October 2014
Thinking Big, Acting Locally

Becoming a larger company is one thing. Managing that expanding company successfully is a completely different issue. For executives at…
Petmate donated more than $1,000 worth of pet products to Adventure Unleashed’s Ohio 4-H Teen Dog Experience, an annual overnight camp for teens age 13 to 18 and their dogs, held June 26-29 in Marietta, Ohio. The program utilizes science-based dog training in a supportive environment to develop and practice…
Party Animal Pet Food has unveiled a new look to its original dog and cat food formulas, including an updated logo and new packaging. The new packaging better aligns with the company’s overall attitude and originality, as it continues to grow and expand its product line. The new design includes…
Forever Healthy Pets, makers of the Go Dog Energy plus Recovery supplement, has added several formulas to its supplement lineup. The additions include: Go Flex joint-health supplement, Go Pro daily multivitamin and Go Mega skin, coat and heart health supplement. Each product is formulated by the company’s practicing veterinarians and…
Vitakraft Sunseed has updated its logo to demonstrate the constantly evolving nature of the more than 175-year-old company. “Being the forerunner in the development of new and innovative premium pet products and continually improving our current products is what Vitakraft Sunseed strives to do, and our new logo reflects this,”…
Nulo Pet Food has added Greg Perkins to its team as eastern region sales director. Perkins has over 17 years experience in independent pet retail. In his early days, he operated his own two-store chain in Marietta, Ga., and he also has sales and management experience with Southeast Pet Distribution.…
CASCO America, which specializes in pet and aquatic store fixtures, has added more services to its website to help support its retail partners. The company has added QR codes on its equipment, which retailers can scan with a smartphone or tablet, to access tutorial videos for operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting…
In Clover donated more than $15,000 worth of product to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colo. In the past 12 months, In Clover has provided nearly 100 lbs. of its digestive supplement OptaGest to boost immunity and ease digestive discomfort for shelter animals undergoing stress and changes…
In celebration of the holiday season, Bobbi Panter Pet Products has introduced Bobbi Panter Gift Baskets. Founder and president Bobbi Panter hand selected shampoos from the company’s three lines, and all items are packaged together in decorative and re-usable containers.“I am very excited to introduce my gift basket line,” Panter…
Eco-friendly dog bed manufacturer Island Dog Design was named a Martha Stewart American Made 2014 Finalist.Each year, Martha Stewart Living honors a group of makers, craftspeople, small-business owners and innovators from around the U.S. in four categories: crafts, design, food and style. The list recognizes innovators for their dedication to…
Coastal Pet Products has added Rascals Handcrafted Wool Cat Toys to its offerings. The toys are handmade with multiple textures and a wool scent that naturally attracts cats. The line includes: 1.5-in. Striped Balls, 1.5-in. Polka Dot Balls, 4-in. White Bird with Feathers, 4-in. Green Bird with Feathers, 4-in. Red…
Oxbow Animal Health hired Jade Davis as its regional account manager. In his position, Davis will work to support accounts throughout the west coast. Oxbow’s regional account managers work to achieve sales growth via established customer accounts through purpose-driven relationship building, personal contact, excellent responsiveness and service, goal setting and…
To allow customers to touch and feel the MagicLatch leash connection system before making a purchasing decision, Pet Connect Inc. has improved the MagicLatch’s packaging and point-of-purchase display. The MagicLatch makes attaching a dog’s collar to the leash easier. The strong latch uses magnets to assist in easily leashing a…

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Industry Calendar

October 21-22, 2014: Phillips New England Buying Show

MGM Grand at Foxwoods

Manshantucket, Conn.

Phone: 800-451-2817


November 14-16, 2014: Meadowlands Pet Expo

Meadowlands Expo Center

Secaucus, N.J.

Phone: (631) 423-0620


November 17-20, 2014: China International Pet Show

China International Exhibition Center

Beijing, China

Phone: 86-10-88102257


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