On May 22, Del Monte Foods and Natural Balance Pet Foods announced that the two companies have signed a merger agreement.
“Natural Balance will continue to offer pet parents super-premium, high quality formulas that they have come to know and expect, and we look forward to continuing to nurture our valued relationships with our customers and other partners,” said Natural Balance president and founder Joey Herrick.
The pet food company was founded in 1989 and produces a wide variety of natural pet foods: Dry, canned, grain-free, vegetarian and organic.
“Del Monte Foods is proud to welcome Natural Balanceinto the Del Monte family of brands,” said Dave West, the CEO of Del Monte Foods. “Natural Balance is well-positioned in the super-premium pet specialty channel and Del Monte looks forward to supporting and further strengthening that position, while honoring the brand’s esteemed culture and history.”
Natural Balance will be added to Del Monte’s portfolio of pet food products, including Meow Mix, Kibbles ‘n Bits, Milk-Bone and Milo’s Kitchen. Del Monte annually generates nearly $4 billion worth of sales in pet products, food products and private label items.