PET HOLIDAY, INDUSTRY
Tampa, Fla.-based Fetching Communications, a marketing and PR
agency for pet and veterinary
business, has released its 2016
Industry Events and Pet Holidays calendars. The full-color
calendars include industry conferences, commemorative events
and more. The free downloads
can be printed and used year-round to plan conference exhibits
as well as holiday promotions.
OBTAINS FSSC 22000
Carnivore Meat Co., manufacturer of Vital Essentials, earned
Food Safety System Certification
The Global Food Safety Ini-
tiative certification validates Vi-
tal Essentials’ commitment to its
food safety program for its man-
ufacturing process at its USDA
certified and federally inspected
pet food facility in Green Bay,
Wis., according to the compa-
ny. During the certification pro-
cess, the facility went through
an audit process that examined
management engagement and
responsibility, supplier and
sourcing audits, workplace safe-
ty, the HACCP food safety pro-
gram, emergency response and
preparedness planning, trace-
ability, validation, verification
and continuous improvement.
Vital Essentials is the first in the
U.S. raw pet food category to receive the FSSC 22000 certification.
WORLDWISE SET FOR GROWTH
Novato, Calif.-based Worldwise
Inc. announced that it has recapitalized with a $31.4 million uni-tranche credit facility provided
by Chicago-based Monroe Capital LLC. This action refinances
Worldwise’s outstanding senior
debt and will provide additional capital to support ongoing
product development, channel
and market expansion, and future acquisitions.
In May, Worldwise merged
with Quaker Pet Group, enabling
Worldwise, a manufacturer of bed-
ding, cat scratchers, cat toys and
other cat accessories, to become
established in the high-growth
dog toy and carrier markets.
Worldwise’s brands include
SmartyKat, TrustyPup, Petlinks,
Hear Doggy!, Sherpa and goDog.
CYCLE DOG ANNOUNCES
Portland, Ore.-based Cycle Dog-Earth Friendly Pet Co. announced
the launch of its new website,
cycledog.com. The new website
is responsive to screen size and
device types and includes a new
dealer locator, and a new integrated wholesale site allows retailers to order directly for their
stores, the company states.
KRISER’S OPENS IN SAN ANTONIO
Kriser’s Natural Pet, a multi-unit
retailer specializing in natural pet
food, supplies and grooming, held
a grand opening celebration at its
new San Antonio store Jan. 30-31.
The opening marked the first for
Kriser’s in San Antonio, coming
off four openings in Houston over
the past two years. With 30 stores
nationwide, Kriser’s is the only
natural-focused retailer operating
across multiple stated.
DOG GONE SMART
UNVEILS NEW LOGO
Dog Gone Smart Pet Producrts in
Norwalk, Conn., announced the
launch of its new company logo.
The D.GS logo design communicates a high-quality, innovative
brand identity, representing the
company’s goals for 2016 and
years to come, the company states.
IVS PARTNERS WITH PROPEL
Anaheim, Calif.-based International Veterinary Sciences (IVS), a
division of Animal Nutrition Inc.,
a maker of animal health and pet
lifestyle solutions, announced a
public relations partnership with
For more than 25 years, IVS
has manufactured supplements,
and the company has expanded
its product range to offer pet owners various grooming solutions.
All IVS supplements are formulated and packaged in state-of-the-art pharmaceutical U.S.
Food and Drug Administration
and good manufacturing practices certified facilities, and are
made in the USA.
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