Category Archives: News

Transparency: the all-important ingredient

vivadmin/ September 20, 2018/ News

All around the world, blockchain is touted as a revolutionary technology with endless possibilities. More than just a buzzword, it has the potential to disrupt every industry from banking to science, the pet food industry included. Blockchain is about to change the pet food industry for the better, as it makes 100% transparency the norm.  Producers and consumers demand safe

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Pet Industry and Members of Congress Celebrate Pets in Washington, D.C.

vivadmin/ September 20, 2018/ News

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and the Pet Leadership Council (PLC) delivered the important message that pets are vital to our health and well-being to Members of Congress and their staff at Pet Night on Capitol Hill, which was hosted in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 6.  At a packed event with more than 400 in attendance including more

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Mars Petcare brings the “Feed Clean” philosophy to the UK

vivadmin/ September 19, 2018/ News

Mars Petcare UK has today launched the Nutro brand of super premium pet food, which uses its ‘Feed Clean’ philosophy to bring the clean eating trend to cats and dogs. The first to launch is the grain-free, non-GMO Nutro Wild Frontier range, of which 70% of ingredients are from animal sources. Jo Ladbrook, natural portfolio director, said: “Clean eating is

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Dieter Zopf new VP Sales of Middleby Food processing

vivadmin/ September 18, 2018/ News

Middleby Food Processing and Packaging has named Dieter Zopf as its new vice president – Sales for its Middleby Pet Food Processing division. Zopf will be responsible for leading global sales and project management for the pet food division. “Dieter’s wealth of food technology knowledge will enhance our presence in this rapidly growing market,” said Mark Salman, president of the

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Zooplus is opening web super

vivadmin/ September 17, 2018/ News

Zooplus opens a web super with food for people under the name Zoobee. For the time being Zoobee only works in Germany, but given the deep knowledge of doing business internationally, an international rollout does not seem to be excluded. The newly opened webshop sells items such as coffee, tea, pastries, toilet paper, and diapers, but also pet food. Delivery

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IQI moves forward with a new CEO

vivadmin/ September 17, 2018/ News

Since 1994, IQI has carved a name for itself as trusted supplier of premium pet food ingredients. Entrepreneurship and innovation have always been at the heart of our company – and if it is up to founder Sven Gravendeel, it will be for years to come. Stepping aside as the company’s chief executive, he will focus all his attention on Business

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30 Years of the Internet

vivadmin/ September 14, 2018/ News

Way back when… Thirty years ago, when PETS International was founded, the internet was still unknown. In 1996, we published our very first article on the internet: explaining what it was and how it could be advantageous to business. Online shopping was possible, be it in a very basic form. The first steps In the good old days, it was

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Vet Online Supply Appoints Exclusive Distributor & Director of Sales

vivadmin/ September 13, 2018/ News

Vet Online Supply, Inc., an innovative holistic hemp and cannabis pet products corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Pesu as the company’s exclusive manufacturing representative and Director of Sales.    Vet Online Supply has been hiring and interviewing qualified sales representatives in the USA and Europe. With management’s approval to hire a total of 200 sales representatives,

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New president of the Pet Trade Association in Greece

vivadmin/ September 12, 2018/ News

Vassilis Goulielmos, Managing Director of Well Done Ltd, is the new president of Pet Trade Association in Greece. Vassilis, has over 17 years of experience in the Greek pet market in both management and marketing positions. The last 20 years, Vassilis has worked as and entrepreneur, offering complete marketing, advertising and management services in the Greek Pet Sector. By strengthening

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Massive Investment in U.S. Pet Industry Signals New Growth Stage

vivadmin/ September 12, 2018/ News

In a deal valued at $1.9 billion, J.M. Smucker acquired Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, maker of dog food brands including Rachael Ray Nutrish and Walmart’s Pure Balance private label. General Mills snapped up Blue Buffalo for approximately $8 billion. PetSmart doled out $3.35 billion for Chewy.com. Mars bought leading U.S. veterinary hospital operator VCA for approximately $9.1 billion. Elanco, a subsidiary

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