Procter & Gamble announced net sales growth of 9% for the July-September quarter to $22 billion driven by double-digit growth in developing regions. Organic sales were up 5%, delivering at the mid-point of the company's 4-6% target range. This was the 25th consecutive quarter in which P&G delivered organic sales at or above target. Sales growth was led by strong growth in the Beauty, Fabric Care & Home Care and Baby Care & Family Care segments.
Baby Care and Family Care net sales increased 10% during the quarter to $3.8 billion. Volume grew 1%, including a negative 6% impact from the Western European tissue divestiture. Baby Care volume grew high-single digits due to strong growth of Pampers in developing regions and double-digit growth of Luvs. Several new initiatives were launched during the quarter including Always Infinity, Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive and UnderJams.
"This quarter was yet another example of the strength of P&G's balanced brand and geographic portfolio," said chairman of the board and CEO A.G. Lafley. "We continue focusing on leading innovation and improving productivity to deliver superior consumer and shareholder value. This focus on delighting consumers with trusted household and personal care products that consumers purchase weekly and use daily gives me continuing confidence P&G will deliver target growth over the long term, even in a challenging economic environment."