BANGKOK — On Jan. 4, Thai Union Group PCL announced a new leader for its subsidiary, i-Tail Corporation PCL in an effort to support ongoing growth and development for its pet food business. The company is shuffling ownership of its US-facing pet food operations to support its recent launch of i-Tail Americas, Inc.

i-Tail Americas was established as Thai Union’s pet food business brand in the United States, backed by $5 million in capital. The new subsidiary will go on to acquire US Pet Nutrition, a pet food seller and distributor, from Thai Union North America Inc.

Roy Chan, chief executive officer of i-Tail CorporationRoy Chan, chief executive officer of i-Tail Corporation. (Photo courtesy of Thai Union Group) 

As part of this announcement, Roy Chan has been appointed chief executive officer of i-Tail Corporation, which will hold 100% ownership of i-Tail Americas, Inc.

“Thai Union’s PetCare business has seen strong annual growth over the past few years, especially under the pandemic when people adopted more pets and spent more money taking care of, and feeding, them,” Chan said. “The establishment of i-Tail Americas will give us greater flexibility in managing our business as both domestic and global markets are growing strongly. At i-Tail, we are committed to healthy living for all pets, and our Thai Union’s Global Innovation Center has been leading the way in Global PetCare Innovation and product development.”

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