The global dog food market size reached a value of US$ 51.1 Billion in 2018. By 2024, the market value is projected to reach US$ 64.3 Billion, at a projected CAGR of 3.9% during 2019-2024. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top dog food companies are increasing their production capacities to meet the growing demand for dog food, along with the prevalent trend of pet humanization has led to the increasing need for specialized pet foods across the world. Furthermore, the manufacturers are also engaged in introducing premium-quality, low-calorie, and nutritional dog food pertaining to the rising obesity patterns in dogs. Also, the key players are rapidly inculcating various marketing strategies for promoting the need for adequate nourishment and dietary requirements suitable for different stages of a dog’s life. Additionally, the escalating adoption of various organic food ingredients, coupled with the introduction of new processing technologies and automated systems for ingredient production, will continue to fuel the global dog food market in the upcoming years.
Mars Petcare, Inc.
Headquarter: Virginia, United States
Mars Petcare is the pet food segment of Mars, that is a provider of confectionary items and other animal services. The company produces and markets dry pet food, soft dry-food, and biscuits under several brands, including Royal Canin, Sheba, Nutro, Pedigree, Whiskas, AniCura, and Wisdom Panel, among 50 other brands. Mars Petcare has over 85,000 associates taking care of pets across 80 countries worldwide.
Nestlé Purina Pet Care
Headquarter: Missouri, United States
Nestle Purina Pet Care, a subsidiary of Nestle, is engaged in the production of dog and cat food from meat, cereals, and other ingredients. The company’s dog-based product portfolio includes dry and wet dog food, grain-free dog food, senior and puppy dog food, high protein dog food, and real chicken dog food, among others. Purina Pet Care operates in the market through various brands like Alpo, Dog Chow, Just Right, Frosty Pawns, Moist, and Meaty, among several other brands for dogs. The annual sales of the company are about US$ 13.05 Billion, with over 18,000 employees onboard and a global presence across 70 countries.
Hill's Pet Nutrition
Headquarter: Kansas, United States
Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a private subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company, is primarily engaged in premium pet food. The company’s product portfolio includes dry dog food, wet dog food, dog treats, dog food pouches, cans, and trays. These products are marketed under brands, such as Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Canine, Hill’s Prescription Diet d/d Canine Skin Support Potato and Salmon Formula, Hill’s Prescription Diet Canine Small Bites Dog Food and Hill’s Science Diet Adult Advanced Fitness Original Dog Food, among several others. The company registered net sales of about US$ 2,388 million in 2018 and has operations across 86 countries worldwide.
The Hartz Mountain Corporation
Headquarter: New Jersey, United States
Hartz Mountain Corporation, a joint venture of Sumitomo and Unicharm Corporation, is majorly engaged in delivering around 1500+ pet care products. These products primarily comprise of animal nutritional supplements, pet food, animal healthcare items, toys and training aids for dogs, cats, parakeets, reptiles, fishes, rabbits and guinea pigs, among others. The company sells its products under various brands, including Bonanza, Chew ‘n Clean, Dura Play, Groomer’s Best, Delectable, Home Protection, Just for Cats, Oinkies, Wardley, and many more.
Headquarter: Minnesota, United States
Cargill, Inc. is a private firm that provides its products and services for various segments, including food and beverages, agriculture, financial, and industrial products. The company’s animal food product range is delivered under Cargill Animal Nutrition segment, including premium dog food brands, namely Black Gold and other dog treats. Cargill’s animal nutrition employs more than 20,000 employees working across 275 facilities in around 40 countries worldwide. Furthermore, Cargill reported net sales of US$ 3.2 Billion during 2018.
Headquarter: Illinois, United States
Ingredion, Inc. is an ingredient solutions provider across 60 diversified sectors, including food and beverage, animal and pet nutrition, paper, personal care, and pharmaceuticals, among others. The pet care ingredients provided by the company include Fortifeed prebiotic fiber, Homecraft Create pulse flours, Vitessence pulse protein, and Purity P 1304 pea starch, among several others. The customer base of the company is spread across 120 countries employing over 11,000 personnel. Also, Ingredion generated net sales of nearly US$ 6 Billion in 2018, out of which 10% of the sales were generated from the company’s animal nutrition segment.
General Mills, Inc.
Headquarter: Minnesota, United States
General Mills, Inc. deals in consumer-packaged products, including baking products, cereals, pet food, pizza, spices, yogurt, and pasta, among others. In 2018, the company stepped into the pet food category by acquiring the pet care brand, Blue Buffalo, which includes products such as Blue Life Protection Formula, Blue Wilderness, Blue Basics, Blue Freedom, Blue Carnivora, and other dog and cat treats. The net sales of the company were reported to be around US$ 15.7 Billion.
Headquarter: Santa Luzia, Brazil
Lupus Alimentos, which originated from Nutriara Alimentos in 1991, is majorly engaged in the preparation of dog food, cat food, and animal feed. These products are marketed under several brands, including BigPet, Dino Cao, Dunga, Pitty, Kilaty, Pitukao, Street Dog, Clean Cat, Skipper Cat, Smax Cat, PituKats Premium, and several others. With its manufacturing facilities located in Santa Luzia, Rio Bonito, and Feira de Santana, the company employs over 1,000 staff in Brazil.
The J M Smucker Company
Headquarter: Ohio, United States
The J. M. Smucker Company is a food and beverage company that manufactures products, including consumer foods, coffee, pet foods and snacks. The company’s pet care product portfolio comprises of 9Lives, Canine Carry Outs, Dad’s, Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘n Bites, Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Milo’s Kitchen, Nature’s Recipe, and Pup-Peroni, among various others. In 2018, the company’s net sales was reported to be US$ 7.3 Billion with more than 7,000 employees onboard.
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