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Pet Supplies Plus To Acquire 40 Closed Pet Valu Stores

LIVONIA, MICH. — After Pet Valu announced it will close all 358 of its pet retail stores in the United States due to COVID-19 impacts, Pet Supplies Plus announced Dec. 22 plans to purchase roughly 40 previous Pet Valu locations across seven northeastern states. Pet Supplies Plus, one of the fastest-growing pet retail franchises in the country, will acquire various Pet Valu stores in Indiana

Actived: Wednesday Apr 21, 2021

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Pet food production up 8% globally in 2020 | 2021-01-27 ...

  Lexington, KY

Posted: (0 seconds ago) LEXINGTON, KY. — Pet food was regarded as one of the few sectors of global feed production to benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Alltech’s 10th-annual Global Feed Survey. This recession-proof sector — especially the European, North American and African pet food markets — drove 8% growth in global pet food production in 2020.

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Private equity interest in pet food endures through 2020 ...

  Kansas City, MO

Posted: (0 seconds ago) KANSAS CITY, MO. — The competitive landscape steadily evolved for the pet food and treat industry in 2020. Consumer demand influenced product offerings and channel distribution and, of course, the pandemic affected just about every aspect of business. But one factor impacting the competitive landscape was a familiar culprit. Private equity interest in this industry was steadfast and may grow ...

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Digital Editions - Pet food and pet treat manufacturing news

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Read our latest digital edition. Read articles in this edition on our website.. This annual special issue of Pet Food Processing features a State of the Industry overview, new product report, legal brand claim trends, updated association profiles, supplier resources and more. Read the 2020 Resource Guide digital edition.. View the full digital edition archives for Pet Food Processing.

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Pet owners share COVID-19 sentiments around pet food ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) STAMFORD, CONN. — An ongoing study by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) will track pet ownership and spending behaviors in the United States in the context of disruptions and economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The study looks at current shopping behaviors, sales channels, purchases and pet owner sentiments toward the public health crisis.

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New products to watch from Global Pet Expo 2021

Posted: (0 seconds ago) JAC Pet Nutrition, a recent entrant to the North American pet treat market, plans to launch three new product lines during Global Pet Expo this year. New products include dehydrated and freeze-dried raw dog treats, as well as dehydrated superfood meal toppers for dogs and cats.

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Pet Supplies Plus franchise sold for $700 million | 2021 ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Pet Supplies Plus estimates a total, systemwide revenue of $1.2 billion, company revenue of $825 million, and adjusted EBITDA of almost $80 million, Franchise Group shared. Sentinel acquired Pet Supplies Plus in December 2018 and has since seen the franchise add numerous new storefronts in new and existing markets across the United States.

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Pet industry companies launch pilot recycling program ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Three pet industry players have partnered under the common goal of creating a more environmentally sustainable pet industry. Earth Animal, a holistic pet product brand, Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) and Pet Food Experts, a wholesale pet supply distributor, have launched Flex Forward, a pilot program for “return-to-retail” recycling of pet food and treat packaging.

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State of the US pet food and treat industry, 2020 | 2020 ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) This article was first published in our October 2020 Resource Guide. Read it and other articles from this issue in the Resource Guide digital edition. In uncertain times, pet food and treat sales are providing some certainty. Looking at the first seven months of 2020, Nielsen reports pet food sales are up 4.3% compared to the same period in 2019.

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Pet food and pet treat manufacturing news | Pet Food ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Every pet’s health, every pet owner’s trust and every pet food brand matters. Quality, consistency and integrity of every ingredient and blend is vital in making pet food that helps pets live long, healthy, happy lives. Discover the seven key areas of focus to keep in mind when searching for …

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Pet food manufacturers share initial impacts of COVID-19 ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Pet Food Processing conducted a survey of pet food manufacturers gauging the impact to businesses, distribution, sales channels and production thus far. Here are the results. As of the beginning of April, a majority (63%) of manufacturers surveyed said they have seen an increase in demand as a result of coronavirus panic purchasing, while 19% said they have seen a decrease in demand, 10% said ...

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Pet Industry Leadership Summit moves online for 2021 ...

