Most of us realize that the Internet has vast marketing and public relations potential, but we're still learning how to bring it all…Continue
Added by Melody McKinnon on January 26, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
If you want to know more about packaging, or you're looking for new ideas or vendors for packaging your products, you might want to check out a new web TV channel called PackTV.
Based in the UK, PackTV broadcasts videos of new packaging options, interviews with industry leaders (including from UK packaging trade associations) and a weekly "10 of the Best" review, which you can sign up to receive via email…Continue
Added by Debbie Phillips-Donaldson on January 19, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments
A new survey is available on the Dog Talk Project (http://www.dogtalkproject.com ). "How we teach: Dog training philosophies and practices" explores dog owners' training methods and beliefs. If you love to train dogs, as an enjoyable hobby, for competition, or professionally, this is the survey for you!
Other popular surveys continue to collect data. These include "What's for dinner? Nutrition and feeding practices", "Breed…Continue
Added by Linda P. Case on January 18, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments
Recently a newspaper reporter called me seeking information for an article he was researching on corporate social responsibility in the pet industry. (At least I think that was the topic; his questions encompassed quite a few areas, though he admitted he was just starting to gather information and find sources.)
One of his questions was whether petfood companies participate in community programs, charitable causes and the like. Of course, my answer was a resounding…Continue
Added by Debbie Phillips-Donaldson on January 12, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments
During a forum/live webcast presented today by the Institute of Food Technologists, a couple speakers -- sharing their perspectives on different aspects of the new Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 -- alluded to how the law might affect small businesses. Though they were addressing how the law might impact human food producers, their insights probably apply to petfood manufacturers, too.
David Acheson, MD, formerly associate commissioner of foods with the Food and Drug…Continue
It will come as no surprise to pet food industry professionals that pet parents are taking a walk on the wild side. Many are firmly focused on the wild diet of our domesticated pets' ancestors, convinced that what they eat in the wild is their optimum food. This view is almost entirely…Continue
Added by Melody McKinnon on January 6, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
What's For Dinner: Nutrition and Feeding Practices is one of the Dog Talk Project's most popular surveys! (http://www.dogtalkproject.com). Visit Dog Talk to share your canine nutrition knowledge and experiences with others! New Survey Coming Soon: "How We Teach: Dog Training Philosophies and Practices"
Added by Linda P. Case on January 5, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments