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…
The 18th annual China International Pet Show (CIPS) is expecting a record turnout at the 2014 show, which will be held Nov. 17-20 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. The show’s organizers expect 1,000 exhibitors from over 20 countries. The show will feature a variety of products and…
West Paw Design has debuted its Li’l toy collection for dogs and cats. The collection features Li’l Boogey and Li’l Rooster for dogs, and Li’l Chick for cats. The collection is perfect for puppies and small breeds. The 4-in. Li’l Boogey features a squeaker and comes in pink and black.…
CASCO America has introduced its PetStack, a mix-and-match retail solution that offers pet stores value, choice and flexibility. With its stack, pack, pallet and send concept, PetStack offers a simple solution to delivery costs. Each PetStack is delivered on a single pallet, and the delivery savings are passed onto the…
Mars Fishcare North America’s API brand has introduced 12 betta bowls and aquarium kits. In an effort to make new aquarists successful and grow the fish business, all API aquarium kits come with API Perfect Start, an aquarium starter program that educates new aquarists on essential fish-care products and provides…
To help pet store retailers educate cat owners about the benefits of feeding raw food, Vital Essentials has launched its 5-Day RAW Challenge campaign. The campaign aims to help cat owners transition their cats to raw meat diets within five days. Vital Essentials debuted its VE Kitty Tub Frozen RAW…
Canidae has introduced Canidae Grain Free Pure, a line of premium dog and cat food. The line features a blend of ingredients that are safe for all pets, even those with food sensitivities/allergies. The line features fresh meat or fish as the first ingredient, and whole foods like sweet potatoes,…
Coastal Pet Products awarded two Animal Behavior College (ABC) Dog Obedience Program (DOP) students with scholarships of $500 each. The recipients, Ashlie Bonicelli of Aurora, Colo., and Paul D. Lopez of Homestead, Fla., were selected for their commitment to the dog training profession. “Coastal Pet Products is pleased to have…
Petsport has debuted its Tuff Squeaks Canvas toy line. Tuff Squeaks Canvas toys are made with an eco-friendly canvas material and have reinforced stitching to help prevent rips and tears. The line includes Reel Big Fish, an aquatically themed plush toy assortment, and Duck Decoy, a toss and fetch toy…
The Company of Animals has updated the sizing and packaging of its Anxiety Wrap. The wrap works by activating and maintaining key pressure points to help calm dogs. The garment’s custom fabric is lightweight and breathable, so it flexes and stretches with the pet’s body, providing a comforting hug-like sensation…
Experts in the pet industry, with a record of success in launching well-known pet products, have formed the International Pet Group (IPG), which specializes in licensing and promotion of pet-centric products on behalf of larger commercial brands. IPG will selectively partner with national, general consumer licensee brands that have the…
Laika, an Israel-based manufacturer of hand-made pet collars, will celebrate the birthday of its founder, Sivan Zilber, with a number of contests and giveaways on its Facebook page on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Visitors who take part in the celebration will have a chance to win products not only from Laika,…
Eagle Flexible Packaging has added the Slider Select advanced zipper feature to its Zip Pak. The compact slider feature enables consumers to open and close a package with ease. Slider Select is ideal for a variety of products, as it maintains package integrity with a leak-resistant design and high inside…

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Industry Calendar

October 2- 3, 2014: Phillips Southern Buying Show

Disney's Contemporary Resort

Orlando, Fla.

Phone: 800-451-2817


October 11-14, 2014: IPATA Conference

InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa

Panama City, Panama

Phone: 903-769-2267


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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