul Inzerillo.

CINCINNATI — CoverGirl, a Proctor and Gamble company, launched a new Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss line created by celebrity nail stylist, Marysoul Inzerillo.

“What I love most about this nail design is that you can do it in just two simple steps, without having to add a top coat for the glossy finish we always want or having to buy nail stickers that may not last through the night,” Inzerillo said.