Monday, April 17, 2006

Greenies sold to Candy Maker

We dog owners have always known that Greenies are like chocolate for a human child right? Well, The New York Times announced that Mars Inc., maker of Snickers, Milky Way and M&M's candies, is buying the manufacturer of the country's best-selling dog treat. Christopher Brandt, general counsel for S&M NuTec, a North Kansas City-based company that makes Greenies dog treats, and Alice Nathanson a spokeswoman for McLean, Va.-based Mars, said Thursday that the companies had signed an agreement for the acquisition. Mars already sells Whiskas and Pedigree branded pet food. Mars, with annual sales of more than $18 billion, said pet snacks is the fastest-growing segment in the industry.

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