China’s Epet.com launches canadian pavilion for imported pet food

vivadmin/ May 30, 2018/ News

Canada’s Ambassador to China, John McCallum, visited the headquarters of Epet.com, China’s leading e-commerce platform for pet products, to meet its CEO, Yu Xiao, and celebrate the launch of the “Canadian Pavilion” – Epet.com’s first pavilion. During the ceremony, Epet.com also sign strategic cooperation agreements with a number of Canadian pet food brands such as Orijen, NOW Fresch, Nutram, Legacy, and Lotus

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Petsmart names new CEO following a  9 month search

vivadmin/ May 30, 2018/ News

Petsmart appoints J.K. Symancyk as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume leadership of the Company the week of June 11 and will join PetSmart’s Board of Directors. Mr. Symancyk, a consumer and retail veteran with more than 25 years of industry experience, joins PetSmart from Academy Sports + Outdoors, a more than $4 billion omnichannel specialty retailer where he has

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Central Garden & Pet Company Announces Record Fiscal Second quarter

vivadmin/ May 18, 2018/ News

Second quarter net sales for the Pet segment increased 7.8% to $321.7 million, from the same period a year ago, driven primarily by higher organic Pet sales, which increased 6.3%. Continued strength in the e-commerce and mass channels were primary drivers of the increase. The Pet segment’s second quarter branded product sales were $257.4 million, up 7.0% compared to a

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Petcare durables in the US market. An update.

vivadmin/ May 17, 2018/ News

US retail sales of durable petcare products for dogs and cats totalled $3.8 billion (€3 billion) in 2016, up from $3 billion (€2.4 billion) in 2011. This reflects an annual growth rate of 3% to 4% over recent years. Fragmented durables market The manufacturer landscape is similarly diverse, with the top players competing in multiple categories, some under a single

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Interzoo 2018 increase in international participation

vivadmin/ May 16, 2018/ News

At the world-leading trade fair for the international pet industry, roughly 39,000 trade visitors from more than 125 countries learned all about the latest pet food and pet care products, accessories and services for dogs, cats, fish and many other pets. The number of exhibitors rose by 9 percent. A total of 1,989 vendors from 66 countries presented their innovations

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Amazon Introduces Prime-Exclusive Pet Care Private Label

vivadmin/ May 16, 2018/ News

Amazon has debuted a private label for pet care called Wag, comprising “all the essentials for your best furry friends,” the e-commerce giant said on its website. Currently consisting of nine types of dry dog food, the brand will expand to include more pet supplies over time, Amazon assured on the private label’s page. Products can be purchased only through

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CIPS 2018: Matchmaking and Innovation Award

vivadmin/ May 15, 2018/ News

The CIPS 2018, September 27-30, Guangzhou is expanding further as it did the last years. Besides the fact that the CIPS is in Asian the leading international B2B event, it will launch new services. The new services will be: a. on Wednesday, September 26th, the day before the CIPS starts, a Matchmaking event will take place. Looking for business partners?

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PETS International’s Fundraising for sustainability huge success

vivadmin/ May 14, 2018/ News

The fundraising initiative of PETS International for supporting the Pet Sustainability Collation (PSC) to widen their wings in Europe raised €15.000 PETS International is celebrating her 30th anniversary this year. During this anniversary she gives a “present” to the industry, a “present” that stimulates sustainability in the pet industry. Therefore she started a fundraising by asking companies to donate €500

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Global market-place by professionals for professionals

vivadmin/ May 11, 2018/ News

From 8 to 11 May 2018, the international pet industry’s leading exhibition, Interzoo, will provide a top-level overview of the products and services from the global pet industry. The number of exhibitors has already exceeded the figure for Interzoo 2016: some 2,000 companies from more than 60 countries will be exhibiting at Interzoo 2018.   Trade visitors In 13 halls,

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ProAmpac acquires pet food packaging company

vivadmin/ May 11, 2018/ News

ProAmpac, one of the largest U.S. flexible packaging companies, announced the acquisition of Gateway Packaging Company (Gateway), a flexible packaging and technical products company Gateway is one of the largest pet food packaging manufacturers in North America offering a wide array of products including multi-wall bags, stand-up pouches, small- and large-format quad-seal bags, box pouches, roll stock, treat bags, and

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