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Mars Petcare acquires Champion Petfoods

By Food in Canada Staff   

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Mars Petcare acquires Champion Petfoods from an investor group led by Bedford Capital and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan.

Ikdeep Singh, global president, Mars Pet Nutrition, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Champion Petfoods and its more than 800 talented people to the Mars Petcare family. The Champion Petfoods team has been a pioneer in developing high-quality and premium pet food in the natural category that pet lovers around the world trust. Together, we will be even better positioned to support pet lovers and fulfil our purpose to create a better world for pets.”

Champion Petfoods’ dry food products are manufactured in company-owned kitchens in Canada and the United States. Champion Petfoods’ brands complement Mars Petcare’s existing pet food portfolio by adding brands in the premium pet food category.

Blaine McPeak, CEO, Champion Petfoods, said, “We are excited to join Mars Petcare and become part of a world leader in pet nutrition and services. This announcement is a wonderful way to recognize all the employees over our history who helped build Champion into a pre-eminent global pet food company with our incredible brands Orijen and Acana. We look forward to working with Mars Petcare on taking Champion to an entirely new level.”


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