Made by Nacho expands distribution, unveils new products (April 21)
To celebrate its one-year anniversary, this cat food brand co-founded by celebrity chef Bobby Flay shared several business developments, new products and e-commerce distribution deals.


Pet food sales top $50 billion in 2021 (April 22)
Pet food and treat sales contributed to record-breaking industry growth last year. Total pet industry sales topped $123.6 billion, of which pet food and treat sales accounted for 40%.


Nom Nom Now enters brick-and-mortar retail (April 7)
PetSmart expanded its fresh and frozen pet food offerings through an exclusive partnership with Nom Nom Now, marking the dog food brand’s entrance into brick-and-mortar retail.


Hill’s to relaunch Prescription Diet line (April 19)
Hill’s Pet Nutrition will roll out reformulations, new package designs and a stronger veterinary outreach initiative for its Prescription Diet line this year.


Women in the Pet Industry: Meet Sissy McGill, founder of Solid Gold Pet (April 20)
Upon witnessing the premium pet foods offered in Germany in the 1970s, Sissy McGill saw an opportunity to bring dog food innovation stateside. Thus, Solid Gold Pet was born.


NUTRO brand launches new dog food line (April 8)
Mars Petcare North America introduced a new line under its NUTRO™ brand, SO SIMPLE, featuring dog foods and toppers made with simple, high-quality, non-GMO ingredients.


Ingredient supplier expands with $104 million facility (April 12)
GA Pet Food Partners established its Ingredients Kitchen, which houses a myriad of capabilities to test, process and store pet food ingredients and finished products.


Nestlé Purina invests $90 million in facility expansion (April 18)
Nestlé Purina shared a $90 million expansion of its wet cat food facility in Blaney, Australia, which will significantly increase production to meet growing demand.


Marel to acquire Wenger for $540 million (April 27)
Marel plans to acquire Wenger Manufacturing LLC, a move that will create its fourth and latest business segment focused on pet food, plant-based proteins and aquaculture.


NielsenIQ shares top-searched product attributes for pet food (April 4)
Three market research experts at NielsenIQ presented their latest pet industry findings at Global Pet Expo in March, including data on channel spending, trending product attributes and consumer search terms.

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