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Amazon links with P&G in household products push

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Amazon.com has been quietly using Procter & Gamble warehouses as the online retailer makes a push into household products like shampoo and toilet paper, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The arrangement enables Amazon to cut the delivery time to consumers and to better compete against Wal-Mart, Costco and others, the Journal noted.

Amazon moved into its first P&G warehouse about three years ago and is now inside at least seven P&G distribution centers, including in Japan and Germany, a person familiar with the matter told the newspaper.

It is also inside or in talks to enter the warehouses of other companies, people familiar with the matter said.

Yannis Skoufalos, P&G's global product supply officer, told the newspaper the company values its relationships with all its customers and works closely with many retailers to help them reduce costs.

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—By CNBC.com

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