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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.

  • American Nutrition will be a bronze sponsor of PetSmart Charities’ 2017 Golf Classic and Desert Adventure slated for May 4-5 in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • SuperZoo was honored by Trade Show Executive with four awards.
  • Nestlé Purina PetCare signed an agreement to acquire the majority holding in Terra Canis.
  • Pura Naturals Pet hired Julie Creed as their VP of sales and marketing.
  • Milk-Bone selected 15 dogs for their third-annual list of Dogs Who Changed the World.
  • The Belgian pet food firm Versele-Laga’s sales side has been divided into three categories: traditional trade within the EU, modern trade within the EU and development trade.
  • MOCON, Inc. a provider of instruments and services for testing, measuring and analyzing invisible gases, has received ISO 9001:2015 certification for both of its North American manufacturing facilities.
  • Health Extension hired a new director of strategic accounts, Adam Katz.
  • Earth Animal was awarded 1st place in the Natural Pet Category at the 2017 Global Pet Expo for their new product, Pork No-Hide dog chews.
  • Phillips Feed Service Inc. has acquired Omnipet LLC (PetFlow), an online retailer of pet food and supplies.
  • Earth Animal has joined the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC).  
  • American Nutrition recently received a 100 percent Safe Quality Food (SQF) score on an unannounced SQF Level III audit at the Woodland, Washington, USA, facility. 
  • Champion Petfoods has been recognized with a GFSI Award. 
  • NUTRO has relaunched its brand with a new pet food philosophy: NUTRO. FEED CLEAN. 
  • American Nutrition sponsored the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Dine with Your Dog annual event. 
  • HORN Animal Wellness is rebranding as HORN Animal Nutrition at Petfood Forum in Kansas City, Missouri. 
  • Holistic Health Extension announced that Ron Fissell has joined its team as the New York metro territory sales manager. 
  • VisioCap has acquired Nature's Logic, a pet food company based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • The Global Pet Foods Show Us Your Heart Fundraising Campaign has raised more than 1.5 million dollars to help animals in need.
  • True Leaf Pet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., has signed an exclusive three-year agreement with Synchronicity Holistic of Pebble Beach, California, that will bring its functional pet chews to grocery stores throughout California.
  • Lohmann Animal Nutrition has changed its name to Kaesler Nutrition.
  • ANF Pet Inc. promoted Kirk Young to the role of president. 
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