Purina Petcare, formerly Ralston Purina Company until purchased by Nestle in 2001, is a leading company in pet care products. The company owns Friskies, Fancy Feast, Mighty Dog and Alpo, and with their strong history in pet products have managed to create global recognition by creating brands on that instill trust with pet owners.
As of December 2012 Nestle Purina became the number one U.S pet care company in sales, volume and market share growth. The company also provides approximately 7,000 jobs to people throughout the United States. They own 20 manufacturing plants and 12 sales offices and are active in over 70 different countries.
Purina believes that pets and people are better together, and through that philosophy they work hard to create a safe and healthy diet for pets all over the world with a team of over 400 scientists and nutritionists. They believe that the industry standards are just a starting place and work to ensure that their products not only meet those standards but surpass them. They make sure that all suppliers of their pet product ingredients meets their high standards and specifications, product safety and certain manufacturing practices. They also feel strongly about making sure that not only is the food safe and healthy but also is easy to digest and has a taste your pet will crave. For all the research necessary for achieving their high standards they not only employ their own research teams but also have partnered with some of the most respected Universities in the country, such as Cornell, Texas A&M, and the University pf Pennsylvania to name a few, to help further their studies. Purina feels so strongly about pet health they helped fund a study called The Canine Heath Foundation which gives dogs and even children a second chance at sight.
Purina doesn’t just love to help enrich pet health, the company loves pets so much that they have created a movement to bring your pets to work. In fact, the Purina plant in St. Louis set the record for most pets at work with a total of 281 furry friends joining their owners at their jobs! Glassdoor.com even ranked Purina number 3 on their 2015 best places to work, an employees’ choice award list. They were also recognized for eight consecutive years by the St. Louis Business Journal as the best place to work and for the past three years they were recognized as the best place to work in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
For over 80 years Purina has been guided by their love and respect for pets and their quality of life. They deserve a 4 paw rating! You can always check out more in Purina news at the Purina News Center.