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Pet Food News
on May 18, 2009

Petfood manufacturers combat price increases

Manufacturers and distributors are between in a difficult position as customers mistakenly blame them for intentionally petfood prices increasing when in reality production costs are going up, according to an article from The Greeley Tribune.

Manufacturers and distributors are in a difficult position as customers mistakenly blame them for intentionally increasing petfood prices when in reality production costs are going up, according to an article from The Greeley Tribune .

"People kept attacking us, but our markup is the same. We're not increasing our prices - it's the companies we buy from," said Josh Saunders, of Poudre Pet & Feed Supply .

Several brands, including Nutro and Hill's , have turned to cutting reward programs, downsizing packages, levying fuel surcharges, and/or increasing prices in the final product order to balance the increased production costs.

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