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Sure Petcare Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Sure Petcare is celebrating ten years since the launch of its first microchip-enabled pet product, the Microchip Cat Flap.

Petco to Host JustFoodForDogs Exhibition Kitchens

Petco teamed up with JustFoodForDogs to offer fresh, small-batch, human-grade food for dogs in strategic locations across the country.

VIP Petcare Adds More Locations

VIP Petcare expanded availability of its preventive vet clinics throughout the states of Washington, Maine, Kansas and Louisiana.

Chuck & Don's Plans Birthday Bash

To celebrate its 28th anniversary, destination pet supplies store Chuck & Don’s will hold a birthday bash and inaugural adoption event at most of its locations throughout Minnesota and Colorado.

Fromm Introduces New Recipe

Fromm Family launched its newest recipe, Four Star Nutritionals Rancherosa.

Vital Essentials Wins Award

Carnivore Meat Company, maker of Vital Essentials and Vital Cat brands, received the 2018 Governor’s Export Achievement Award at the Annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference held in Milwaukee.

Spunky Pup Welcomes New VP

Lafayette Bay Products LLC, maker of the Spunky Pup line of pet products, hired Craig O’Keefe as the company’s new senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Woof Gang Bakery Opens New Store in Texas

Woof Gang Bakery will have a grand opening event for its new Houston location on May 19th.

Mammoth Pet Products Goes Green

Mammoth Pet Products took multiple measures to make its manufacturing and business more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Melinda Miller Returns to Bravo Pet Foods

Melinda Miller returned to Bravo Pet Foods as the company’s new chief executive officer.

Fairview Mills Expands Feed Capacity

Fairview Mills, a division of J-Six Enterprises, entered into a purchase agreement with United Farmers’ Cooperative to acquire feed milling assets in Elwood, Kan.

ADM Animal Nutrition Opens New Facility

Archer Daniels Midland Company opened a new, high-tech premix facility in Effingham, Ill.

Love Your Pet Bakery Receives National Recognition

Love Your Pet Bakery was named a winner in the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE, a network of volunteer, expert business mentors.

PureLUXE Hires New Distributor

PureLUXE Pet Food hired Independent Pet Supply to cover distribution of its products in Washington and Oregon.

Ello Pet Supply Partners with ZippyPaws

Ello Pet Supply now distributes ZippyPaws products.

Caitec Hires New VP of Operations

Richard Nornhold joined Caitec as vice president of operations.

Wondercide Adds Two Distribution Partners

Wondercide partnered with two pet industry distributors: Independent Pet Supply, of Maltby, Wash. and Southeast Pet, of Atlanta.

Amazon Launches Pet Food Brand

Amazon further strengthened its presence in the pet industry by launching Wag, its own private label pet food brand.

Boss Pet Acquires PetEdge

Boss Pet Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Boss Holdings, Inc., acquired the assets of PetEdge, Inc., a supplier of wholesale pet grooming supplies and discount pet products.

New Survey Reveals Pet Sitting is a Growing Business

The average annual revenue generated by Pet Sitter International's member businesses was up approximately 25% over a two-year period.
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