In the operating income section the company reported an increase of 52% at US$51.6 million, compared with US$33.9 million in the year-ago period.
The pet products segment reported net sales of US$215 million, a decline of 10% compared with fiscal 2008. Operating income was US$29.8 million, compared with US$32.7 million in 2008.
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