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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.

Got a new website or product? Recently earn certification or win an award? Have positions changed within your company?

The Quick hits section is the place to send and find this information. Updated regularly.

  • The American Feed Industry Association promoted Veronica Rovelli to senior director of meetings and events.
  • InVivo Retail plans to purchase 90 Gamm Vert stores from Axéréal-Agralys Distribution, Terrena Grand Public and Edimag.
  • The F.L. Emmert Company hired Christian Wonders as food safety/quality control manager in its Cincinnati team.
  • Mars Petcare collaborated with the people of Franklin, Tennessee, USA to enter the town into the Better Cities for Pets program.
  • The National Animal Supplement Council has awarded Alltech with its Preferred Supplier seal for companion animal and equine feed products, including pet foods.
  • Viking Pump invested US$1.75 million to expand their full-service research and testing laboratory.
  • Buggy Supercat has become Orijen's first ambassador, announced the brand's distributor Bern Pet Foods.
  • InVivo Labs has renamed itself Upscience.
  • GA Pet Food Partners renamed its direct delivery service as Direct to Door.
  • Affinity Petcare, a Spanish pet foods company with 1,800 employees, seven production sites and a presence in seventy countries, nominated Laurent Stul as manager of its SBU Affinity Petcare France and Benelux.
  • Meyer Industries, Inc., a vibratory conveying, bulk material handling and food processing equipment company, has been acquired by Precision Inc.
  • Glenroy Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging, received four awards for flexographic printing at the Great Lakes Graphics Association's 2017 Graphics Excellence Awards competition, as well as an award at the Flexographic Technical Association's 2017 Excellence in Flexography Awards competition.
  • Thomas W. Purkiss joined Reading Bakery Systems, a snack production systems manufacturers, as director of parts and service sales.
  • Leiber GmbH's animal nutrition business unit added four new distributors for the expansion of its sales network.
  • Pro-Pet hired Greg Wolking as chief operating officer.
  • Plastic injection molding company Garner Industries is expanding its operations in Lincoln, Nebraska with a 40,000-square foot addition to its existing 75,000 square foot building.
  • Dynamic Conveyor Corporation formed a sales agency, Dynamic Packaging Solutions LLC, to work with the pet food industries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. 
  • Burgess Pet Care more than doubled its sales from last year at this year's National Pet Show in London, UK.
  • Blue Buffalo will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to raise pet cancer awareness. Executives will ring the opening bell.
  • Bunting Magnetics Co. hired David Bocanegra to its international sales team supporting customers in Mexico.
  • Prins Petfoods will be the back-of-shirt sponsor for the Dutch soccer club Vitesse for the upcoming season. 
  • Earth Animal's Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Susan Goldstein, was honored with the 2017 Women of Influence award. 
  • Einstein Pets expanded their product offering with Ello Pet Supply, who will now have the company’s Sweet Potato and Black and White Treats.
  • Health Extension Pet Care hired Jamie Latton into the newly created position of Business Development Manager.
  • Two divisions of PerkinElmer, Perten Instruments and Bioo Scientific Corporation, have formed a partnership involving food safety test kits and grain, feed, and food analysis instruments.
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