The New Competitive Face of the Pet Food Industry

You will find pet food manufacturer, Freshpet Inc. in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. One of the most important things to its CEO, Richard Thompson, is ensuring the top quality and freshness of company products. To this end, he will often tour the manufacturing room to inspect their pet food. His manufacturing chief, Michael Hieger, is so confident in its quality that he will readily eat it during these tests. The new company has not gone unrecognized for its priority on quality and freshness. It is fast becoming one of the most profitable and valued pet food companies in the nation, overtaking many much-loved veteran companies of the industry. Freshpet is not the only very promising new company threatening these older companies. There is also Blue Buffalo Co. coming up as a serious competitor. These long-unchallenged companies are now scrambling to come up with their own customer-attracting innovations. For instance, Colgate-Palmolive now has a weight-loss dog food and Nestle’s Purina’s website now allows owners to design their own pet food blends. Purina’s Beneful fully recognizes that to retain customers, they must retain their complete trust in their brand. And retaining this trust, means putting out a product that they are confident is for the best health of their pet. This was Beneful’s founding mission, and in the face of the mounting competition it is driving up the health factor of its products even more. And the employees are showing just how confident they are in their products by regularly feeding it to their own pets. The newest innovations specifically target pets based on their age, weight, and lifestyle. For instance, for older dogs they have recently concluded a long-researched formula that will be of enormous benefit to older dogs. Although Beneful has several other great innovations for various pet ages, weights, and lifestyle’s, this is considered by far its best. It is a formula that is presently exclusive to Beneful on Amazon and one which they expect to take them back to the forefront of the market. The added healthiness combined with how much dogs already love its food, make Beneful a sure bet for the future.

Premium Dog Food Surging in Popularity

Dogs have held a special place in the hearts of millions for many years. The bond between owner and pet has become even more evident as more owners opt for premium healthy pet foods. Growth in premium pet food sales has encouraged more companies to expand into healthier pet foods. A more recent newcomer to the pet food industry FreshPet has reached $103 million in sales in the past year according to a recent news article in the Daily Herald. FreshPet is one of the only companies to offer refrigerated dog food. Many other companies offer specialty foods such as grain free and all organic dog food. The pet industry is booming with pet owners spending more on their pets than in the past. It is becoming a trend for dog food to taste and smell more like people food. Although new companies are coming onto the market, older more established companies are holding their own by coming up with new food and new ways to market the dog food they already sell. Purina, for example, has bought out Merrick Pet Care, which according to wikipedia makes certified organic dog food. Purina also offers a design your own pet food feature on their website where owners can make their own special blend fit for their dog. Beneful, as part of the Purina family, has been a top seller in pet food for years. The brand was introduced in 2001 as a healthy alternative and was made to look more like people food. Beneful offers on amazon dry and wet dog food as well as snacks. A Healthy Harvest line of Beneful was introduced in 2005, which replaced meat with soy, and prepared meals were introduced in 2006. With Beneful’s prepared meals, the packaging could also be used as a dog food bowl, perfect for pet owners traveling with their dogs. Beneful uses only premium ingredients. The company is dedicated to quality control and safety and meets the gold standard in safety according to the FDA, USDA or AAFCO requirements. Beneful also audits vendors who provide the ingredients for food to make sure they are only providing the finest ingredients that meet Beneful’s high standards.

About FreedomPop’s Penetration In Different Markets

Gone are the days when people used to complain and sing about their mobile phone carriers being inadequate in terms of poor customer service, poor internet speeds or even being overly expensive. These days, one can migrate from one mobile carrier to the next easily and more cheaply different with a few years back. Even though switching is no longer a headache, picking the most appropriate carrier is a process that requires very serious attention to details.

First of all, it is important to ensure that the network one intends to migrate to has better services and rates when compared to the present one. It is also important to have a look on matters related to the transfer charges if any to avoid instances where one plans for a network transfer that might never take place. Depending on the type of contract one is in, an Early Termination Fee is required to make the transfer.

The easiest and most appropriate way to know the ETF fee is by calling the network one wishes to migrate from and make an inquiry. Most networks do not like losing clients and with such a call, they will keep trying all means to distract the client about making the migrating move.

Every network has their deals and they change a lot when matters related to changing the network are concerned. There are networks that offer plans that are almost similar which implies the need for the user willing to migrate to conduct very thorough research.

The world of telecommunications has changed a lot. These days, there are numerous mobile phone carriers that have played a very integral role when matters related to making communication much easy and affordable are concerned. However, one network has managed to remain unique and very affordable. FreedomPop is the pioneer in matters related to offering wireless voice, data and text services.

