98 99 A mericans spend $25 billion a year on pet food. The world’s largest producer of pet food is the United Kingdom’s Mars Petcare with a portfolio of approximately 50 brands.Nestlé Purina Petcare of St. Louis,Missouri is the world’s second larg- est company, globally, and the first largest in the United States.Hill’s Pet Nutrition of Topeka, Kansas, a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive, comes in third, and Blue Buffalo of Wilton, Connecticut, recently sold to General Mills for $8 billion, owns the fourth spot. A newer, and much smaller, entrant into the lucrative pet food market is Pet Wants of Cincinnati, Ohio, a niche company that was founded in 2010 and offers specialty-crafted pet food products made with natural ingredients, with no sugar added, no fillers, no animal by-products, and no corn, wheat, soy, or dyes. Pet Wants, listed #33 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 listing of the Top New Fran- chises, sells its private label food products, along with a variety of other pet products from partner companies, through its network of PETWANTS NUTRITION YOU CAN TRUST PET WANTS AT A GLANCE PET WANTS WHAT: A distributor of specialty-crafted pet food products WHERE: Cincinnati, Ohio WEBSITE: