The company, which makes brands like Tide laundry detergent, Dawn dish soap and Charmin toilet paper, said Thursday that sales rose 5% to $17.7 billion in the three months ended June 30, compared with the same stretch a year ago. Excluding the impact of deals and currency fluctuations, sales were up 6%.
Consumers are snapping up cleaning products as they spend more time at home in the pandemic, thanks to social distancing recommendations and shuttered offices. That has boosted sales and strained the supply chains of the world’s biggest consumer product companies.
People are also changing their shaving habits. P&G, which owns Gillette and Venus razors and Braun electric shavers, said sales fell in its shave care unit because consumers are shaving less frequently in some markets.