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Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 18

Zuke’s Pet Nutrition and Merrick Pet Care merged as one organization in order to to better serve pet specialty and realize Zuke’s growth potential among pet parents and their active, healthy dogs. Zuke’s is currently based in Durango, Colo., and will continue to have a presence there as an innovation hub, given the company’s Colorado roots that...

Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 18

PetSmart and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, manufacturer of the Rachael Ray Nutrish line of food and treats for pets, announced the launch of Nutrish at PetSmart.com and all of PetSmart’s 1,450-plus stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. PetSmart expects to offer the widest selection of the Rachael Ray Nutrish products among brick and mortar retailers...

Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 18

Einstein Pets will debut its new Luau Time dog treats at Global Pet Expo, which takes place March 21-23 in Orlando, Fla. These seasonal treats are bite-sized, heart-shaped morsels with healthy, all natural ingredients. Available in 8-oz. bags, the tropical treats will hit retailers’ shelves in March for a limited time only. “We’re very excited to...

Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 17

Worldwise, Inc. acquired PetEgo, LLC, a Chicago-based company that makes travel and lifestyle pet products. This acquisition reinforces Worldwise’s commitment to investing further in its SHERPA brand of pet travel products. The PetEgo product lines complement the new SHERPA travel line, which is scheduled to premiere at Global Pet Expo in Orlando,...

Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 17

Bentley’s Pet Stuff acquired Pet Mania, a four-store chain in North Carolina. The acquisition brings Bentley’s Pet Stuff into Raleigh, Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Cary, N.C. In February, these locations will be rebranded as Bentley’s Pet Stuff, and all Pet Mania employees will continue to be employed at these stores. Bentley’s Pet Stuff has...

Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 17

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) was chosen as one of the best animal therapy non-profits of the year by Healthline.com, one of the largest health information sites on the web. “This honor boosts HABRI’s mission to establish the human-animal bond as an essential part of our health and wellness,” said Steven Feldman, HABRI executive...

Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 16

Radagast Pet Food, Inc., maker of Rad Cat Raw Diet, hired Amy Snell as its new western sales manager. She will support retail and distributor partners in states west of Texas. Snell has many years in sales and marketing, holding sales positions in distribution and as a manufacturer’s representative. She is taking over the position from Bryant...

Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 16

In Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500, Petland was ranked 209. According to World Franchising Network, there are more than 4,000 active franchisors in North America. "We spend months gathering and analyzing data in order to produce our annual Franchise 500 list and with over 1,000 franchisees applying for the first time in 25 years,...

Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 12

Isle of Dogs released nourish grain free, functional Dental Chews. Made in the USA, these chews are packed with functional ingredients that keep dogs healthy. Specially formulated, Isle of Dogs nourish Dental Chews include two layers that combine beneficial dental ingredients with important functional ingredients. The exterior is a grooved layer...

Pet Business Magazine

 •  January 12

ZippyPaws sold its one millionth Donutz toy on December 14, 2017, capping off a successful year for the company. Sales more than doubled from 2016, and ZippyPaws built a new warehouse and office facility three times larger than the original headquarters. It was also named one of America’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000. “It feels surreal,”...