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Apr 30, 2024

Alice Tillett Announces Retirement, Paul Tonnesen Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Petmate

Paul Tonnesen has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Petmate, the leading supplier and manufacturer of pet products. He will be taking the helm following a decade of strong leadership and growth under Alice Tillett. She will remain in a consulting capacity to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Tonnesen, previously CEO of Oregon […]

Apr 30, 2024

Artful Designs: Square Paws Brings Beauty, Fun to a Cat’s Environment

Mario Arbore, the founder of Square Paws, is an architect with more than 30 years of experience, both commercial and residential. He founded Arbore Design, an architectural practice that was created in 2000 in the heart of New York City. Pet Are recently spoke with Arbore to learn how his interest in various building typologies […]

Apr 25, 2024

Pet Market Survey Shows a Focus on Value Will Attract Shoppers, Engender Customer Loyalty

As argued in Packaged Facts’ just-released US Pet Market Outlook, 2024-2025, the pet industry is at an inflection point due to macroeconomic and industry-specific factors, such that providing value to pet parents has come to the fore as a competitive strategy. “The promise of money savings and added value is possibly the oldest promotional maneuver,” noted report […]

Apr 25, 2024

Oil-Dri Acquires Ultra Pet in Strategic Move to Compete in Growing Crystal Cat Litter Market

Oil-Dri Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of sorbent minerals including clay-based cat litter, recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Ultra Pet Company, Inc., a prominent supplier of silica gel-based crystal cat litter. Under the terms of the agreement, Oil-Dri will acquire Ultra Pet for $46 million in […]

Apr 12, 2024

Tractor Supply Continues Partnership with GRAMMY Award Winner Lainey Wilson as Brand Ambassador

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, recently announced the continuation of its partnership with GRAMMY Award-winning and prolific singer-songwriter Lainey Wilson as a brand ambassador for 2024. In this role, Wilson will continue to authentically highlight Tractor Supply’s commitment to and passion for serving all those who enjoy living […]

Apr 9, 2024

Furvor Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Product Line Expansion, Retail Partnership

Furvor, a leading pet bone broth nutrition brand, recently celebrating its first anniversary by launching its first national retail partnership with SCHEELS. Founded in 1902, SCHEELS is a destination sporting goods store with nearly 40 locations in the U.S.A. Founder Kevin Bauer commented on the pet brand’s first-year success. “My teenage son and I started […]

Apr 8, 2024

Fauna Foods ‘Day at the Races’ Pet Industry Event Returns to Meadowlands Racetrack

Fauna Foods recently announced its highly anticipated annual summer kickoff event, “Day at the Races,” is scheduled to take place June 14 at the iconic Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Ira Slovin, founder and CEO of Fauna Foods, emphasizes the purpose of the annual event. “Building one-to-one relationships with our vendor partners and […]

Apr 2, 2024

Global Pet Expo Recognizes Winners of 14th Annual New Products Showcase

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) recently announced the winners of the 14th annual New Products Showcase, revealed during Global Pet Expo’s “Best in Show” Awards ceremony. The Best in Show, Second and Third Place honors were awarded across 13 product categories, including Aquatic, Bird, Cat, Dog Food/Treats, [...]

Apr 1, 2024

PSC Rallies Pet Industry for Earth Month: APPA, WPA, NAVC Partner to Amplify Earth-Friendly Impact

Starting on April 1, the Pet Sustainability Coalition will build upon the outstanding success of the first 2 Earth Day Rallies, returning for its third annual 30-day sprint to inspire 50,000+ actions that lead to a better future for pets, people, and the planet. With zero cost to participate, PSC will empower hundreds of pet industry professionals to complete […]

Mar 26, 2024

VSI Distribution Partnership Helps Petcurean Strengthen Market Presence in Western US

Petcurean, the award-winning manufacturer of premium pet food brands Go! Solutions, Now Fresh, Gather and Summit is pleased to announce a new partnership with Veterinary Service Inc. (VSI). The agreement will expand distribution service in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Petcurean’s partnership with VSI builds off the successful an[...]

Mar 25, 2024

Kent Pet Group Unveils Brand Redesigns for World’s Best Cat Litter, Breeder Celect, back 2 nature

Kent Pet Group, a subsidiary of Kent Corporation and the maker of World’s Best Cat Litter, recently announced the following news and updates at Global Pet Expo 2024. World’s Best Cat Litter partnered with New York-based brand design firm, Little Big Brands, for the brand redesign. The launch of the new visual identity celebrates not only a […]

Mar 25, 2024

APPA Strategic Insights Reports U.S. Pet Industry Reaches $147B in Sales in 2023

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) recently announced that the total U.S. pet industry expenditures reached $147 billion in 2023 and is forecasted to have solid year-over-year growth through 2030. The announcement came during Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s premier event, co-produced by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The expenditures were released [[...]