Lagunitas Throws ‘Doggy Boondoggles’ for 100 Dogs ...
Beverages - Pets

Lagunitas Brewing jumped on the fact that National IPA Day (Aug. 5) and International Dog Day (Aug. 26) take place in the same month to give 100 dog owners the chance to thank their furry friends for ...

Adweek
June 22, 2021

Chewy Introduces Private Label Fresh Pet Food Brand
Pets

Chewy is entering the fresh and prepared pet food space with its premium proprietary brand, Tylee’s, company officials reported in a letter to shareholders. Chewy will also offer Freshpet products. ...

Pet Product News
June 18, 2021

Purina & Perch Team on Digital Interactive Pet-Food Endca...
Pets - Retail

Marketing platform Perch, which uses computer vision to create touch-responsive digital media in stores, announced Thursday (June 17) that it has partnered with Nestlé’s Purina pet care brand to cr...

Pymnts
June 18, 2021

Wag! Begins Accepting Bitpay, Including Dogecoin
Finance - Pets

The pet services platform Wag! announced on Wednesday (June 16) that it has begun accepting cryptocurrency through BitPay, including — fittingly enough — Dogecoin. Pet parents can use cryptocurre...

Pymnts
June 17, 2021

DoorDash Partners with PetSmart On Delivery
Pets - Tech

San Francsico’s DoorDash, a “last-mile” delivery company, is partnering with pet retailer PetSmart for delivery of pet supplies and accessories. PetSmart has 1,500 locations nationwide. In a Mo...

Pymnts
June 14, 2021

Pet Supplies Plus Teams with Ziebart for Road Trip Season
Automotive - Pets

Pet Supplies Plus and Ziebart, a Troy, Mich.-based company that provides automotive appearance and protection services, have teamed up to launch #CoPilotPets, a campaign to promote pet safety and car ...

Pet Product News
June 10, 2021

PetSmart Launches New Brand Platform Celebrating The Pet Lover...
Pets - Press Releases - Retail

PHOENIX, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PetSmart is celebrating our pet-obsessed culture by unveiling a new brand platform called, "Anything for Pets." It embodies the love customers have for their p...

Faisal Hussain
June 3, 2021

Amazon, Chewy Dominate Pet Product E-Commerce
CPG - Online - Pets - Retail

By draw among those buying pet products online, the leaders are Amazon (59%) and Chewy (41%), followed by Walmart.com (33%) and then PetSmart.com and Petco.com. Measuring by dollar sales share rather ...

PRNewswire
May 26, 2021

Chewy Expands Telehealth Hours, Adds Video Consultations
Pets - Tech

Online pet shop Chewy is expanding its “Connect With a Vet” telehealth service, adding a video consultation feature, the ability to preschedule a virtual vet consultation and extended hours of ope...

Pymnts
May 24, 2021

BarkBox Sales Increase and Subscriptions Grow
Online - Pets - Retail

The parent company of BarkBox and Super Chewer is soon set to make its public market debut following a May 28 shareholder vote to approve the SPAC deal. The merger comes as such deals face a slowdown ...

Retail Dive
May 19, 2021

The Daily Show Partners with Best Friends Animal Society on Do...
Non-Profit - Pets - Television

The Comedy Central program led by Trevor Noah unveiled the new charitable line on its May 17 episode. The Daily Show Dog Collection is available now for canine-owning satire fans. All of the show's p...

People
May 18, 2021

General Mills Buys Tyson’s Pet-Treats Business
CPG - Pets - Retail

The cereal maker builds its pet food portfolio at a time people are increasingly adopting cats and dogs. The $1.2 billion cash deal would add Nudges, Top Chews and True Chews brands to General Mills' ...

Reuters
May 14, 2021

Credit One Bank Launches Credit Card to Support Best Friends A...
Finance - Non-Profit - Partnerships - Pets - Press Releases

Donations equal to 1% of net spend will be given back to fund programs helping animals in shelters. LAS VEGAS, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit One Bank, one of the fastest-growing credit card...

Faisal Hussain
May 5, 2021

Today’s Pet Toys Take on Adult Themes
Pets - Retail

The dog and cat toy market is going strong, with puzzle and enrichment toys experiencing a boost over the past year. “The pet toy market is at a great steady incline,” said Grant Jape, assistant ...

Pet Product News
May 3, 2021

Petco Hosts Pet Fashion Show, Sells Product on Facebook Live
Influencers - Online - Pets - Retail

During the pandemic, the humanization of pets has driven innovation and several companies expanded into dog and apparel accessories. Embracing the ongoing trend, Petco hosted a pet fashion show and do...

WWD
April 30, 2021

Indie Pet Stores Pose Bigger Threat to Chewy than Amazon
Pets - Retail

Following Chewy’s first profitable quarter—the company reported a net income of $21 million in the period between November and January—Sumit Singh, CEO of the online retailer, is feeling pretty ...

Pet Product News
April 21, 2021

BarkBox Brought Back Their Sold-Out Weed Toys for 4/20
Pets - Retail

BarkBox just announced they're doing a new batch of 4/20 toys for this year's BarkBox and SuperChewer boxes with even more toy options available. Last year's wares included a "spinach burrito" (joint...

Cosmopolitan
April 20, 2021

Dr. Seuss Celebrates ‘The Lorax’ with Brand Partne...
Branding - CPG - Fashion - Pets - Publishing

Dr. Seuss Enterprises is celebrating Earth Day in a big way by honoring the 50th anniversary of The Lorax. The beloved tale of the title character who “speaks for the trees” is taking center stag...

The Toy Book
April 8, 2021

Chewy Takes a Bigger Bite Out of the Pet Products Market
Pets - Retail

Chewy’s CEO continues to emphasize that the retailer is currently only competing in 70 percent of the pet space and that moves into healthcare and services will help grab a share of the remaining ma...

