How it Began
PBM Products, now Perrigo Nutritionals, was founded in 1997 by Paul B. Manning, who introduced the first Store Brand Infant Formulas in the United States.
Created with the mission to provide parents with high-quality, low-cost alternatives to expensive national brands, PBM revitalized the infant nutrition landscape. By meeting the exacting standards of the FDA as outlined in the Infant Formula Act, PBM was the first company to provide parents with affordable infant formula options they could trust.
This revitalization in the infant formula category was made possible when PBM acquired the state-of-the-art Wyeth Factory in Georgia, VT, the only ISO 9001:2008-certified, infant formula-manufacturing facility in the United States. The facility in Vermont (formerly PBM Nutritionals, LLC), allowed PBM to begin producing and distributing their formulas under the store brands of major U.S. retailers including Walmart, Target, Babies R' Us, Sam's Club, CVS, and other leading retailers in United States.
Expanding the business in 2009, PBM then acquired a second facility in Covington, OH, that is operated under same high quality standards and has also achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. Perrigo's facilities in Vermont and Ohio adhere to stringent FDA guidelines and use ingredients that are sourced in North America.
PBM Products as a Perrigo Company
In 2010, two leading companies in the private label space joined forces when PBM became part of the Perrigo Company, the largest manufacturer of store brand over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products.
Sharing the mission to provide consumers with high quality, low cost healthcare and nutrition products, the business partnership made PBM the largest manufacturer and distributor of store brand infant formula and nutrition products in the world - producing 12 infant formulas to 68 retailer chains in including Walmart, Target, Babies R' Us and other leading retailers in United States.
Now a division of Perrigo, Perrigo Nutritionals remains headquartered in Gordonsville, Virginia, and currently employs 600 people worldwide.
Rapid Growth & Innovation
Named among Entrepreneur's Hot 500 of America's fastest-growing businesses, PBM – and now Perrigo Nutritionals – continues to experience exponential growth by offering store-brand and branded nutritionals to major retailers throughout the United States and internationally.
True category leaders, PBM/Perrigo has set the benchmark for key innovations in infant formula products compared to national brand competitors.
- March 2006 – With U.S. consumers turning to organic products, PBM created the first Organic Milk-Based Infant Formula with DHA and ARA that also contains organic whey, nonfat milk, and lactose.
- May 2007 – With the popularity of vanilla-flavored formulas for toddlers on the rise, PBM created a national brand equivalent formula that was available at Meijer stores more than two years before a similar product by Enfamil® launched nationally.
- July 2008 – PBM developed a prebiotic formula for export to the Chinese market in 2004. Following a stringent regulatory review process, PBM Nutritonals was the first manufacturer to receive FDA approval of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) as a prebiotic ingredient.
Looking to the future, Perrigo Nutritionals continues to develop new product innovations to appeal to all parent choices and infant nutrition needs.