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Cargill launches The Chompery(TM), a new line of butcher-quality dog treats

WICHITA, Kan., Feb 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --

Cargill introduced today The Chompery, a new brand of butcher-quality dog treats. Developed to address the latest consumer trends, The Chompery dog treats are all natural, single-ingredient and both sourced and produced in North America.

With a broad portfolio of high-quality treats, The Chompery offers products for multiple usage occasions and purposes, including long-lasting entertainment, rewards and training. The Chompery bones, ribs, windpipes and jerkies provide a variety of options that meet the main motivations of treat purchasers - functional, entertainment, training and bonding.

"Dog owners have so many reasons to treat their pets. Whether they are training a pup, rewarding their dog for good behavior or keeping them entertained while busy, dog owners require the right type of treat," said Cargill Marketing Manager Kelsie Reuter. "The Chompery was developed with a variety of all natural, single-ingredient products, so dog owners can have a treat on hand that they feel good about feeding their pet on any occasion."

Pet owners are also focused on sourcing and the ingredients of the products they purchase for their pets. In a Cargill survey of Canadian treat buyers, "easily digestible" and "natural" were among the most important product claims, and "sourced and made in North America" was a compelling reason to purchase for more than three-fourths of consumers. Addressing consumer concern about pet health and treat origin, The Chompery treats are all natural, made with single high-quality ingredients, and sourced and made in North America.

Pet treat purchases are frequent, and 65% of dog treat purchases are unplanned. To provide consumers with a new dog treat option outside the pet aisle, The Chompery products will be available in the meat aisle at grocery stores across Canada and the U.S.

The launch of The Chompery coincides with rising demand for pet treats in Canada, as pet owners seek solutions to keep their pets occupied while working from home. Nearly half of Canadian dog and cat owners reported last summer that they are spending more on pet products than they used to, and another third report no change in spending levels.

To learn more about The Chompery and the full line of products, visit www.TheChompery.com.

About Cargill

Cargill's 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

We combine 155 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.

Packaged Fact "Pet Treat and Chews in the U.S., 3rd Edition" September 2019

Packaged Fact "Canadian Pet Market Survey 2020" August 2020.

Contact:

Daniel Sullivan

media@cargill.com

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