Pet Food News

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Hill’s Pet Nutrition sales at US$719 million in Q1 2020

Sales of Hill's Pet Nutrition in the United States and Europe led organic growth for parent company Colgate-Palmolive in the first quarter of 2020.
Net sales of Hill’s increased 20% compared to this time last year to reach US$719 million, up from US$600 million in the first three month of 2019.
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Future mergers and acquisitions shaped by pandemic buying

Mergers and acquisitions in the pet food industry will continue during and after the pandemic, but their character may change as buyers look for brands that can tap into the new normal of e-commerce, remote work and social distancing.
Business movements in the pet food industry may follow the restrictions in people’s ability to move about.
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Pet food safety protocols aid plants’ pandemic protection

The measures used in pet food and animal feed facilities were for food safety, but may have ended up helping slow human disease transmission.
Federal scrutiny of Salmonella and similar microbes in pet food facilities unintentionally may have helped dog, cat and other pet food makers in the pandemic.
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