Monthly Archives: September 2017

Rebranding Premier Nutrition

vivadmin/ September 29, 2017/ News

Premier Nutrition, the UK based premix manufacturer, has unveiled 21 September its new logo and website to customers. The rebranding reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision for the future. Whilst the business retains its heritage in its blue and orange colours, the new strapline, ‘Nutrition, engineered to make a difference’, precisely captures the bespoke

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Does Zooplus have the capacity to suffer?

vivadmin/ September 28, 2017/ News

Summary Zooplus is a European web-based retailer of pet supplies. The trend towards greater e-commerce at the expense of bricks-and-mortar retailing appears to be uninterrupted. Zooplus benefits from several structural tailwinds. Investment Thesis Zooplus is a European web-based retailer of pet supplies. Since its foundation, Zooplus has grown to become the leader in online pet supplies in Europe. Currently, it

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Tropical – 40 years of experience

vivadmin/ September 28, 2017/ News

Tropical is one the world’s leading aquarium manufacturers with exceptionally wide range of products and one of the most technologically advanced production lines, which can produce even smallest granules of 0.5 mm. Its portfolio includes five brands: Tropical (aquarium, terrarium and pond products), Tropifit (foods for rodents, small mammals and birds), TropiDog (foods for dogs), TropiCat (foods for cats) and

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Pets Corner closes a third of PamPurredPets stores

vivadmin/ September 27, 2017/ News

Pet chain Pets Corner has closed nearly 20 under-performing PamPurredPets stores since its multimillion-pound takeover last year. Pet Family, the parent company which operates the Pets Corner retail chain, bought PamPurredPets, which had 50 stores, for £6 million ($8 million – €7 million) in March 2016. The Pet Family Group Report confirms that nine under-performing stores were shut between acquisition

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Ground-breaking for Bühler Innovation Campus

vivadmin/ September 26, 2017/ News

Uzwil (Switzerland), September 25, 2017 – Bühler celebrated the ground breaking for its Innovation Campus in Uzwil, Switzerland. Completion of the building is expected for the first quarter of 2019. This significant investment of over 50 million Swiss Frank ($51 million – €43 million), spent over three years, demonstrates Bühler’s commitment to innovation and technology, and to the workplace Switzerland.

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New partnership for Gosbi Petfood SA

vivadmin/ September 25, 2017/ News

Gosbi Petfood SA is proud to announce the signing of the exclusive agreement with Betta Sp. z.o.o. for a strategic partnership in the Polish market. Betta has a long tradition and story in the pet care sector in Poland, mainly in aquatics and pet food. Since 2012 they have started a national distribution of their own pet care portfolio, becoming

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Mars announces environmental sustainability plan

vivadmin/ September 25, 2017/ News

Mars is making an effort to address climate change with a $1 billion (€837 million) investment. Mars has announced the launch of its new environmental sustainability program, which will include a $1 billion (€837 million) investment in climate protection. The plan, labelled the “Sustainable in a Generation” plan, will aim to tackle climate change, poverty in the value chain and

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Pet food goes upscale, with kale, quinoa and cage-free duck

vivadmin/ September 22, 2017/ News

Americans will spend close to $30 billion feeding their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Assn. That’s up from $28.23 billion last year. Driving the growth: premium, human-grade food that is organic, minimally processed, slow-cooked and loaded with previously niche ingredients like coconut, turmeric and cardamom. “People want to feed their dogs upscale, yuppie diets rather than

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JPMorgan creates joint venture for retail, internet banking (memo)

vivadmin/ September 21, 2017/ News

Merger and acquisition dealmakers make their livings advising companies on mergers, sales and spinoffs. But this time, investment bankers at JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) are working on an internal deal of their own. JPMorgan is creating a joint venture between its consumer and retail, and internet teams, according to an internal memo sent to employees on Thursday and seen

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A startup created a smart dog food scooper to order you more of its food

vivadmin/ September 20, 2017/ News, Petfood Processing Technology

YaDoggie is a new dog food subscription company that claims to be more accurate with its shipments, so you’re not overwhelmed with weekly or monthly pet food deliveries. The company’s success, it says, hinges on its smart scoop. The Bluetooth food scooper tracks how much you feed your dog and tells other people in the house that your pup’s been

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