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25.02.2009

Procter & Gamble planning car wash chain in the USA

The international group, Procter & Gamble, is looking to extend its business by starting a car wash chain in the USA. According to a report published by the press agency, Pressetext, the company is intending to build up an American franchise chain run under the name, Mr. Clean Car Wash.

In December 2008, the company took over the franchise shares in Atlanta-based Carnett's Car Washes which has a network of 14 branches. In the year before, Procter & Gamble had already opened up two Mr. Clean Car Wash locations in Cincinnati. These were then followed by three "Tide dry-cleaning shops" in Kansas in 2008.

The report goes on to say that Procter & Gamble is looking to achieve an annual turnover of 35 billion dollars through its purchase of the shares in Carnett's Car Washes. For some time now, the company has been looking to develop its fields of business. Procter & Gamble believes that the car wash business is one that is used by customers all year round and is well-equipped to survive economic crises. (kbp)

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