January 17, 2018

Blain’s Farm & Fleet expands to Michigan

Blain’s Farm & Fleet announced on Jan. 17 that it will enter Michigan in 2018. The retailer has identified locations throughout Michigan for new Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores which […]

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January 17, 2018

Zuke’s and Merrick to become one organization

Nestlé Purina-owned Zuke’s Pet Nutrition and Merrick Pet Care announced that they will integrate as one organization to serve pet specialty, and to realize Zuke’s growth potential among pet parents […]

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January 17, 2018

Judith McKenna named president and CEO of Walmart International

On Jan. 17, Walmart named current Chief Operating Officer (COO) Judith McKenna president and CEO of its international unit effective Feb. 1. The role is widely seen as a precursor to […]

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January 17, 2018

Bentley’s Pet Stuff acquires Pet Mania, enters the Southeast

On Jan. 15, Bentley’s PetStuff announced it had acquired Pet Mania and was entering, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Cary in North Carolina with plans for more locations in […]

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January 12, 2018

Walmart to shut stores, lay-off workers and raise minimum wage

In two separate announcements on Jan. 11, Walmart said it’s unit Sam’s Club would close 63 stores, resulting in thousands of workers losing their jobs. The decision comes after a […]

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January 9, 2018

Pet IQ to acquire VIP Petcare

On Jan. 8 pet health and wellness company Pet IQ announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire VIP Petcare, a leading veterinary services provider across the […]

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January 9, 2018

New Petcube tech allows pet to video call owner

Adding another way for pet owners to interact with their pets, Petcube announced at CES, Las Vegas that it plans to enable its products – Petcube Play and Petcube Bites […]

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January 9, 2018

Animal Supply Co. acquires Bark to Basics

On January 4, pet food and supplies distributor Animal Supply Co. (ASC) announced it had acquired Bark to Basics a family-owned business serving independent retailers, day care centers, kennels, veterinary […]

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January 9, 2018

Cargill to acquire Pro-Pet

On Jan. 2 Cargill Animal Nutrition announced that they had reached an agreement to acquire Pro-Pet, a manufacturer of private label and co-manufactured pet foods, including premium dog food brand […]

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December 1, 2017

Joshua Kanter is PetSmart’s new EVP of Marketing and Customer Experience

On Dec. 1, PetSmart announced the appointment of Joshua Kanter as evp of Marketing and Customer Experience. Kanter will report directly to executive chairman Raymond Svider. Kanter will oversee PetSmart’s […]

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