Headlines Merrick Pet Care, Zuke’s Pet Nutrition Announce Merger Published 3 years ago on January 18, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet Both are part of Nestlé Purina PetCare. Zuke’s Pet Nutrition and Merrick Pet Care announced that they are merging. The companies said in a media statement that they’re “joining together to build one organization to better serve pet specialty and to realize Zuke’s growth potential among pet parents and their active, healthy dogs.” Zuke’s, a maker of dog treats and supplements, is currently based in Durango, CO, and will continue to have a presence there as an innovation hub. Other business functions will be consolidated within Merrick Pet Care, which is based in Amarillo, TX, and makes natural and organic pet food, according to the statement. Both Zuke’s and Merrick are part of the Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. Merrick continues to operate independently from Purina. The integration is expected to be completed in the spring. Advertisement “When you take our strong legacy and deep expertise in natural treats plus Merrick Pet Care’s premium, fast-growing brands, you have a terrific recipe for success in pet specialty,” said Brent Gleckler, general manager for Zuke’s. “We’re looking forward to this next phase of our growth.” Greg Shearson, CEO of Merrick Pet Care, said his company is “excited to have the Zuke’s business join our portfolio.” “This is a great fit as both Merrick and Zuke’s were built by passionate founders determined to provide optimal nutrition for pets,” Shearson said. “Together, we can better meet the growing demand for the highest quality pet food and treats.” Related Topics:MerrickZuke's click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like 8 Wet Dog Foods That Draw Inspiration from Around the World 8 Specialized Diets for Cats’ Diverse Needs The Newest Products Just In Time for Winter Months Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns8 hours ago 5 Ways to Prepare Your Salon for the Holidays Trace's Store School9 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Press Releases21 hours ago EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School9 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines7 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery3 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?