Del Monte and Natural Balance Pet Foods sign merger agreement

Del Monte Foods and Natural Balance Pet Foods have signed a merger agreement. The merger includes all Natural Balance brands, products and other trademarks. The companies anticipate the merger will close in mid-June, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory clearances.

Natural Balance(R) Pet Foods, created in 1989 by Dick Van Patten and Joey Herrick, is a leading premium pet food brand, offering more than 225 dog and cat products. For more information on Natural Balance, visit

Del Monte’s other pet-food brands/products include Kibbles ‘n Bits, Milk-Bone, Pupperoni, Meaty Bone, Milo’s Kitchen, Gravy Train, Canine Carry Outs, Jerky Treats, Snausages, Nature’s Recipe, 9 Lives, Meow Mix, Alley Cat and Pounce.

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