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Global Pet Expo Offers Expanded Opportunities for International Exhibitors

The 2017 Global Pet Expo—March 22-24 in Orlando, Fla.—will debut country-specific pavilions for international exhibitors.

Worldwise, Inc. Opens Distribution Center in Shanghai

The center will offer international customers the benefit of being able to pick up products all in one place and in one consolidated shipment.

Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance Pet Foods Donate up to $50,000 to Pets for Vets

For each in-store Natural Balance purchase made at any of the Pet Supplies Plus’ 380 nationwide locations from Nov. 28 to Dec. 28, the store will make a donation to Pets for Vets.

PetSmart Opens 1,500th Store in Colorado and Launches New Website

The store opened its doors this week and is located in Sheridan, Colo.

Deepwater Distribution is Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Brio Aquaponics Systems

The Brio Aquaponics system is revolutionizing the form and function of sustainable eco-systems for home and office.

Gold Paw Series is Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Pet on Wheels Carrier

Crafted in Italy, the Pet on Wheels carrier is a weatherproof, hard-shell carrier that can be securely mounted to bicycles, motor scooters and motorbikes to transport pets.

Caitec Adds New Director of National Sales

Matthew Wutzel has joined Caitec Corporation as director of national sales.

Link AKC Awarded CES 2017 Best of Innovation in Wearable Technologies Category

Link AKC’s smart dog collar has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree.

Central Garden & Pet Acquires Segrest

Central Garden & Pet purchased Segrest Inc., the leading wholesaler of aquarium fish, for a cash purchase price of $60 million.

Precise Pet Products Brings New Field Hires to its Territory Sales Management Team

Precise Pet Products brought Aaron Cohn, Chris Louden and Nikki Nagy onto its sales team. The three new sales professionals will cover territories ranging from central and western parts of the U.S.

GAMMA2 Hires Supply Chain Manager

GAMMA2, Inc. added David Sin to its team to manage all aspects of the company’s supply chain.

Tawzer Dog Launches Video-On-Demand Subscription Service

Tawzer Dog created a monthly subscription service where pet industry professionals can have unlimited access to more than 1,500 hours of animal training and behavior videos for $49 per month.

SuperZoo Honored Among Trade Show Executive "Gold 100"

SuperZoo was recently named in Trade Show Executive’s “Gold 100” honoring the 100 largest trade shows by net square footage.

The China International Pet Show Debuts Aquarium Competition

More than 2,000 aquariums will be set up for the competition, and more than 50 aquarium clubs and associations from all over the world will take part.

Holistic Health Extension Expands National Sales Team

Stew Omar, Jim Altic and Laurie Wade are taking on territorial sales manager positions.

BH Pet Gear Hires Dakota Jenner as Lead Graphic Designer

With this role, Jenner will supervise the work of other graphic designers, guiding them in creating and executing fresh designs.

Zoomark Italian Companies Make China Trade Show Debut

An Italian delegation of pet products organized by Zoomark International are making their Asian debut at the China International Pet Show (CIPS), Asia’s largest trade fair devoted to products for dogs, cats, fish, birds, rodents and other small pets.

Pet Owner and Retail Community "Chatting Pets" Launches

Chatting Pets is an online and offline community for pet owners/lovers, small businesses and shelters.

Petmate Teams Up With Lucky Dog Show for Donation

Petmate, in collaboration with CBS’ “Lucky Dog” show, made a donation to the Van Nuys East Valley Shelter.

Wellness Pet Food Donates 50,000 Pounds of Food to Pets Displaced by Flooding

The WellPet Foundation, maker of Wellness Natural Pet Food and Old Mother Hubbard, donated 50,000 pounds of dog and cat food to local Louisiana shelters that have been caring for homeless pets following this summer’s catastrophic flooding.
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