US firm Smucker enters pet food business, acquires major brand for $3.2bn

  • American food and beverage firm JM Smucker made its entry into the pet food business by acquiring the Big Heart Pet Brands for $3.2 billion.

    Well-known pet brands such as Pup-Peroni and Meow Mix will now be part of Smucker’s business.

    The US pet snack and food industry is estimated to be about $21 billion a year.

    Richard Smucker, the firm’s chief executive, said that the deal provided it with “compelling benefits” nearly two out of every three households in the US having at least one pet.

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