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August 2015
A Match Made in Heaven

In our fame-obsessed world, it makes perfect sense that companies large, small and in-between seek out celebrities to help sell…
 
 
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Natura Petz Organics has launched a premium, organic supplement collection of eight 14-Day Starter Packs, each containing proprietary Master Rain Forest and Andean herbal blends. Developed for dogs and cats, each Starter Pack is formulated to optimize pet health and achieve a balanced approach to nutrition, vitality and wellness.  …
Paw Paw Pet Products (pawpawpetproducts.com) has moved from a 25,000 sq. ft. location in Gobles, Mich., to a space about triple that size in Paw Paw, Mich.   The company relocated to a larger warehouse in order to more easily and efficiently pull, sort and ship orders. The move from…
Pet accessories manufacturer 26 Bars & a Band has become an exclusive distributor for a selection of pet products from around the globe. “We are excited to introduce these top-quality products to the U.S. market,” said Sandi Kaneko, president of the company. “Many of them have been widely successful outside…
The China International Pet Show is on track to reach a new record for company registration, with more than 930 companies already registered for the November show. Organizers expect around 1,000 exhibitors to attend the 19th edition of CIPS this fall. The show will take place in Shanghai at the…
P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You has introduced three new plush toy collections in a variety of whimsical designs.   The Momo’s Monsters collection was inspired by dogs that can be little monsters sometimes, embracing their mischievous behavior. A poem dedicated to each monster is included with each toy. The Bugging…
Members of the Pet Food Experts team, government officials and communities members celebrated the grand opening of the pet supply distributor’s new purpose-built distribution center in Denver, Pa.   A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place with Michael Baker, president and CEO of Pet Food Experts, doing the honors alongside other members…
Jacksonville, Ill., received a $100,000 award to build a new dog park from PetSafe as the grand prizewinner of the fifth annual Bark for Your Park contest. The town, which has a population of 19,466, received the most votes—a total of 54,727—out of the 16 finalists in the contest. Four…
Twigo Tags, a pet ID tag company, has launched Life With Pets, a blog intended to connect the brand with pet parents. The blog will offer information on the everyday challenges that can come from living with pets and present solutions for those issues.   “We’re very excited to introduce…
Wellness Natural Pet Food is launching its new Trufood line with a cross-country sampling tour featuring a gourmet pet food truck. Made with whole foods, such as whole prey protein and raw produce, the grain-free line is blended by hand and baked in small batches.   The Wellness Trufood Wagon…
This year’s Pet Fair Asia has sold out of exhibition space. To accommodate the growth of the show—which will be held Aug. 27-30 in Shanghai—the organizer has expanded the space to 580,000 sq. ft., a 28 percent larger area than that used for the 2014 show. About 20,000 industry professionals…
TrueBlue has become a business supporter of no-kill shelter and rescue organization Best Friends Animal Society.   “We are proud to support Best Friends Animal Society in the amazing work they do,” said Doug Gleason, founder and president of TrueBlue Pet Products. “We heartily embrace their mission to ‘Save Them…
Hi-Tek Naturals Dog Food, produced by Georgia-based Hi-Tek Rations, was selected among the 27 best dog food brands available in the U.S., according to Reviews.com.   The Seattle research and reporting organization, which rates products, services and corporations, looked at 2,223 formulations of commercial dog food for this study. The…

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Industry Calendar

September 12-13, 2015: North American Reptile Breeder's Conference and Trade Show

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, Calif.

Phone: (708) 932-8044

Website: www.narbc.com

September 17-20, 2015: Groom Expo

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

Hershey, Pa.

Phone: (717) 691-3388

Website: www.barkleigh.com

September 19-20, 2015: The Long Island Pet Expo in the Park

Tanner Park

Copiague, N.Y.

Phone: (800) 677-4677

Website: www.horseandpetexpo.com

October 1- 2, 2015: Phillips Pet Food & Supplies Southern Buying Show

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Phone: (800) 451-2817

Website: www.phillipspet.com

October 2- 4, 2015: New England Grooming Show

Sturbridge, Mass.

Phone: (717) 691-3388

Website: www.barkleigh.com

October 10-11, 2015: North American Reptile Breeder's Conference and Trade Show

Tinley Park Holiday Inn Select & Convention Center

Tinley Park, Ill.

Phone: (708) 932-8044

Website: www.narbc.com

November 4- 7, 2015: China International Pet Show

National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)

China

Phone: +86-10-88102257

Website: www.cipscom.com

November 7- 8, 2015: New Jersey Family Pet Expo

Garden State Expo Center

Somerset, N.J.

Phone: (631) 423-0620

Website: www.familypetshows.com

January 29-31, 2016: Lehigh Valley Pet Show

Allentown Fairgrounds

Allentown, Pa.

Phone: (631) 423-0620

Website: www.familypetshows.com

February 19-21, 2016: Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo

Philadelphia Expo Center

Oaks, Pa.

Phone: (631) 423-0620

Website: www.familypetshows.com

Reader Poll

This month’s online poll topic: Does a celebrity connection drive more sales for pet brands?

yes
in some cases
no