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WellPet Hires New Brand Manager for WHIMZEES

WellPet hired Lauren Brecher as the new brand manager for WHIMZEES.

Attendance Grows at Aquatic Experience - Chicago

The event experienced a 21% increase in attendance, according to The World Pet Association.

Soggy Doggy and Southeast Pet Team Up

Soggy Doggy Productions, LLC partnered with Atlanta-based independent distributor, Southeast Pet.

Portland Pet Food Company Expands Distribution Network

Portland Pet Food Company added Middle West Distributors to its distribution network.

Caru Daily Dish Introduces Two New Flavors

Adding to their everyday value line of stews, Caru Pet Food crafted two new delicious Daily Dish flavors: Turkey and Turkey with Wild Salmon.

Mendota Products Creates Brand Unity

After decades in the pet care industry and a series of acquisitions, Mendota Products has made a move to bring all of its individual products under one new brand: Mendota Pet.

PIJAC Hires New Director of Government Affairs

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) hired Savonne Caughey as its new director of government affairs.

Pet Releaf Trademarks Brand

Pet Releaf officially trademarked its brand, full product line and slogan, “from seed to sale, from plant to pet.”

Because Animals Takes New Approach to Pet Food

Because Animals is a new pet food company focused on nutritious pet food made​ ​without​ ​meat.

GfK and Comp-Ware Partner Up

As online and grocery claim growing slices of US pet retail sales, pet specialty stores are ramping up their focus on data-driven decision making.

iMarc Donates Engraving System to Houston SPCA

After the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey, iMARC Engraving Systems helped the Houston SPCA with a donation of an iMARC Pet Tag Engraver Machine and tags to help identify displaced pets.

Isle of Dogs Presents New Food Line

Isle of Dogs introduced Isle of Dogs nourish, a premium 90 percent meat, grain-free dog and cat food.

PetSmart Opens 1,600th Store

PetSmart’s 1,600th store opened in El Paso, Texas last week.

Fetch for Pets to Distribute Durkha Canine Chews

Fetch for Pets signed on as the exclusive distributor of Durkha Canine Chews and will be launching the line at Global Pet Expo in March 2018.

Bravo Pet Foods Has New VP of Sales

Bravo Pet Foods promoted Melissa Van Vactor to vice president of sales.

Fortipet Enters Pet Nutrition Market

Fortipet Farm to Pet Health Alternatives is a new company in the pet nutrition industry that has embraced the farm to pet movement.

Bentley's Pet Stuff Opens 86th Location

Bentley’s Pet Stuff acquired Natural Pet Market in Wheaton, Ill.

The Pet Food Institute Releases New Web Resource

The Pet Food Institute (PFI) launched a new series of interactive infographics showing the ways the key nutrients found in a complete and balanced dog food recipe help pets.

Pet Supplements Get Formula Update

Dr. King’s Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals (NPP) now uses a new, plant-based, natural preservative in its line of pet supplements.

SPINS Appoints New Pet Channel Director

Amy Kerr will serve as director of business development for SPINS’ pet channel.
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