Pet Food News / Pet Food Market Trends
on July 6, 2015

Quick hits: The latest news at a glance!

View the latest, up-to-the-minute news from important industry players.

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  • The Belgian pet food manufacturer Versele Laga will work with decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen to promote the brand.
  • Coperion and Coperion K-Tron combined their websites at
  • Manna Pro Products has acquired Espree, a Texas-based company that manufactures and markets Aloe vera-based products for grooming and animal care.
  • Vital Essentials added Charles Mehl as Mid-Atlantic USA regional manager.
  • Neovia now has a minority stake in Pitpatpet Ltd, a UK provider of pet telematics.
  • Chapman Littlejohn has been promoted to director of sales at Petcurean.
  • Flexible packaging manufacturer ProAmpac's facilities in Westfield, Massacheusetts and Hanover Park, Illinois have been awarded Level 2 Food Safety Management Certifications by the Safe Quality Food Program.
  • Endexx Corporation CEO Todd Davis was featured on Fox News Phoenix to discuss its pet product, Phyto-Bites.
  • Südpack has released its first sustainability report.
  • Pet Product Innovations has been appointed the exclusive U.S. distributor of QChefs' natural dental dog chews by its manufacturer, QMilk Deutschland.
  • Trouw Nutrition USA‘s Neosho, Missouri, premix plant is the American Feed Industry Association's premix manufacturer category winner in the 2016 Feed Facility of the Year competition.
  • Solid Gold Pet has named a rescued special needs dog from Las Vegas and a rescued longhair tabby cat from Wisconsin as the "Happiest Pets on Earth."
  • The UK petcare trade association, PetQuip, is organising the British pavilion at Global Pet Expo, Orlando, for 2017.
  • Diamond Naturals is the official pet food sponsor for a sled dog team composed mainly of adopted Siberian Huskies.
    Myriam Cohen-Welgryn has been named as the regional president of Mars Petcare Europe.
  • Bravo Pet Foods announced that United Pacific Pet will join their national distribution network.
  • Mars Veterinary launched a test for feline breeders under the Optimal Selection brand and developed in partnership with Genoscoper Laboratories.
  • WellPet, LLC has named Camelle Kent, a member of the company’s senior management team, as its chief executive officer. 
  • True Leaf Pet Inc., a British Columbia, Canada company that produces and sells hemp-based functional chews for dogs, has completed the purchase of the assets and intellectual property of OregaPet, a Canadian brand of medicinal products for animals.
  • Vendis Capital sold the Dutch organic pet food manufacturer Yarrah Organic Petfood to AAC Capital.
  • Inotec technology is exclusively available through Handtmann in US and Canada.
  • Bunting Magnetics has acquired UK-based Master Magnets Ltd.
  • Brazilian Pet Foods to auction equipment and use funds to pay workers laid off when the company closes.
  • Zinpro Corporation was accepted as a National Animal Supplement Council preferred supplier.
  • PBFY will open a manufacturing and shipping site in Portland, Tennessee this January. 
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