Nestlé Purina Petcare continued to deliver strong sales globally in the first half of the year. This is according to the publication of sales figures for the first half of the year.
According to the figures, Purina's sales reached almost 8.6 bn Swiss francs (approximately 8.83 bn euros) in the first half, compared with 7.4 bn Swiss francs in the same period last year. Real internal growth reached 5.1 per cent, while organic growth was 13.9 per cent.
"By product category, Purina Petcare was the largest contributor to organic growth, with continued momentum in the Purina Pro Plan, Purina One and Fancy Feast brands, as well as in veterinary products," the company said in a press release.
In Purina's North American division, Purina Petcare was also the largest contributor to Nestlé's total sales. This was also the case in Europe, driven by the premium brands Gourmet, Purina One and Purina Pro Plan, including veterinary products. Growth was across all channels, but particularly in e-commerce and pet care.
In Asia, Oceania and Africa, Japan saw mid-single-digit growth. Overall, Purina Petcare saw high single-digit growth in the region. In Latin America, the company continued to gain market share. For example, the company saw strong sales growth for Purina Petcare in Mexico and double-digit sales growth in Chile.