Find out about merger and acquisition activity in the pet food industry during July 2016.
Ireland-based C&D Foods acquired French pet food manufacturer Continentale Nutrition after the Commercial Court of Boulogne, France approved the purchase on July 1.
Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket have merged to create the third largest pet specialty retailer and the largest small format, neighborhood, pet specialty retailer in North America.
Mondi Group announced the acquisition of Kalenobel, a Turkish flexible packaging manufacturer, for €90 million (US$100 million) on a debt-and-cash-free basis. Kalenobel, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey with two production facilities in Kırklareli, Turkey, will become part of Mondi's consumer goods packaging business and will be renamed Mondi Kalenobel.
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.