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Say goodbye to the cash register
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Whether you are at a trade show, a street fair, a sporting event, or just on the road, it has gotten a lot easier to make a credit card sale. Thanks to a host of new applications, businesses can process credit cards without using dedicated wireless devices or clunky terminals, which can cost anywhere from $200 to $2,000. All you need is your cell phone. More



Marketers put new American shopper under microscope
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We have all heard that the recession has changed American consumer behavior. Indeed, the change has been dramatic. A recent survey by consulting giant Booz & Co. polled more than 2,000 American consumers and verified that they really have tightened their belts. They reduced their spending in a wide variety of categories. Here's where budgets have been slashed. More

PetSmart, GNC partner for pet supplements
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PetSmart and General Nutrition Centers Inc. (GNC) are launching a line of dietary supplements designed for dogs and cats. This line, made exclusively for PetSmart, will be available at their retail stores and on their Web sites beginning this fall. The co-branding of a major human supplement brand like GNC into the pet market could be a coup for PetSmart, given the current strong consumer demand for health and human-themed products. More

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Nutramax to move operations to South Carolina
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Nutramax Laboratories Inc. and Nutramax Manufacturing Inc. have plans to locate new operations in Lancaster, S.C. The move will allow the nutraceutical developer to increase its production capacity for new and existing products in its veterinary and consumer divisions. Nutramax will invest about $12.5 million in acquiring, updating and expanding existing facilities. More

Minnesota to consider regulation of commercial breeders
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Senate Bill 3385 would regulate commercial breeding activities in Minnesota. The legislation designates the State Board of Veterinary Medicine to regulate breeding activities and sets forth licensing and inspection requirements for breeders as well as standards of care and penalties for violators. Some of the penalties presented in this bill also affect pet dealers and brokers as well. More



Animal Health Sciences buys Yamaha plant
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Metro Atlanta's Animal Health Sciences bought the former Yamaha Music Manufacturing facility in Thomaston, Ga., for an undisclosed amount. Smyrna, Ga.-based Animal Health Sciences will expand manufacturing at the 275,000-square-foot Yamaha property. The plant, on 75 acres, will be the new production site for Animal Health Sciences, which makes products for domestic pets and livestock/equine care. More

Pet rescue rally reaches across US
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Starting May 15 a unique grassroots approach to promoting pet rescue, Purina Pro Plan Rally Across America, hits the road once again, visiting eight cities and promoting rescue events nationwide. The goal? Reach a total of 400,000 pet adoptions by year end, building on the current total of 314,000 adoptions since the program’s inception in 2005. More

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