  Alexandria, VA

Posted: (0 seconds ago) ALEXANDRIA, VA. — The annual Pet Industry Leadership Summit will become the Pet Industry Leadership Digital Summit in 2021 due to continued COVID-19 concerns. The summit will be held entirely online Jan. 25 and 26, 2021. This on-line event is open to everyone. Previously, only members of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), Pet Industry ...

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Magazine Subscriptions - Pet food and pet treat ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Pet Food Processing is free to qualified readers who have managerial or director responsibilities as well as supervisory, R&D, food safety, purchasing or marketing roles in wholesale, specialty or retail pet food production in the United States and Canada. It is available in both print and digital editions. Subscribe (Magazine). Subscribe (Newsletter) ...

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45 new pet nutrition products launched in 2020 | 2020-12 ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) As pet owners continue to look for convenience and variety in pet nutrition, Brutus Broth answered the call with a new travel-size product, Brutus On The Go. This portable treat is a dried version of the company’s original, human-grade bone broth formula and can be added to 8 oz of water to provide nutrition and hydration for dogs on the fly.

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C.J. Foods | 2020-05-21 | Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) C.J. Foods was the first pet food producer in the United States to gain China certification and the first co-packer in the United States with the capability to introduce inclusions, such as freeze-dried meats and dehydrated fruits and vegetables, into finished kibble. Additionally, in 1996, C.J. Foods was the first pet food processor to ...

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APPA reveals slight changes in pet owner purchases ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) STAMFORD, CONN. — Pet owner sentiments surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have shifted ever so slightly since May, according to the most recent wave of a COVID-19 Pulse Study conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Consumers are returning to in-person shopping and are growing optimistic about the economic situation, although most agree the pandemic will continue ...

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Pet food makes up 75% of $125 billion global pet product ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) ROCKVILLE, MD. — Pet food accounts for 75% of global pet product sales this year, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. The firm estimates the global pet product market sits at $125 billion total, with the United States representing the largest share of global sales. US pet product sales are projected to reach $59 billion in 2020, representing 47% of global pet product sales.

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Companies | Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Apr 16, 2021  · The premium pet food company has launched a new line of responsibly sourced dog diets as part of its Earth Day campaign, Sustain The Goodness. McLovin's Pet Food agrees to Caduceus Corp purchase. 04.15.2021. By Jennifer Semple. The publicly traded holding company signs binding letter of intent to purchase McLovin’s Pet Food.

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Packaged Facts predicts top 5 trends for pet food | 2020 ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Pet ownership during COVID-19. Packaged Facts expects the number of pet-owning households in the United States will reach 71 million (56% of all US households) by the end of the year, growing 4% from 2019. The market research firm pointed to pet ownership trends during the pandemic as a stronghold for the pet food and treat market.

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Understanding the fads, fears and facts behind pet food ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) While pet parents tend to transfer their own nutritional concerns onto their pets, albeit out of love, they rely on pet food manufacturers to base formulations on proven nutritional science. “A successful pet food formulator carefully considers the science behind a trend, the size of the trended product and the . . .

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Pet Food | Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Mar 31, 2021  · The pet e-commerce company posted 47% year-over-year growth and expects a 26% growth in net sales by the end of 2021. Read More. Freeze-dried. Functional formulations steal the show at Global Pet Expo 2021. 03.31.2021. By Jordan Tyler. Niche pet food formats poised for growth in pet …

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The offal truth - Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The pet food industry is evolving and becoming more sophisticated. This is apparent by the aisles dedicated to product in mainstream supermarkets, as well as the volume of stand-alone pet supply stores and online outlets. In the past few years, more new and modern pet …

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US pet spending nears $100 billion in 2019 | 2020-03-03 ...

  Orlando, FL

Posted: (0 seconds ago) ORLANDO, FLA. — The American Pet Products Association (APPA) released its latest pet spending data Feb. 27 during Global Pet Expo, bringing the industry closer to $100 billion in annual pet spending than ever before. APPA estimates pet spending in 2019 totaled $95.7 billion, of which $36.9 billion came from pet food and treats sales alone. A breakdown of pet spending by category — between ...

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How certifications can help pet food live up to the label ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Today’s pet food and treat industry is constantly impacted by changing consumer perceptions, from sustainability to ingredient and processing transparency. Certification is one way processors and pet food marketers can communicate to pet owners about the integrity of their products and brands. There are a multitude of certifications and third-party auditors in the pet food and treat market ...

