Bob Martin closes its French arm

vivadmin/ July 16, 2018/ News

Bob Martin is closing its French operation in Nemours, which it acquired from Néstle two-and-a-half years ago. The move follows the closure at the end of last year of its Italian factory in Udine, which manufactured cat litter and pet medicines. A spokesman said: “It is with regret and sadness that Bob Martin (UK) has decided to close down its

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WPA, PSC Partner to Connect Responsible Brands and Retailers

vivadmin/ July 13, 2018/ News

The Pet Sustainability Coalition and the World Pet Association announced a partnership that will elevate the pet industry’s focus on sustainable business practices and help retailers better identify manufacturers and brands that me As the natural sector of the pet industry continues to grow, companies are adopting a variety of terms to help differentiate themselves among the competition. Terms like

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Pet Product Packaging Market Sales Reach $3.6 Billion

vivadmin/ July 13, 2018/ News

Premiumization of pet foods and growth in pet product sales continue to drive pet product packaging demand. An increasingly competitive and crowded market for pet products, coupled with material inavailability, government regulations regarding pet food safety, and advances in packaging machinery have brought the pet product packaging market to an estimated $3.6 billion in 2017. Within this market, the vast

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Back to the future with botanicals

vivadmin/ July 12, 2018/ News

Visit a supermarket and you might think that botanicals are both trendy and novel. However, their use for health promoting purposes dates back to the ancient societies of China, India, Greece and Egypt.  The many definitions for botanicals illustrate their wide diversity. The European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, defines botanicals as ‘plant parts, concentrated sources of plants or their extracts or

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Chewy.com to enter $9B market with latest expansion

vivadmin/ July 11, 2018/ News

With its newest portfolio expansion, Chewy.com is pawing at a $9 billion market. On July 2, the Dania Beach-based online pet supplies retailer officially launched Chewy Pharmacy. Chewy now works with veterinarians to fulfill pet prescriptions that can be ordered on its website. The move puts Chewy in direct competition with PetMed Express Inc. (Nasdaq: PETS), a Delray Beach-based company

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Nestlé in Talks to Buy Pet-Food Maker for $2 Billion

vivadmin/ July 10, 2018/ News

Nestlé is angling to take control of Canada’s Champion Petfoods for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, as the consumer-goods giant seeks out higher-growth businesses to help offset its struggling packaged-foods operations. Nestlé is in talks to acquire a majority stake in the closely held maker of specialty cat and dog food, whose owners include

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ADM Announces Proposed Acquisition of Neovia

vivadmin/ July 10, 2018/ News

€1.535 billion addition marks another major milestone in the execution of ADM’s strategic plan and portfolio transformation. Addition of Neovia, a France-headquartered global provider of value-added animal nutrition solutions, offers geographic expansion on three continents as well as state-of-the-art innovation capabilities and a diversified product portfolio “The acquisition of global leader Neovia would represent a transformative step for our Animal

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United Petfood and Bynsa join their activities and experiences in the production of pet food

vivadmin/ July 9, 2018/ News

Bynsa Group, a benchmark company in Spain in the pet food sector, has signed with United Petfood a share purchase agreement by virtue of which United Petfood, a Belgian family-owned company specialized in the manufacturing of pet food for retail customers and brand owners, will acquire Bynsa Group thus formalizing a strategic partnership between the two groups. The partnership has

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Petrics Launches Pet Health and Nutrition App

vivadmin/ July 6, 2018/ News

Petrics Inc., a pet health technology company, is changing the way pet owners care for their four-legged family members with the launch of its free Health and Nutrition App. The Petrics App is the first cat and dog diet and nutrition recommendation engine that helps pet parents provide healthier food options for their pets.   The intersection of technology and

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New E-commerce platform: Headypet.com

vivadmin/ July 5, 2018/ News

Smoke Cartel, a leading online retailer and wholesaler of glass water pipes and related accessories for the cannabis industry, announced the launch of new website HeadyPet.com, expanding their e-commerce presence into the multi-billion dollar pet industry. In November 2017, Smoke Cartel acquired Early Bird Distribution and all of its brands, including the pet accessory line, HeadyPet. Smoke Cartel has identified

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