4 top Brazilian pet food companies in 2022
In 2022, Brazil-based pet food businesses had the highest annual revenues among Latin American companies. The most populous nation in South America was home to the most prosperous Latin American dog, cat and other pet food companies in Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies database. The Brazilian pet food market has grown in recent years and is one of the largest pet food markets worldwide. The increasing pet population and changing consumer preferences are driving this growth. Brazil has a large and diverse pet ownership base. Dogs and cats remain the most popular pets. Similar to global trends, there is a growing demand for premium and specialized pet food products in Brazil. Pet owners are increasingly looking for high-quality and nutritionally balanced options for their pets. The Brazilian pet food market is subject to regulations and standards set by organizations such as the ANVISA and MAPA. These agencies oversee the safety and labeling of pet food products. The Brazilian pet food market is competitive, with both domestic and international brands vying for market share. These pet food companies are based in Brazil, although one left the pet food industry earlier this year. Their annual revenues for 2022 are listed.
1. Special Dog
Special Dog Company was born in February 2001 in the city of Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo, in the interior of São Paulo. The company quickly reached the rank of one of the largest industries in the segment in Brazil. The brand operates in more than 38,000 points of sale in 8 Brazilian states and the Federal District, in addition to exporting to 13 countries.
2. BRF Pet SA
BRF reprorted a 33% revenue increase in its pet segment 2022 as a result of acquisitions made in 2021. BRF became a major player in the Brazilian pet food market in 2021 with the acquisitions of established manufacturers Hecosul and Mogiana. The company paid R$1.35 billion (US$234 million) for the two companies. The company said the acquisitions would give it 10% of the Brazilian petfood market. After entering the pet food market less than two years ago, Brazil-based BRF sold its dog, cat and other pet food business wing. On February 28, BRF announced that it had engaged Banco Santander to be its financial advisor for the sale of its pet food operations. BRF is one of the world’s top poultry and feed producers and processors.
3. Premier Pet
Premier Pet began in Brazil in 1995 and launched its first brand after two years of research. Premier Pet, owned by agricultural corporation Grandfood Industry and Trade, sells dog and cat food through pet shops and veterinary offices. Premier Pet is located on a large campus in the state of Sao Paolo, Brazil, with a factory of 41,000 square meters. The Instituto Premier Pet is the company’s nonprofit arm, supporting and encouraging research, studies and actions that aim to promote health, quality of life and longevity of dogs and cats, in addition to supporting several social causes.
Total Alimentos, owned by ADM Animal Nutrition, uses technology to create wet food flavors in its dry food. Total Alimentos has its own label partnerships with many large corporations, including Walmart, Carrefour, Extra/Canino, DentaClean and Kelko. Total Alimentos also has a line of animal feed for a wide range of species.