The pet food industry is a significant and growing market, with several large manufacturers dominating the global landscape. As of 2023, here’s a list of some of the largest pet food manufacturers around the world, along with their notable information:

  1. Nestlé Purina PetCare: Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Nestlé Purina PetCare is a key player in the pet food industry with a revenue of USD 15.42 billion. The company produces a variety of pet food products under brands like Purina Dog Chow, Purina Cat Chow, Friskies, and Fancy Feast, along with pet snacks under the Milk Bone brand​​.
  2. The J.M. Smucker Company: This company, based in Orrville, Ohio, United States, owns brands like Meow Mix and Kibbles ‘n Bits. It has diversified its portfolio over time and reported a revenue of USD 8.17 billion​​.
  3. Hill’s Pet Nutrition: A subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, United States, specializes in dog and cat food, including prescription diets for various health issues. Its revenue was reported as USD 2.2 billion​​.
  4. Diamond Pet Foods: A subsidiary of Mars Inc. and based in Meta, Missouri, United States, Diamond Pet Foods had a revenue of USD 1.5 billion. The company offers a range of pet food products for dogs and cats​​.
  5. Simmons Pet Food: Located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States, Simmons Pet Food markets products under brands like Advance and AvoDerm Natural Foods for Dogs and Cats. The company has a revenue of USD 1 billion and has recently made several acquisitions to expand its product offerings​​.
  6. Freshpet, Inc.: An American manufacturer of cat and dog foods primarily sold in North America, Freshpet targets the middle-class demographic and reported a revenue of $425 million in 2021​​.
  7. Sunshine Mills: Based in Red Bay, Alabama, this company manufactures pet foods under various brands and private labels, with revenue of $420 million in 2021​​.
  8. Tiernahrung Deuerer GmbH: Europe’s top dog and cat food manufacturer, the company focuses on quality and reported sales of $750 million during 2021​​.
  9. Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc: A leader in all-natural dog and cat food based in Wilton, Connecticut, the company had a revenue of $870 million in 2021​​.
  10. Agrolimen SA: A Spanish company with its subsidiary Affinity Petcare, a leading European dog and cat food provider, reported a revenue of $753 million in 2021​​.
  11. Hill’s Pet Nutrition: A major supplier of specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats, the company’s revenue in 2021 was $2.20 billion​​.
  12. Central Garden & Pet Company: With a focus on a variety of pet products, including food, this company reported a revenue of $3.30 billion in 2021​​.

The global pet food market has been growing steadily. In 2023, it grew from $66.45 billion in 2022 to $72.02 billion, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4% and is expected to reach $94.97 billion in 2027​​. The industry has seen significant changes and innovations over the years, including the introduction of premium, natural, and organic pet food options, along with advanced manufacturing processes like extrusion​​. The market is influenced by various factors including economic conditions, consumer preferences, and technological advancements in production and distribution.

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