Robinsons Retail to spend P3.5B for store expansion

vivadmin/ June 8, 2018/ News

GOKONGWEI-LED Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) is planning to shell out P3.5 billion this year to fund further expansion, a top company official said. The company plans to open up to 120 new stores this year on top the 100 new store target of its pharmaceutical investment The Generics Pharmacy, RRHI President and Chief Operating Officer Robina Gokongwei-Pe said during

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Hill’s Korea targeting aging pet market

vivadmin/ June 7, 2018/ News

Hill’s Korea, the Korean unit of American pet food producer Hill’s Pet Nutrition, will introduce more products for the increasing number of aging dogs and cats here, the company said Monday.  Hill’s Korea, the Korean unit of American pet food producer Hill’s Pet Nutrition, will introduce more products for the increasing number of aging dogs and cats here, the company

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Official EU methodology to calculate the environmental footprint of pet food

vivadmin/ June 7, 2018/ News

The European Commission formally endorsed new Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules for the pet food industry in April this year. This is a significant milestone for FEDIAF and its members enabling the industry to accurately measure the environmental impact of its products.  Reacting to the Commission’s endorsement of the rules, Pascale Bensman, Chair of FEDIAF’s Environment and Sustainability Working Group,

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Mars increase investment in Russian pet food plant

vivadmin/ June 6, 2018/ News

U.S. Mars Inc would increase investment in one of its five pet food factories in Russia by 30 percent to enable it to reach its full capacity. Candy manufacturer Mars said it would invest an additional 1.2 billion roubles ($19.5 million) before year end, having previously spent 4.0 billion roubles on the project. The plant, located in the Rostov region

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The future of pet retail. Giving customers what they want

vivadmin/ June 5, 2018/ News

As the volume of online sales continues to increase – also within the pet sector – brick-and-mortar retailers are feeling the pressure. During the GlobalPETS Forum, held in Vienna in January of this year, CEO’s of main pet retail chains discussed how specialty pet retailers are facing the future: in both the short and long term, on- and offline. Challenges

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Euromonitor report the raise of cat populations in many markets

vivadmin/ June 4, 2018/ News

According to Euromonitor’s latest research, recent developments in the industry have seen the rise of cats’ popularity in many markets, largely overtaking dogs’ popularity. Paula Flores, head of luxury goods at Euromonitor comments, “Felines have captured the limelight due to their playful and typically more independent nature, making them the perfect companions for fast paced, urbanised young owners. This is

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Advances in plant-based proteins

vivadmin/ June 4, 2018/ News

Plant-based proteins are becoming more popular and it is now possible to find a wide range of alternative sources with novel properties. Environmental pawprint It has been calculated that dogs and cats, fed prepared diets based on animal proteins, consume about 19% of the amount of dietary energy that humans do and that they produce about one third the weight

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Rover raises $155 million to grow its dog-sitting platform in Europe

vivadmin/ June 1, 2018/ News

Rover has raised $155 million in a fresh round of funding, as the dog-sitting platform looks to expedite its expansion into Europe. The cash influx constitutes $125 million from a range of funds and accounts “advised” by T. Rowe Price Associates, as well as contributions from Winslow Capital, Cross Creek, TCV, Greenspring Associates, Spark Capital, and others. The company closed

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Become more effective in Asia!

vivadmin/ May 31, 2018/ News

Asia, especially China, is a fast changing and expanding pet market. In order to get new professional contacts and stay informed about this expanding pet market, use our special options! All offered on Wednesday the 26th of September, the day before the CIPS starts Options? 1. Use the Matchmaking as supplier or buyer. You can indicate what kind of companies

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