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State of the US pet food and treat industry, 2019 | 2019 ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) In the big picture, the US pet food and treat industry continued to grow in 2019. That growth has garnered the attention of investors and some large human food manufacturing companies. Both General Mills with the acquisition of Blue Buffalo and J.M. Smucker Company with the acquisitions of Big Heart Pet Brands and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition are now embracing food and treats for pets as key ...

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Facilities | Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Apr 02, 2021  · Pet ownership, spending and e-commerce gains pay off for Chewy in 2020. 04.02.2021. By Jordan Tyler. PetDine expands production capacity for liquid meal toppers. 04.01.2021. By Jordan Tyler. Simmons Pet Food facility in Dubuque on track to open in July. 04.01.2021.

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Red Collar announces expansion of Oklahoma pet food ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) — Red Collar Pet Foods is adding 85,000 square feet to its Clinton, Oklahoma manufacturing plant. The $5.7 million expansion will be built on the south side of the existing building to help meet the high demand for products. This investment follows a recent expansion of the facility’s packaging capabilities.

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Finding the perfect match in mixing ... - Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Thorough mixing is an important production step in all pet food processing. Whether combining a solid in a liquid, a liquid in a liquid, or a solid in solid, consistency of the final product directly affects the efficiency of the processes downstream. In addition to the quality and quantity of ingredients, good results require the proper mix time and control of temperature, humidity and ...

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Mergers & Acquisitions | Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Apr 15, 2021  · The company and its subsidiary, United Raw Pet Foods Inc., have purchased The Wild Side Pet Boutique Inc. to add to its raw pet food portfolio. Manna Pro expands pet care portfolio through ZuPreem acquisition. 04.08.2021. By Jordan Tyler.

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APPA: Pet owner purchasing behavior largely unchanged from ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) STAMFORD, CONN. — The American Pet Products Association (APPA) published the second phase of its ongoing report, “COVID-19 Pulse Study of Pet Ownership During the Pandemic,” showing little to no changes in purchasing behavior and economic sentiments among US pet owners as the pandemic continues to pose a threat to public health and the economy.

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VetPartners acquires leading online pet retailer in UK ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Aside from its robust pet pharmaceuticals business, VetUK carries more than 7,500 pet products, including pet food, toys and accessories, and over-the-counter treatments. According to VetPartners, VetUK has heavily invested in its operations and dispatch software to improve its services.

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Tuffy's Pet Foods invests heavily in itself and its ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The pet food company has been racing to keep up with demand as the pet food and treat industry grows. In 2015, Tuffy’s opened a new $70 million, 180,000-sq.-ft. dry pet food manufacturing facility. Since then, the company has added an $8 million meat processing operation and begun a $35 million mill expansion and renovation that is scheduled ...

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Pet food manufacturers, suppliers respond to COVID-19 ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Some pet food manufacturers and suppliers have issued statements to consumers addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States, how it is affecting their processes and supply chains, and what safety measures and precautions are being taken during this pandemic. Stella & Chewy’s, a raw nutrition-focused pet food and treat manufacturer based in Oak Creek, Wis., said it is ...

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A $6.9 billion pet food ingredient market is feeding the ...

  Alexandria, VA

Posted: (0 seconds ago) WASHINGTON, D.C., ARLINGTON, VA. and ALEXANDRIA, VA. — In a first-of-its kind, comprehensive study of the United States’ pet food ingredient and production landscape, the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), Pet Food Institute (PFI) and the National American Renderers Association (NARA) have quantified several of the positive ...

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APPA provides generational insight into pet product ...

  Orlando, FL

Posted: (0 seconds ago) ORLANDO, FLA. — The American Pet Products Association (APPA) debuted the results of its third pet ownership generational report at Global Pet Expo Feb. 27. The report offers a generational perspective of the association’s 2019-2020 pet owner survey data. APPA’s pet ownership survey began in 1988 and captures data about pet ownership, pet care and pet product purchasing behavior.

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Choice Pet Products adds Gulf Coast sales manager | Pet ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) King offers a wealth of pet retail and distribution experience. Before joining Choice Pet Products, King owned a pet store herself, served as an account manager for another pet supply company, and held a territory management position for a different pet food and supply distributor.

