TropiClean Hires New Marketing Director

vivadmin/ March 30, 2018/ News

TropiClean Pet Products has hired Michelle McPherson as its new Marketing director. McPherson joins TropiClean with over 20 years marketing experience. Prior to joining TropiClean, she held the position as senior manager, U.S. Marketing at Energizer Holdings, Inc. Read more HERE.

America’s biggest retailers are looking wobbly

vivadmin/ March 30, 2018/ News

The retail landscape in the U.S. is increasingly a place of the haves and have-nots.  On one side are flourishing retailers like Walmart (WMT) and Amazon.com (AMZN) that are investing in a range of new services and technologies, from drones to same-day grocery deliveries. Then there are players like Toys “R” Us, the national toy chain that said last week it

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Opportunities for the sports and outdoor market

vivadmin/ March 29, 2018/ News

Whilst pet daycare, expensive pet nutrition products and innovative activity toys have reached peak supply, there is an exciting area of growth in the pet sports and outdoor market. An exciting area The 2017 Mintel report on US pet ownership notes that younger adults are active purchasers in the pet market, with engagement declining with age. It identifies opportunities in

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Will Chinese pooches demand more than table scraps?

vivadmin/ March 28, 2018/ News

A KKR-commissioned survey in 2016 found just 12% of China’s urban dog owners feed their dogs packaged food, said Chris Sun, director at KKR China. He said that data helped sway KKR’s decision to invest in Gambol Pet Group , based in China’s eastern Shandong province, which began as a contract manufacturer for U.S. brands before expanding and developing its

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Central Garden & Pet Joins Forces With CASCO Pet

vivadmin/ March 27, 2018/ News

Central Garden & Pet has partnered with CASCO Pet in the U.S. through a joint exhibition area at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando. Through the partnership, Central Garden & Pet and CASCO Pet are unifying to become the singular solution provider for retailers across the aquatic, reptile, small animal and pet bird categories, said company officials. The companies’ combined

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DOG for DOG pet food company signs new licensees

vivadmin/ March 27, 2018/ News

Superpremium pet food and accessory company DOG for DOG has signed on two new licensees—the G-Mason Group, whose other brands include AKC, Animal Planet and Nickelodeon and Tzumi Pets for its assortment of dog food and treats. DOG brokered the deals for the company’s licensing agency, All American Licensing. The company claims that any time they sell a dog product,

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Americans spent $69.5 billion on their pets last year: More than ever before

vivadmin/ March 26, 2018/ News

We apologise for brief break in our coverage. Outside commitments prevented our content provider from posting. Coverage will continue as per usual. American Pet Products Association (APPA), announced the new annual industry-wide spending figures putting overall spending in the pet industry higher than ever before with $69.51 billion spent in 2017. The latest pet industry spending figures were announced at

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CIPS Global Ornamental Fish Championship Increases to 20 Varieties in 2018

vivadmin/ March 13, 2018/ News

On 27 to 30 Sept. 2018, CIPS (www.cipscom.com), Asia’s leading pet and aquarium industry show, will be held in Guangzhou at China Import & Export Fair Complex. Meanwhile, CIPS will hold its Ornamental Fish Championship for the third year. In 2017, the championship received some 60,000 visitors onsite. Over 500,000 people in China and 100,000 people out of the country

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RCL Foods expands in pet food to beat drought

vivadmin/ March 12, 2018/ News

South Africa’s RCL Foods has completed a R123 million ($10 million) expansion at its pet food plant to help reduce its exposure to a poultry business hit by drought and cheap imports. Food companies in South Africa have been struggling with an El Nino-induced drought that drove up the price of ingredients much as maize, while poultry farmers have also

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True Leaf Breaks Ground on North Okanagan Cannabis Production Facility

vivadmin/ March 12, 2018/ News

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., the quality of life cannabis company for people and their pets, officially started construction on its True Leaf Campus cannabis production facility today in Lumby, British Columbia. Phase one of the project is planned to include a 16,000 square foot cannabis cultivation facility, and an additional 9,000 square feet for laboratory services, whole-plant extraction, and

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