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Meowijuana Debuts Catnip Product Line

Meowijuana is launching a 100 percent organic catnip product line for shipping both domestically and internationally.

Holistic Health Extension Makes Hires in Sales Department

Holisitc Health Extension hired Ron Fissell as its New York metro territory sales manager and Adam Katz as its director of strategic accounts.

GroomPro POS Software System Launches Nationwide

Technology firm Punchey Inc. is launching its GroomPro POS business management software for pet groomers.

"How I Met My Dog" Matches Rescue Dogs With Adopters

How I Met My Dog is an online service that matches adopters and individual dogs using an algorithm based on knowledge and experience from the company’s team of animal behaviorists, trainers and animal welfare experts.

Bentley's Pet Stuff Named Breakout Retailer

Bentley’s Pet Stuff has been named the 2017 Breakout Retailer by Chain Store Age.

Pet King Brands Announces MAP and IMAP Policies

Pet King Brands, makers of ZYMOX Dermatology and ZYMOX Oratene Brushless Oral Care, announced the implementation of a minimum advertised pricing (MAP) policy and an internet minimum advertised pricing (IMAP) policy effective May 1.

P.L.A.Y.'s Wobble Ball Wins European Product Design Award

P.L.A.Y.’s (Pet Lifestyle and You) Wobble Ball was awarded Gold in Flora and Fauna/Pet Toys at the 2017 European Product Design Awards.

Kevin Fick Named Chairman of APPA Board

The American Pet Products Association board of directors elected Fick as chairman at the organization's annual meeting of members.

Ello Pet Supply Enters Distribution Partnership With GivePet

Ello Pet Supply will carry four flavors of GivePet treats: Doghouse Rock, The Ranch Hand, Breakfast All-Day and Campfire Feast.

Andis Launches Social Media Program for Groomers

Andis is expanding its social media ambassador program to its animal division, launching the search for groomers to become its new social media ambassadors.

Radio Systems Corporation Acquires Solvit

“Solvit understands what pet parents need in order to manage situations including traveling with their pets and caring for senior pets,” said Lance Tracy, Radio Systems Corporation chief commercial officer.

Pet Sitters International Pledges Donation to Pets For Patriots

Pet Sitters International (PSI), the creator of Take Your Dog to Work Day, is pledging a charitable contribution to Pets for Patriots during this year’s Take Your Dog to Work Day campaign.

Kurgo Launches Harness Replacement Program

Through this program, Kurgo will replace any dog car harness involved in an accident.

The Honest Kitchen Wins NEXTY Award

Editors at New Hope awarded its Nice Mussels at Natural Products Expo West.

PetSafe Offers Promo Tools for Pet Hydration Month

To help customers understand the importance of pet hydration and the availability of pet fountains for pet hydration month in July, PetSafe Brand is offering its retail partners an assortment of hydration-themed materials for use in-store and online.

New Products Showcase Winners Announced

On Thursday evening, Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association, announced the winners of the New Products Showcase awards at a ceremony on the show floor.

Retailer Excellence Award Winners Honored at Global Pet Expo

Each year, the Retailer Excellence Awards recognize outstanding independent pet specialty retailers in a variety of categories.

ShopKetti Expands and Launches Ordering App

Merchant by ShopKetti will allow manufacturers to get rid of the paper ordering process and allow retailers to build a cart on the spot.

PIJAC Hosting Three Events at Global Pet Expo

All three events are open to both attendees and the press.

Nulo Hires Vice President of Marketing

In this role, Meiering will oversee implelemtnation of Nulo’s strategies for event, trade and retail marketing, promotions and merchanding.
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