Industry News

Interzoo 2016 Gave Visitors, Exhibitors Insight on Global Pet Industry

International demand and conversation ensured satisfied exhibitors and visitors at Interzoo 2016.


25 Finalists Selected for Pet Industry Woman of the Year

Women in the Pet Industry have announced the 25 finalists selected for its Pet Industry Woman of the Year awards.


Purina Attempts to Break World Record for Most Pets in the Workplace in One Day

This Friday, June 24, Purina is celebrating national Take Your Dog to Work Day in partnership with Petco, Glassdoor, Onion, Inc., Petplan pet insurance, The Nerdery and Outward Hound by attempting to break the world record for Most Pets in the Workplace in One Day.


More Employers Offering Pet Insurance

Though some companies are scaling back health benefits for people, record numbers of dogs, cats and other pets are being covered for veterinary expenses through employee-benefits plans.


American Pet Professionals Named Official Industry Supporter of P3

Recognizing the business growth and networking opportunities that the new P3 pet trade show offers to its members, leading industry organization American Pet Professionals (APP) has become an official Industry Supporter of the debut edition at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, from August 24 to 25.


Royal Canin Plans New Plant in North Sioux City, SD

Royal Canin, a pet food company, is planning to build a new $100 million plant in North Sioux City, SD.


Woof Gang Bakery Donates to Pet Rescue Groups

This past year, animal rescue organizations received donations from Woof Gang Bakery including 43,000 total pounds of pet food, grooming services and $67,000 in other donations, including treats, toys and accessories.


Pumi Becomes American Kennel Club’s 190th Breed

The American Kennel Club announced that the Pumi has received full recognition as the organization’s 190th breed.

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SuperZoo to Offer 80 Seminars about Advancing Pet Businesses

2016’s SuperZoo will offer more than 80 seminars—more than twice as many as any other pet retail show—covering a range of topics directly related to operating a profitable pet retail or pet services company.

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APPA Celebrates Take Your Pet to Work Day With Office-Friendly Pet Products

In preparation for Take Your Pet to Work Day on June 24, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is helping pet owners prepare with a look at convenient products that will help dogs have an enjoyable experience in the office.


PIJAC Offers Aquatic Resources in Advance of “Finding Dory”

In a statement from Chair Peach Read, President and CEO Mike Bober, and Aquatics Committee Chair Sandy Moore, PIJAC offered insight and resources in light of the impending release of Pixar’s “Finding Dory” film.

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Cat Litter, Dog Waste Bags Shape $3.5 Billion Pet Clean-Up Market

According to a new Packaged Facts report, the diverse pet clean-up products market reached $3.5 billion in 2015 thanks in part to the acceleration of cat litter and dog waste bag sales.


Pet Naturals of Vermont Redesigns Packaging

Newly redesigned Pet Naturals of Vermont packaging is now available to pet specialty stores nationally.


Signature Pet Products Appoints New Vice President of Sales

Signature Pet Products, distributor and marketer of Hi-Tek Rations products, has appointed Frederick R. Corbett the company’s new vice president of sales.


Invisible Fence Brand to Give Away 1,000 Family Movie Packs

Invisible Fence Brand is giving away 1,000 Family of 4 ticket packs to AMC Theatres.

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