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Pedigree Petfoods

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1934 Mars Confections acquired the whole of the share capital of Chappel Brothers Ltd, a small company in Manchester which canned meat offcuts for sale as pet food under the brand name 'Chappie'.

1939 The name of the company was changed to Chappie Ltd in 1939.

1957 Because the company was marketing a range of products in addition to the original 'Chappie', the name was changed to Petfoods Ltd,

1972 The name was changed again to Pedigree Petfoods

See Pedigree Chum

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