Industry News

Hagen Partners with Universal Pond Supply for Exclusive Distribution Deal

Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. today announced a partnership with Universal Pond Supply that makes Universal the master distributor to independent pet retailers for Hagen’s Laguna brand of pond supplies and equipment.


Coastal Pet Products Launches New Website

Coastal Pet Products has launched a new and improved website with easier navigation and updated product content. The new site features lifestyle imagery showcasing how Coastal Pet Products enriches the interactions between pets and their owners.


FriendshipCollar Launches New Boutique Collection

FriendshipCollar, makers of vegan fashion accessories for pets and their owners, announced the pre-order launch of its new luxury Boutique Collection.


Pet Food Experts Opens Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center

Pet Food Experts celebrated the grand opening of its new distribution center in Denver, Pennsylvania on July 7th.

The pet supply distributor’s new Mid-Atlantic hub was welcomed with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Lancaster County officials and members of the local community.


Dog & Cat World Summit Begins Online October 1

The Dog & Cat World Summit, a free online event beginning on October 1and continuing through October 10, will feature interviews with outstanding veterinarians from both traditional and alternative medicine specialties to inform and inspire pet owners.


Petco to Go Public After Filing for IPO

Petco Holdings, Inc. is to become public again nine years after the pet store operator was purchased by two private equity firms.


Pet Owners Nationwide Join the Fit Pet Challenge

Kicking off on September 24th, the two-week national Fit Pet Challenge encourages owners to make positive health changes for their pet and spreads awareness for the pet obesity epidemic.


Petco Explores Merger With PetSmart

Petco Holdings Inc is exploring the possibility of being acquired by PetSmart Inc, according to reporting by Reuters. Such a merger would account for 30 percent of U.S. pet specialty supply stores.


The Company of Animals Moves U.S. Headquarters, Expands Team

The Company of Animals has moved their U.S. headquarters to Davenport, Fla. All of the company’s U.S. inventory has been transferred to the new CenterPoint Enterprise warehouse from their previous location in Bridgeport, Conn.


Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance Releases Standards for Groomers

The Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance (PPGSA) has released standards for safety and sanitation in the grooming industry. PPGSA formally released the results of a year-long initiative to develop comprehensive safety and sanitation standards that will serve as the grooming industry’s standard of care for pet grooming.


Hartz Named One of Most Trusted Brands in America

Hartz has been named as the Most Trusted Brand in the pet category in the new Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Survey. The survey of more than 4,500 Americans nationwide awarded the title of Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand to winners in 40 product categories, including pet brand.


Madra Mór Recognized for Support of Military Dogs

Madra Mór’s founder and president Jacqueline Hynes has been recognized by The Military Working Dog Team Support Association (MWDTSA) for the company’s donations.


Pet Supplies Plus Adds Locations, Reduces Royalty Fees

Pet Supplies Plus has added 15 new franchisees to their system with a total of 19 new locations so far in 2015. Newly signed agreements will bring the neighborhood pet stores to new and underserved markets including Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, Jacksonville and Denver. “We are looking forward to expanding our unique shopping experience to new [...]

CLEO, the crash test cat

Sleepypod Introduces New Crash Test Cat

Sleepypod has introduced CLEO, an innovative crash test cat for testing pet safety in cars. CLEO features a camera that records video footage from the pet’s point of view. It is the next member of Sleepypod’s family of crash test pets designed to help the company gather safety data for the development of pet travel.


Nulo Pet Food Partners With IRONMAN

Nulo Pet Food and IRONMAN have formed a multiyear partnership, making Nulo the exclusive pet food partner and sponsor for all U.S. IRONMAN events through 2016.

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