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Hikari Introduces Innovative New Food Products for Fish

It will be showcasing these new foods and its other products at Booth 1735 at the Global Pet Expo.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Hikari introduces Vibra-Bites, Reef Riot, and Mysis Shrimp, the newest additions to the company’s extremely popular line of diets for tropical and marine fish. Each new diet offers a wide variety of benefits including the necessary nutrients for healthy fish. Hikari will be showcasing these new foods and its other products at Booth 1735 at the Global Pet Expo, held March 20-22, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Vibra-Bites is formulated to maximize health and wellness for tropical fish, as well as enjoyment for hobbyists. The flavorful pellets have a revolutionary design that resembles blood worms slowly and randomly gliding through the water — making Vibra-Bites an ideal option for fish that prefer live food. As opposed to live worms, however, Vibra-Bites offers a rich array of nutrients and carries no risks of parasites or bacteria. In formulating this product, Hikari conducted extensive feeding trials that enabled the company to identify the ideal balance of flavor and nutrients. As a result, Vibra-Bites provides superior growth and immune system support while enticing fish with an irresistible taste. In addition to its high nutritional value, Vibra-Bites is packed with color-enhancing ingredients that will help fish glow with vibrant, visually stunning hues.

Freshwater Canadian Mysis Shrimp cubes, harvested from the glacier-fed waters of Lake Okanagan are ideal for most larger marine fish. Gut-loaded with natural algae and high in phospholipids, which help unlock the amino acids for use by your fish, these meaty shrimp offer a fantastic feeding option. Add in our 3-Step Sterilization process, Bio-Encapsulated multi-vitamin enriching, pure water packing, and proprietary freezing process and you have a vast improvement over prior Canadian Mysis Shrimp offerings. Best of all, this freshwater species helps marine fish complete the osmotic process using less energy and offer freshwater carnivores a meaty treat they will love.

Reef Riot is Hikari‘s first food-blizzard type of food. These reef specific blends offering a wide variety of 3-Step Sterilized, gut-loaded with Bio-Encapsulated multi-vitamin and varying sized ingredients offer something prior blends like this simply cannot. Add in freshwater, Lake Okanagan Mysis Shrimp and you have a blend offering corals and smaller fish a mix they will love with nutrients sources they need to develop their full potential. Available in a carnivore and herbivore version in an 8 oz flat-pack package.

As an internationally recognized leader in the aquatic nutrition industry, Hikari invests significant time in exploring the natural habitats of various species of fish, breeding fish in the company’s own state-of-the-art facilities, producing diets and carefully researching the impact of the diets on fish over time. Armed with these science-based insights into the nutritional needs of fish, Hikari is able to create products that help customers maintain their ponds or aquariums in prime condition while supporting optimal health, beauty, and longevity for aquatic pets. Using the Species Specific process, Hikari ensures that each of its products is tailored for the unique needs of various types of aquatic pets.

With their innovative formulation and multitude of benefits for tropical and marine fish, Vibra-Bites, Reef Riot, and Mysis Shrimp represent the latest offering in Hikari’s vast assortment of premium-quality aquatic diet poducts. To learn more, visit http://hikariusa.com/ or contact Hikari Sales USA, Inc. at fish@hikariusa.com or (800) 621-5619.

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NYC Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo Wraps Up, Sets 2020 Date

It is scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

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(PRESS RELEASE) On Tuesday, April 30, the seventh annual NYC Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo took place and had the best event turnout to date. Hosted once again by Nancy Hassel of American Pet Professionals and Dana Humphrey of Whitegate PR, more than 200 attendees from the New York City and surrounding areas joined together at Home Studios Inc. near Union Square Park for this one-day boutique B2B tradeshow.

In previous years, the NYC Retails & Sales Pet Expo was exclusive to media, pet retailers, groomers, veterinarians, social media and pet influencers. However, this year for the first time, the event opened the doors to the public for special pet parent hours. During the last two hours of the show, pet parents were invited to attend the expo to shop for the latest pet products, as well partake in a very interesting panel discussion regarding one of the pet industry’s fastest-growing trends: CBD and holistic pet care.

“Every year has been a success with the NYC Re-tails and Sales Pet Expo. However, this year, there was an energy and excitement that felt much different than ever before,” said Dana Humphrey founder and president of Whitegate PR. “Our vendors and attendees had fantastic feedback about the day, and allowing pet parents to join us gave the expo an added layer of fun!”

CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, has had a surge in popularity over the past couple of years for people and pets which is why the CBD market is expected to hit $22 billion by 2022, according to the Brightfield Group, cannabis industry analysts.

