Worldwide, Purina PetCare continued delivering strong sales for parent company Nestle in the first half of 2022. Nestle released financial results on July 28. Purina’s sales reached CHF8,589 million (US$9.03 billion) in the first half of 2022, up from CHF7,403 (US$7,782 million) in the same period last year. Real internal growth reached 5.1%, with organic growth of 13.9%.
“By product category, Purina PetCare was the largest contributor to organic growth, with continued momentum for science-based and premium brands Purina Pro Plan, Purina ONE and Fancy Feast as well as veterinary products,” the company stated in a press release.
In Purina’s North American division, Purina PetCare contributed most to Nestle’s overall sales with strong momentum across channels and brands. Purina Pro Plan, including veterinary products, Fancy Feast and Purina ONE all posted strong double-digit growth. New pet food product introductions such as Purina ONE Microbiome Balance also contributed.
In Europe, Purina PetCare was also a key driver of sales growth, fueled by premium brands Gourmet, Purina ONE and Purina Pro Plan, including veterinary products. Growth was broad-based across channels, particularly in e-commerce and pet specialty stores. A new superpremium cat food, Gourmet Revelations, saw strong demand.
In Purina’s Asia, Oceania and Africa division, Japan reported mid single-digit growth, boosted by solid demand for Purina Pet Care. Over all for the region, Purina PetCare recorded high single-digit growth, with continued momentum for Purina ONE, Purina Pro Plan and Felix. In China, Purina PetCare posted high single-digit growth, with particular strength for Mon Petit, Fancy Feast and recently launched DentaLife.
In Latin America, Purina PetCare gained market share. Sales in Purina PetCare grew at a double-digit rate, fueled by Dog Chow, Cat Chow and Purina Pro Plan. Distribution of Purina ONE continued to expand across Latin America. Mexico reported strong sales developments for Purina PetCare. Sales in Chile grew at a double-digit rate, led by Purina PetCare and other products.
Tim Wall covers the dog, cat and other pet food industries as a senior reporter for WATT Global Media. His work has appeared in Scientific American, Live Science, Discovery News, Honduras Weekly, Global Journalist and other outlets. He holds an M.A. in journalism and an M.S. in natural resources, both from the University of Missouri - Columbia, along with a bachelor's degree in biology.
Wall served in the Peace Corps in Honduras from 2005 to 2007, where he coordinated with the town government of Moroceli to organize a municipal trash collection system, taught environmental science, translated for medical brigades and facilitated sustainable agriculture, along with other projects.
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