Nestle Gets Boost From U.S. Consumers Spending More on Pets

vivadmin/ April 24, 2018/ News, Petfood Ingredients & Additives

Nestle SA is getting a boost from U.S. consumers spending more on their pets as economic expansion buoys household finances. First-quarter sales rose 2.8 percent on an organic basis, the Vevey, Switzerland-based maker of Purina Dog Chow and KitKat chocolate said Thursday. Analysts expected 2.5 percent. The shares rose 0.5 percent in Zurich. Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider is revamping

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C.J. Foods Holdings acquires Lortscher Animal Nutrition

vivadmin/ April 23, 2018/ News

J.H. Whitney Capital Partners and C.J. Foods Holdings — owners of C.J. Foods Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialty dry pet food serving the leading Super Premium pet food brands in America — has recently acquired Lortscher Animal Nutrition Inc. (LANI), a leader of custom milling and ingredient supply to the pet food industry for over sixty years. LANI is

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Stimulating ideas to help the petfood industry innovate

vivadmin/ April 20, 2018/ News

Future petfood market growth, requires innovation to meet pet owners demands on quality, safety, nutrition and value. Friends old and new are invited to meet in Prague (2 – 3 Oct 2018) for 2-days networking and educational updates from leading Universities and industry experts that stimulate innovation. Hear presentations on all petfood formats and latest “hot” topics in the market,

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Supreme Petfoods Develops In-House Sales and Marketing Team

vivadmin/ April 20, 2018/ News

Supreme Petfoods has brought its USA sales and marketing functions in-house, which will allow the company to meet the needs of distributors, retailers and veterinary practices throughout the USA more efficiently and effectively and leverage its expertise and knowledge of the needs of small pets. An expanded team of seven sales and marketing professionals will be based in the U.K.

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European pet care: fast and slow

vivadmin/ April 19, 2018/ News

With 5 of the top 10 markets in the world, European pet care is characterised by disparities. Accounting for nearly a third of global sales, Eastern and Western Europe are quite different regions, with quite different outlooks.  Western Europe Western Europe accounts for 26% of global pet care sales, with the UK, Germany and France its largest markets. It was

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Company of Animals new head of marketing

vivadmin/ April 18, 2018/ News

To support their rapid international growth, The Company of Animals is pleased to announce that Bianca Rossi has joined The Company of Animals team and has accepted the position of Head of Marketing, Americas.   As part of her new role, Bianca will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of The Company of Animals’ Marketing Strategy – including,

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Gosbi Pet Food SA closed exclusive agreement with LLC Vetprodaks

vivadmin/ April 17, 2018/ News

Vetprodaks is a leading company in the veterinary and pet care channel part of an important group of companies “Korpas”.  Service, quality and courtesy represent the core values of the company.  With their own automatized warehouse equipped with the latest technology and their own transport company they provide an excellent service to Veterinary clinics, pharmacies, Pet Shops and Zoo centers

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Fediaf research: How to feed a senior dog

vivadmin/ April 17, 2018/ News

In its commitment to safe and healthy pet food, FEDIAF, the European pet food industry federation, has published a new expert paper with key information about the nutritional needs of older dogs. The expert papert “Nutrition of senior dogs” can be down loaded, see direct link. Source https://tinyurl.com/fediaf-senior-dogs Read more HERE.

Mars Petcare Acquisition of OptiGen, LLC Will Enable Discovery of New Genetic Health Markers for Dogs

vivadmin/ April 16, 2018/ News

Mars Petcare acquired OptiGen, LLC, a DNA diagnostics company specializing in canine inherited eye disorders. Included in the acquisition are exclusive licenses to a portfolio of genetic disease tests patented in the U.S., Australia and many countries in Europe, and an extensive biobank of more than 150,000 samples collected over 20 years representing various canine eye diseases.  Moving forward these

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Pupco Brands Inc. Hires New General Manager

vivadmin/ April 13, 2018/ News

Pupco Brands, manufacturer of leading-edge and premium consumable products for dogs and cats, announced that Mark Hughes has joined the company as general manager/national sales manager. Hughes’ responsibilities will include directing Pupco’s sales team as well as overseeing all administrative functions within the company. In addition, Hughes will be responsible for developing and implementing effective sales strategies, ensuring that the

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