Monday, June 15, 2015

100 Years of P&G Canada! #Giveaway #PGmom

If you follow me on social media, you'll know that last week I was lucky enough to be in Cincinnati - and it wasn't just because each day I was there was 34 and sunny, while Toronto dealt with 15 and rain.

I was able to join the American Pampers Baby Board to learn more about diapers and the AMAZING things coming this year from the brand. While in the hometown of Procter & Gamble, we also visited P&G Headquarters and got to visit the Archives and learn all about how Procter & Gamble started.

William Procter, a candle maker, and James Gamble, a soap maker, married the Norris sisters. Their father suggested that the men go into business together and Procter & Gamble was born.


Have you wondered why it's Procter & Gamble and not Gamble & Proctor? It's because Procter was more established and already had stationary so Gamble just added his name with a pen.

Do you know which brand was P&G's first? That would be Ivory - a soap marketed for both washing body and laundering clothes.

You can learn more about P&G History here. Check out this neat infographic that documents P&G's history in Canada:


One lucky YYZ Bambina reader will win:
  • Tide Original Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent, 48 Loads 2.21 L 
  • Bounce Outdoor Fresh Fabric Softener Sheets 120 Count 
  • Pantene Pro-V Classic All Hair Types Shampoo 375 mL 
  • Pantene Pro-V Classic Clean Conditioner 355 mL 
  • Ivory Soap Bars – 10 Bars 
  • Bounty Basic Paper Towels 6 Mega Rolls
By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada excluding Quebec. Valid entries only. Contest ends June 28th,  2015. For further contest rules, refer to the Terms and Conditions within the Rafflecopter. 

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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76 comments:

  1. Ivory soap was the first product produced in 1916 - now that is a longlasting product!! wow!

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  2. When they were 1st established 100 years ago, they employed 75 people.

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  3. I learned that Ivory Snow arrived in Canada in 1932.

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  4. Pantene was the fastest growing shampoo in the world in 1992

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  5. I learned that P&G was started back in 1915.

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  6. The company started out with 75 employees

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  7. In 1956 they introduced their first dish washing detergent

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  8. Krista M6/15/2015

    I love how in 1972 parents rejoiced over disposable Pampers! Very cool.

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  9. That all of these products have been around for a lot longer than I thought.

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  10. I learned that in 1984 Always arrived in canada

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  11. I learned that the company began in 1915 with 75 employees.

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  12. Victoria Ess6/15/2015

    I learned that P&G began in 1915 with 75 employees.

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  13. Wow! I did not realize these iconic products have been around for so long.

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  14. Ivory soap was the first product produced in 1916

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  15. Tide was introduced in 1948.

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  16. Erinn Lishman6/15/2015

    I cant believe Head & Shoulders has been around for over 50 years!

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  17. I learned that Ivory Soap was first made in 1916. I grew up with it and still buy it because it reminds me of my mom. (Judy Cowan)

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  18. 1932 Ivory snow arrives in Canada
    So remember this growing up

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  19. Disposable Pampers were rejoiced in 1972.

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  20. I learned when Always arrived in Canada

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  21. Ivory soap was the first product produced in 1916

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  22. I learned that it all began in 1915 with 75 employees

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  23. Been around 100 years!

    spazsss@yahoo.ca

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  24. sarah sar6/16/2015

    I learned that Always arrived in Canada in 1984. Wow, I thought it was much earlier than that!

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  25. I learned that they came to Canada in 1915 and hired 75 people

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  26. Laurie P6/16/2015

    Ivory soap was the first product for P & G!

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  27. I learned that Ivory snow arrives in Canada in 1932

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  28. 1932 is when ivory snow arrived, that's a LONG time

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  29. Pampers since 1972 - awesome!

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  30. I learned that ALWAYS arrived in 1984!

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  31. I learned that they were incorporated in Canada in 1915.

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  32. Chris Stockford6/17/2015

    Tide was introduced in 1948.

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  33. The year that all these products were introduced.

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  34. I learned that Secret was introduced in 1964

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  35. I learned that Pampers was introduced in 1972.
    Florence C

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  36. They have been around for 100 yrs~~~ WOW!

    Lori R Jackson

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  37. I learned that Pampers was started in 1972

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  38. Been around since 1915...Love that!

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  39. i learned Oral-B came under the P&G fold in 2005

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  40. Zoey Jiru6/18/2015

    I have learned that you know a product is great when it's been around for nearly a century like Ivory Soap. That speaks to it's quality and appeal to generations of P&G consumers.

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  41. That Ivory Soap has been around for forever, or at least 99 years. WOW.

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  42. naiddia p6/19/2015

    In 1932 ivory soap arrives in Canada.

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  43. I learned that Tide was introduced internationally in 1948.

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  44. I learned that the company started out with only 75 employees.

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  45. I learned that there used to be a product called oxydol. Never knew

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  46. I learned that it all started in 1915 and they have come a long way in the past 100 years. become a company people really trust

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  47. That Tide was introduced in 1948.

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  48. p&g products are here to stay

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  49. I learned that Ivory soap has been in production since 1916 (Andrea Amy)

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  50. I learned IM getting old! lol

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  51. I learned how many products my family has used over the years that were PG

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  52. I learned that pampers disposable diapers were first massed produced in Canada in 1972

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  53. WOW T STARTED IN 1915 THATS A LONG TIME

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  54. In 1956 they introduced their first dish washing detergent - WOW how cool

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  55. I learned that Ivory Snow arrived in Canada in 1932.

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  56. They have been around for 100 years which is crazy

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  57. I learned that P&G was started back in 1915

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  58. that P&G was started back in 1915.

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  59. I learned that Ivory Soap was the first product produced in 1916 and I am glad it stayed around this long because it's one of my all time favorites!

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  60. I learned that Ivory is their oldest product... still use that one today!

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  61. The company started out with 75 employees

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  62. That P&G started 100 years ago in 1915! WOW!!

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  63. I learned that they started in 1915.

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  64. I learned that Pampers was the first disposable diaper.

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  65. I learned that P&G was started back in 1915 very interesting

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  66. That they were first established 100 years ago.

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  67. I learned that there is an Oxydol detergent. I never heard of that before!

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  68. I learned that Tide was introduced internationally in 1948! Wow!

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  69. I learned that when they started 100 years ago, they only had 75 employees

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  70. I learnt that ivory soap has been around longer then I have been.

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  71. Tide has been around since 1948, wow!

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  72. I have learned what great products P&G have had for such a long time...100 years

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  73. Ivory soap was the first product produced in 1916 is what I learned :-)

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  74. learned that when they started 100 years ago

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  75. cheryl6/29/2015

    I didn't realize iivory has been around this long, wow

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