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The latest dog and cat food news and research from Petfood Industry magazine.

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New report looks at pet treats, chew in the US

Packaged Facts report says retail sales for treats and chews reached US$5.4 billion in 2014
A new report from Packaged Facts shows that 87% of US dog owners and 68% of cat owners purchase one or more types of treats or chews for their pets.
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Charlee Bear to sponsor pet adoption tour

Month-long event will visit 15 animal shelters to support adoption events
Charlee Bear Dog Products, maker of the original Charlee Bear Dog Treats and grain-free Bear Crunch Dog Treats, will sponsor FIDO Friendly magazine’s 7th annual Get Your Licks on Route 66 month-long pet adoption tour.
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Petco files for initial public offering

Company seeks to raise US$100 million
Petco Holdings Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of stock. The company indicated it would seek to raise US$100 million, which is likely a placeholder amount that will change.
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Flexible packaging companies Prolamina, Ampac merge

Combined company will be headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and will be led by Prolamina’s CEO
Wellspring Capital Management L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, has created a leading flexible packaging company through the merger of portfolio companies Prolamina Corp. and newly acquired Ampac Holdings L.L.C. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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Survey examines US pet food spending

A good portion of the amount spent on food is used to buy treats for dogs and cats
A recent Nielsen survey conducted by Harris Poll looked at how much money Americans spent on pet food in the past year. The English-language survey polled 2,205 US adults, 1,323 of whom have at least one pet.
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Company sheds light on stored product insects

White paper from McCloud Services details how to keep pet food from becoming pest food
McCloud Services, a leading pest management company servicing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio and Wisconsin, is generating awareness on stored product insects (SPIs) and the threat they cause to grain-based foods, especially pet foods. Common SPIs include indianmeal moth, warehouse beetles and cigarette beetles and they live in the food they are eating. If populations grow, they can be difficult to control.
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