In December 2001 Nestlé’s Pet Care Division, merged with Ralston Purina to form Nestlé Purina,
which is part of Nestlé S.A. of Vevey, Switzerland. To some, Nestlé may be best known for its
chocolate and Ralston for its pet food, which may make this seem like an odd pairing. However,
what many people may not know is that Nestlé has a rich history in pet care, boasting such brands
as Friskies®, Fancy Feast®, Mighty Dog® and Alpo®. Combining these brands along with Purina’s
strong heritage in pet care, including products such as Dog Chow®, Cat Chow®, Purina One®,
ProPlan®, Tidy Cat® and Beggin’® created Nestlé Purina, a market leader in the pet care industry.
Nestlé Purina’s parent company Nestlé S.A. is a world leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company.
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. Nestlé S.A.’s business includes the following categories: baby foods, bottled water, cereals,
chocolate and confectionary, coffee, culinary, chilled and frozen food, dairy, drinks, food service,
health care nutrition, ice cream, pet care, sports nutrition and weight management.
Nestlé Purina’s ability to deliver consistent strong performance, year after year, underscores
the importance of Nestlé Purina to the greater Nestlé company.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a leader in the pet products industry, is part of Nestlé, S.A., the world’s largest food and beverage company.
Nestlé Purina is the number one U.S. pet care company in sales, volume and market share and, as of December 2010, had achieved five consecutive
years of improved market share growth and 17 consecutive years of revenue growth.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of cats and dogs through quality nutrition and care. Our core philosophies include promoting responsible
pet care, humane education, community involvement, and the positive bond between people and their pets.