Rise in Demand for Gourmet Pet Food is Revolutionizing the Industry

Today’s pet owners think of their pets as an extension of their family. They are willing to do whatever they can to make sure their pets get the best care and the best treatment, so that they can live healthy and happy lives. That means buying from Wal-mart the best food for their pets. To today’s pet owners that means the best tasting and the healthiest.
Just as many people on facebook are more concerned about the ingredients that go into their food, they are equally concerned about the ingredients that go into their pet food. That means more and more people are lookin to buy gourmet pet food, which has caused the rise of the gourmet pet food industry, as illustrated in this article from the Daily Herald.

New companies, like PetFresh, are entering the market, but well known companies like Purina, Colgate-Palmolive, and Nestle also trying to get their slice of the 23.7 billion dollar pet food industry. Cologate-Palmolive has created a dog food that is desingned to help dogs stay in shape and lose weight.

A big corner of this market belongs to the Purina owned label Beneful, which focuses on healthy food that is scientifically proven to be better for your pets. They have a wide range of products which is backed by a team of scientists and nutrition experts. With Beneful, pet owners know they are getting what they are paying for. Beneful.com is an innovator in the industry because the offer real, whole grains, meats and vegetables, which translates to “Nutrtion You Can See.”

Beneful’s range of products offers dog chow and puppy food that is aimed at the dietary needs of dogs of differnt sizes and ages. They also offer pet treats that have been reviewed by veterinarians as benefiting the health and nutrition of your dog’s teeth. All of these benefits are why Beneful is one of the leaders in pet food among concerned pet owners.

Gourmet pet food has transformed the industry, and is leading the revolution in how pet owners treat thier pets. As more and more people take note of the food they feed their pets, gourmet pet food will continue to be a bigger part of the market. Learn more about Beneful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beneful

George Soros Issues Grim Prediction for Future Markets

Esteemed political bellwether, multi billionaire hedge fund manager and general all around economic guru, George Soros recently spoke at a prestigious economic summit in Sri Lanka. Whilst there he covered a great deal of ground in regards to staggering effects of the recent and far reaching economic downturn brought about by China’s market collapse. He noted that this was due to China’s inability to successfully create a new economic growth model on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-07/global-markets-at-the-beginning-of-a-crisis-george-soros-says and that it was a sign of storm times to come.

How stormy, one might rightly wonder? Well according to Mr. George Soros the financial crisis facing the western world bears a remarkable similarity to the financial housing market collapse of 2008, which originated due to mishandling of sub prime mortgages as well as a myriad of other factors. There is one crucial difference, in Soros’ mind, however, between the current market situation in China and other affected markets and the financial housing collapse of 2008 is that he fears the present situation will be far worse for everyone.

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“It amounts to a crisis,” George Soros grimly remarked during the eco summit. And this is far from the first time Soros has raised and been correct about emerging market problems. Take for instance his diagnosis of the Greek debt situation where in 2011 he said that the problem in Greece would be worse for the country than the 2008 situation in the United States and indeed his prognostication turned out to be correct. But there are other compelling reasons to believe the esteemed Hungarian businessman, namely that he has the facts on his side. For instance, all of the majority market volatility indexes have been rather sufficiently corroborating what Soros has thus far said such as the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) which has shown a 13 percent increase. Similarly, the Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index on https://www.facebook.com/breakingpolitical/posts/1562000144097945 has increased 43 since the end of 2015 alone. The Merrill Lynch price swing index expects treasury bonds to increase by nearly six percent this year. All of this seems to point to the veracity of George Soros’ prediction, despite the fact that China’s economy seems to be stabilizing after the downturn.

Laidlaw & Company on the Grow

Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. is a boutique investment bank and brokerage firm with its main offices in London. They have 150 employees throughout Europe and the United States of America. Matthew D. Eitner serves as the chief executive officer and James P. Ahern is a partner who is the head of capital markets.

Laidlaw is designated as small, hence the boutique classification, while their staff and resources may be limited; what is important is their attention to clients. The success or failure of any enterprise is dependent on several factors. For an investment bank concern, like Laidlaw, their research department and the information available for agents thru  the PR Newswire website can be the most important ingredient in success or failure. Secondly the relationship between investors and agents needs to be a thorough relationship and education and information needs to flow from the agent to the investor; this information must be accurate and true, any deviation from the truth would result in a Security and Exchange Commission investigation.

Reputation is an important ingredient in any business and it is, especially, true whenever people are investing hard earned discretionary capital into investments recommended by agents of investment banks.

Initial public offerings (IPOs) are a case, in point, the upper management takes public a private company; both the private, now public, company and the management have a fragile relationship. In case of failure it is easy for the one to blame the other, but in most cases both management from the investment bank and the now public company are happy. It is now the time for the sales agents to support this newly formed product, the IPO. Sales agents are the grandparents of the new company, they are a generation removed from the intimate dealings of the private now public company and management. The agents have an intense interest in this new product and are encouraged to aid in the growth of the product.


Skout Is Using Its Technology To Fight Hunger

Skout is one of the most well-known and world wide dating applications . Skout was first developed in 2007 and its founders were Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrom. The headquarters for Skout is in San Francisco California, and Skout has had huge success since its humble beginnings.

Skout was started as a web application for people to meet people in their area, and it was intended for social networking. Skout changed to a dating application when the founders realized that 80% of the users were using Skout as a dating platform. Skout was able to get $22 million from investors and they also received about $4.6 million from angel investments.

Skout acquired a nightlife application which allowed its users to find fun night time events, see the guest list, and buy tickets.

Skout got together with the SF Marin food bank in order to help people facing hunger. Skout has a feature in its application that allows individuals to give virtual gifts. Skout promised that for each user that sent a virtual bag of potato chips, they would make a cash donation to this food bank. The goal was to serve over 20,000 people in the San Francisco area.

PRNnewswire did an article about this partnership between Skout and the SF Marine food bank. These companies are realizing that many people have shrinking incomes, and they want to be able to use technology and creativity to help fight hunger. These companies are very happy to be working together with the community to help local citizens get the food that they need.