January 13, 2017

ADM purchases pet consumables manufacturer

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced it will acquire Crosswind Industries, a pet treat manufacturer. The transaction is anticipated to close in the coming weeks.         Crossswind’s pet subsidiary, Crosswind […]

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January 9, 2017

Mars acquires VCA for $7.7 billion

Mars expanded their footprint within the pet industry as they acquired VCA. For $7.7 billion, the global candy and snacks provider purchased the animal-hospital chain on Monday, Jan. 9. The […]

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October 18, 2016

Kriser’s Natural Pet announces its 1st acquisition – Wylie Wagg for Pets

Kriser’s Natural Pet has acquired Wylie Wagg for Pets, company officials announced Oct. 17. This move marks the first acquisition by Kriser’s Natural Pet, which opened in 2006. Kriser’s currently […]

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September 29, 2016

Tractor Supply announces acquisition of Petsense

Tractor Supply officials announced today the company has acquired Petsense, a 136-store pet specialty retailer headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The transaction price was roughly $116 million, net of acquired estimated […]

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September 29, 2016

Bentley’s Pet Stuff Acquires Moochie & Co. and Pet Food Zoom

Yesterday, Bentley’s Pet Stuff announced its most recent acquisitions, Moochie & Co. and Pet Food Zoom, furthering Bentley’s expansion plans. With these latest acquisitions, Bentley’s moves into the Ohio, Indiana […]

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September 28, 2016

Protein for Pets renamed to The Naked Dog

Protein for Pets recently re-named their pet specialty company to The Naked Dog this past week. While the company has experienced recent brand changes, with 14 locations across Southern California, […]

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July 14, 2016

Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket announce merger

  Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket announced that they have merged, creating the third largest pet specialty retailer and the largest small format, neighborhood, pet specialty retailer in North America. […]

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June 2, 2016

2016 Interzoo saw uptick in international presence

The 2016 Interzoo hosted 39,000 trade visitors from more than 90 countries, a 5 percent increase from the last show, during the 3-day event held in late May. More than […]

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March 22, 2016

Pet Insight’s Q&A with Tuffy’s Pet Foods

Pet Insight spoke with Tuffy’s Pet Foods to discuss how premium foods offer solutions to address pets’ skin and coat, allergies and digestion. Tuffy’s noted knowledgeable retailers are key when […]

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February 26, 2016

Interview with Fritz Goodnow – Rush Direct

  Pet Insight spoke with Fritz Goodnow, Chief Operating Officer and VP of Sales for Rush Direct, about how the company differentiates from competitors, the biggest challenges facing the overall […]

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