Monthly Archives: June 2018

A pet’s life online

vivadmin/ June 29, 2018/ News

Pets and social media: the cute and lovable pictures of animals on social media are turning them into the ultimate marketing tool.  Pet celebrities – outperforming their human counterparts As social media and the internet are taking over more and more of our human lives, pets also are learning to deal with (and benefit from) this new reality! In fact,

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Natures Menu: new €16 mln pet food plant

vivadmin/ June 28, 2018/ News

Managing director Craig Taylor believes that over the next five years the new facility – the largest raw pet food factory in Europe – could help double the firm’s £40m turnover and grow its workforce, which has already increased from 70 to 220, helped in part by the move. “At Watton we were making today to deliver tomorrow,” he said.

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Pets at Home invest 20 Mil Euro in its vets business

vivadmin/ June 27, 2018/ News

The company will invest 20 million pounds (19.75 million Euro) next year alone in its vets business, which has a core profit margin of about 34 percent compared with its retail division’s 14 percent. The company reported falling profits in late May, sinking its shares to an all-time low, but its in-store vet business was a rare bright spot, with

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Vet online supply to hire 200 employees with $265M projected in global sales

vivadmin/ June 27, 2018/ News

Vet Online Supply, Inc., the rapidly growing CBD Pet product company, today announced that the company is hiring 100 manufacturer representatives for the domestic United States and 100 international manufacturer representatives for Europe and Canada. Vet Online Supply has established $9M in purchase orders and revenues for the CBD dispensary markets on the West Coast. The company is now positioned

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Amazon catching up to Chewy in pet supply market

vivadmin/ June 26, 2018/ News

Although not jumping into the pet supply game until recently, Amazon is already rivaling online giant Chewy.com. Amazon is close to Chewy in unbranded searches on Google and Amazon, like Chewy, launched a private label of pet products earlier this year. As Chewy fights to dominate the category, the marketplace has prioritized spending on Google and has been able to

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What is driving the South Africa pet industry?

vivadmin/ June 25, 2018/ News

Pets touch our hearts and influence our lives in ways that most people never will. Based on a survey conducted by Boomerang Africa, 67% of children consider pets to be their best friend and 72% of South African families laugh at least once a day because of something their pet does. Insight Survey’s latest SA Pet Care Industry Landscape Report

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Celebrating 28 years of growth in Europe

vivadmin/ June 22, 2018/ News

From idea to successful, innovative concept The idea for a pet supermarket was one brought home by Torsten Toeller from a business trip to the US at the end of the eighties. On a scouting trip for his employer at that time, he was looking for new business ideas. While in the US, he was particularly impressed by the supermarkets

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Walmart and PetIQ part of growing retail investments in veterinary services

vivadmin/ June 22, 2018/ News

What happens when Walmart opens up permanent veterinary clinics in its stores?  That’s the potentially game-changing question facing the U.S. pet market industry, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in the report Veterinary Services and Pet Product Retailing. “The market for veterinary services has gotten a bit more competitive in recent months, with news that Walmart would open up

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New FEDIAF President: Mechthild Exner-Herforth

vivadmin/ June 21, 2018/ News

At the Annual General Meeting of FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Industry Federation, Mechthild Exner-Herforth was elected new President for 2018-2020. Mechthild follows Marinus Pannevis, who served as President since June 2016.  Mechthild Exner-Herforth has great plans for her two years as President of FEDIAF. “I’m looking forward to working together with all FEDIAF representatives and members for the benefit

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PIDA President Steve King new CEO of APPA

vivadmin/ June 20, 2018/ News

APPA announced  the retirement of President and CEO Bob Vetere effective following the 2019 Global Pet Expo, March 20-22.  The APPA Board has selected Steve King, president of Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), as Vetere’s successor. King will be joining APPA in January of 2019. Vetere and King will work together to ensure a smooth transition until the official retirement. 

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