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Pet Industry Market Trends - Spring 2016

The pet industry stands at the precipice of a tactical sea change.  The industry entered into this transitional phase in 2014 and is expected to remain there through 2017.  806 more words

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What Mars Acquisition of Whistle Means for the Connected Pet Ecosystem

Earlier this week it was announced that Mars Petcare had acquired Whistle Labs, designer and marketer of activity monitoring and asset tracking solutions for small companion animals.  890 more words

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Pet Food in Alternative Form Factors Begins to Get its Day

Historically, the discourse around pet food delivered in alternative form factors (fresh/frozen, freeze-dried, dehydrated) has focused on the merits, or lack thereof, associated with feeding your pet raw protein. 678 more words

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Assessing the Probability of the Petco / PetSmart Merger

Last week, it became public knowledge that PetSmart and Petco Animal Supplies were engaged in “merger” discussions.  Back when PetSmart was under pressure from activist shareholders, we discounted the potential for a deal that would bring together the two leading pet specialty retailers. 1,029 more words

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Third Time a Charm? Petco Files to go Public Again.

On Monday, Petco Animal Supplies filed for a public offering. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan are the lead underwriters on the offering. If-as-and-when successful, this will be the third time the company has tapped the public markets. 918 more words

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