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Procter & amp; Gamble Co.



Published: Sat, January 29, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



PROCTER & amp; GAMBLE CO.

Headquarters: Cincinnati

2004 sales: $51.4 billion

Employees: 110,000 in about 80 countries

Brands: Tide, Charmin, Folgers, Pringles, Pampers, Noxema, Pantene.

Founded: In 1837 in Cincinnati by William Procter, a candlemaker, and James Gamble, a soapmaker. Both men contributed $3,500 in startup funds.

GILLETTE CO.

Headquarters: Boston

2003 sales: $9.25 billion

Employees: 29,400 in 14 countries

Brands: Duracell, Braun, Oral B

Founded: In 1901 as the American Safety Razor Co. by King C. Gillette in a space above a fish shop on Boston's waterfront.

Sources: Hoovers, AP research.

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