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Shigezo Kamihata, the chairman emeritus of Kamihata Fish Group and its subsidiary companies, died on Dec. 25, 2017. He was 91. Driven by his passion for fostering human connection with nature, Kamihata led the Kamihata Fish Group of companies to dynamic growth and success, providing aquatic pet lovers around the world with access to...

Bentley’s Pet Stuff is establishing a presence in North Carolina with the purchase of Pet Mania. The acquisition will take Bentley’s Pet Stuff into four North Carolina cities: Raleigh, Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Cary. Additional North Carolina locations are in the works with a second locations in Holly Springs, and single locations in...

PetEdge offers Ranch Rewards DoubleHides Chews with Jerky. With a natural beefhide exterior layer encasing a pressed beefhide chew, and featuring an added flavor of beef jerky, the durable and long-lasting chews are the first three-in-one beefhide chews on the market, the company reports. The natural beefhide bone completely envelopes the pressed...

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

With the term “natural” now so ubiquitous in the pet food space, companies must think hard about the best ways to stand out from their competitors. The trend for natural human foods, the humanization of pets and the resulting shift toward natural pet food has been a huge boon to the pet industry. But with natural pet foods so mainstream, savvy...

Worldwise, Inc., has acquired Chicago-based PetEgo, LLC, makers of travel and lifestyle pet products. The acquisition reinforces Worldwise’s commitment to further invest in the Sherpa brand, infusing contemporary design into the pet travel and lifestyle categories, according to company officials. The extensive PetEgo product lines complement the...

Five national pet business franchises, including Pet Supplies Plus and Petland, recently landed coveted spots on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2018 Franchise 500 list. More than 1,000 companies applied to be ranked, making it the magazine’s most competitive year yet, according to Entrepreneur officials. To be eligible to rank, a franchisor must be...

In anticipation of continued sales growth, Ziwi USA recently underwent a major renovation and expansion, doubling the size of its Overland Park, Kan., corporate headquarters. The company moved its center of operations from Carmel, Calif., to the Kansas City suburb in January 2015. Since that time, growth in sales of the Ziwi Peak air-dried and...

Zuke’s Pet Nutrition, a natural dog treat and supplement maker, and Merrick Pet Care, which makes natural and organic pet food, will join together to build one organization to better serve pet specialty and to realize Zuke’s growth potential, according to company officials. Zuke’s is currently based in Durango, Colo., and will continue to have a...

The SLS line of cat furniture from Penn-Plax features the company’s Stable Locking System. Cat owners will be able to assemble the cat furniture in less than 10 minutes, with no additional tools. Cats are sure to love the functional design, the company states. penn-plax.com