Grooming segment organic sales decreased three percent. Shave Care organic sales decreased mid-single digits due to volume declines following devaluation-driven price increases, volatility in quarter to quarter merchandising events and heightened competitive activity. Appliances organic sales was unchanged.
Health Care segment organic sales increased 5% in the report. Oral Care organic sales increased mid-single digits due to premium innovation. Personal Health Care organic sales increased mid-single digits due to innovation and increased pricing.
Fabric and Home Care segment organic sales rose 6% for the quarter. Fabric Care organic sales increased high-single digits driven by innovation, increased pricing and positive mix due to the disproportionate growth of premium products. Home Care organic
sales increased low single digits driven by innovation, increased merchandising activities and increased pricing.
Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment organic sales rose 3% versus year ago. Baby Care organic sales was unchanged due to offsetting impacts. Increased pricing and positive mix due to the disproportionate growth of premium products were offset by competitive activity and volume reductions following increased pricing. Feminine Care organic sales increased high single digits driven by innovation and positive product mix due to the disproportionate growth of premium products. Family Care organic sales increased mid-single digits due to innovation, increased distribution and increased pricing, partially offset by negative mix due to disproportionate growth of large sizes.
“We delivered strong organic sales in the second quarter, building on our first quarter momentum, which enables us to increase our outlook for the year,” said Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer David Taylor. “Our focus on superiority, productivity and improving P&G’s organization and culture is delivering improved results despite a challenging competitive and macroeconomic environment.”
Organic sales growth is now estimated in the range of 2%-4% for fiscal 2019.