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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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  • 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. 
  • Targeted Pet Treats promoted Gregory Austin from general manager to president.
  • Blue Buffalo and Petsense announced that Stephen Clark of Granbury, Texas won the grand prize in the national Blue Buffalo-Petsense Jeep Promotion.
  • A groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the development of a new manufacturing site for Spray Dynamics.
  • Targeted Pet Treats, LLC promoted Gregory Austin from general manager to president, effective January 1, 2017.
  • TerraVia Holdings, Inc. and Bunge Limited announced that Seafoodexport will act as a distributor of AlgaPrime DHA in Europe.
  • Dane Creek Capital Corp. acquired a 48 percent interest in Midgard Insect Farm Inc., a cricket producer headquartered in Windsor, Nova Scotia.
  • Texas Farm Products Company, a manufacturer of pet food and feed, has changed its name to TFP Nutrition.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company will build a feed facility to replace its current plant in Columbus, Nebraska.
  • The American Feed Industry Association hired John Stewart as its manager of government affairs. 
  • Zuke's has integrated Velcro brand's Press-Lok closure into the packaging of Zuke's Ascent natural dog food line. 
  • Mondi Europe & International has named Georg Kasperkovitz as its CEO of consumer packaging.
  • Excel Packaging joined the Pet Sustainability Coalition
  • Einstein Pets added an international UK-based partner, PetLondon, to serve retailers within but not limited to the UK, France, Finland, Japan and Iceland.
  • Bühler Aeroglide appointed Paul Branson as director of product management.
  • Carina Evans was chosen by independent judges to receive the Pet Age - Forty Under 40 Award for 2016.
  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition hired Kemp Caudill to the North American team as territory business manager covering the southeastern United States. 
  • American Feed Industry Association hired Codi Coulter (communications coordinator), Kori Chung (legislative and regulatory assistant) and Erica Burson  (membership assistant).
  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition appointmented Monika Korzekwa as antioxidant and mycotoxin product manager, and Sarah Mertens as marketing manager and pet food sales manager for German speaking countries. 
  • American Feed Industry Association encourages US Congress to pass Trans-Pacific Partnership in lame duck session.
  • Arden Grange Pet Foods is celebrating its 20 year anniversary.
  • Provisur Technologies acquired select assets of AMFE  B.V. in the Netherlands and BFD Corporation in the United States.
  • Carnivore Meat Company appointed Bill Grau as vice president of operations. 
  • Pet|Tao Holistic Pet Products launched a podcast available on PETTAO.com and iTunes.
  • American Nutrition will exhibit at PLMA’s 2016 Private Label Trade Show slated for November 13-15, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • PetSmart Inc., announced it has acquired AllPaws, an online and mobile platform that matches those looking to adopt a pet with those animals.
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