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Solar power fully fuels pet treat facility in US

International Energy Agency analysts calculated that solar power developer installed 114.9 gigawatts of new solar power capacity in 2019 worldwide.
International Energy Agency analysts calculated that solar power developer installed 114.9 gigawatts of new solar power capacity in 2019 worldwide.
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Automated dog food cooker preps dehydrated meals

Next year, European pet owners may be feeding their dogs with a machine that moistens, warms and serves dehydrated dog foods.
In the age of Roombas and Keurigs, a dog food cooking and dispensing device attempts to bridge that gap between convenience and fresh.
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Purina pet food, treat sales at US$11.4B so far in 2020

In the first three quarters of 2020, overall Nestlé e-commerce sales grew by 47.6%, making up 12.3% of total sales. Purina PetCare was one of the main contributors to this online sales growth.
By product sector, Purina PetCare’s science-based and premium brands were the largest contributors to Nestlé’s overall sales growth. By brand, Felix, Purina Pro Plan and Tails.com wardrove growth, along with strong demand in e-commerce and specialist channels.
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VR tours of pet food facility may provide transparency

Pet owners increasingly want transparency, to know how their pets’ food was made and what exactly went into it and why.
The pet food industry chose the red pill this year. While giants like Purina can create full-on VR experiences, even small pet food start-ups can use free panoramic camera apps to make immersive pet food facility tours.
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Pet food employees value helping pets, industry growth

Human, livestock and pet food industry employees shared their attitudes toward their jobs in a survey conducted by executive search firm Kincannon Reed earlier in 2020.
The pet food industry’s beneficial effects on dogs, cats, other pets and their owners may most excite employees about their jobs.
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Virtual reality training tours Purina pet food facility

Nestlé Purina PetCare, the world’s second largest pet food company, conducted tours of their facility in Clinton, Iowa, USA using Oculus Business, owned by Facebook.
Both technology and necessity may to be converging to boost virtual reality’s use by dog, cat and other pet food companies.
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5 trends guiding pet food into 2025: lux health, science

Mars analysts calculated these trends' market share in the UK in 2020 and estimated how they would change by 2025.
Five trends may dominate the future of the dog, cat and other pet food markets. Mars analysts calculated these trends market share in the UK in 2020 and estimated how they would change by 2025.
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Cute brand ambassador pets never get drunk, Tweet slurs

Even Nazis thought baby animals were cute, but the fascists weren’t happy about it. Now, as dogs, cats and hedgehogs themselves become social media influencers the power of cuteness may grow.
The role of both social media and pets intertwines as animals’ own online presences increasingly influence consumers’ views of dog, cat and other pet food brands. In some cases, animals make better brand ambassadors because they are less likely to behave like beasts than people. Plus, cuteness is power in the persuasion game.
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Sunshine Mills expands pet food recall for aflatoxin

The affected products were distributed in retail stores within the United States. This is an expansion of the recall initiated September 2, 2020.
Sunshine Mills, Inc. expanded its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained aflatoxin at levels above U.S. Food and Drug Administration action levels.
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