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Boss Nation Brand expands distribution through Phillips ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Boss Nation released two new products so far in April 2021: Raw Frozen Entrées for Cats, its first complete-and-balanced cat food offerings, and High Protein Dog Kibble, a probiotic-infused dry dog food line. “Phillips Pet Food & Supplies is a distribution group with a portfolio of diverse product and reputation for quality service,” said Basel “Vasili” Nassar, founder and chief ...

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Balancing vitamins and minerals for bioefficacy in pet ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) This article was published in the December 2019 issue of Pet Food Processing. Read it and other articles from this issue in our December digital edition. Complete and balanced pet foods are the reason pet owners are able to feed their dogs and cats the same food day in and day out and see consistent results in their health and overall well-being.

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Pet food and treat trends drive innovation in flexible ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) While market growth is never in the bag, it’s safe to say the pet food category will expand, and with it the use of form-fill-seal (FFS) machines. The market research group Packaged Facts reports continued mid-single-digit growth for pet food packaging based on sales of pet products and the growing premium nature of such items. While there is still demand for canned pet food products, bags ...

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Positives ‘more than outweigh ... - Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The global pet care market sales reached $125 billion in 2019, reflecting more than 6% growth from 2018. Dog and cat food sales makes up roughly 70% of the total global pet care revenue and represents a continued non-discretionary investment from pet owners, making it a strong sub-segment of this sector despite COVID-19.

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Pet owners, veterinarians react differently to pet food ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Pet foods with “organic” ingredient claims are influential to 29% of pet owners and 5% of veterinary professionals, the inclusion of “pasture or wild-caught meats” is important to 27% of pet owners and 4% of veterinarians, and pet foods formulated with “cage-free chicken or eggs” interested 18% of pet owners and 1% of veterinarians.

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Possibilities in plant-based proteins | 2019-01-18 | Pet ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) “Pet foods with higher content of plant-based ingredients provide a sustainable, ethical and environmentally friendly option to pet owners,” says Jennifer Adolphe, Ph.D., nutrition manager, Petcurean, Chilliwack, British Columbia. “Within the plant-based category, some pet foods are strictly vegan — containing no animal-based ...

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9 organizations giving a voice to pet food processors

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Pet Food Institute (PFI) is an organization that advocates for United States pet food and treat manufacturers in Washington D.C. and across the country on the bases of food safety, pet nutrition and regulatory compliance.

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Four trends shaping the global pet food market | 2018-11 ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) “The gap is getting closer and closer,” said Dieter Zopf, vice president of sales for Middleby’s pet food processing division, referring to the gap between the quality of human food and pet food. This is one overarching pet food trend driving global market growth, according to Zopf, but it is not the only one. In Sept. 2018, Zopf attended iba, the world’s leading trade show for ...

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Sales Channels | Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Apr 03, 2021  · The company and its subsidiary, United Raw Pet Foods Inc., have purchased The Wild Side Pet Boutique Inc. to add to its raw pet food portfolio. Read More. Crisp joins NielsenIQ Connect Partner Network to improve market data. 04.03.2021. By Jordan Tyler. Pet …

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Animal Supply Co. expanding New ... - Pet Food Processing

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The pet product distributor will now offer thousands of premium pet food and supply products to independent pet retailers across the northeastern United States. The company will also offer its ASC Connect feature to retailers in the area, which helps brick-and-mortar pet specialty retailers compete online with the growing e-commerce and direct ...

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Pulses can be ‘powerhouse ingredients’ for pet food, when ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) “Pet food trends closely follow human food trends, so with the increased focus on sustainable eating, gluten-free diets and plant-based protein, pulses have become a popular ingredient for pet food,” says Jennifer Adolphe, nutrition manager, Petcurean, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

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Hemp, CBD ingredients in pet foods proves risky business ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) AAFCO recently released updated guidance regarding the use of hemp and hemp-derived ingredients in animal feed and pet food, specifically addressing changes recently implemented by the 2018 Farm Bill, which specifically amended the definition of “marijuana” under the Controlled Substances Act to exempt “hemp,” which is now defined as: the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that ...

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Blueprints for building sustainable pet food supply chains ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) How sustainability is defined has evolved over time, adapting to a new era where consumers have become increasingly cognizant of the effects their purchasing decisions have on the environment. Today, a sustainable supply chain in pet food processing must meet stringent standards of overall environmental efficiency. Generally, it is determined by how it impacts three areas: the environment, the ...

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