P&G Brings 'Step' Solutions to Walgreens

Tim Binder
Executive Editor
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Redeploying a tactic that it has used previously at Walgreens, Procter & Gamble this winter packaged a few of its products together to create solutions in the shaving and laundry categories.

A “Better together” theme for the manufacturer's male-targeted Gillette and female-targeted Gillette Venus shaving products communicates a three-step shaving routine to the drug chain’s shoppers. 

Circular features in January and February promoted a “buy one, get one half off” deal on eligible products, positioning shave gel as step 1 (“Prep”), razors and razor systems as step 2 (“Shave”), and cartridges as step 3 (“Replace”). The BOGO offer runs from Dec. 29 through Feb. 29. 

In stores, dedicated power wings, produced by Menasha, complement the "Better together" effort.

And as they did in mid-2019, the partners in January paired P&G’s Tide, Downy, Downy Unstoppables and Bounce products for a laundry solution comprising step 1 (“Powerful Clean”), step 2 (“Protect & Condition”), step 3 (“Freshen with Scent”) and step 4 (“Helps Reduce Wrinkles”).

Complementary offers included a “four for $8” deal communicated in the retailer's Jan. 12 circular and a “buy three at $4.99 each and get one free" deal in the Jan. 19 circular. Unlike in the summer 2019 execution, there was no display support for the promotion this winter, Menasha confirmed.

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