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Spectrum Brands Acquiring Pet Matrix

Spectrum will add Pet Matrix's DreamBone and SmartBones brands to a portfolio that includes Nature's Miracle, FURminator, Littermaid, Dingo, Tetra and Marineland.

Inaugural Planet Dog Ball Raises More Than $80,000 for Veterans’ Service Dog Programs

The Planet Dog Foundation’s inaugural Planet Dog Ball, which happened on April 8th, raised more than $80,000 to benefit America’s VetDogs, a national service dog program, and Maine-based K9s on the Front Line, which provides Maine veterans with trained service dogs free-of-charge.

PetPals Group Inc. Appoints New Nationwide Sales Director

Brad Forgette was recently appointed as PetPals Group Inc.’s nationwide sales director.

New Customer Advisory Council Includes Director from Petco

Natural Insight announced it has formed a Customer Advisory Council (CAC) to help guide product innovation, as well as increase customer satisfaction and customer retention.

Einstein Pets Expands Product Portfolio with Ello Pet Supply

Einstein Pets announced that they have expanded their product offering of treats for dogs with Ello Pet Supply.

Application Period Now Open for PetSafe Brand’s Bark for Your Park Program

Communities around the country can now submit an application for PetSafe Brand’s seventh annual Bark for Your Park grant-giving program until Friday, June 30, 2017.

Swees America Partners with New Distributor

Swees America Inc. recently partnered with Rio Grande Service Center, a distributor of pet food and supplies.

Reilly’s HEMPVET Expands National Distribution Network

Reilly’s HEMPVET, Inc. announced a distribution network that includes Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, General Pet Supply, Tickners and King Wholesale Pet Supplies.

Angel Pet Supplies Debuts New Customer Website

Angel Pet Supplies introduced a new, user-friendly look to their website that will make it easier for pet owners to find the right product for their pets.

Matrix Partners to Aid Launch of Grooming Tools

Matrix Partners announced that their agency will oversee all strategic marketing including: logo and packaging design, public relations, social media, digital media and national distribution efforts on behalf of Swees America Inc.

Animal Supply Company Partners with SPINS to Provide Data Insights

Animal Supply Company (ASC) announced that it is partnering with SPINS to provide pivotal insights that will help independent pet retailers succeed in the specialty pet market.

World Pet Association Releases Study on Social Media Best Practices for Pet Retailers

World Pet Association (WPA) has released a comprehensive whitepaper titled Social Media Best Practices for Pet Stores.

The Company of Animals Appoints Western Regional Sales Manager

The Company of Animals recently hired Michelle Carter as Western Regional Sales Manager.

Fauna Foods to Hold Customer Appreciation Event and Buyers Show

On Friday, June 2, Fauna Foods will hold its fifth annual Day at the Races Customer Appreciation Event and Buyers Show at the Meadowlands Complex in East Rutherford, N.J.

Oxbow Announces Scholarship Winners

The scholarships award annual financial support to five students pursuing education in the exotic and companion animal veterinary fields.

Animal Supply Company Acquires LADS Pet Supplies

Lads will operate as a separate division of ASC and will continue to service customers as LADS Pet Supplies. Its operations will remain unchanged.

SuperZoo Given Four Awards by Trade Show Executive

SuperZoo received four awards including first in percentage growth of exhibitors.

Aqueon Announces Brand Refresh

The company’s new look includes a new logo, clean packaging and a revived website.

Central Garden & Pet Acquires K&H Manufacturing

K&H is best known for its lineup of heated and cooling pet products.

Paws Gourmet Sells Bakery Operations

The owners of Paws Gourmet, Lilyan and John Holmes, have announced their retirement plans and sold all business assets to a new Washington company.
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