Breakthrough recyclable film technology developed by Amcor

vivadmin/ October 19, 2018/ News

Amcor has made the commitment, becoming the only global packaging company pledging to develop all of its packaging to be reusable or recyclable by 2025. One of the biggest packaging juggernauts when it comes to recycling has always been multi-material film—especially in high-barrier or retort applications. After three years of research and development, however, Amcor has developed a film platform

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Selex Group opens first pet retail shop

vivadmin/ October 19, 2018/ News

Selex Group is a mass market retailer in Italy, now starting with a first specialised pet retail shop. The first shop, 500 m2, which will become part of a chain, is branded under the name: Animal Che Passione. The pet shop s does offer between the 8000-10.000 references, from food, accessories and care products. Part of the concept is grooming

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Darling Ingredients makes pet food acquisition

vivadmin/ October 18, 2018/ News

Darling Ingredients Inc. is continuing to invest in the pet food industry as it announced on Oct. 5, the acquisition of most of the assets of Triple – T Foods Arkansas Inc. The deal includes a cold storage operation in Rogers, Arkansas, and a wet pet food ingredient production facility in Springdale.  Darling’s Dar Pro Ingredients subsidiary produces ingredients for

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Premier Nutrition raises the bar of premix manufacture

vivadmin/ October 17, 2018/ News

Premier Nutrition’s £13.1million investment in its new production facility at Fradley Park in Staffordshire (UK) takes it to the forefront of premix manufacture. In the company’s most automated factory to date, Premier Nutrition is bringing the integrity and rigour of the consumer food industry to the animal feed industry. Premix is a critical component in feed manufacture and product safety

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Clean label: minefield or goldmine?

vivadmin/ October 16, 2018/ News

Vaguely defined, unscientific but based on real consumer wants: getting behind the marketing hype of clean label. Consumer perceptions I first came across the concept of clean label in the very late 1980s. I was working in the starch industry and developing products which included chemically modified starches. If these ingredients were included in products, they were shown on the

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Amazon’s strategy in the pet market

vivadmin/ October 16, 2018/ News

Amazon surprised many pet health insiders recently by announcing its intention to expand into the pet retail market, causing whispers and worries about how retail may be affected at veterinary clinics. How can the hometown veterinarian’s limited retail shelves compete against a giant that offers free two-day shipping directly to the client’s home? Since then, the company hasn’t offered much

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Breakthrough recyclable film technology developed by Amcor

vivadmin/ October 15, 2018/ News

Amcor has made the commitment, becoming the only global packaging company pledging to develop all of its packagings to be reusable or recyclable by 2025. One of the biggest packaging juggernauts when it comes to recycling has always been multi-material film—especially in high-barrier or retort applications. After three years of research and development, however, Amcor has developed a film platform

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Attractive & Interesting CIPS 2018

vivadmin/ October 12, 2018/ News

The CIPS 2018 reflected the developments of the Asia market; cat dominated, humanization, sometimes in the extreme. High tech products on the horizon such as very smart health indicators in cat litter, wipers, all linked to smart app’s. The first IoT applications where presented, AI-products are to be expected. Sustainability is starting to come on the companies agenda.  Read more HERE.

Former Lululemon Executive Joins True Leaf as Chief Financial Officer

vivadmin/ October 11, 2018/ News

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a plant-forward wellness brand for people and their pets, today announced the appointment of Kerry Biggs, CPA, MBA, as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Biggs has more than 20 years of finance and business experience, most recently with lululemon athletica, where he was Vice President, Treasurer looking after capital markets, liquidity, treasury, insurance and risk activities

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Australia’s biggest pet and vet network Greencross names new CIO

vivadmin/ October 11, 2018/ News

Australia’s largest pet consortium, Greencross, has appointed Christina (Chris) Gava as its new chief information officer to take control of its tech ecosystem that spans across its network of 230 pet stores and vet clinics. Gava will be the first CIO at the pet and vet giant, which operates brands including Petbarn, New Zealand sibling Animates and more than 160

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