Posted August 04, 2018 16:47:23 Dog food giant Nestle has announced plans to relocate its Adelaide, South Australia, operations to Melbourne, Australia, due to a rise in demand for Australian food.
The move will see the company moving its Adelaide office to the CBD, from its current site in a former industrial estate in the city’s south-east.
“The company’s decision to move its Australian business headquarters to Melbourne is based on strong demand for Nestle Australian dog products,” Nestle Australia chief executive John Gwynne said in a statement on Monday.
“We have been working with the Adelaide city council and the City of Adelaide to understand how the demand for our Australian products has grown over the past 12 months and what the best options are for managing the transition to new markets and our existing markets.”
A spokesperson for Nestlé Australia said the company had “recently commenced a comprehensive review of our operations in Australia” and the relocation was due to “the increasing demand for its Australian dog foods.”
The move comes amid growing concerns about the quality of the food being served to pets in Australia, with a rise of pet deaths and health issues in recent years.
A recent report by the Australian Council of Veterinary Surgeons said dog food sold in Australia was “not generally considered to meet current health standards, and the health impacts of some of the products are well documented”.
“Dogs are generally better fed in a healthy environment,” it said.
“A healthy diet includes plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, and lean dairy.
It also includes adequate amounts of protein and vitamins.””
In addition to the obvious health benefits of this, many of these diets contain the nutrients essential to maintaining normal growth and development of a healthy dog.”
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