Procter & Gamble http://wmub.org en Procter & Gamble selling pet food business http://wmub.org/post/procter-gamble-selling-pet-food-business <p>Procter and Gamble says Mars Incorporated has agreed to buy the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands for $2.9 billion in cash.</p><p>A release&nbsp; says the companies expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals.&nbsp; Mars currently owns&nbsp; PEDIGREE, WHISKAS, BANFIELD, and ROYAL CANIN.</p><p>Mars Petcare Global President, Todd Lachman, said: “We view the addition of the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands as exceptionally strategic. This acquisition is a perfect fit with our Mars Petcare vision of making&nbsp; a better world for pets."</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:51:24 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 25260 at http://wmub.org Procter & Gamble selling pet food business Procter & Gamble sets new goals on palm oil http://wmub.org/post/procter-gamble-sets-new-goals-palm-oil <p>Procter &amp; Gamble says it's committing to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain.&nbsp; The Cincinnati-based consumer products company says it's going to improve its practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests. &nbsp;</p><p>Greenpeace activists staged several protests last month around the world, including one at the company's downtown headquarters. They said P&amp;G used palm oil from a supplier tied to tropical forest destruction.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:54:50 +0000 Mark Heyne 25224 at http://wmub.org Greenpeace demonstrators arraigned for P&G signs http://wmub.org/post/greenpeace-demonstrators-arraigned-pg-signs <p>Nine Greenpeace activists who hung signs on Procter &amp; Gamble's downtown headquarters this month<strong> entered not guilty plea</strong><strong>s</strong> Friday through their attorney. They are charged with burglary and vandalism.&nbsp;</p><p>If convicted of the March 4th incident, the charged from New York, Maryland and Washington D.C., Illinois and California, could be sentenced to nine and a half years in prison and have to pay a $20,000 fine.</p><p>Read their names<a href="http://wvxu.org/post/nine-indicted-banner-incident-pg" target="_blank"> here.</a></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:24:47 +0000 Ann Thompson 24519 at http://wmub.org Greenpeace demonstrators arraigned for P&G signs Nine indicted for banner incident at P&G http://wmub.org/post/nine-indicted-banner-incident-pg <p>Nine people have been indicted for illegally hanging banners March 4 at Procter &amp; Gamble headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.</p><p>The Hamilton County Prosecutor's office says the nine, from Maryland, Washington DC, Illinois, California and New York, are charged with burglary and vandalism.&nbsp; If convicted of all charges, they face the possibility of 9 ½ years in prison and a $20,000 fine.</p><p>The charged:</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:09:17 +0000 Ann Thompson 24122 at http://wmub.org Nine indicted for banner incident at P&G Flying Fur run now part of Flying Pig Marathon http://wmub.org/post/flying-fur-run-now-part-flying-pig-marathon <p>Flying Pig Marathon organizers are adding pets into the mix with the first "Flying Fur Run."</p><p>The<strong> 2-mile dog/owner run </strong>will be held on Saturday May 3 beginning at 1:30 p.m. near the Purple People Bridge.</p><p>Communication Manager Jason Taylor says this event "could be a warm-up for marathon participants."</p><p>For every dog and owner who sign up, IAMS will donate 1 large bag of pet food to the Cincinnati SPCA.</p><p>You can register for the IAMS event <a href="http://www.flyingpigmarathon.com/">here.</a></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:06:46 +0000 Ann Thompson 23029 at http://wmub.org Flying Fur run now part of Flying Pig Marathon