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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.

World's Best Cat Litter Partners With VELCRO

World's Best Cat Litter, a Kent Pet Group brand, has integrated VELCRO Brand’s PRESS-LOK closure into packaging for its new Advanced Series product line, starting with its new Zero Mess litter bags.

Kirk Young Named President of ANF Pet

A 30-year veteran in the global pet food and care industry, Young brings experience in sales, marketing and worldwide operations to ANF Pet.

Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference Sees Continued Growth

This year’s Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, held March 9-12, 2017, saw a 9 percent spike in attendance in its second year at the Georgia International Convention Center.

Moderna Adds Director of Sales and Marketing in North America

Moderna Products America is adding Bruce J. Flantzer as its director of sales and marketing for Norht America.

Flexi Updates Website and Packaging

Flexi updated its website with a leash recommendation tool to help users find the right leash, plus care instructions and handling details.

BAMPZ Acquires H2O4K9 and NEOSLING

“We are very excited to add the H2O4K9 and NEOSLING brands to our product line,” said Tim Boyd, president and co-owner of BAMPZ.

Royal Canin Hires New President

Eckert succeeds outgoing president, Keith Levy, who is assuming a new global leadership position within Mars’ recently merged confectionery business.

Matrix Partners Receives Graphic Design Awards

Matrix Partners was recognized for their graphic design work on behalf of three of their clients: Caru Pet Food, Health Extension and Nature’s Logic.

Dog Rocks is Now Podium Pet Products

Dog Rocks will remain the flagship brand for Podium Pet Products whose portfolio also includes Pet Remedy, Torus Water Bowl, PetproBio, Pet Angel and Non-Tip Feeder.

Fluff & Tuff Names Charity Recipients

Fluff & Tuff introduces a limited edition Holiday Charity Toy each year sold through their independent retail partners where 100 percent of the profits are donated through its Fluff & Tuff Charitable Foundation.

Zoetis Launches Pet Effect Campaign

Zoetis is introducing a new campaign, The Pet Effect, to promote research that shows how important the human animal bond is for human health.

Planet Dog to Host First Annual Fundraising Ball

On April 8, The Planet Dog Foundation will hold its inaugural Planet Dog Ball to raise awareness and funds for organizations that provide service animals to veterans and active-duty service members.

Phillips Pet Food Launches Ordering App

Phillips Pet Food and Supplies developed an online ordering app to enable their customers to manage business more efficiently.

PetQuip Taking Record Number of British Exhibitors to Zoomark

The group is made up of 23 companies in the British pavilion and five companies exhibiting independently in other halls of the show.

Pet-Ag Hires New Director of Regulatory and New Product Development

Pet-Ag, Inc. brought on Rebecca Harter as the company’s new director of regulatory and new product development.

True Leaf Chairman Wins Freedom of the City Award

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd.—makers of True Leaf Pet products—chairman Mike Harcourt received the Freedom of the City award from the City of Vancouver, Canada.

21st Century Animal HealthCare Launches Calm Paws

21st Century Animal HealthCare launched Calm Paws, a natural calming support product line.

PIDA Elects New Officers, Brings Peter Reid Back as Director

Mark Smith, president of Frontier Distributing Inc. was elected chairman of the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) board during its annual business meeting in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Sleepypod Debuts New Crash Test Dog

Sleepypod unveiled DUKE 2.0, a crash test dog with new instrumentation and better biofidelity than any of their previous crash test pets.
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