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Innovation benefits stemming from the combination of Gillette and Procter & Gamble will come more quickly than with P&G's acquisitions of Clairol and Wella, Chairman and CEO AG Lafley states during a presentation at a Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference Feb. 24 in Scottsdale, Ariz. In response to questions from analysts regarding slower than anticipated hair color innovation sharing, Lafley notes the two earlier acquisitions faced unique challenges, including the lack of a full product pipeline at Clairol and integration obstacles with Wella due to "idiosyncracies" in German law. Gillette is an innovation-driven company with a full product pipeline, Lafley says. Initial innovation sharing opportunities include women's hair removal, men's grooming and powered products, he adds...



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