The company is located in Los Angeles, California and it is in the business of proving services that are affordable and of good quality. Different with very many mobile communication service providers, the company also offers free data, text and voice packages per month.

In the very recent past, the company has experienced a lot of success in getting venture funding for expansion. It has already expanded its services to the UK market and plans to make similar moves in the Asian region as well. FreedomPop made a serious debut as a virtual mobile phone operator and continues to penetrate even bigger markets so as to offer its quality and cheap services to more people.

Why Stephen Murray Is a Leader in Private Equity Funds and Management

Since its inception in 1984, the CCMP Company which deals with Capital Advisory assignments has grown to be a reputable private firm specializing I capital growth, private equity funds and leveraged buyout. It was incepted as Chemical Ventures Partners to solely serve as the Chemical Bank’s division in venture capital and private equity. This was before acquisition of the Bank by the Chase Manhattan bank way back in 1996 which made the equity firm change to be known as Chase Capital Partners. It then changed to J.P. MorganPartners following an acquisition of the J.P. Morgan & Co. in the year 2000.since then there has been several spinouts and partnership of the Mother Bank which ultimately saw it finally change its name to CCMP which is a short name for the Chemical and Chase and J.P. Morgan Partners.

Its headquarters are in New York City, United States and other branches in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Blossoming Investments and Successful Leaders

The firm according to patch.com has invested more than $ 15 billion in their transactions for the last thirty two years and their areas of interest are in energy and chemical sectors, Healthcare sector, retail and manufacturing industries. The firm is equipped with skilled and experienced team of advisors who are currently led by the current President, CEO and chairman Mr. Greg Brenneman and Mr. Timothy Walsh as the Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer. Its first president and CEO since becoming CCMP was Mr. Stephen P. Murray. The current Chairman, Mr. Brenneman was appointed in the year 2008.
The CCMP and the J.P. Morgan partnership led to several key off springs which were also developing the equity funds development agenda. Among those firms include; Panorama Capital which is in Menlo Park California, United States was instituted in the year 2005. Unaitas Capital which was the CCMP Capital Asia and the Linzor Capital which is in Latin America and was started in 2006 by three investors namely Tim Purcell, Alfredo Irigoin and Carlos Ingham.

A Leader in Capital Investments Skills

Steve Murray was a renowned philanthropist and a successful investor especially in equity funds. He passed away in March 12, 2015 aged 52 years. He had left CCMP capitals a year before his death and at this time he served as the president and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Before joining the CCMP in 2006, he had started his career as analyst in credit matters in 1984 after which he worked for some reputable firms besides partnering with others to form investment firms. Steve Murray was running the Make – A –Wish foundations and sat in board of several other charity foundations. This is why many people have continued emulating his good deeds in the society.

Nicki Minaj and the Human Rights Foundation

Nicki Minaj recently raised controversy over her 19th December performance in Angola. The event was organized by the Countries President Dos Santos. Speaking of the event, Nikki was certain that the event was to defend the rights of black woman everywhere. It was an empowerment meeting and should be treated as such.
To support her sentiments, she Posted a picture with Isabela Dos Santos, who is the richest black woman in the world. She even questioned those criticizing the event asking why they think Africa can’t govern itself. In fact, her arguments were valid given the treatment Black people have received all over the world and continued to receive. That African leaders are viewed as despotic rulers who trample the weak cannot be disputed. When unarmed Black men are shot dead in American cities, it is considered an isolated case.
The event of western countries being hypocritical on Africa is what drove Nikki.Her sentiments however right they may seem cannot deny the fact that it was wrong timing to visit Angola. The president has been in power since 1979 and has used his position to enrich his family. His daughter, Isabel Dos Santos, is now the richest black woman in the world. She has business interests in the country and Portugal and has built an enviable conglomerate.
Human Rights Foundation founder Thor Halvorssen send Nikki a message. It asked her not to attend the event given it was seen as endorsing the dictator. He called the president a cunning dissident who has used his position to suppress all dissidents and recently imprisoned 17 human rights activists. He also accused the president of rigging elections and ordered his soldiers to carry out massacres. That description was a reality of events currently ongoing. The history of colonialism and imperialism has made it difficult to have a sober
Thor Halvoressen is Norwegian Venezuelan human rights advocate with a history as deep and twisted as the battles he fights. His mother’s family was part of the 1st Europeans to come to Venezuela, and his father was a Norwegian celebrity.
Thor Halvoressen had been fighting for human rights since 1989 when he organized the anti-apartheid movement. He is a graduate in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.Thor Halvorssen’s family is persecuted in Venezuela where his mother was gunned down in 2004 and his cousin imprisoned in 2014.