Merrick Pet Care
Merrick Chunky Cans are four new recipes for dogs with big chunks of carved meat, hand-stuffed real vegetables and hearty gravy for a high level of visual appeal and aroma for pet parents, and a meaty and delicious taste for dogs, according to the company.
Merrick Pet Care Inc. will introduce a lineup of more than 60 new all-natural food and treat recipes for dogs at the 2014 Global Pet Expo being held March 12-14, at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The products will include full lines of all-natural treats, humanized canned dog food recipes and expanded grain-free recipes, according to the company.
"Many pet parents believe their dog is the best dog ever, and to honor that relationship they seek the very best for their dog, including food choices that make every mealtime special with quality, nutrition and taste," said Mark Sapir, vice president of marketing for Merrick Pet Care. "This and other insights drove us in our development of our new items that we believe surpass many of the options currently available in the marketplace."
Natural treats are experiencing significant market growth, and to meet those expanding needs Merrick Pet Care is introducing a series of all-natural treats from both the Merrick and Castor & Pollux brands. From the Merrick brand, three new grain-free, gluten-free treat lines include:
From Castor & Pollux come two new treat lines, including:
Merrick Pet Care is also introducing four new canned recipes for dogs. "We're recognized for our high-quality, innovative and humanized canned dog food recipes, like Wingaling, Brauts N Tots and Grammy's Pot Pie," said Sapir. "We're introducing new Merrick Chunky Cans as the next evolution of that legacy; four new recipes for dogs with big chunks of carved meat, hand-stuffed real vegetables and hearty gravy for a high level of visual appeal and aroma for pet parents, and a meaty and delicious taste for dogs."
New Merrick products introduced at the 2014 Global Pet Expo include full lines of all-natural treats, humanized canned dog food recipes and expanded grain-free recipes.
The four grain-free Chunky Can flavors include:
The company's grain-free line, which has been expanding since 2012, is growing further in 2014. "Grain-free now accounts for 40% of all natural dog food sold in pet specialty stores, which reflects an increased demand among pet parents seeking the benefits of a grain-free diet for their pet, from allergy management to easier digestibility to healthier skin and coat," said Sapir. "We've grown our grain-free options to provide even more protein choices and life stage options."
New grain-free options throughout the company portfolio include:
"The mission here is to become the leader in this natural/organic premium petfood space," said CEO Greg Shearson. "We as a company believe that we're very well positioned to make that stated objective possible, and we're committed to going after it every day, in all that we do."
We asked Carol Jones-Adams, who founded and runs functional treat maker Overby Farm with her husband and business partner, Bob Adams, to tell us more about her company
The company builds on its boutique business with three new lines for pet stores, including baked dog food and treats
Is the Proportions whole food nutrition program a healthier alternative to conventional diets?
The lowly pea appears to be an effective ingredient for the next generation of dog and cat diets
Tomato pomace has the potential to provide additional nutrition and health benefits
With the availability of quality ingredients declining, perhaps we need to explore this category
The UK petfood company’s rapid growth is powered by its distinctive key ingredient, word-of-mouth marketing and geographic expansion
Proudly based in Brooklyn, New York, this organic treat company has enjoyed quadruple growth by focusing on every element of its product and packaging
Learn about more companies and how they are lending a helping paw and claw to their own cause campaigns
Petfood companies who promote their support of causes in their marketing campaigns are staying innovative in these uncertain times
Safe, nutritious, tasty petfood requires careful handling and processing of raw meat ingredients
Lean processing, outsourcing and time-saving machines can help boost your bottom line
Now is the time for packagers, producers, marketers and manufacturers to capitalize on the traveling with pets trend
It's the finishing touch that can meet both owner and pet needs.
What is this quiet, unassuming ingredient, and should it be there?
The question is whether they provide additional benefit to the dog or cat
Watch calorie intake, limit treats to 10% of diet, say experts
Funds go to research, support for pets fighting cancer
Pet owners shell out thousands for presents around holidays
Found in nearly every brand of wet petfood, this ingredient is a real behind-the-scenes aid to the canning process
Precise Pet Products, from Texas Farm Products Co., has a canned variety in its Precise Holistic Complete line for dogs and cats.
The use of spray-dried plasma (SDP) can improve wet petfoods by absorbing quality differences in raw materials
Eighth year of sponsorship for the natural petfood co.
The latest data from Packaged Facts on hot trends and what the future holds for the US natural and organic pet market
Internationally the small animal and bird market is teeming with innovative, healthy and marketable products that deserve a spotlight
A new finding by the US National Organic Program could rule out certifying a complete and balanced petfood as organic
Find the sources behind the research on geriatric pets presented in Dr. Karen Wedekind's article on ideal levels of protein
--- Thank you for your patience ----
If you have any issues logging in or any other need feel free to contact us.