Retail Wire
March 31, 2021

How Petco is Catering to Changing Buying Habits
Pets - Retail

The big-box retailer’s aggressive omnichannel strategy is not only drawing customers to its products and services in droves, it’s also demonstrating how some industry observers predict pet owners...

Pet Product News
March 29, 2021

Pet Trends to Watch in 2021
Pets - Retail

It’s not unusual for a pet owner to go on the hunt for new protein sources for their dog when their go-to choice becomes problematic, for example, as in the case of a newly developed food intoleranc...

Pet Product News
March 19, 2021

Disney & Chewy Partner on Pet Products
Pets - Retail

Chewy just dropped The Disney Collection, a line of over 400 Disney pet products exclusive to the online retailer. The collection not only covers classic Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, and Don...

People
March 15, 2021

Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food Lends Helping Hand to The H...
Non-Profit - Pets

In an effort to help relieve some of the impact from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food has donated 5,737 pounds of dog and cat food to The Humane Society of Greater Kan...

Pet Product News
February 25, 2021

Pooch Perfect
Opportunities - Pets - Television

Hosted by award-winning actress Rebel Wilson, “Pooch Perfect” is the ulti-mutt dog grooming competition series where “man’s best friend” can become anything.

Disney ABC
February 24, 2021

Poshmark Enters into the Pet Category
Pets - Retail

The new category is for "owners who are seeking a simple, social and sustainable way to shop and sell," and includes new and secondhand pet accessories, supplies and toys for a variety of animals. Ot...

RetailDive
February 12, 2021

A Campaign to Save Them All
Non-Profit - Opportunities - Pets

Best Friends Animal Society is on a mission to SAVE THEM ALL. Best Friends knows it can be done, and we are on track to get there by 2025!

Best Friends Animal Society
February 9, 2021

Tractor Supply to Offer Vet On-Demand
Pets - Retail

Looking to continue its expansion in the pet space, Tractor Supply is now offering pet prescription services online starting this quarter, the company announced during its fourth quarter earnings call...

RetailDive
February 9, 2021

Your Pet Could Appear in a Cadbury Bunny Ad
CPG - Pets

It's almost Easter, which means we're approaching Cadbury Egg season. And your dog, cat, or other favorite pet could star in the candy brand's next commercial. The company is hosting a contest in sea...

USA Today
February 8, 2021

Martha Stewart releases CBD line for dogs
Health & Beauty - Pets

The lifestyle guru partnered with Canopy Growth to produce cannabidiol products for pups. Because they get stressed too. The new line comes months after Stewart launched CBD gummies for people. Stewa...

RetailDive
January 29, 2021

Pet startups are striking more retail partnerships after recor...
Pets

Over the past few months, pet-focused businesses that initially started direct-to-consumer have began announcing a slew of new retail partnerships. Earlier this month Wild One, which launched in 2018 ...

ModernRetail
January 28, 2021

Purina Names 2021 Pet Care Innovation Prize Winners
Pets

The winning startups will collectively receive a total of $50,000 worth of prize money and support from Purina. Purina selected five pet care startups from across the U.S. as the 2021 winners of the ...


January 28, 2021

Petco raises $939M from IPO
Pets - Retail

After its public debut last week, Petco on Tuesday announced it has closed its IPO of 55.2 million shares priced at $18 per share. The retailer said it raised around $939 million in net proceeds, afte...

RetailDive
January 20, 2021

CES Roundup of Our Favorite Gadgets, Tech & Devices
Automotive - Blog Post - Health & Beauty - Household - Pets

The Consumer Electronics Show, CES, went virtual for 2021, but brands across the world continued to use the event to showcase their upcoming products and concepts. Normally held in Las Vegas over t...

Faisal Hussain
January 19, 2021

Petco and Chewy have become Wall Street darlings
Pets

Petco launched its third IPO in company history Thursday, and the red-hot market welcomed it back with open arms. After raising $817 million, Petco's shares surged 56%, giving the company a market ...

CNN
January 15, 2021

Your tedious pet routines are over thanks to MyQ’s new $...
Pets - Tech

You can control the MyQ Pet Door remotely, and it includes live video streaming and two-way audio through the MyQ Pet Portal app. A special custom collar system can trigger the door too, if you want t...

CNET
January 14, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s debuts frozen dog treats
CPG - Pets

Ben & Jerry’s has developed frozen dog treats called Doggie Desserts, which will be sold at grocery and pet stores. The Unilever-owned ice cream maker began developing the dog-friendly sweets ea...

CNBC
January 11, 2021

Best Friends teams with WeRateDogs
Non-Profit - Online - Pets

Post your dog in festive gear to WeRateDogs' Twitter thread and they'll send $1 to Best Friends Animal Society. Its a win-win-win; you share your pup, get you look at other pups, and donations go to s...

Twitter
January 7, 2021

Pet Supplies Plus expands footprint with 40-store acquisition
Pets - Retail

Pet Supplies Plus is extending its reach by buying 40 stores from a failed competitor.  The specialty pet food and supplies retailer will acquire and rebrand an estimated 40 stores throughout ...

Chain Store Age
December 28, 2020

20-in-20 Movie Marketing Partnerships: Scoob!
Dining - Partnership Blogs - Pets - Streaming - Theatrical

Last Call is celebrating the holidays with the 20in20 countdown of the movie marketing partnerships showcasing the year's biggest promotional properties! Each day throughout the holiday season, we wil...

Earl Schultz
December 28, 2020

BarkBox grows with new merger agreement
Pets

BarkBox, an omnichannel brand for dogs, and Northern Star Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive merger agreement, officials reported in mid-December. As a result of the transaction, which o...

Pet Product News
December 22, 2020

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