Purina PetCare is a subsidiary of Nestle. The company began back in 2001 when Nestle purchased Ralston Purina for $10.3 billion and combined the line with its Friskies Petcare company. With the brand being actively available in over 150 countries, and twenty manufacturing plants in the United States, it’s no wonder that Purina has become a market leader and as of 2012 became the second largest food company globally and in the US.
The company has become synonymous with high standards in pet care, and the company delivers on that reputation. They not only produce high quality pet food lines like Purina News and Beneful, but also cat litter, they own Tidy Cat, and pet treats, like Waggin’ Train and T Bonz.
While the company’s main goal is producing healthy, high quality pet products, they have also gained a reputation as a company who cares and gives back. After Hurricane Charley struck in Florida in 2004, the company donated 80 tons of pet food and $100,000 to local animal shelters. The company works with and sponsors numerous pet related charities and events, such as the Beneful Dream Dog Park Program that builds dog parks that feature innovate and fun playgrounds for pets.
Purina PetCare lives by their motto to better lives of pets. They hire specialty research teams to help create and maintain the high level of quality they require in all their products. Their love of animals goes beyond just products that will help keep pets healthy and happy, they welcome them at work. The St. Louis headquarters set the record for most pets at work with 281 furry friends joining their owners for work.
The company continues to grow, constantly introducing new products and ideas to the market. In 2008 they created PurinaCare, pet health insurance. In 2013 they bought Petfinder, a pet adoption website. In 2014 they purchased Zuke’s, a pet treat production company. In April of 2014, Purina Petcare opened the first ever Cat Café in the United States.
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