Purina PetCare is a subsidiary of the Nestlé Company. They have been producing pet food and pet care products since 2001. From their headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, they provide pet owners worldwide with a wide range pet care products including dog food, cat food, pet snacks, animal health products, dog and cat litter, and many other products. The company generates in excess of $11.2 billion per year. Under their slogan ‘Your Pet, Our Passion’ they have grown to become the world’s second largest pet food company.
According to the Purina Newscenter bio on the company, Nestlé’s Purina Petcare was created in 2001 when Nestlé purchased Ralston Purina and combined it with their Friskies Petcare Company. The company produces and markets a variety of types of pet food, litter, and treats under several names and is the largest and most popular pet care brand in the United States. Some of the pet food brands the company owns include Beneful, Friskies, Purina Dog Chow, Purina ONE, and Purina Pro Plan. The products are favorites with both high end and low end consumers that simply want the best food and products for their beloved pets.
As consumer interest in and willingness to spend more money on their pets has grown, the Nestle Purina brand has continued to expand. The company now has manufacturing facilities in Australia, Germany, Hungary, Russia and Thailand and has acquired pet treats producer Waggin’ Train. Nestle Purina has also built Colorado’s largest privately owned system of solar panels to generate energy for its manufacturing plant in the state. The company’s Atlanta, Georgia facilities is home to its largest solar panel farm. Nestlé Purina Petcare also opened America’s first ‘cat cafe’ in 2014.
The company produces brands like Alpo for budget shoppers, Fancy Feast Appetizers for cats, Purina Pro Plan Sport for athletic dogs, and Purina Pro Plan for older dogs. Purina ONE is the company’s fastest-growing brand. Some of the other brands the company produces include Chef Michael’s, Deli-Cat, Fancy Feast, Mighty Dog, Purina Veterinary Diets, T Bonz, Tidy Cats, and Ravena pet food for the Brazilian market.
Nestlé Purina Petcare has long been a great corporate citizen. It sponsors numerous pet-related charitable activities and its sustainability practices used in its manufacturing plants has won it worldwide respect and acclaim. Nestlé Purina Petcare also works to advance veterinary research and donates tons of pet food and lots of money to help displaced pets and local animal shelters.