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Nestlé Purina PetCare Acquires Lily’s Kitchen

Lily’s Kitchen is a $105M retail brand.

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Nestlé Purina PetCare has acquired natural pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen, the UK’s leading producer of premium wet and dry natural foods for dogs and cats.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Established 12 years ago in founder Henrietta Morrison’s kitchen in London, Lily’s Kitchen is now a $105 million retail brand offering natural recipes for dogs and cats across 6,000 stores in 30 countries.

Natural foods represents one of the fastest growing segments in the pet food category, reaching 7% of total pet food with growth of 10%. Lily’s Kitchen recently expanded into the Middle East and Asia and  has a growing presence in France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.

Bernard Meunier, CEO of Nestlé Purina PetCare EMENA, said: “We very much respect the powerful brand, strong ethical values and impressive sales growth their experienced management team has achieved. Natural foods represents an exciting and rapidly expanding part of the pet care market, and this move reflects our desire to act on consumer trends and invest in high-growth categories. Lily’s Kitchen is an excellent fit with our existing brand portfolio, and we look forward to supporting their continued growth with Purina’s own world-leading pet care expertise, insight and global resources.”

Lily’s Kitchen will continue to be run as a stand-alone business from its base in Fitzrovia, London.

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