Category Archives: News

Duynie Ingredients expands its sales team 

vivadmin/ October 3, 2018/ News

The Dutch ingredient producer Duynie Ingredients expands its sales team with Mark van Boxtel and Anne Rutten. Mark has been appointed Area Sales Manager and has many years of international sales experience. Anne Rutten has been appointed Sales Representative. She did her graduation in the research and development of new horse feed products at Duynie Ingredients.  Together with Robert Gamble,

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H&M is starting to sell pet trenchcoat’s

vivadmin/ October 3, 2018/ News

Fashion for your furry friend. Hennes & Mauritz has understood that trends are no longer limited to humans. If you want to be a bit hip, do not only wear the latest fashion, but also the four-legged friend next to you. And so the Swedish fashion chain comes with a piece of clothing for your dog (or a washed-out cat).

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Tuffy’s Pet Foods Hires Chief Growth Officer

vivadmin/ October 2, 2018/ News

Tuffy’s Pet Foods, a brand of Perham, Minn.-based KLN Family Brands, hired Darren Fujii as its chief growth officer. Fujii received his MBA from Notre Dame and spent years consulting for several companies including Kelloggs, MGM Studios, McCormick and Company, Con Agra Foods, WW Grainger and Briggs & Stratton. He has held leadership positions from vice president of business transformation at Con Agra Foods to

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General Mills’ New Pet-Food Business Slows Down

vivadmin/ October 1, 2018/ News

General Mills is struggling to revive sales in the U.S. as growth in its new pet-food business slows. The food maker’s sales rose 8.6% to $4.09 billion in the latest quarter, driven by international revenue. General Mills’ sales in its main North American market dropped 2.1% to $2.39 billion, more than analysts expected. Shares, down 19% year to date, were

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MidOcean Partners acquires Florida Food Products

vivadmin/ September 28, 2018/ News

Private equity firm MidOcean Partners has acquired Florida Food Products (FFP), a manufacturer of natural and clean label ingredients, from Kainos Capital. MidOcean’s investment will be used to drive FFP’s continued growth and expansion. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Eustis, Florida, FFP is a leading manufacturer of healthy, natural, clean label ingredients and is the market leader in the

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France proposes plastic tax

vivadmin/ September 28, 2018/ News

France has proposed a plan to make non-recyclable plastic products 10% more expensive than their recyclable counterparts in 2019 Earlier this year, the French government announced that it wanted to switch completely to recycled plastics by 2025. Presently, the measure does not impose any regulatory constraints on manufacturers but regulations will be passed if no progress is made, according to

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Natural care for high-quality pet food ingredients

vivadmin/ September 27, 2018/ News

Antioxidants are vital for maintaining quality and extending shelf life. Why antioxidants? Poultry fats, vegetable oils, fish oils and all lipid-rich sources of nutrients for pet food react spontaneously with oxygen and form free radicals. Thereby fats turn rancid and vitamins lose their activity. Protecting feed components with anti-oxidants is thus vital for maintaining food quality. Synergistic antioxidant blends, such as Loxidan,

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Beijing is holding firm, Chinese firms acknowledge they’re worried about the trade war

vivadmin/ September 26, 2018/ News

Several of China’s largest companies are acknowledging that they’re concerned about risks from a trade war with the U.S. Yantai laid out a detialed analysis. Yantai China Pet Foods laid out a detailed analysis of the potential impact from the U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods — which include dog and

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Flexi receives the PETSMART “Supplier of the Year 2017” award in the hardgoods category

vivadmin/ September 25, 2018/ News

PetSmart recognized Top Suppliers for Performance, Quality and Innovation. PetSmart’s Supplier of the Year award is reserved for suppliers that distinguish themselves by going above and beyond PetSmart’s requirements, providing customers with the most innovative products and highest quality in the pet industry. flexi won the award of “Supplier of the Year 2017 in the hardgoods category.  

United Pets opens branch in Shaghai

vivadmin/ September 25, 2018/ News

United Pets (Italy) opens branch in Shaghai. This operation is part of a strategie expansion plan that aims to have United Pets directly involved in markets of special interest to better understand their dynamics and pecuIiarities. United Pets Milano, a leading brand in the pet market, thanks to its ltalian designed and made in ltaly pet accessories wishes the Shanghai team,

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