Nestle Purina Buys Merrick Pet Care

July 21, 2015 — Nestle Purina PetCare Company has purchased Merrick Pet Care in a recent buyout agreement.

Merrick Pet Care was founded in 1988. The company is a leading producer of natural and organic pet foods.

Merrick’s foods are made in the USA. Most ingredients are grown by local farmers. And none are sourced from China.

Merrick Pet Care wet and dry products include:
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  • Castor and Pollux Natural Ultramix
  • Castor and Pollux Organix
  • Merrick Backcountry
  • Merrick Classic
  • Merrick Grain Free
  • Whole Earth Farms
  • And many others

Nestle Purina is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of pet food and pet treat products.

Purina’s portfolio of pet food and snack brands includes:
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  • Alpo
  • Beneful
  • Friskies
  • Cat Chow
  • Dog Chow
  • Purina One
  • Fancy Feast
  • Chef Michael’s
  • Purina Pro Plan
  • And many others

The transaction is expected to be completed over the next several months.

After that, Merrick will continue to operate as an independent business. According to Purina, no changes are planned for Merrick’s management or operations.

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