10 top pet food companies in the United States 2019

These 10 pet food companies ranked among the top in 2019 annual revenue among companies based in the United States, according to Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies Current Data.

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These 10 pet food companies ranked among the top in 2019 annual revenue among companies based in the United States, according to Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies Current Data. Learn more about trends in annual revenues of the top companies in Europe, Asia and globally with Petfood Industry Top Companies Historical Data.

1. Mars Petcare Inc.


Mars Petcare is the world's leading pet food company. Its nearly 50 pet food brands include five, billion-dollar brands. The company is increasingly looking to diversify its revenue streams. Mars Petcare also owns the BluePearl chain of emergency and specialty veterinary care clinics and Banfield animal hospitals.

Brands: Pedigree, Iams, Whiskas, Royal Canin, Banfield pet hospitals, Cesar, Eukanuba, Sheba, and Temptations.

2. Nestlé Purina PetCare


Nestlé Purina PetCare remains a top player in the global pet care industry. The company reported 7% organic growth in its pet care products in 2019. Long a leader in the U.S. market, Nestlé Purina also operates pet food factories in 19 countries. Nestlé Purina claims three headquarters globally: St. Louis, Missouri, USA, for its North American and Latin American operations; Lausanne, Switzerland, in Europe; and Sydney, Australia, covering Asia, Oceania and Africa. Its parent company Nestlé's world headquarters are in Vevey, Switzerland.

Brands: Alpo, Bakers, Beggin', Beneful, Beyond, Busy, Cat Chow, Chef Michael's Canine Creations, Deli-Cat, Dog Chow, Fancy Feast, Felix, Friskie's, Frosty Paws, Gourmet, Just Right, Kit & Kaboodle, Mighty Dog, Moist & Meaty, Muse, Purina, Purina ONE, Purina Pro Plan, Pro Plan Veterinary Diets, Second Nataure, T-Bonz and Waggin' Train, Zuke's, Castor & Pollux

3. J.M. Smucker


J.M. Smucker is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of premium-quality, branded pet food and pet snacks in the U.S. Smucker runs processing plants in Decatur, Alabama; Lawrence, Kansas; and Buffalo, New York, USA. Both a processing plant and distribution center are operated at locations in Topeka, Kansas, and Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. In addition to its own brands, Smucker produces and distributes private-label pet products and utilizes 16 co-packers and 12 re-packers in the U.S., Canada and Thailand.

Brands: Meow Mix, Kibbles 'n Bits, Milk-Bone, 9Lives, Natural Balance, Pup-Peroni, Gravy Train, Nature’s Recipe, Canine Carry Outs, Milo’s Kitchen, Snausages, Rachel Ray's Nutrish, Dad's

4. Hill's Pet Nutrition


Hill's Pet Nutrition sells more than 300 products, principally through authorized pet supply retailers and veterinarians in more than 80 countries worldwide. Hill's operates major manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Topeka, Kansas; Emporia, Kansas; and Richmond, Indiana, USA. Its primary research center is located in Topeka, Kansas, USA. Hill's also runs major manufacturing and warehousing facilities in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.

Brands: Science Diet, Prescription Diet, Bioactive Recipe, Healthy Advantage

5. Diamond Pet Foods


Diamond Pet Foods manufactures three brands of food for dogs and cats. The family-owned and privately held company headquartered in Missouri, USA, also manufactures in South Carolina, Arkansas and California, USA.

Brands: Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Diamond Naturals Grain-Free, Diamond Care, Nutra-Gold, Nutra-Gold Grain-Free, Nutra Nuggets Global, Nutra Nuggets US, Premium Edge, Professional and Taste of the Wild. Also: Bright Bites snacks.

6. General Mills


General Mills is a North American manufacturer and marketer of consumer foods and pet food; entering the pet food market in 2018 with the acquisition of Blue Buffalo. Blue Buffalo is manufactured in the U.S. through a hybrid network of owned and contracted facilities. The company's dry formulas include LifeSource Bits, a blend of nutrients and antioxidants.

Brands: Basics, Wilderness, Freedom, Life Protection Formula, Natural Veterinary Diet

7. Spectrum Brands / United Pet Group


Spectrum Brands now controls more than a dozen pet care brands with global reach. Spectrum, through its United Pet Group division, acquired the European operations of Iams and Eukanuba, as well as global dog treats leader Salix, in 2014-15. Spectrum also manages global operations in batteries and appliances, hardware and home improvement, home and garden, and auto care.

Brands: Iams (Europe), Eukanuba (Europe), Tetra, Dingo, Wild Harvest, One Earth, Ecotrition, Healthy Hide

8. Simmons Pet Food


Simmons Pet Food is a North American private-label and contract manufacturer of wet and dry pet food and meaty treats. The company produces both premium and value-focused offerings, supplying top brands and retailers with products in a variety of formats, including cans, pouches, cups and tub. Simmons is a family owned company in business for 70 years and is headquartered in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA. Simmons Pet Food operates three wet pet food production facilities, a dry pet food facility and a meaty treats production facility. These operations are located in the United States, including northwest Arkansas, Kansas and New Jersey, and in Ontario, Canada. Simmons Pet Food is owned by Simmons Foods, Inc. & Affiliates.

Brands: 3,500 SKUs, mostly in the wet pet food space.

9. WellPet


WellPet is a producer of natural and specialty pet foods and treats. The company acquired Sojos in early 2016, adding the raw nutrition and freeze-dried brand to its portfolio. WellPet is headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA, with a manufacturing facility in Mishawaka, Indiana, USA. Sojos is still produced in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, at the brand’s own facilities. The Asia-Pacific team is based out of Singapore. WellPet is owned by the Berwind Corporation.

Brands: Sojos, Wellness Natural Pet Food, Holistic Select, Old Mother Hubbard Natural Dog Snacks, Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food, Whimzees Dental Chews

10. Merrick Pet Care


Merrick Pet Care, as of 2015 a subsidiary of Nestlé, continues to operate as an independent business in the natural and organic pet food space. Merrick operates three production facilities in Hereford, Texas.

Brands: Merrick Grain Free, Merrick Backcountry, Merrick Classic, Merrick Fresh Kisses All-Natural Dental Treats, Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet, Merrick Purrfect Bistro; Castor & Pollux ORGANIX, Castor & Pollux PRISTINE, Castor & Pollux Good Buddy; Whole Earth Farms; Zuke's

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