Monthly Archives: December 2017

Prosecco for cats and beer for dogs: Tesco goes crackers for pet gifts this Christmas

vivadmin/ December 15, 2017/ News

Tesco is enhancing its pet gift range to meet demand from pet owners who want to treat their furry friends this Christmas. Britain’s biggest supermarket has quadrupled its special Christmas gifts range for pets from 12 items last year to more than 50 this year, as demand for dedicated festive pet gifts over the past two years has soared by 300pc. Christmas

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Trust is good, control is better

vivadmin/ December 14, 2017/ News

As we all know, delivering quality starts at the source. To produce the best results, excellent ground materials are essential, but that is just the start. It is what happens next in the production and transport process that determines the quality of the end product. Certifying raw materials Anything can happen everywhere in the supply chain. The only way to guarantee

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IKEA goes to town with new focus on city stores

vivadmin/ December 13, 2017/ News

IKEA Group’s new CEO will focus on developing new stores and showrooms in city centers as the surge in e-commerce and home delivery dims the appeal of its giant out-of-town warehouse stores. The world’s biggest furniture retailer has relied for decades on shoppers driving many miles to load often heavy and bulky items into their cars. The rise of online

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PIJAC appoints director of government affairs

vivadmin/ December 13, 2017/ News

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) hired former US Department of Agriculture (USDA) senior advisor Savonne Caughey as its director of government affairs. “We are excited to bring on a seasoned professional for PIJAC’s federal and state advocacy efforts on behalf of pet care professionals,” said PIJAC president Mike Bober. “Savonne’s broad experience at the top levels of the

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New General Director at Morando

vivadmin/ December 12, 2017/ News

Giuliano Rombolà is the new general director of Morando, one of the leading pet product companies in Italy. In his new role Rombolà will be responsible for consumer and retail marketing, the commercial development of distribution channels for food and special products of the company and for managing logistics. He wil represent Morando’s pet food department in all of the

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True Leaf launches equity crowdfunding offering

vivadmin/ December 11, 2017/ News

Company raising funds to grow its global pet product business and build a medicinal cannabis facility True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (“True Leaf” or the “Company”) (CSE: MJ) (FSE: TLA) (OTCQB: TRLFF), has launched an Offering to raise up to $10 million Canadian dollars ($7.8 million – €6.6 million). The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) qualified the Offering Statement on

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Pets at Home reports 81% omnichannel growth and a boost from in-store services

vivadmin/ December 8, 2017/ News

Pets at Home [IRDX RPAT] said its income from omnichannel was up by 81% to £24 million ($32 million – €27 million) during its latest half-year, thanks to order in-store and subscription services. The specialist pet supplies retailer, a Top50 retailer in IRUK Top500 research, reported group revenue of £468m in the half-year to October 12, up by 6% on the same time

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The Pet Food Institute launches new web resource to make canine nutrition simple

vivadmin/ December 7, 2017/ News

Interactive infographic series shows, from nose to tail, how the nutrients in dog food helps our pets The Pet Food Institute (PFI), whose members make 98 percent of all US pet food and treat products, recently launched a new series of interactive infographics showing the ways the key nutrients found in a complete and balanced dog food recipe help our

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The Company of Animals US division gears up for growth

vivadmin/ December 7, 2017/ News

In the first of a series of new initiatives designed to strengthen their presence in the US, The Company of Animals recently announced a management change. Dr. Roger Mugford, founder of the UK-based training and behaviour products firm, stated that Paul Nolan, Global Operations Director, will now also serve as CEO of the company’s US division. He replaces Larry Cobb

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PetSmart hits major milestone

vivadmin/ December 6, 2017/ News

PetSmart is celebrating a milestone in its ongoing store expansion efforts that not all that many retailers have crossed. PetSmart announced that, with the opening of its store in Casper, Wyoming, last month, it now has a presence in all 50 US states. In addition, the retailer recently opened its 1.600th store, in El Paso, Texas, in its expanding store

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