Monthly Archives: November 2017

Arcaplanet signed an agreement to join forces with Fortesan

vivadmin/ November 30, 2017/ News

Arcaplanet Group, a company owned by the Permira Funds and by management, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Mondial Pet Distribution, a company owned by the Pautassi family and by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, which controls Fortesan, a specialized retail chain operating in the same sector. Arcaplanet Group, founded in 1995 by CEO Michele Foppiani, manages

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Assessing Blue Buffalo on the long-term

vivadmin/ November 29, 2017/ News

Does Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc’s (BUFF) 66% EPS Growth Reflect The Long-Term Trend? Assessing Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc’s (NASDAQ: BUFF) performance as a company requires looking at more than just a years’ earnings data. Below, I will run you through a simple sense check to build perspective on how Blue Buffalo Pet Products is doing by comparing its

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Pet food company teams up with The Woodland Trust

vivadmin/ November 28, 2017/ News

Pet food producers Forthglade have announced its support of the Woodland Trust, with an annual sponsorship which starts this month. Since the Woodland Trust launched, over 38,000,000 trees have been planted, over 600 woods saved, and 22,500 hectares of ancient woodland are successfully under restoration. “We’re passionate about promoting the health benefits of getting the whole family including our dogs, outdoors

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2017/2018 Pet Care Innovation Prize finalists unveiled

vivadmin/ November 27, 2017/ News

Five pet-focused startups have each won $10,000 (€8571) and are competing to win the 2017/2018 Pet Care Innovation Prize grand prize. The finalists include a pet life management app, a microbiome-based pet health diagnostics and supplement company, a pet food company harnessing an invasive fish species as a primary protein source, a dog walking app delivering highly personalized pet care and

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OATA welcomes new faces to its Board of Directors

vivadmin/ November 27, 2017/ News

The UK aquatic industry trade body (Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association Ltd) has welcomed three new directors to its Board, following its annual general meeting held in November.  Caroline Everett of Anglo Aquatic Plants, Dr Donna Snellgrove of Mars Petcare and Simon Strode of Tetra will now attend board meetings. The vacancies were created when the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association said

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Scout and Zoe’s launches new nutritional treats with carp

vivadmin/ November 24, 2017/ News

Scout & Zoe’s, an all-natural pet treat company, has launched a new line of treats called Carpius Maximus with technical assistance from HORN Animal Nutrition. The Carpius Maximus treats include chewable strips called Carp Spears and crunchy carp skins called Carp Planks, both safe and healthy for canines and felines. Scout & Zoe’s chose the carp as a healthy source

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Company of Animals appoints Vice President of Sales

vivadmin/ November 23, 2017/ News

The Company of Animals hired Cody Rossi to serve as Vice President of Sales for its US division in Davenport, Fla. In this capacity, Rossi’s first priority will be to establish even stronger relationships with the company’s growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. He will also be responsible for building and implementing a comprehensive sales and marketing plan to

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Petco acquires online company featured on Shark Tank

vivadmin/ November 22, 2017/ News

Petco has acquired PupBox, an online subscription service company that delivers customized products and training information to new puppy and dog parents based on their pet’s current stage of development and physical characteristics. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The entire PupBox team will join Petco. In line with the acquisition, Petco and PupBox have launched the first-ever

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Pet Circle receives new funding from investors

vivadmin/ November 22, 2017/ News

Online pet supplies provider Pet Circle has picked up fresh funding from global private equity firm Francisco Partners and existing investor Air Tree Ventures. Launched six years ago, Pet Circle home-delivers pet food and accessories to pet owners. Founder and CEO Mike Frizell said that the new capital would help the company further disrupt the AU$10.2 billion ($7.8 billion – €6.6

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Natures Menu opens doors to new factory

vivadmin/ November 21, 2017/ News

The UK’s leading raw pet food manufacturer has officially opened the doors of its new factory in Snetterton, Norfolk. The company, previously based in Watton, invested more than £12.5 million ($16.6 million – €14.1 million) in the 11,000sq m factory and is the largest investment in raw pet food production in Europe. The factory, which has been two years in the making, has

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