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Industry News

IPG Launches, Specializes in Pet-Product Licensing

Several pet industry leaders have launched International Pet Group (IPG), which specializes in licensing and promoting pet-centric product on behalf of larger commercial brands.


Bobbi Panter Pet Products Expands

Borg and his team will provide sales and marketing support with Panter’s existing key accounts and retail stores, as well as assisting the company with growing and supporting new sales outlets.


Feeder’s Supply To Carry Twigo Pet ID Tags

Twigo Pet ID Tags can now be found at the Feeders Supply’s 14 stores throughout Kentucky.


Bag of Bones Barkery to Distribute With NAN

Bag of Bones Barkery, a gourmet pet bakery and retail store in Hamilton, N.J. has partnered with Natural Animal Nutrition Distribution in Edgewood, Md. to distribute the store’s proprietary line of pet treats throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.


PISC Launches New Program to Improve Sustainability

The four-step “Accelerator” program will target companies to identify and help companies with sustainability and report findings at Global.


Splash and Dash Named Fastest Growing Company

Inc Magazine has named Splash and Dash as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies.


Ultra Paws Acquires Pedigree Perfection International, Inc.

As part of the purchase, Ultra Paws has received all products, patents and trademarks from Pedigree Perfection International Inc., including their 100 percent waterproof boot, PawTectors.


PetLooks Expands to the Northeast

After a successful event earlier this year in Philadelphia, PetLooks, a boutique trade show, will expand to the Northeast in October.


PIJAC Hires New Director of Marketing and Communications

In addition to overseeing PIJAC’s communications program, she will play a lead role in the planning and execution of the annual Pet Industry’s Top2Top Conference.


WPA’s Future Support of PIJAC at Risk

In a press release issued late Monday night the World Pet Association released a pointed statement about the recent hiring of Ed Sayres as the newly appointed president and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. The statement read: “The World Pet Association (WPA) and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) have worked [...]


OffLeash Communications Launches New Name

OffLeash Communications has launched a new name and website with a sharper focus on providing brand development, marketing expertise and implementation support exclusively to pet product companies.


Hillside Opening New Facility to Produce New Jerky Lines

Hillside Farms is opening a new facility in Ontario, Calif., to produce jerky treats for dogs. The southern California facility opens in late September.


Founder of PetSmart and Petsense Retires

The announcement comes days after PetSmart publicly acknowledged in the New York Times the company is up up for sale, and that they acquired Pet360.


La Cinopelca Names Exclusive North American Distributor

La Cinopelca, has named Alpen Schatz LLC, a Colorado based importer, as its official North American Distributor.


Mars Petcare Recalls 22 Bags of Pedigree

Mars Petcare is working with the retailer to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.

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