Procter & Gamble Company and The Gillette Company, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of The Procter & Gamble Company and The Gillette Company
FTC Matter/File Number:

0510115

Docket Number:

C-4151

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The consent order permitted The Procter & Gamble Company’s acquisition of rival consumer products manufacturer The Gillette Company, provided the companies divest: 1) Gillette’s Rembrandt at-home teeth whitening business; 2) P&G’s Crest SpinBrush battery-powered and rechargeable toothbrush business; and 3) Gillette’s Right Guard men’s antiperspirant deodorant business. In addition, P&G must amend its joint venture agreement with Philips Oral Health Care, Inc. regarding the Crest Sonicare IntelliClean System rechargeable toothbrush to allow Philips to independently market and sell rechargeable toothbrushes.