Nestlé is serious about being the world's leading food company: it wants to be #1 in pet food too, with brands including Purina, Friskies, Felix and Alpo. In 2000 the group announced the acquisition of Ralston Purina, then America's foremost pet food business. Once a mammoth conglomerate with interests ranging from pet food and grocery products to batteries and ice hockey, Ralston Purina had undergone a gradual dismantling since the late 1980s. Merged with Nestlé's existing Friskies business to form Nestlé Purina, the company now sits behind Mars in global cat and dog food, but is the clear leader in the US. It is also now a major force within Nestlé, generating around 12% of group sales and 15% of profits.
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Nestlé Purina website
|Fancy Feast||Cat Chow|
|Mighty Dog||Purina Special Care|
|Come'n Get It||Purina ONE|
|Lucky Dog||Breeze For Cats|
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