Premium Dog Food Makers Cash In On Expanding Market

The trend toward healthier food choices is expanding from people to their dogs in a big way. A number of manufacturers, both small independent firms and big-time players, are ramping up production of healthier products that contain more nutrition, have more natural ingredients and resemble the finest people food. And, sales of these premium products are increasing, to the satisfaction of picky dog owners and the delight of company executives. An interesting recap of this trend can be found at These upscale products introduce innovations such as raw meat, fresh vegetable ingredients, probiotics, jerky, grilled products, whole grains (or, alternatively, grain-free formulas), refrigerated meals and special blends for older dogs. Upstart companies such as Freshpet and Blue Buffalo are finding their niche by tapping into this trend. Freshpet products, for example, sell for about twice the price of traditional canned varieties but have done away with nasty “dog food” smell. Major producers, including Purina, Smucker and Mars Petcare, have jumped in to the market by developing or purchasing their own boutique lines. One of these competitors is Beneful, produced by Purina. This brand produces a complete line of both dry and wet dog food products, featuring meat and fish ingredients, vegetables and wild rice. Their lineup also includes sub-specialties such as: Healthy Smiles, offering dental ridges and twists; Chopped Blends, a wet product packaged in resealable plastic; and Baked Delights dog treats in a variety of shapes and flavors. Beneful has been on the market since 2001. The name means “full of goodness”. In recent years it has become the number 4 overall brand in sales with annual volume of $1.5 billion. As dog owners demand better choices, the eat-like-your-owner trend is here to stay. Premium brands now account for over half of US dog food sales, and a growing army of food producers expects this trend to continue.

Coriant Just Hired The Great Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir is the new chief executive officer of Coriant, succeeding Mr. Pat DiPietro for the position. Mr. DiPietro stepped down because he and other executives had actively been looking for a new person with executive experience which they found in Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir. Coriant helps communications service providers and others who need network control systems to succeed as a business by implementing and helping monitor these systems. For example, customer service providers need to be able to pull a customer’s information in just a few seconds, or else that customer might not be happy. Coriant helps keep this wait time low, along with making the entire system easier to use.

Shaygan Kheradpir is originally from Iran, where he got his start. Mr. Kheradpir was urged by his father to move to the United States because many education opportunities were there, which he went through with. Shaygan must be very glad he did so, because he ended up earning three degrees in the study of electrical engineering, a discipline that is very hard to master.

Coriant has given nine of the top ten tier 1 customer service providing companies network systems of theirs to use, which have worked very well. No other company can compete with Coriant in regards to this sector. Coriant owns the rights to more than eighteen hundred patents that are technologically-related that are going to help Coriant in the future.

Anyone interested in reading about Coriant and Shaygan Kheradpir can do so by reading it on Fierce Telecom at this link

Shaygan Kheradpir has worked at Verizon Communications, Barclays, and Juniper Networks, all of which are great players in the technological fields. Shaygan Kheradpir is truly one of the premier technological business executives in the United States, or around the world for that matter.

Healthcare Companies of 2015

As the year of 2015 is wrapping up, Russell Stanley aka an analyst of the Mackie Research Capital says that due to a comprehensive and extensive report done dedicated to the top companies in healthcare of the fourth quarter of 2015, his top pick is Nobilis Health Corp. (NHC-TSX). On September 23rd of this year, the healthcare company announced that they organically acquired a whopping 60% stake and management control of the former Freedom Pain Hospital located in Scottsdale, Arizona for only approximately $3.2-million. Nobilis as a whole, owns and operates both surgical centers and hospitals in certain popular regions of the United States, with a reputation of very high and fast growth, all organic. Russell Stanley came out with a statement, “We view (Nobilis) as an undervalued play on increasing demand for surgical procedures flowing from an aging population and the prevalence of obesity.” According to the popular website, Medivation is their number one choice as an innovative healthcare provider in 2015. The San Francisco-based company is speeding through FDA approvals at an increasing rate and is already at a net worth of $338 million in sales. CEO of the company, Lynn Seely discusses her company’s goal of finding a better way to treat men’s prostate cancer, explains, “Our Company is focused on taking down serious diseases, and wanted to take down the risk.” The second most innovative healthcare company to date in the last quarter of 2015 is Beijing Genomics Institute for resulting DNA sequencing as a mass-market. At the end of the day, the institute spends more time using cutting-edge genome-sequencing hardware and in turn training more analysists to make sense of the reams of output of data; more so than any other university in the world. BGI as a result has turned themselves into a major go-to destination for scientists to seek and collaborate- as well as exchange ideas with each other regarding ambitious projects regarding the DNA of plants, animals, and humans. Third on the list would be Partners Healthcare, by providing an answer when urgent medical attention calls. By the final quarter of 2015, Partners Healthcare has already invested a high billion dollars per year in the following fields: drug discovery, information technology, and genetics. Brigham, Women’, and Massachusetts General Hospitals are also all affiliated with Partners. They currently stand out for their work on translating genomic advances into the field of building the relationship between medicine and the peoples’ personalization with it.

