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April 2015
Sweet Dreams

Being an independent retailer in the pet industry is not for the faint of heart.Competition for customer dollars has never…
 
 
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Animal Supply Company (ASC) has acquired Hanover, Ill.-based Wilson Pet Supply. The acquisition expands ASC's service throughout the Midwest with a focus in the Chicago area. "Our mission is to deliver success to the independent pet retailer through product line breadth and services and by being local everywhere to meet…
Petsport has welcomed Darin Eisenbarth as its president. Eisenbarth previously worked at Zamzows, Inc., where he served as company president for the last 13 years. While at Zamzows, he guided the company through constant growth and an ever-increasing presence of private-label products. Zamzows was named one of the top 25…
Sojos has introduced its Sojos Wild line of dog food. The recipes feature a blend of “forager’s” vegetables and fruits that complement the nutrient-dense proteins. Like Sojos Complete, the easy-to-prepare line is made without grains and GMOs, and it does not contain added sugar, salt or artificial ingredients. It comes…
PetSafe has donated $8,000 to Union County Humane Society (UCHS) to help with the cost of veterinary services needed for the 136 dogs rescued earlier in March from hoarders in Union County, Tenn.  Tammy Rouse, executive director of the UCHS, was at the home in Maynardville, Tenn., on March 12…
Mars Fish Care North America has introduced its API Fish Food diets. The diets deliver a healthier aquatic environment for fish and clean, clear water. API Fish Food diets contain a nutritionally enhanced protein to ensure easy uptake of nutrients for maximum absorption. Fish more readily use the nutrients and…
Pet Store Pro, the free online training tool for retailers developed by the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), will introduce three “micro” courses to its offerings in 2015. The shorter courses are designed to be completed in about 15 minutes and applied immediately on the sales floor. Two courses, including…
Paws PR—a communications firm specializing in business development and strategic communications for pet product companies and animal protection groups—named Jenni Brand as its senior director of digital strategy. Brand will lead online and digital strategy for Paws PR. “It used to be an organization simply needed a well-placed story on…
The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) has entered a partnership with PetHealthLive to debut two websites for consumers on pet news, health tips and recall information for dogs and cats, pethealthlive.com, and horses, horsehealth.com. The websites will provide consumers with information on pet health and pet supplements, keeping visitors up-to-date…
Fromm Family Foods has added Prairie Gold and Gold Coast formulas to its Gold food line. Fromm Gold was created to deliver premium nutrition to various life stages and styles. The current line features a blend of poultry, including chicken and duck together with whole eggs and real Wisconsin cheese…
Links-It is offering displays to retailers for its Links-It Pet ID Connector. The displays are available in two sizes that can be placed on the counter or on a wall near tags or collars, encouraging customers to add a Links-It Pet ID Tag Connector to their purchase.   The Links-It…
Organizers of the Zoomark International trade show, which will be held in Bologna, Italy, May 7-10, said there has been increased interest in the show from new exhibitors. Organizers report that 30 percent of the exhibitors are new companies that will debut at Zoomark International. Organizers also report a strong…
Under new ownership, Dr. Kruger’s Supplements, Inc. has re-launched the company and is bringing Dr. Kruger’s original, patented all-natural formulas back to the market. The company has worked hard to ensure the products are the exact same products that Dr. Charles Kruger developed, manufactured and sold. The company is committed…

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Industry Calendar

March 30-April 2, 2015: Animal Care Expo 2015

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, La.

Phone: (202) 452-1100

Website: www.animalsheltering.org

April 10-12, 2015: America’s Family Pet Expo

OC Fair & Event Center

Costa Mesa, Calif.

Phone: (800) 999-7295

Website: www.petexpooc.org

April 14-15, 2015: Phillips Pet Food & Supplies New England Buying Show

The Fox Tower At Foxwoods

Mashantucket, Conn.

Phone: (800) 451-2817

Website: www.phillipspet.com

April 23-26, 2015: Northwest Grooming Show

Murano Convention Center

Tacoma, Wash.

Phone: (717) 691-3388

Website: www.barkleigh.com

April 25-26, 2015: Calgary Pet Expo

Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Phone: (403) 242-0859

Website: www.calgarypetexpo.com

April 28-30, 2015: Pet Industry’s Top2Top Conference

Omni La Costa Resort

Carlsbad, Calif.

Phone: (202) 452-1525 x1020

Website: www.pijac.org

May 1- 3, 2015: Groom Classic 2015

Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (800) 705-5175

Website: www.groomclassic.com

May 2- 3, 2015: Reading Family and Pet Festival

Reading Fairgrounds

Leesport, Pa.

Phone: (800) 677-4677

Website: www.horseandpetexpo.com

May 5- 7, 2015: Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo West

Burbank, Calif.

Phone: (717) 691-3388

Website: www.barkleigh.com

May 5- 6, 2015: ASC West Open House

Pasadena Convention Center

Pasadena, Calif.

Phone: (800) 323-2963

Website: www.animalsupply.com

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