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Nestle, Purina deal wins FTC approval

WASHINGTON - Federal regulators approved the $10.3 billion purchase of Ralston Purina by Swiss food giant Nestle S.A., clearing the way for a pet food empire with such brands as Alpo, Purina and Friskies. To...
Some pets becoming fat, lazy

...quantity and richness of treats they give their pets. Unfortunately, many don't. A survey released last month by Ralston Purina pet food company found nearly half the 577 owners it questioned couldn't determine if their cat was overweight...
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4 leaders to be honored as youth role models

...chairmen or presidents of numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Dow Chemical, Delta Air Lines, Prudential, Ralston Purina, Marsh & McLennan, Leggett & Platt, Textron Corp. and VISA USA. Before his racing career, Mr. Campbell was...
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Wal-Mart counts on category chiefs to help it grow business

...Wal-Mart develop its special relationships with some vendors. The use of category advisers began with pet food maker Ralston Purina in 1991 and has expanded to include many product areas. To do the job, Wal-Mart grants the category adviser team...
Clay industry proves fruitful for Georgians has historically consisted of many regional players and a few big national brands like Clorox's Jonny Cat and Ralston-Purina's Tidy Cat. But a major shake-up occurred 10 years ago with the introduction of scoopable litter. Many pet...
Tyson acquires Hudson Foods just weeks after beef contamination scare

...James Hudson founded the business in 1972, buying poultry-processing operations in Arkansas and Missouri from Ralston Purina. It branched into the ground beef business two years ago. Tyson is politically connected and has close ties to President...
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Rev. Grover Lloyd (THOMSON, Ga.)

...he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked as Assistant Warehouse Manager for Taylor Milling Company/Ralston Purina. He returned to Georgia in the spring of 1946 to begin a pulpwood business, and in 1947, he began work for Anderson...
William Jones (CLAYTON, Ga.)

...Dub and Anne lived with their family in his hometown Gainesville, Ga. where he began a successful career with Ralston Purina. He retired from the corporate world in 1988 and moved with his wife to the South Carolina coast. During his life...