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APPA Hires New Associate Manager

American Pet Products Association (APPA) executive vice president and COO Andrew Darmohraj announced that Cori Stoutenberg has been hired as associate manager, industry relations.

Grandma Lucy's Increases IMAP

Starting October 1st, Grandma Lucy’s IMAP will be five percent over its MSRP.

New Name for Combined Companies

Parkers Pet Provisions, which acquired Complete Natural Nutrition earlier this year, created a new name to better represent the combined companies: Presidio Natural Pet Co.

FWV Fetching Engaged by Five Brands

FWV Fetching, the pet and veterinary practice of French/West/Vaughan (FWV), has been engaged to represent several leading pet and veterinary brands including ThunderWorks, Bideawee, Scout & Zoe’s, John Paul Pet and CityVet.

Pawscout Launches Internet-Connected Pet Tag

Pawscout launched The Smarter Pet Tag, an internet-connected pet tag meant to be an innovative and still affordable alternative to traditional pet tags.

Blue Buffalo Expands Into Mass and Grocery Stores

The company has already begun shipping Blue Life Protection Formula products to Target, Kroger, Meijer and Publix with the expectation that they will appear in store this month.

Jones Naturals Unveils New Brand Strategy

Jones Naturals LLC revealed a new multi-channel brand strategy that includes expansion of the Jones Natural Chews and The Country Butcher product lines.

Health Extension Appoints New Sales Manager

Health Extension Pet Care welcomed Tim Seibold as the company's southwest territory sales manager.

Ziwi Hires New Vice President

Heather Hickey recently joined the Ziwi USA team as vice president of sales.

Nilodor, Inc. Acquires Bobbi Panter Pet Products

For the past eight years, Nilodor, Inc. has manufactured all products belonging to Bobbi Panter Pet Products and recently acquired the company.

American Pet Products Association Promotes Two Staff Members

American Pet Products Association (APPA) executive vice president and COO Andrew Darmohraj announced two staff promotions.

Joe Giles Named President and COO Of Chuck Latham Associates

Joe Giles joined Chuck Latham Associates (CLA) as its new president and chief operating officer.

SuperZoo New Product Showcase Winners

Over 850 products debuted this year at SuperZoo which took place July 24-27 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev.

Three Pet Food Manufacturers Honored at SuperZoo Retailer Gathering

KLN Family Brands, Fromm Family Foods and Champion Pet Foods were recognized for their commitment to brick-and-mortar retail.

Ziwi USA Inc. Appoints New President

Ziwi recently appointed Mary Helen Horn to the newly created role of president - Ziwi USA Inc., with responsibility over all company operations in the United States and Canada.

PIJAC Introduces Small Animal Care Standards

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) revealed a landmark initiative to help assure proper care of small animals.

Mazuri Research Grant Application Now Open

Mazuri is now accepting proposals for its annual research grant focused on exotic animal nutrition.

Vital Essentials Expands Distribution Network

Vital Essentials added Bark to Basics to its distribution network.

Pet Fair Asia Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The 20th anniversary edition of Pet Fair Asia will happen at a new venue: the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Success for SuperZoo 2017

From July 24-27, over 10,000 pet retail, grooming and service industry professionals attended SuperZoo 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev.
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