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Beaphar opens new plant

Beaphar recently built a new plant where they manufacture petfood and pet veterinary products.
Beaphar recently built a new plant where they manufacture petfood and pet veterinary products.
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PetSmart net sales increases 9.5%

PetSmart is reported to have increased its net sales by 9.5% to US$1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period last year.
PetSmart is reported to have increased its net sales by 9.5% to US$1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period last year.
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PFI launches fight against proposed petfood tax

The Pet Food Institute, along with the PIJAC, NE Ag and Feed Alliance, Maine Merchants Association, the Maine Association of Grocers, Hannaford Supermarkets, Wal-Mart and the Maine Oil Dealers Association, is campaigning against a proposed...
The Pet Food Institute, along with the PIJAC, NE Ag and Feed Alliance, Maine Merchants Association, the Maine Association of Grocers, Hannaford Supermarkets, Wal-Mart and the Maine Oil Dealers Association, is campaigning against a proposed 6% tax on petfood in Maine.
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Nutro issues voluntary cat food recall

Nutro Products announced a voluntary recall of select varieties of Natural Choice Complete Care Dry Cat Foods and Max Cat Dry Foods with "Best If Used By" dates between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010, according to a statement on the Nutro ...
Nutro Products announced a voluntary recall of select varieties of Natural Choice Complete Care Dry Cat Foods and Max Cat Dry Foods with “Best If Used By" dates between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010, according to a statement on the Nutro website.
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NürnbergMesse expands to North America

NürnbergMesse, a Germany-based trade show organizer, announced the expansion of the company with the opening of NürnbergMesse North America in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, according to the company.
NürnbergMesse, a Germany-based trade show organizer, announced the expansion of the company with the opening of NürnbergMesse North America in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, according to the company.
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Pet market holds up despite economy

Despite the recession, the American Pet Products Assn. estimates Americans will spend US$45.4 billion on pets in 2009, up 5.1% from last year, according to an article from BusinessWeek.
Despite the recession, the American Pet Products Assn. estimates Americans will spend US$45.4 billion on pets in 2009, up 5.1% from last year, according to an article from BusinessWeek.
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Rice enters Japan's petfood market

A rice-based food edible by pets and humans alike has been gaining popularity in Japan, according to an article from the Mainichi Daily News.
A rice-based food edible by pets and humans alike has been gaining popularity in Japan, according to an article from the Mainichi Daily News.
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AVMA and Hill's unite to curb obesity

The American Veterinary Medical Association and Hill's Pet Nutrition teamed up to create a series of short videos addressing pet and owner obesity.
The American Veterinary Medical Association and Hill’s Pet Nutrition teamed up to create a series of short videos addressing pet and owner obesity.
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Canidae plant runs on wind power

Canidae All Natural Pet Foods is going green by manufacturing its Snap-Biscuits and Snap-Bits dog treats at a wind-powered facility in Oklahoma, USA, according to a company press release.
Canidae All Natural Pet Foods is going green by manufacturing its Snap-Biscuits and Snap-Bits dog treats at a wind-powered facility in Oklahoma, USA, according to a company press release.
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Greenies restricted to veterinarians, specialty retailers

Nutro Products Inc. has restricted the sale of Greenies, canine and feline dental chews, to veterinary hospitals and pet specialty retailers, according to a FAQ section on Nutro's website.
Nutro Products Inc. has restricted the sale of Greenies, canine and feline dental chews, to veterinary hospitals and pet specialty retailers, according to a FAQ section on Nutro’s website.
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