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Industry News

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.


PIJAC Appoints New President

The new president has been approved by the PIJAC board of directors and will begin September 1.


Kurgo Named a Top Growing Company

Kurgo, manufacturer of pet travel and safety products, has ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in America for the fifth year in a row by Inc. Magazine.


Pitch Your Product at Backer’s Total Pet Expo

Backer’s Total Pet Expo will hold The Big Product Pitch Contest where exhibitors can pitch a new product.


Halo, Purely for Pets Named Finalist in PR Awards

Halo, Purely for Pets is a finalist in the PR News Platinum PR Awards, a national awards competition recognizing the best in PR and marketing programs.


Whole Pet NW Holds First Open House

The family-owned business prides themselves on personalized customer service.


Central Pet Puts Emphasis on Aquatics

The pet product distributor added 10 more aquatic vendors at their recent Northeast Show in Connecticut, and has extended many of their aquatic lines.


Backer’s Total Pet Expo Offers iPad contest

Those attending Backer’s Total Pet Expo can now win an iPad.


NexPet to Hold Anniversary Convention and Mini-Show

The convention will take place in Orlando with the day before the Global Pet Expo.


Vitakraft Sunseed Updates Their Logo

The new logo is being rolled out nationally for both Vitakraft and Vitakraft Sunseed products.


Total Pet Expo TV Partners with ReelPaws

ReelPaws Productions is partnering with the 2014 Backer’s Total Pet Expo to give exhibitors the opportunity to record professional interviews from the trade show floor to feature their latest products, reach buyers online and promote their brand to thousands of attendees and buyers through Total Pet Expo TV.


Plexidor Runs Photo Contest

PlexiDor is giving away 1,000 pounds of Black Gold Premium Dog Food to a winner or to the rescue of their choice.


Paw Pods Wins Innovation Award

The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association recently named Paw Pods as one of their 2013 KIP “Keeping It Personal” Award winners, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery and funeral service profession.

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