Press Releases Vital Essentials Receives Award from Wisconsin Governor Published 5 years ago on May 12, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) GREEN BAY, WI – Carnivore Meat Company, maker of Vital Essentials and Vital Cat brands, received the 2018 Governor’s Export Achievement Award at the Annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference held in Milwaukee. “Wisconsin exports increased by 6.1% in 2017 and are off to a strong start again this year due in large part to the efforts of companies like these, which have developed strategies for reaching new international markets,” said Governor Walker. “Congratulations to this year’s winners for their success in exporting. They are each helping grow Wisconsin’s economy.” Vital Essentials and Vital Cat raw pet food brands have been growing at an extraordinary pace over the past three years around the world. It is because of this growth plus the contributions to the overall state economy and trade development that the company was chosen as one of this year’s award recipients. “It’s with great pride on behalf of Carnivore Meat Company, our employees and our partners around the world that we accept the Governor’s Export Achievement Award this year,” stated Lanny Viegut, CEO and Owner. Advertisement “Our mission is to make the most healthy, delicious and innovative pet food available to any cat or dog parent in the world. Growing our export sales with the support of organizations like WEDC is key to fulfilling this mission.” One of the fastest-growth contenders globally in the pet food industry, specializing in the raw pet food category, Vital Essentials and Vital Cat make up the fourth largest brand with frozen and freeze-dried entrees, treats and snacks for dogs and cats. The company, which began exporting in 2015, experienced a 54 percent increase in international sales from 2016 to 2017, and expects 2018 increases at an even greater rate. The number of retail outlets has grown to over 6,000 around the world with exports to 14 countries. “We exceeded expectations last year and are making significant investments across the entire organization and anticipate a 50% increase in our workforce, just to keep up to demand,” stated Viegut. Lanny Viegut, Carnivore Meat Co. CEO and Owner accepts the 2018 Export Achievement Award from Gov. Scott Walker Related Topics:awardsCarnivore Meat Co. click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement FEATURED VIDEO P.L.A.Y. Media Spotlight At P.L.A.Y. — Pet Lifestyle & You — toy design is definitely a team effort! Watch PETS+ interviewer Chloe DiVita and P.L.A.Y.’s Director of Sales Lisa Hisamune as they talk about the toy design process, the fine-tuning that makes each toy so special and why every P.L.A.Y. collection is made with independent retailers top of mind. You may like Carnivore Meat Company Acquires New Building Carnivore Meat Co. Gets Private Equity Investment Dr. Judy Morgan Wins the International Association of Top Professionals Veterinarian of the Year Award Promoted Headlines Consolidated Packaging Group Fact Sheet CONSOLIDATED PACKAGING GROUP ZIWI Fact Sheet Ziwi Introducing the Next Generation of Snuggle Puppy® Snuggle Puppy Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases11 hours ago Dog & Cat Cards Launches Holiday Collection with Greeting Cards and Pet Letter to Santa Kit Press Releases16 hours ago Huxley & Kent Announces Retailer Contest Headlines1 day ago Target Closing 9 Stores in 4 States Photo Gallery4 days ago 23 Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Headlines1 week ago Walmart Opens First Pet Services Center Columns2 days ago How Your Pet Business Smells and Sounds Can Negatively Impact Your Sales Sponsored Webinars2 months ago Shop! Masterclass Webinar: Sustainability for Retail: How Retailers Create Social, Environmental and Cultural Innovations Sponsored Webinars3 months ago Human-Centric Design in a Digital World: Creating Unexpected Moments That Inspire, Educate, and Connect at Retail Headlines8 months ago Dog-Walking Van Stolen in San Francisco; 8 Pets Returned Unharmed Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery4 days ago 23 Relatable Memes About Working Holiday Retail Headlines1 week ago Walmart Opens First Pet Services Center Columns2 days ago How Your Pet Business Smells and Sounds Can Negatively Impact Your Sales Cover Stories2 days ago Overcome These 5 Common Problems Pet Business Owners Face Products1 week ago 10 Grooming Products for Pets Who Hate to Take Baths Press Releases1 week ago Pet Evolution to Bring 40 New Locations to Los Angeles Area PETS+ Sample Box3 days ago See What Was Inside the September NASC Sample Box! Columns4 days ago Head or Heart: Do You Promote from Within? Or Bring in Outside Candidates?