Company Overview of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company manufactures and distributes nutrition, health, and food products for cats and dogs worldwide. It offers dry dog food, wet dog food, dog treats, dog snacks, dog litter, dog training pads, wet cat food, dry cat food, cat treats, and cat litter. The company was formerly known as Ralston Purina Company and changed its name to Nestlé Purina PetCare Company in December 2001, as a result of its acquisition by Nestlé S.A. The company was founded in 1894 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri. As of December 12, 2001, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company operates as a subsidiary of Nestlé Holdings, Inc.
St. Louis, MO 63164
Founded in 1894
Key Executives for Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
President - Golden Products Division and executive officer
Vice President and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Key Developments
TerraVia and Nestle Purina Sign Joint Development Agreement for Companion Animal Food
Aug 17 16
TerraVia Inc. and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company announced the entering into a joint development agreement targeting the companion animal market. This agreement, which spans multiple years, will leverage certain commercially available algae-based advanced nutrition ingredients that TerraVia has developed as well as additional innovative ingredients and product concepts in TerraVia's development pipeline. TerraVia will partner with Nestle Purina to help develop the next generation of nutritious, sustainable pet foods that are better for the planet and the pets.
TerraVia, Inc. and Nestlé Purina PetCare Announces Joint Development Agreement
Aug 16 16
TerraVia, Inc. and Nestlé Purina PetCare announced entering into a joint development agreement targeting the companion animal market. The agreement, which spans multiple years, will leverage certain commercially available algae-based advanced nutrition ingredients that TerraVia has developed as well as additional innovative ingredients and product concepts in TerraVia’s development pipeline.
A Judge Refuses to Dismiss Lawsuit against Nestle Purina PetCare
Aug 15 16
A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Nestle Purina PetCare in which a New York man claims the company fools consumers into thinking its Beggin' dog treats are made mostly with real bacon. The proposed class action lawsuit, brought a year ago by Paul Kacocha of Dutchess County, New York, said that "Beggin" sounds like "bacon," but bacon is 10th on the list of ingredients and the product is made mostly of "filler," while its packaging and promotion tout real bacon. The lawsuit said Nestle Purina violated New York consumer-protection laws against false and deceptive advertising. Nestle Purina had asked U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas of the Southern District of New York to dismiss the case with the argument that the products' advertising, marketing and packaging wouldn't mislead a reasonable consumer. Karas denied the company's bid to dismiss the lawsuit, saying it was too early in the case to conclude that a reasonable consumer would know enough about Beggin' treats ingredients to assume bacon wouldn't be a main ingredient. For a product like dog food, the court is skeptical that the gradient between correctness and unreasonableness is so steep," Karas wrote in his ruling. He said that had the plaintiff alleged he had seen a Beggin' strips ad featuring the tagline "Dogs don't know its not bacon," he might have reached a different conclusion.
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