Purina PetCare continued to drive growth for Nestle worldwide in the first nine months of this year. During that period, Purina PetCare sales reached U$13,182 million (CHF13,211 million) compared to US$11,335 (CHF11,360 million) in the first nine months of 2022, an increase of approximately 14%.
“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,” Mark Schneider, Nestle CEO, said during an investors call announcing the company’s financial results from the first three quarters on October 19.
Pet food and treat sales increased in all Nestle Purina PetCare international divisions.
In Purina’s North American division, Purina PetCare contributed most to Nestle’s overall sales with strong momentum across channels and brands, particularly in e-commerce and pet specialty stores. Purina Pro Plan, including veterinary products, Purina ONE and Fancy Feast all posted double-digit growth, supported by innovation.
In Europe, Purina PetCare drove sales growth, fueled by premium brands Gourmet, Purina ONE and Purina Pro Plan.
Purina’s Asia, Oceania and Africa division experienced high single-digit growth, with continued momentum for Purina ONE, Felix and Purina Pro Plan.
In Latin America, Purina PetCare gained market share. Latin American sales of Purina PetCare grew at a double-digit rate, led by Dog Chow, Cat Chow and Purina Pro Plan. Mexico saw high single-digit growth, with strong sales developments for pet foods and treats. Sales in Chile grew at a high single-digit rate, led by Purina PetCare. Colombia and the Plata Region continued to see strong double-digit growth, supported by volume growth.
In China, Purina PetCare sales grew at a high single-digit rate, led by Mon Petit, Fancy Feast and the recently launched Dentalife.
Tim Wall covers the dog, cat and other pet food industries as senior reporter for WATT Global Media. His work has appeared in Live Science, Discovery News, Scientific American, Honduras Weekly, Global Journalist and other outlets. He holds a journalism master's degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia and 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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