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July 2015
A Passion for Pets & People

Mud Bay’s business plan is pretty simple. In fact, Lars Wulff, co-CEO of the 33-unit Tumwater, Wash.-based pet store chain,…
 
 
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Nulo Pet Food has announced that Heather Govea has joined the company, filling the role of president. Govea brings years of experience in the pet industry with her, coming from Natural Balance Pet Foods where she served in various roles including executive vice president and general manager.   An accomplished and…
Animal Supply Company has acquired the assets of Coast Pet Distributors, headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif. Coast will operate as part of the ASC West Region and immediately begin serving customers as Animal Supply Company.   “We are pleased to welcome Coast’s customers and product brands to the Animal Supply Company family,”…
Ethical Products has debuted an updated logo as part of the ongoing evolution of the company’s brand. The new logo features the brand name inside a red circle and includes the tagline “We Love Pets,” which emphasizes the company’s commitment to pets.    “The Spot brand has been a trusted brand…
Emerald Pet Products partnered with local pet supply store Pet Things in Douglasville, Ga., to donate 225 goodie bags for K-9 teams. The donation was arranged in honor of the 2015 North American Police Work Dog Association National Workshop, which was held in Douglasville in June.    Master trainers and…
Raw Bistro Pet Fare, maker of premium raw food, treats and bones for dogs, recently held two canine wellness seminars to raise awareness for a raw food diet for dogs.    The seminars were held in Cannon Falls, Minn., and at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and featured…
Pet Flys has been acquired by Mirage Pet Products. Established in 2003, Pet Flys has become an industry leader in airline carriers and has grown its product base to include a wide variety of totes, slings, collars, harnesses, pet furniture, toys and accessories stocked by pet businesses around the world.   …
Hill’s Pet Nutrition and VCA Charities have marked a major milestone in their five-year partnership, celebrating the serving of one million meals to pets in need.    The partnership with Hill’s helps support the VCA Pet Food Pantry program, which provides pet food to pet parents stricken by the economic…
Doggie Walk Bags, makers of the original blue waste pick-up bags, has released a line of cat litter clean up bags. The Kitty Waste Bags line debuts with 10 products, including rolls of bags, bulk bags and dispensers.      Designed for picking up litter box waste, the tie-handle rolls…
Colorado-based pet supplement company In Clover has donated $20,000 of Connectin joint-care product to two local rescues. Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) and Big Dogs Huge Paws (BDHP) each received a donation of the supplement.      GRRR helps find homes for about 300 abandoned or surrendered Golden…
Caitec has released its HERO line of 72 innovative toys designed to encourage play and spark interaction between dogs and owners. The toys are made from a variety of materials, including natural rubber, rope and ballistic nylon.   “We used our expertise in foraging behavior to develop the HERO line,” said…
BuddyRest has debuted a line of dog beds in partnership with sleep technology company Dormeo. The new beds feature Octaspring Technology, a patented memory foam/coil hybrid system.   The Dormeo Octaspring beds by BuddyRest couple the pressure relief and support benefits of human-grade memory foam, without the issues the material…
Urban Expositions has unveiled P3 Progressive Pet Products, a Midwest trade show for pet industry retailers. Representing a reinvention of the former H. H. Backer Total Pet Expo, which was postponed earlier this year, P3 will debut August 24-25, 2016 at Navy Pier in Chicago.   P3 is intended as…

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Industry Calendar

August 3- 4, 2015: Phillips Pet Food & Supplies Mid-Atlantic Buying Show

Ocean Place Resort & Spa

Long Branch, N.J.

Phone: (800) 451-2817

Website: www.phillipspet.com

August 6- 9, 2015: All American Grooming Show

The Westin Chicago North

Wheeling, Ill.

Phone: (717) 691-3388

Website: www.barkleigh.com

August 27-30, 2015: Pet Fair Asia 2015

Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

Shanghai, China

Phone: +86 21 6195 6088

Website: www.petfairasia.com

August 29-30, 2015: North American Reptile Breeder's Conference and Trade Show

Arlington Convention Center

Arlington, Texas

Phone: (708) 932-8044

Website: www.narbc.com

September 12-13, 2015: North American Reptile Breeder's Conference and Trade Show

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, Calif.

Phone: (708) 932-8044

Website: www.narbc.com

September 17-20, 2015: Groom Expo

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

Hershey, Pa.

Phone: (717) 691-3388

Website: www.barkleigh.com

September 19-20, 2015: The Long Island Pet Expo in the Park

Tanner Park

Copiague, N.Y.

Phone: (800) 677-4677

Website: www.horseandpetexpo.com

October 1- 2, 2015: Phillips Pet Food & Supplies Southern Buying Show

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Phone: (800) 451-2817

Website: www.phillipspet.com

October 2- 4, 2015: New England Grooming Show

Sturbridge, Mass.

Phone: (717) 691-3388

Website: www.barkleigh.com

October 10-11, 2015: North American Reptile Breeder's Conference and Trade Show

Tinley Park Holiday Inn Select & Convention Center

Tinley Park, Ill.

Phone: (708) 932-8044

Website: www.narbc.com

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