If you’ve read the headlines about Procter & Gamble’s plans for its future lately, you have probably encountered headlines like “Procter & Gamble Set To Shed 100+ Brands” or other similar expressions aimed at noting a shake-up at P&G. At first glance, it sounds like a lot—Procter & Gamble has 170-180 brands, and plans to get rid of about 100 of them, conjuring up the image that it’s shedding half its portfolio or something that sounds similarly drastic.
The thing to keep in mind is this: the brands being sold only amount to $8 billion in sales per year. As a point of reference, Procter & Gamble sells $88 billion worth of household cleaning merchandise per year. We are talking somewhere between 9% and 10% of the company being sold off here, not enough to really change the quality of the company or expectations for future growth.
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