Food processing

Top 10 Pet Food Titles of March

Pet food companies react to Russian invasion of Ukraine (March 21st)

Mars, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Nestlé and Kormotech address their operations in Russia and Ukraine. Kormotech partners with industry players in its Save Pets of Ukraine initiative.

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Spot & Tango secures $51.8 million from Valor Equity Partners (March 22)

After growing its subscription services by 250% in 2021, Spot & Tango will leverage the funding to continue R&D and expand its product portfolio.

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Top 5 Trends Seen at Global Pet Expo 2022 (March 30)

Rebranding, alternative proteins, innovations in wet pet food, fresh new products, and the continued proliferation in supplements were all notable trends.

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“The Pulse:” Does dog food containing legumes affect heart health? (1st of March)

Pawan Singh, a graduate student at the University of Guelph in Ontario, addressed this hot topic at the AFIA pet food conference in January.

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The scoop on Global Pet Expo 2022 (March 16)

Pet food processing spoke with Andy Darmohraj, Executive Vice President and COO of APPA, about what to expect at the show.

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Supply Chain Disruptions for The JM Smucker Company’s Companion Animal Segment (March 4)

Sales of the company’s pet food and treats business fell in the third quarter, reflecting rising input costs, supply chain disruptions and the continued impact of recent divestments.

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Scoular is 4 years ahead of its five-year plan for the pet segment (1st of March)

A recent $75 million expansion of its Petsource by Scoular freeze-dried manufacturing facility demonstrates the company’s confidence in the pet food industry.

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Mars Petcare invests $100 million in Mexican factory (March 14)

The investment will expand the current facility to 7,000 square feet, doubling capacity to meet demand for wet pet food under its Pedigree, Whiskas, Cesar and Sheba brands.

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Dog food company reformulates to include bone broth (8 March)

A Pup Above has reformulated its four vacuum-style dog food formulas to include bone broth, which were introduced at Global Pet Expo 2022.

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Packaging sustainability legislation empowers producers (March 14)

Two topic experts spoke about current trends and the future of sustainable packaging legislation in North America and the European Union at the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s UnPacked22 virtual event.

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