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Saturday 21 May 2022

Pet Food

Ebos positive on pet food prospects
5 May 2022   /

Ebos positive on pet food prospects

Healthcare and pet food company Ebos Group says a growing pet population and the premiumisation of products will help support its pet food business.


Pet food pushes Scales net profit up 39%
24 Feb 2022  

Pet food pushes Scales net profit up 39%

The company’s food ingredients business saw FY21 earnings jump 52%.


Black Hawk, Vitapet revenue jumps to help Ebos to record revenue
16 Feb 2022   /

Black Hawk, Vitapet revenue jumps to help Ebos to record revenue

Strong sales of its premium pet food brands has boosted revenue at Ebos Group’s animal care division.


Nestlé joins price rise movers
6 Dec 2021  

Nestlé joins price rise movers

The multinational hikes prices on a range of food products, joining a number of peers moving to offset rising commodity and supply chain costs.


Alfa Pet owner eyes $2m Christchurch expansion to meet premium demand
4 Nov 2021   /

Alfa Pet owner eyes $2m Christchurch expansion to meet premium demand

The company says it can’t keep up with booming demand for its treats and plans to launch into the larger format pet food market.


Ebos preps Black Hawk rollout at new A$80m pet food factory
20 Oct 2021   /

Ebos preps Black Hawk rollout at new A$80m pet food factory

Healthcare and animal care company Ebos Group says its new A$80m pet food factory will soon start manufacturing its Black Hawk products.


$1.5bn Ziwi Peak sale in top three 2021 M&A deals
14 Oct 2021   /

$1.5bn Ziwi Peak sale in top three 2021 M&A deals

Law firm Simpson Grierson’s latest M&A report puts a value of US$1.057bn on FountainVest Partners’ purchase of NZ pet food company Ziwi Peak – the third largest New Zealand deal this year.


NZ Natural Pet Food Co’s export bet
27 Sep 2021  

NZ Natural Pet Food Co’s export bet

The Coromandel startup hit the market with a dual launch in Singapore and NZ four years ago, but it’s the US where it’s now going for growth.


Ebos appoints animal care CEO
23 Sep 2021   /

Ebos appoints animal care CEO

Healthcare and animal care company Ebos Group has appointed Julie Dillon the chief executive of its animal care business.


Ziwi goes with FountainVest
21 Sep 2021   /

Ziwi goes with FountainVest

The sale to the Chinese private equity firm provides the pet food business with access to capital and global market intelligence.


Bidders line up for billion-dollar Ziwi
20 Sep 2021   /

Bidders line up for billion-dollar Ziwi

Chinese private equity players FountainVest and Boyu have been linked to $1bn-plus bids for Ziwi.


Fond Foods name change
26 Aug 2021  

Fond Foods name change

Kiwi petfood company Fond Foods is changing its name to Superior Pet Food Co from 1 September.


F&B founders shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year
2 Aug 2021  

F&B founders shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

NZ Natural Pet Food Company founders Amber Cordero and Jacqueline Taylor are among four finalists from the food sector.


Chinese demand drives expansion for Alfa Pet
26 May 2021   /

Chinese demand drives expansion for Alfa Pet

The premium pet food exporter is preparing to develop a second plant and piquing interest from overseas investors.


“The world’s our oyster” – Natural Pet Food’s Neil Hinton on KKR deal
14 May 2021   /

“The world’s our oyster” – Natural Pet Food’s Neil Hinton on KKR deal

The CEO says global investor KKR will accelerate the premium pet food firm’s international expansion.


KKR acquires Natural Pet Food Group
4 May 2021   /

KKR acquires Natural Pet Food Group

The deal sees Pioneer Capital exit and the food company fuelled to grow globally.


Royal Canin launches pet food recycling
20 Apr 2021  

Royal Canin launches pet food recycling

Royal Canin has launched a recycling programme to reduce the environmental impact of pet food bags and pouches.


Purina debuts “world first” allergen-reducing cat food
31 Mar 2021  

Purina debuts “world first” allergen-reducing cat food

Purina Pro Plan has launched a new allergen-reducing cat food into the New Zealand market.


Insect protein sector investment creating demand buzz – report
17 Mar 2021   /

Insect protein sector investment creating demand buzz – report

Significant investment has set the scene for global demand for insect ingredients, says Rabobank.


Royal Canin partners with Healthy Pets NZ
1 Mar 2021   /

Royal Canin partners with Healthy Pets NZ

Pet food manufacturer Royal Canin has partnered with Healthy Pets NZ as its first Human-Animal Bond Partner.