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5-year research collaboration to advance pet nutrition

The grant includes endowment of a university chair to support research, training and collaboration to develop future products and strengthen the future of the industry.

Champion Petfoods initiates a grant to the University of Guelph aiming to advance studies in pet food nutrition and train the next generation of pet food leaders. 


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Dog food brand usage 2013-2021; Premium up, standard down

Overall, kibble remained a nearly ubiquitous product in U.S. dog owners’ homes, with approximately 94% of U.S. dog owners using kibble consistently for the past decade.

Over time, some dog food and treat brands have grown faster than others, while some have declined in usage rate among U.S. pet owners.


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Taking animals out of the pet food equation

Because Animals already has meat-free products on the market, and hopes to be a pioneer in the cultured meat pet food industry under development.

Because Animals already has meat-free products on the market, and hopes to be a pioneer in the cultured meat pet food industry under development.


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Private equity firm acquired Pet Ventures/Pet ‘n Shape

Pet ‘n Shape is an emerging brand of pet treats and chews that offers a full-line of branded products made from natural ingredients.

Pet ‘n Shape is an emerging brand of pet treats and chews that offers a full-line of branded products made from natural ingredients.


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Mars Petcare further expands Cesar, Sheba, Iams facility

Facility expansion has begun. All phases of the project are scheduled for completion in 2023.
Mars Petcare will invest US$117 million in its Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA pet food manufacturing facility. This pet food facility expansion adds to the US$145 million expenditure announced in January.
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