Doe Deere Breaks All The Makeup Rules

Doe Deere is the founder and CEO of the highly successful makeup business Lime Crime. Many people are familiar with the makeup products itself, especially those that are makeup enthusiasts. That’s because Lime Crime has quite a following and it’s a makeup line that has been turning heads for a while now. A lot of people don’t know much about the founder, though. They may have seen pictures of her, but there’s so many fascinating layers to Doe Deere.

Deere sat down with Bustle to talk about how makeup rules are meant to be broken. That philosophy is exactly what has made her company so successful. There are is an extensive group of people that look to Deere for not only makeup products but advice as well. One of the first makeup rules that Deere said needs to be broken is don’t wear too much bold makeup at once. Deere is the perfect example of rocking a variety of bold colors and making it look good. That’s why she sells lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner, and much more. She believes that all of these products, in whatever color the wearer chooses, can be worn together.

Another rule that Deere breaks is don’t mix too many colors. Anyone who knows Deere knows that colors are her thing. She is constantly rocking bright lips, eye shadow, liner, and hair. She never skimps on the colors and her flawless skin helps to pull her look off. Deere understands that other people want to rock the colors too. That’s why she offers such a variety when it comes to her makeup line. Deere sells lipsticks that come in shades of orange, purple, blue, red, and so much more. She also sells eye shadow and liners of the same color.

Finally, Deere broke the rule of wearing different patterns. Deere wears whatever she wants and she makes it look good. Just like colors, Deere feels that the patterns can be diverse as well. Deere likes to put together others who have broken these same rules and show them off. Deere has a look book section of Lime Crime where photographs of users are displayed. Here others can draw inspiration from them.

Overall, Deere is a woman who knows exactly who she is and isn’t afraid to show it. She wants others to be able to express themselves as well. That’s why she has put her whole heart and soul into Lime Crime makeup. Her makeup line is more than just products, they help people to form a lifestyle. Deere sees makeup as an art form and wants all of her followers to be able to express themselves, be bold, and turn heads. That’s what Lime Crime makeup is all about.

Support The CrowdRise Campaign By Jon Urbana

Jon Urbana is known for his amazing career in the sport of lacrosse. The charitable opportunities and the changes he has made in the sport, and also in the organizations he helps out, have all made him such a remarkable guy.

Urbana is helping out the ARAS organization that helps prevent cats from being killed. The company is committed to giving cats throughout the Denver area a nice little place to live if they don’t have a nice place to stay. This crowdfunding campaign is a great way to learn about what Jon does and what the campaign offers. The campaign is meant to help the cats live a better life, and Jon has worked hard personally with the brand to make sure that they receive as much help as possible.

Who Is Jon Urbana?

Jon Urbana hails from Denver, with his bio to be found at the Next Level Lacrosse Camp website. Known for his successful stint as a Villanova lacrosse player, he has done so much in the sport and has developed a career that has grown to make him a successful coach in the sport. As a co-founder of the Next Level Lacrosse Camps, he continues to work very hard at what he does, sharing his knowledge with the world. Offering only the best training, he is known for being one of the top Facebook coaches in Colorado at this camp.

Urbana is quite an amazing airplane operator, according to the Aviation Business Gazette. His success as an athlete stems from his hard work ethic that he uses even today in his blogging and business ventures. He was a 2X NCAA All American player and considered the CAA Player of the Year playing for the Denver Outlaws. His collegiate and even professional career is what makes him such an amazing person in the sport of lacrosse.

His success in his sport continues to develop in the world of music. Having worked on several original tracks and remixes for the last few years, he continues to work hard at what he does whether it’s working on a crowdfunding campaign or a newly written song.

Take advantage of this opportunity to help out just one of the many crowdfunding campaigns online that he helps. All the money this campaign earns is going straight to ARAS.

Share the campaign’s official video as well!

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