Super Food at SuperZoo
This week, we were in Las Vegas at SuperZoo, one of the Pet industry’s biggest trade shows. There were close to 6,000 exhibitor booths, taking up the entire North Mandalay Bay Convention Center. We taped a video segment on PetWorldInsider.com with Robert Semrow which will be airing in a few months. Robert and his crew did an amazing job and worked very hard to make the conference feel like ‘an event’. There was a great vibe here and we were able to meet with some very interesting companies.
We spent a lot of our time visiting the dog food booths and were very pleased to chat with the folks at Natures Variety, PetCurean, The Honest Kitchen, Merrick, and some of the other established brands.
We were also able to visit with some lesser known (at least to us) and newer food brands and learn about their products. Based on the ingredients and formulations that it seems like the dog food industry, with the help of the newcomers and up and comers, is evolving in a positive direction.
If the newer food brands are any indication, there appears to be a movement in the dog food industry to more quality and less processed and artificial ingredients. Below are the names of some that we spoke with. We will be doing some research on these brands and adding their foods into our database. In the meantime, we are curious to know if you have heard of, or do you use these brands? Any other up-and-coming food brands that we should know of?