“Pet retailers are jumping on board to this massive trend, which is why Dana and I decided to add a CBD panel at this year’s show,” said Nancy Hassel, founder and president of American Pet Professionals. “Valuable and crucial information was shared at the discussion for both pet industry professionals and pet owners. It was the perfect way to close out the day!”

Attendees gathered around to hear from industry experts, all of which were exhibitors at the show, during two panel sessions CBD 101 and the Business Side of CBD and Hemp. Panels included: Angela Ardolino from CBD Dog Health, Craig Henderson from Fetch/Extract Labs, Matt Terrill from Innovet Pet, Min An from Buzzin and Dee Rivera of LATINISTA Magazine (as moderator). Panel session two consisted of: Dr. Bob Goldstein of Earth Animal; Damian Dalla-Longo of Bona Vida, Steven Cron Benchmark Payment Networks, Rob Kovler of Animal Nutritional Products, and Glenn Polyn from PET AGE Magazine (as moderator). During each panel, attendees learned about hemp regulations and how to carry this exploding new category in their stores. Veterinarians and experts crafting CBD in the USA were available for cautious pet parents and professionals to get their questions answered about this natural product that helps calm pets from anxiety and other ailments, especially prone problems for urban pets!

The vendor lineup included: Animal Nutritional Products, Benchmark Payment Networks, Bona Vida, Brutus Broth, Buzzn, CBD Dog Health, Don’t Forget Pocket Strap, Earth Animal, Emma Ko’s, Extract Labs/Fetch, Fairy Boss, Fluffygram, Green Coast Pet, Innovet Pet, NaturVet, NeVetica, Pet Smoochies, Pets Destiny, Ruffina, TwinCritters, Viachem, Wooftown’s brands: Baked Fresh and Home Cooked pet treats and food.

Mark your calendar for next year’s NYC Re-tails Sales Pet Expo, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

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The Pound Bakery Adds Product Lines to Summer Catalog

They include fun flavors specifically with summer in mind.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Known for creating healthy and innovative dog treats, The Pound Bakery is introducing a number of new product lines as part of its summer catalog.

The new product lines include fun flavors specifically with summer in mind.

All-natural Paws Barkery artisan-baked, soft dog treats, for example, celebrate the season with recipes such as Berry Patch, pineapple- and coconut-enhanced Pina Colada, and Fresh Made Donut Recipe, flavored with oats, molasses, coconut and flaxseed.

Le Petit Treat recipes are USA-made, but French cuisine-inspired, created by a trained Parisian chef. These grain-free treats come in a variety of fresh flavors and limited ingredients, such as Coq Au Vin, which includes chicken, chickpea, beets and more; Creme De Menthe featuring spinach and mint; and Beef Bourguignon filled with beef, carrots, peas, among others.

The Pound Bakery’s organic line, Wholesome Mutt’s Organic treats, are made with carefully selected, USDA certified organic ingredients, sourced directly from farms and baked in small batches. The pesticide- and chemical-free treats are available in flavors such as Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Ginger and Apple Cinnamon.

Additional brands under The Pound Bakery umbrella include Treat Simple, in exciting flavors and formulas such as Blueberry & Kale, Pomegranate & Coconut, Power: Protein, and Boost: Antioxidant. The manufacturer is also in partnership with Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, whose pet treat line is inspired by classic Italian entrees and desserts.

Since 1996, The Pound Bakery has enjoyed a reputation as manufacturer of only the highest-quality pet treats with as few ingredients as possible. With the recent completion of its new 220,000 square feet plant in Harvard, IL, The Pound Bakery became the largest pet treat manufacturing facility in North America.

Consumers can purchase treats from The Pound Bakery directly, via its retail site, Prized Pet. Wholesale bulk purchase can be made via the company’s online wholesale store: thepoundbakery.com/collections/all-products. In addition to direct selling of its own brand, The Pound Bakery also offers private label treat manufacturing for brands seeking grain-free, wheat-free or other natural pet treat solutions.

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NILodor Expands Distribution in Canada

It has teamed up with Anipet Animal Supplies.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NILodor Pet Brands has teamed up with Anipet Animal Supplies to distribute NILodor’s Tough Stuff and Mossy Oak Active Outdoor Dog product lines in Canada.

Anipet will offer odor control products for the home and pet formulated products with NILodor’s proprietary Odor Eliminating Technology. Products include odor and stain eliminator, grooming shampoos and sprays, Tap-A- Drop, cat litter additive, and rug and room deodorizers.

“It’s our commitment and priority to ensure the success of brick-and-mortar pet retailers. Our partnership with Anipet Animal Supplies helps achieve this goal in the Canadian Market”, said Jamie Thomas, national sales manager of NILodor. Anipet brings more than 30 years of experience providing superior pet products to independent pet specialty store, groomers and veterinary clinics.

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