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November 30, 2011

While sales figures for pharmaceuticals are frequently reported on, drugs for people's four-legged friends also are a money maker.

NEW YORK — While sales figures for pharmaceuticals are frequently reported on, drugs for people's four-legged friends also are a money maker.

According to Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, retail sales of pet medications — including sales through retail stores, online retailers and veterinarians — will reach $6.7 billion this year.

October 11, 2011

Sales of plain PET bottled water may be flat, but there’s significant action in flavored and enhanced waters. Glaceau’s Vitaminwater Zero saw triple-digit sales increases in all three channels (excluding Walmart) for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 7, according to the SymphonyIRI Group.

Sales of plain PET bottled water may be flat, but there’s significant action in flavored and enhanced waters. Glaceau’s Vitaminwater Zero saw triple-digit sales increases in all three channels (excluding Walmart) for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 7, according to the SymphonyIRI Group. Sales of the company’s Smartwater jumped 25% during the same period.

Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s also have introduced private-label electrolyte-enhanced still waters.

September 6, 2011

Honest Tea has unveiled its redesigned labels for its PET line of Honest Tea and Honest Ade products.

BETHESDA, Md. — Honest Tea has unveiled its redesigned labels for its PET line of Honest Tea and Honest Ade products.

The new look, which began hitting store shelves this month, features a white background that highlights clean, vibrant images of the ingredients. The company said that the revised labels enhance its visual identity as the brand gains national distribution. The new labels are not reflective of any formula changes, Honest Tea said.

July 19, 2011

PepsiCo's Canada operations has introduced its first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled PET plastic.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — PepsiCo's Canada operations has introduced its first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled PET plastic.

The company said that its 7UP soft drink will be available in the EcoGreen bottle in Canada. With the introduction of the 7UP EcoGreen bottle in Canada, PepsiCo Beverages Canada will reduce the amount of virgin plastic used by approximately 6 million lbs. over the course of one year.

July 13, 2011

PepsiCo Beverages Canada has introduced the 7UP EcoGreen bottle, Canada's — and North America's — first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, plastic, the company reported Wednesday.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — PepsiCo Beverages Canada has introduced the 7UP EcoGreen bottle, Canada's — and North America's — first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, plastic, the company reported Wednesday.

June 21, 2011

Consumers may have tightened their belts in the current economy, but they aren’t skimping when it comes to their pets. The American Pet Products Association’s annual review of spending data revealed that overall spending in the pet category grew more than 6% to more than $48 billion in 2010.

Consumers may have tightened their belts in the current economy, but they aren’t skimping when it comes to their pets. The American Pet Products Association’s annual review of spending data revealed that overall spending in the pet category grew more than 6% to more than $48 billion in 2010.

May 12, 2011

Talenti has expanded its lineup of gelato flavors and has updated its product packaging with recyclable screw–on lids for all flavors.

DALLAS — Talenti has expanded its lineup of gelato flavors and has updated its product packaging with recyclable screw–on lids for all flavors.

Talenti said that its gelato lineup now includes sea salt caramel, which features Argentine caramel (dulce de leche) exclusively made for the brand; Fleur De Sel, prized sea salt from France; and tiny chocolate-covered sea salt caramel truffles mixed in with every spoonful.

April 25, 2011

Drug retailers are doggedly pursuing the pet care category, with Rite Aid fetching its own piece of the $47.7 billion category, according to the 2009-2010 “National Pet Owners Survey” conducted by the American Pet Products Association.


March 16, 2011

Taking a cue from other beverage makers, Danone Waters of America said it has redesigned its 1.5-liter Evian bottle as part of the company's ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Taking a cue from other beverage makers, Danone Waters of America said it has redesigned its 1.5-liter Evian bottle as part of the company's ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

The new Evian bottle, which reduces the overall carbon footprint by 32%, remains 100% recyclable while using 11% less weight (down to 28.6 g per bottle). The bottle, the company added, is made of up to 50% recycled PET.

March 15, 2011

PepsiCo said it significantly is reducing its carbon footprint through its development of a plant-based bottle.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo said it significantly is reducing its carbon footprint through its development of a plant-based bottle.

The company said its "green" PET bottle, made of such bio-based raw materials as switch grass, pine bark and corn husks, is 100% recyclable.

The announcement followed the company's rollout of "quieter" compostable bags for its SunChips brand.

PepsiCo will pilot production of the new bottle in 2012.

January 5, 2011

Americans still are spending on their pets. The American Pet Products Association projected that consumers spent $47.7 billion on their furry friends in 2010, an increase of 4.9% over 2009.


Sales of pet beds, leashes and inexpensive toys still were strong sellers. Treat-dispensing toys, such as Premier Pet Products’ Busy Buddy, are must-have items. When priced right, they generate strong impulse purchases.


December 2, 2010

Procter & Gamble's Swiffer brand is helping dogs and cats find a loving home this holiday season.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Swiffer brand is helping dogs and cats find a loving home this holiday season.

As a sponsor for Macy's Union Square 24th Annual Holiday Pet Adoption Windows, Swiffer has tapped its spokesman Cesar Millan, a dog behavior specialist, to assist with the pet adoption and offer new pet owners tips on how to create a pet-friendly environment in their home this holiday season, Swiffer said.

November 30, 2010

Nordic Naturals has introduced Omega-3 Pet liquid in three convenient sizes.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals has introduced Omega-3 Pet liquid in three convenient sizes.

Omega-3 Pet provides pets with a high-quality source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, derived from 100% wild-caught, sustainable anchovies and sardines, according to the company.

The product is specially formulated and reviewed for dogs and cats, distinguishing it from other omega-3 fatty acid pet products on the market, Nordic Naturals stated.

June 16, 2010

An all-natural remedy for pet anxiety has hit store shelves....

June 6, 2010

Pet products, much like children’s products, have proven to be recession resistant. Sales of all...

May 18, 2010

Pet specialty dental chews maker Greenies has introduced a new formula for animals that suffer...