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Mars sues Simmons over dog food label similarities

Mars Petcare filed a lawsuit alleging that Simmons Pet Food’s Signature brands copied the packaging of Pedigree dog food, which the Mars stated is the best-selling brand by revenues in the United States in 2020.
Mars believes that Simmons infringed on Pedigree’s trade dress by using the same label colors and design elements.
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Brunei pet shop chain expands amid pandemic

The pandemic is presenting challenges for the small country, but at least one pet-related store is opening new locations on schedule.
The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting challenges for the small country of Brunei, but at least one pet-related store is opening new locations on schedule.
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Premium, dog food related to more greenhouse gas than cat

According to one research team, greenhouse gas emissions associated with kibble production accounted for 1.1 to 2.9% of total agricultural emissions.
A research team in Scotland calculated that dog food may be associated with higher greenhouse gas emissions and land use than cat food.
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Automation, human health get attention in pet food plants

Pet food producers, ingredient suppliers and others in the industry continued construction and expansion of facilities in 2020.
In some areas of these plants, established food security protocols evolved into human health measures. However, the pandemic did increase the use of automation in other parts of the operations, such as offices and cafeterias.
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Russia's animal food imports up in Q1 2020

While pet food continued to see gains during the early days of the pandemic, challenges may be on the horizon for Russia’s pet market.
While Russia's pet food market continued to see gains during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges may be on the horizon has global economies continue to suffer.
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