“We delivered strong organic sales in the second quarter, building on our first quarter momentum, which enables us to increase our outlook for the year,” says David Taylor, chairman, president and CEO. “Our focus on superiority, productivity and improving P&G’s organization and culture is delivering improved results despite a challenging competitive and macroeconomic environment.”
Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment organic sales increased 3% versus year ago. Baby Care organic sales was unchanged due to offsetting impacts. Increased pricing and positive mix due to the disproportionate growth of premium products were offset by competitive activity and volume reductions following increased pricing. Feminine Care organic sales increased high single digits driven by innovation and positive product mix due to the disproportionate growth of premium products. Family Care organic sales increased mid-single digits due to innovation, increased distribution and increased pricing, partially offset by negative mix due to disproportionate growth of large sizes.