Industry News

PIJAC Hires New Government Affairs Specialist

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) announced today that Courtney Hogan has been hired as government affairs specialist, effective immediately.


OATA Appoints New Chief Executive

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) has appointed Dominic Whitmee to the organization as its new chief executive.


New Dog is Good Designs to Benefit Dogs on Deployment

Dog is Good announced the release of their newest design, “Leave No Dog Behind,” to benefit Dogs on Deployment.


Azalea Capital invests in Jones Natural Chews

Azalea Capital has announced that it will invest in Jones Natural Chews.

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PIJAC Responds to New Arizona Pet Sale Law

Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) president and CEO Mike Bober issued a statement responding to a new Arizona law implementing consistent statewide standards with regard to the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores.


Pet Sustainability Coalition Appoints Sustainability Implementation Manager

The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) has appointed Aubrey McCormick as the organization’s sustainability implementation manager.


Royal Canin Introduces Treats for Pets on Therapeutic Diets

Royal Canin has introduced Royal Canin Treats, a veterinary-exclusive line of treats designed to support special dietary needs.


John Paul Pet Launches Wash House Campaign

John Paul Pet has announced the launch of its new Wash House campaign, designed to simplify the grooming process for veterinary clinics and retailers.


Pet Sustainability Coalition Green Paw Program Grows at Global Pet Expo

The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), dedicated to the acceleration of environmental and social sustainability in the pet industry, helped member companies stand out in the crowd at this year’s Global Pet Expo with their second Green Paw Program.


Pet Supplies Plus Signs Five New Leases with Phillips Edison & Company

Phillips Edison & Company announced that it has signed five new leases with Pet Supplies Plus totaling 40,647 square feet.


Humanization Trend Rising in Bird and Small Animal Segments

The humanization trend is gaining mainstream momentum by expanding its reach to incorporate products for pets beyond canines and felines, according to research from “U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2016-2017,” a new report by Packaged Facts.


New Tech Specialist Joins Diamond V

Diamond V has welcomed Christine Warzecha, MS to the company as its equine, pet and specialty technical specialist.


Vital Essentials Appoints New Midwest Region Sales Manager

Vital Essentials has appointed Marc Heinonen the company’s new Midwest region sales manager.

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Blue Buffalo Donates $6 Million to Ohio State University’s Veterinary School

Blue Buffalo Company has donated $6 million to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University (OSU), which will help support clinical research on animal cancer detection and treatment and establish the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office.


Nature’s Variety Acquired by Agrolimen

Agrolimen acquired the remaining interest in Nature’s Variety, makers of Instinct Pet Food.

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