We Believe Pets and People are Better Together
In 2001, Nestlé acquired Ralston Purina Company forming Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. Nestlé's rich history in pet care, with brands such as Friskies®, Fancy Feast®, Mighty Dog® and Alpo®, combined with Purina's strong heritage in pet care, has created a leading, globally competitive business. Purina stands for trust, and the Purina® brand consistently maintains a leadership position for trust with pet owners. We earn that trust every day through unparalleled knowledge of our consumers and their pets, expertise in nutrition, comprehensive range of high-quality established brands, and dedicated associates whose mission is to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them.
How Does Nestlé Purina Measure Up?
Our ability to deliver consistent strong performance year after year, no matter what challenges we face, underscores the importance of Nestlé Purina to the greater Nestlé company. Nestlé Purina is the number one U.S. pet care company in sales, volume and market share and, as of December 2012, has achieved nine consecutive years of improved market share growth and 19 consecutive years of revenue growth.
- Represents approximately 59% of global pet care sales and 70% of global pet care profitability.
- Contributes 22% of total Nestlé U.S. and Canada's sales and 30% of their profitability.
- Contributes 6.5% of the sales of the entire Nestlé Group, as well as about 8% of total Nestlé profitability.
- Employs approximately 6,800 people through in the U.S.
- Locations: 19 manufacturing plants, 11 sales offices, and endless amounts of sales territories that cover the United States (link to ‘Our Locations page).
- Active in over 70 countries
- Employs 14,500 people
- A market leader
There's More to Life at Nestlé
Nestlé Purina is not only a leader in the pet products industry, but is also part of Nestlé S.A., the world's largest food and beverage company and a world leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness. The company's mission of “Good Food, Good Life” is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night.
- Present in more than 150 countries – has factories or operations in almost every country in the world
- Employs around 330,000 people