Growing demand for premium products, rising demand from emerging markets like China and India, rising population of dogs and cats worldwide, growing consumer awareness of the health benefits of feeding homemade meals to pets, and growing consumer preference for natural foods are the main growth drivers for the pet food industry.
Rising disposable income and urbanization are other growth drivers. Leading this expansion are the major pet food manufacturers in the globe. By offering new goods based on customer preferences, such as natural ingredients or organic diets for dogs, pet food producers have been focused on innovation to preserve their market position in the sector.
How large is the pet food market globally? In 2022, the market for pet food will be worth USD 99.10 billion. Who are the biggest producers of pet food? Large corporations like Mars Petcare, Inc., which generates USD 37 billion yearly, now control the industry. The leading pet food companies in the world are General Mills, Nestlé Purina PetCare, The J.M. Smucker Company, and Hill's Pet Nutrition.
Snakes to horses can be fed pet food, however, the majority of the top-selling pet food brands in the world and in North America specialize in dog and cat food. We'll discuss the top pet food producers in North America and throughout the globe in our guide to top suppliers, as decided by their sales in 2018.
Top North American Pet Food Suppliers
- Mars Petcare,
- J.M. Smucker
- Purina Petcare
- Hill’s Pet Nutrition
- Diamond Pet Foods
- Blue Buffalo,
- Spectrum Brands
- Merrick Pet Care’s
- Central Garden & Pet,
Whiskas, Iams, Eukanuba, and Cesar are just a few of the 28 pet food brands produced by Mars Petcare, which has its corporate headquarters in McLean, Virginia. The business also produces food, chewing gum, sweets, and nutritious goods.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, is Purina Petcare. The business sells wet, dry, grain-free, natural, senior, kitten/puppy, and wet/dry dog and cat food, as well as kitty litter and dog and cat, treats. Dog Chow, Beneful, Friskies, and Fancy Feast are some of their trademarks.
Food, beverages, as well as treats and food for pets, are all provided by J.M. Smucker. The firm, based in Orrville, Ohio, sells thirteen pet food products, including Meow Mix Milk-Bone, Snausages, and Pup-Peroni.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Hill's Pet Nutrition produces nutritious pet food for puppies, kittens, adult dogs and cats, as well as elderly animals. These products include prescription dog and cat food, bioactive dog food, oral, hairball, weight, and other health care food items.
Diamond Pet Foods
Diamond Pet Foods in Meta, Missouri provides dog and cat food without the use of artificial colouring, preservatives, or flavours. Grain-free, dry, wet, mini, small and big breed, active, inactive, overweight, kitten/puppy, adult, senior, nursing, and specialized food are among the products the business offers, along with treats.
Grain-free, kitten/puppy, adult, senior, prescription, restricted ingredient, protein-rich, weight-control, joint health, skin and coat health, and digestive care feeds are all available from Blue Buffalo in Wilton, Connecticut, along with treats.
Nineteen distinct pet brands are offered by Spectrum Brands for dogs, cats, birds, small animals, and fish. The business, which is situated in Middleton, Wisconsin, also sells cat litter, dog treats, pet grooming products, fish tank materials, and pet cleaning goods.
In addition to natural pet food, oral hygiene products, food for dogs with allergies, and treats, WellPet provides six brands of pet food for dogs and cats that promote nutrition and digestive health.
Merrick Pet Care’s
Wet and dry food for dogs and cats, as well as dog treats and liquid meal enhancers, are all products offered by Merrick Pet Care. Based in Amarillo, Texas, the business produces restricted diet, grain-free, puppy/kitten, adult, and senior pet food.
Central Garden & Pet,
Pet food as well as lawn and garden products are sold at Central Garden & Pet in Walnut Creek, California. Dog, cat, bird, aquatic, reptile, horse, small animal, and wild bird food are among the company's pet care goods.
Top Global Pet Food Suppliers
28 pet food brands are available from Mars Petcare, including Whiskas, Iams, EukanubaTM, and Cesar, for cats, dogs, horses, fish, and birds. The firm, which has its headquarters in McLean, Virginia, also produces food, candy, gum, and nutritional goods.
Purina Petcare, which has its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, provides wet, dry, grain-free, natural, senior, and kitten/puppy food for dogs and cats. In addition, kitty litter and dog and cat treats are offered. Dog Chow, Beneful, Friskies and Fancy Feast are some of their trademarks.
J.M. Smucker is a food, beverage, and pet food and treats manufacturer based in Orrville, Ohio. Thirteen pet food brands are available from the firm, including Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Snausages, and Pup-Peroni.
Healthy pet food is a speciality of Hill's Pet Nutrition. They provide nutritious dog and cat food for puppies/kittens, adult dogs and cats, and senior animals, as well as oral, hairball, weight, and other health care food items. They also provide prescription dog and cat food and bioactive dog food.
Grain-free, dry, wet, mini, small and big breed, active, sedentary, overweight, kitten/puppy, adult, senior, nursing, and specialised diets, as well as treats, are all available for dogs and cats at Diamond Pet Foods in Meta, Missouri. They don't use artificial colouring, preservatives, or flavours in the production of their goods.
Grain-free, adult, senior, prescription, restricted ingredient, protein-rich, weight-control, joint health, skin and coat health, and digestive care foods are all available from Blue Buffalo, along with snacks. The business's main office is in Wilton, Connecticut.
Nineteen distinct pet brands are offered by Spectrum Brands for dogs, cats, birds, small animals, and fish. The Middleton, Wisconsin-based business also sells cat litter, dog treats, pet grooming products, fish tank materials, and cleaning goods for animals.
Pet food, snacks, litter, and personal care items are all available from Unicharm, which is situated in Tokyo, Japan. Consumer paper goods including infant, feminine hygiene, masks, home goods, and nursing care items are also sold by the corporation.
Deuerer produces treats, wet and dry dog and cat food, as well as market strategy, product development, manufacturing, and packaging services for the pet food industry. The business is headquartered in Bretten, Germany.
The German company Heristo AG, with its headquarters in Bad Rothenfelde, provides pet meals, premium foods, and meat processing. Its pet food section, Saturn Petcare, offers treats in addition to wet, dry, and based food. Additionally, it provides specialist nutritional food for vets, breeders, and speciality merchants.
The top pet food manufacturers in North America and the world, according to sales in 2018, are included in this article. We hope that this will help you find the things you need more easily.