Monthly Archives: January 2018

SuperZoo white paper illustrates the importance of creating a customer database

vivadmin/ January 31, 2018/ News

SuperZoo, a pet retail trade show produced by the World Pet Association (WPA)—has released a comprehensive white paper outlining the importance of a customer database as an effective business tool, Database Collection Made Easy: Simple Steps to Building and Sustaining a Customer Database.  SuperZoo brings its expertise and retailer support to the forefront through its series of SuperZoo-branded white papers,

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Worldwise, Inc. receives growth equity investment from Visiocap, LLC

vivadmin/ January 30, 2018/ News

Pet product solutions maker Worldwise, Inc., announced that it received a significant minority investment from consumer products-focused investment firm VisioCap, LLC. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. VisioCap’s investment will enable Worldwise to fuel continued product innovation and expand the distribution for its suite of market leading pet products. “In addition to capital, VisioCap brings deep expertise in the pet

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GlobalPETS Forum 2018

vivadmin/ January 29, 2018/ News

In the beautiful city of Venice, we held this years GlobalPETS Forum. A lot of networking has been done, acquaintances made and awards handed out. The leaders of six leading pet retail chains elicited a lively discussion from the audience.  Retail discussion CEO’s GlobalPETS Forum invited six leaders of internationally acclaimed pet retail chains to share there vision on the pet industry. After presenting

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Pet food manufacturers go transparent

vivadmin/ January 29, 2018/ News

Companies are making it easier for pet owners to see what’s inside their cans and bags of pet food. With the term “natural” now so ubiquitous in the pet food space, companies must think hard about the best ways to stand out from their competitors. The trend for natural human foods, the humanization of pets and the resulting shift toward natural

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Anido is in celebration mode – and bigger than ever!

vivadmin/ January 26, 2018/ News

On Sunday 25 and Monday 26 February 2018, pet care professionals in the Benelux and Northern France will be gathering in Kortrijk Xpo (B) for the biennial ANIDO trade fair. This 20th edition is bigger than ever. 130 exhibitors will be presenting their activities in 4 expo halls. Once again, ANIDO will be showcasing a representative overview of what is

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Lily’s Kitchen urges food firms to ‘ditch the pouch’

vivadmin/ January 25, 2018/ News

Lily’s Kitchen is urging pet food manufacturers to tackle plastic waste and ‘ditch the pouch’ in favour of more recyclable packaging.  Currently in the UK, plastic pet food pouches are non-recyclable and it is estimated that in the case of cat food pouches alone, 8.8 billion end up in landfill every year. Pouches are widely used by pet food manufacturers

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PSC brings leading sustainable packaging tool to pet industry

vivadmin/ January 24, 2018/ News

PSC is ringing in the new year with a new partner! Trayak, a software solutions company will provide Coalition members with access to COMPASS, the nation’s leading sustainable package and product platform.  COMPASS will help PSC members incorporate environmental feedback in the early design process when considering different materials and concepts. This transparency will lead to better packaging decisions and measurable progress

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Darling Ingredients Inc. announces appointment of new Chief Financial Officer and New Chief Adminstrative Officer

vivadmin/ January 24, 2018/ News

Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) today announced that Brad Phillips has become its Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and John O. Muse has become its Executive Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer.  Both Mr. Phillips and Mr. Muse will report to Randall C. Stuewe, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to have Brad lead our financial team at Darling,” said

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Worldwise, Inc. announces acquisition of innovative pet travel and lifestyle company: PetEgo, LLC

vivadmin/ January 23, 2018/ News

Worldwise, Inc., an industry leader in smart, stylish and environmentally responsible pet product solutions, is proud to announce their latest strategic acquisition of the Chicago, IL, based PetEgo, LLC, makers of innovative and award-winning travel and lifestyle pet products. This exciting acquisition reinforces Worldwise’s commitment to further invest in the market-leading SHERPA® brand, infusing contemporary design into the pet travel and lifestyle categories.

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Felcana receives funding to keep dogs and cats healthy

vivadmin/ January 22, 2018/ News

Felcana (London, UK), the leading pet technology company that creates an all-in-one digital pet health centre, announces today that it has received seed funding from InseadAlum Ventures (“IAV”), a Singapore headquartered investment firm founded by INSEAD alumni. Founded in 2015, Felcana develops technologies that innovates across the pet healthcare and veterinary medicine industry by providing a holistic digital approach to

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