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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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