Alternative protein

vivadmin/ August 17, 2018/ News

Alternative proteins feature strongly in the five megatrends shaping the future of human food, but what about their potential in the pet food industry? Meat versus protein There is growing discussion about alternative meat. On the human side of nutrition, partly due to the vegetarian trend and partly due to limited meat supplies, food companies are looking at meat replacements

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43 Million Pet-Owning U.S. Households Shop at Walmart

vivadmin/ August 17, 2018/ News

Of 67 million pet-owning households in the U.S., two-thirds do any type of shopping at Walmart or Sam’s Club, with Walmart alone claiming 43 million pet-owning households in its customer base, according to data published in U.S. Pet Market Focus: Walmart as Competitor, the third report in a four-part series on Walmart Inc. by market research firm Packaged Facts. By

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Retail alliances spread across Europe

vivadmin/ August 16, 2018/ News

Tesco and Carrefour? Sainsbury’s and Asda? Casino, Auchan, Metro and Schiever? Tesco and Booker? Carrefour and Systeme U? There’s a new world of retailer alliances across Europe and they are raising more questions than answers about what they mean. The biggest move was the announcement that Tesco and Carrefour have joined forces for the purchases of both A-brand and private

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Petco partners with Canadian Tire

vivadmin/ August 14, 2018/ News

Petco is expanding into Canada through an exclusive partnership with Canadian Tire, which will carry Petco’s pet food, treats, supplies and accessories online and in stores. This partnership brings Petco’s assortment to Canada, continuing the pet retailer’s assertive growth strategy in a highly competitive market. There are plenty of pet owners willing to pay for premium pet products and services

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Cannabis-based medical pet products closer to fruition

vivadmin/ August 13, 2018/ News, Petfood Ingredients & Additives

Canadian pets are a few steps closer to getting their paws on pot-based medical treatments in Canada as more cannabis companies research marijuana’s efficacy for companion animals. Canopy Growth Corp. is the latest medical marijuana company to enter the potentially lucrative pet market with its announcement this week that it will embark on a Health Canada-approved clinical trial to research

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Glucosamine Market Value Projected to Expand by 2018 to 2028

vivadmin/ August 10, 2018/ Petfood Ingredients & Additives

Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound within the cartilage of joints, it is made from chains of sugars and proteins bound together. Glucosamine is processed from shellfish that has been found to provide relief from minor pain. This naturally derived compound helps in formation of cartilage and synovial fluid which helps in maintaining joint health. Glucosamine is primarily used to

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Pets Corner report increased sales of 6.51%

vivadmin/ August 9, 2018/ News

The second largest pet retailer in the UK, Pets Corner, has continued to buck the retail gloom, reporting rising like-for-like sales of 6.51% as it nears completion of its store refurbishment programme and merger with Pampurred Pets. Following Pets Corner’s acquisition of Pampurred Pets in April 2016, it has invested £1.77 million refitting 18 of the acquired 49 stores, and

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Pets at Home sales rise as new boss brings down prices

vivadmin/ August 8, 2018/ News

Pets at Home’s group revenue was £277.4 million for the period between March 30 and July 19, with retail revenue rising 6.9% to £245 million and vet revenue jumping 18.4% to £32.4 million. Pets at Home has benefited from a lift in sales after it brought down prices to compete with online rivals. The pet store’s retail head Peter Pritchard

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Radio Systems Petsafe Europe appoints new Business Development manager

vivadmin/ August 6, 2018/ News

Radio Systems PetSafe Europe, parent company of PetSafe® Brand, announces the appointment of Alex Bewley to Business Development Manager. The new appointment is a further boost to the company’s sales team following Nicki Hamilton joining the business as EMEA Sales Director last month. At Radio Systems, Alex’s role will be to win new business and develop both Radio Systems’ PetSafe® Brand

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