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Elanco sells aqua business to Merk Animal Health

Elanco sells aqua business to Merk Animal Health

The $1.3 billion (€1.1B) transaction will enable the Indiana-based animal health company to focus on its pet portfolio and repay debts.
Global Pet Industry
15 Jul 2024
What does the UK competition watchdog want to investigate in its vet inquiry?

What does the UK competition watchdog want to investigate in its vet inquiry?

GlobalPETS dives into the details shared by the country's Competition and Markets Authority.
Pet Care
15 Jul 2024
Half of French pet owners have had to give up veterinary visits

Half of French pet owners have had to give up veterinary visits

According to new research, high costs, lack of appointments, and geographical obstacles are the reasons. GlobalPETS learns more.
Trends & Insights
12 Jul 2024
Vetnique Labs to acquire UK supplement player Lintbells

Vetnique Labs to acquire UK supplement player Lintbells

Both companies are expected to combine their resources to drive acceleration in the British and American markets.
Retail, Online & DTC
12 Jul 2024
Kormotech taps into the booming e-commerce market in South Korea

Kormotech taps into the booming e-commerce market in South Korea

The company has become the first Ukrainian pet food manufacturer to enter the East Asian market.
Retail, Online & DTC
11 Jul 2024
New UK government appoints Secretary of State in charge of pet food and rural affairs

New UK government appoints Secretary of State in charge of pet food and rural affairs

Steve Reed contributed to the recent debate about animal welfare legislation in the Parliament.
News
11 Jul 2024
Most Interzoo exhibitors plan to participate again in 2026

Most Interzoo exhibitors plan to participate again in 2026

As many as 97% of trade visitors noted that their visit to the pet trade fair was positive.
News
10 Jul 2024
Arcaplanet-Fressnapf deal (II): From being a reference in Germany to becoming a European leader

Arcaplanet-Fressnapf deal (II): From being a reference in Germany to becoming a European leader

The German pet retail group is taking a big step in Italy to continue pursuing its goal of capturing more of the European market.
Retail, Online & DTC
10 Jul 2024
Swiss retailer Migros puts on sale DIY and pet supplies business

Swiss retailer Migros puts on sale DIY and pet supplies business

The biggest supermarket chain in the country has started discussions to divest the 45 locations of Do it + Garden.
Retail, Online & DTC
9 Jul 2024
Arcaplanet-Fressnapf deal (I): big expansion ambitions and sustainability goals

Arcaplanet-Fressnapf deal (I): big expansion ambitions and sustainability goals

From expanding its store count to committing to being an environmentally friendly pet retailer, Arcaplanet is thinking big for the future.
Retail, Online & DTC
9 Jul 2024
Mars completes stake acquisition in French veterinary players

Mars completes stake acquisition in French veterinary players

The multinational has added Cerba Vet and ANTAGENE to its pet care portfolio.
Pet Care
8 Jul 2024
The role of pets in supporting healthy lifestyles for senior owners in Japan

The role of pets in supporting healthy lifestyles for senior owners in Japan

Most senior Japanese pet owners highlight the positive benefits of pet ownership. GlobalPETS dives into the results of a new survey.
Trends & Insights
8 Jul 2024
How Arcaplanet’s acquisition will impact Fressnapf's executive team

How Arcaplanet’s acquisition will impact Fressnapf's executive team

Torsten Toeller will continue leading the retailer group, but the CEO will change this summer.
Retail, Online & DTC
5 Jul 2024
Deal sealed: Fressnapf acquires Arcaplanet

Deal sealed: Fressnapf acquires Arcaplanet

The German pet retailer, which already had a stake in the Italian company, will add 560 locations to its portfolio. GlobalPETS dives into the details.
Retail, Online & DTC
5 Jul 2024
Plant-based protein facility opens in Latvia

Plant-based protein facility opens in Latvia

The new plant of Baltic agricultural firm Golden Fields will supply ingredients to the pet industry.
Ingredients
4 Jul 2024
$3.9 billion: packaging firm Sonoco acquires metal can maker Eviosys

$3.9 billion: packaging firm Sonoco acquires metal can maker Eviosys

The firm operates in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has a range of customers in the pet industry.
Production & Packaging
4 Jul 2024
What we know about Partner in Pet Food’s new majority stakeholder

What we know about Partner in Pet Food’s new majority stakeholder

Luxembourg-based CVC Capital Partners is planning a new chapter for the European pet food manufacturer.
Pet Food
3 Jul 2024
22.6 million: pet ownership in the Netherlands increased slightly last year

22.6 million: pet ownership in the Netherlands increased slightly last year

A new survey reveals that more than 74% of pet parents in the country didn’t change their spending habits despite inflation.
Trends & Insights
3 Jul 2024
Swedish vet clinic FirstVet closes €20 million funding round

Swedish vet clinic FirstVet closes €20 million funding round

The capital injection will accelerate product development and support the company’s expansions plans in North America.
Global Pet Industry
2 Jul 2024
General Mills sold less pet food in FY 2024

General Mills sold less pet food in FY 2024

Sales of dry and wet pet food and treats declined a single digit in the 12 months ending May.
Global Pet Industry
2 Jul 2024
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