Number of cats as pets exceeds dogs in Japan

vivadmin/ January 5, 2018/ News

A pet food industry survey showed that the estimated number of cats kept as pets in Japan exceeded dogs in 2017 for the first time since the survey began in 1994. The Japan Pet Food Association published the results of the latest survey on December 22, ahead of the Year of the Dog in the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle next year. According to

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TropiClean hires Canadian Accounts Manager

vivadmin/ January 4, 2018/ News

TropiClean Pet Products recently brought on Anita Newbigging as their new Canadian Accounts Manager. Newbigging joins TropiClean’s team with 24 years of experience in the pet industry. Prior to joining TropiClean, Newbigging was the Key Account Manager and Export Manager for Marcam Pet Nutrition.  “We’re truly excited to have Anita on our TropiClean team. She has extensive knowledge of the

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Musti ja Mirri acquires VetZoo – expands online platform

vivadmin/ January 3, 2018/ News

Pet specialty retailer Musti ja Mirri announced on 8 November the acquisition of VetZoo, Sweden’s leading online retailer of pet supplies. The add-on accelerates Musti ja Mirri’s multi-channel strategy and manifests its position as the leading pet specialty retailer in the Nordics. EQT Mid Market acquired Musti ja Mirri in December 2014 with a mission to support its Nordic expansion and

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China’s pet market magnet for investors

vivadmin/ January 3, 2018/ News

Mr Li Mingjie is a pet industry investor’s dream. The 23-year-old e-commerce worker spares little expense to make his pooch happy. “I’ll happily splash out on my dog,” Mr Li told Reuters as he walked his brown poodle Coco in Pingyang, a town on China’s east coast. “She is like a child to me.” He is far from alone in

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Prosecco for cats and beer for dogs: Tesco goes crackers for pet gifts this Christmas

vivadmin/ December 15, 2017/ News

Tesco is enhancing its pet gift range to meet demand from pet owners who want to treat their furry friends this Christmas. Britain’s biggest supermarket has quadrupled its special Christmas gifts range for pets from 12 items last year to more than 50 this year, as demand for dedicated festive pet gifts over the past two years has soared by 300pc. Christmas

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Trust is good, control is better

vivadmin/ December 14, 2017/ News

As we all know, delivering quality starts at the source. To produce the best results, excellent ground materials are essential, but that is just the start. It is what happens next in the production and transport process that determines the quality of the end product. Certifying raw materials Anything can happen everywhere in the supply chain. The only way to guarantee

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IKEA goes to town with new focus on city stores

vivadmin/ December 13, 2017/ News

IKEA Group’s new CEO will focus on developing new stores and showrooms in city centers as the surge in e-commerce and home delivery dims the appeal of its giant out-of-town warehouse stores. The world’s biggest furniture retailer has relied for decades on shoppers driving many miles to load often heavy and bulky items into their cars. The rise of online

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PIJAC appoints director of government affairs

vivadmin/ December 13, 2017/ News

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) hired former US Department of Agriculture (USDA) senior advisor Savonne Caughey as its director of government affairs. “We are excited to bring on a seasoned professional for PIJAC’s federal and state advocacy efforts on behalf of pet care professionals,” said PIJAC president Mike Bober. “Savonne’s broad experience at the top levels of the

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New General Director at Morando

vivadmin/ December 12, 2017/ News

Giuliano Rombolà is the new general director of Morando, one of the leading pet product companies in Italy. In his new role Rombolà will be responsible for consumer and retail marketing, the commercial development of distribution channels for food and special products of the company and for managing logistics. He wil represent Morando’s pet food department in all of the

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True Leaf launches equity crowdfunding offering

vivadmin/ December 11, 2017/ News

Company raising funds to grow its global pet product business and build a medicinal cannabis facility True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (“True Leaf” or the “Company”) (CSE: MJ) (FSE: TLA) (OTCQB: TRLFF), has launched an Offering to raise up to $10 million Canadian dollars ($7.8 million – €6.6 million). The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) qualified the Offering Statement on

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