The American Companies That Aren’t Actually American Anymore


Purina was founded in 1894 by William H. Danforth, who wanted to create healthy pet food. The American company became very popular over the years and survived several economic crises. Purina ended up striking a deal with Swiss-based company Nestle in 2001 as they were going through some financial troubles.

Nestle ended up acquiring Purina for a whopping $10.3 billion as they knew that this company would boost their portfolio tremendously. Purina is still just as popular as it was when it was American-owned, and not many Americans even noticed that it was bought out by a foreign company.


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