Latest BrandSaver coupon booklet features ‘Have You Tried This Yet?’ products
CINCINNATI Building upon its “Have You Tried This Yet?” campaign, Procter & Gamble will release its P&G BrandSaver coupon booklet this weekend that includes savings on products featured in the campaign.
The money-saving booklet, which offers more than $113 in savings, will be included in newspapers reaching more than 57 million homes across the country and features coupons from many P&G brands, including Tide, Pringles, Charmin, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Crest 3D White, Bounce and CoverGirl. Most coupons are valid until Nov. 30.
The “Have You Tried This Yet?” is a multipronged campaign that P&G kicked off last week. As part of the campaign, P&G also opened to the public on Oct. 22 an interactive pop-up store in New York to drive awareness and product trials.
P&G’s CEO on Q1 results: ‘Purpose-inspired growth strategy’ is working
CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble announced on Wednesday that first-quarter earnings per share from continuing operations exceeded estimates and rose 5% as net sales rose 2% to $20.1 billion.
"Our first quarter was a good start to the fiscal year. We maintained our top-line momentum and delivered profitable market share growth," stated chairman, president and CEO Bob McDonald. "We are confident that our purpose-inspired growth strategy — to touch and improve the lives of more consumers in more parts of the world, more completely — will continue to drive growth and create value for shareholders. While the macro-economic environment remains challenging, the solid first-quarter results demonstrate that our strategy is working."
Net sales for the July-to-September period rose 2% to $20.1 billion, as organic sales grew 4%. Volume increased 8%, with growth in all major geographic regions and 5-of-6 business segments.
Key initiatives for the quarter included the North American launches of Crest Pro-Health Clinical, Tide with Acti-Lift, Gain dishwashing liquid, Febreze Set ‘n Refresh and Gucci Guilty.
In beauty, net sales were in line with the prior year period at $4.9 billion on unit volume growth of 4%. Organic sales grew 3%. Volume in female beauty grew mid-single digits, primarily behind double-digit growth of Olay. Net earnings rose 7% to $829 million.
In grooming, net sales rose 2% to $1.9 billion on a 5% increase in unit volume. Organic sales were up 6%. Male grooming volume grew mid-single digits due to higher shipments of blades and razors, mainly in developing regions, and deodorants in North America and Latin America. Net earnings increased 13% to $398 million.
In health care, net sales were in line with the prior year period at $3 billion on unit volume growth of 6%. Organic sales grew 4%. Oral care volume was up in the high single digits behind the launch of Crest Pro-Health Clinical in North America, expansion of Oral-B toothpaste in Brazil, Belgium and Holland, and the success of the Pro-Health innovation in multiple markets around the world. Net earnings declined 10% to $495 million driven by lower operating margin mainly due to higher marketing spending.
Coming to a Walmart near you: Justin Bieber’s My World line
NEW YORK Pop star Justin Bieber has teamed up with Etoile Nation Beauty to develop a collection of fragrance-infused accessories that will be sold at Walmart.
The My World collection includes collectible wristbands and dog tags infused with a fragrance selected by Bieber. Top notes of bergamot, lychee and pomegranate create a unisex scent. For an encore performance: cedar glimmers against a backdrop of musk, creating the signature scent.
There are four Bieber-inspired designs:
- Icon: Uses symbols to represent his lifestyle and the youth culture he influences;
- Energy: Captures the excitement of a Bieber My World concert, with graphics inspired by the classic Bieber pose;
- Tour: A perfect concert memento with featured tour cities; and
- Web: Imagery from his personal homepage.
My World is slated to hit Walmart shelves on Black Friday. The suggested retail price is $10.