Purina PetCare: More Than Nutrition for Pets

Nestle’ Purina PetCare, based out of Saint Louis, Missouri, produces and markets food, treats and littler for pets. Formed in 2001, this subsidiary of Nestle’ has become the second-largest pet food company world-wide. Offering an array of products for pets, PetCare was formed when Ralston Purina news on newscenter was merged with the Nestle’ Friskies pet food business.

THE BEGINNING
In December of 2001, Ralston Purina was acquired by Nestle’ and merged into the Nestle’ line of pet foods, Friskies Petcare Company, creating what is known today as Nestle’ Purina PetCare. Once the two companies merged, Nestle’ Purina PetCare became the largest pet food brand. Once formed, the PetCare brand made it’s home at the former Ralston St. Louis, Missouri headquarters (North America headquarters).

THE PRODUCTS
The Nestle’ Purina PetCare brand of pet food brands include:
ALPO Purina Dog Chow
Beggin’ Purina One
Beneful Purina Beyond
Busy Purina Cat Chow
Chef Michael’s Purina Veterinary Diets
Deli-Cat Secondnature
Fancy Feast Tidy Cats
Felix Whisker Lickin’s
Friskies Mighty Dog
Gourmet Purina Pro Plan
T-Bonz Just Right
Waggin’ Train Whisker Lickin’s

In addition to pet foods and treats, the Nestle’ Purina PetCare brand also produces accessories, like: training pads, beds, cleaners and leashes. Those accessories are under the Purina PetGear name.

THE COMPANY
Purina was founded in 1894, by William H. Danforth, who, with partnered with George Robinson and William Andrews, entered into the ring of feeding farm animals. Their company was named the Robinson-Danforth Commission Company. A business pioneer, Mr. Danforth was also well known for his passion for good health. He was also a very motivational employer. Over 100+ years later, Purina is a globally recognized pet food and accessory giant.

Based out of Saint Louis, Missouri, there are about 6,500 employees in the United States, as well as many more outside of the United States. Current Key people in the Purina organization include: Joseph R. Silvewright….CEO and W. Patrick McGinnis…Chairman.

PETS AND PEOPLE
Pet lovers themselves, everyone at Purina has a special place in their hearts for every furring friend out there. In the past 80 years, the people at Purina have been driven by their belief that “Pets and People Are Better Together”. Going well beyond the focus of pet health and nutrition, Purina has become a player in the world of pet welfare, awareness and fostering bonds between pets and people.

WORK
In addition to a successful pet food and accessory giant, Nestle’ Purina great company to work for. Time and again, different publications have steadily ranked Purina as one of the top companies to work for.

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