Monthly Archives: October 2017

PetSmart debuts new store format

vivadmin/ October 31, 2017/ News

The country’s largest pet supplies retailer is hoping to get a bigger share of the $5.4 billion (€4.6 billion) pet care services market – the fastest growing segment in the pet category. PetSmart unveiled a new store concept‚ The Groomery, focused exclusively on pet grooming services, with the first locations opening in Manhattan and Oak Park, Ill. Additional locations will

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France’s InVivo in alliance talks with Jardiland gardening chain

vivadmin/ October 30, 2017/ News

French agricultural cooperative InVivo’s retail division is in exclusive talks over a potential alliance with gardening retailer Jardiland, the companies said on Thursday 26 October. The alliance would create a major force in the gardening and pet shop sector, in which Jardiland and InVivo’s Gamm vert and Delbard chains would continue to operate independently, they said in a statement. They

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Real Petfood Company to expand offshore after Quadrant sale to Chinese

vivadmin/ October 27, 2017/ News

The local chief executive of China’s largest private agribusiness enterprise, New Hope Group, says Australians need to get used to more of their companies expanding offshore. It comes after New Hope joined with a Chinese private equity firm and Singapore investment group Temasek to buy the former VIP Petfoods — now known as the Real Petfood Company — for $1

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GlobalPETS Forum Europe 2018 Crowd Branding: A Branding revolution

vivadmin/ October 27, 2017/ News

Theme In the 20th century, brands dominated the market. The moment retailers moved to chain and franchise modules, the power of brands came under pressure from private labels. Today, private labels are changing towards the position of a brand, and the quality of the private label is matching that of the brand. To create a successful brand means building a community

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Shoppers are spending again

vivadmin/ October 26, 2017/ News

Consumers across Europe are spending again. Nielsen reports that European consumers spent 3.7% more on grocery shopping in the second quarter than in the first, the largest increase in three years’ time. The growth is a combination of a 2% price increase and a 1.7% volume increase, according to Nielsen data on food retailers from 21 European countries.   Looking

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Five pet food innovation trends to watch in 2018

vivadmin/ October 25, 2017/ News

Pets are big business: in the UK alone there are some 58 million, with an estimated 46% of households owning a pet. The pet food industry in the UK is worth close to £3 billion and the biggest value areas are cats and dogs. So, what are the next big trends in pet food? The USA is a world leader

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Peregrine Livefoods acquires WhitePython

vivadmin/ October 24, 2017/ News

The UK’s largest specialist reptile wholesaler has acquired WhitePython, the innovative reptile brand best known for modular LED lighting systems. As part of the acquisition WhitePython founder, Chris Jones, has joined the board at Peregrine Livefoods as Sales & Marketing Director. As part of the Peregrine’s ongoing expansion, Chris’s extensive experience in senior sales and marketing roles will accelerate the

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Zooplus grows by a fifth in Q3

vivadmin/ October 24, 2017/ News

In the third quarter of 2017, Zooplus’s online revenue increased 22% to €277 million ($266 million). This shows a continued growth, as started in the first and second quarter. Confirmation of strategy “The sales growth of the third quarter of 2017, which showed strong growth compared to the second quarter of 2017, confirms that our choice of strategy to focus

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PFMA on how Brexit will impact the UK pet food sector

vivadmin/ October 23, 2017/ News

The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has been investigating the implications of failing to agree our future trade relations with the EU. The PFMA undertook a trade mission in Geneva, 9-11 October, to hold meetings with the WTO, as well as several major national missions including Ireland, USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, and Australia. Michael Bellingham, PFMA Chief Executive, led the mission

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Pet food under the spotlight

vivadmin/ October 20, 2017/ News

The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association hosted a seminar, ‘Pet Food Exposed’, at the 21st Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition at Cirencester. More than 70 animal nutrition experts and veterinary professionals attended the event, which showcased five presentations. Topics included the nutritional needs of senior pets, new industry guidelines for manufacturing raw pet food, an overview

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