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4 top regional pet food companies
We take a look at the top pet food company in each of four global regions.
In August 2017, Petfood Industry highlighted the top five global pet food companies and their growth in 2016. This year, we
focus on the top company in each of four regions, according to Petfood Industry's Top Pet Food Companies Database.
Mars Petcare Inc.
Nestlé Purina PetCare
Hill's Pet Nutrition
NORTH AMERICA: Mars Petcare Inc.
Annual revenue: US$17.22 billion in 2017
Country: United States
Analysis: Mars maintains its top spot in the North
American and global pet food markets, and in 2018
seems to be prioritizing acquisitions that will expand
its presence beyond pet food and into various pet care
segments, such as veterinary (which Mars entered in
1994 via its partnership with Banfield Pet Hospital) and
Recent developments: In June 2018, Mars Petcare's
Veterinary Health Group announced its purchase of
Linnaeus Group, one of the United Kingdom's leading
veterinary services providers, as well as European animal
hospital operator AniCura.
"Mars Petcare has a long and global history of
providing nutrition, veterinary care and science for pets
across the globe," said Poul Weihrauch, president of Mars
Petcare, in a press release. "Our veterinary business until
now has been in the United States and Canada. Europe
is the second-largest region in the world for pet care, and
European pet care is expected to grow significantly over
the coming years. There is a great opportunity to address
growing demand by providing high-quality, consistent
veterinary care across Europe."
In April 2018, Mars acquired OptiGen LLC, a DNA
diagnostics company specializing in canine inherited eye