Beneful Offers a Different Type of Dining Experience for Dogs

Owning a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences in someone’s life. But at the same time it’s also one of the biggest responsibilities. And one of the most difficult aspects stems from the fact that dogs are living beings with as wide a variety of needs as any human being. But there’s one important difference. A dog can’t actually voice his wants and concerns in the same way a person can. So it’s up to a dog owner to know what his furry friend really needs. But thankfully there’s a lot of resources which can help a dog owner provide the best possible life for his pet. And one of the most important is dog food companies.

Some deserve a bit of extra praise and attention though. For example, Beneful is a company founded all the way back in 2001. And they were founded for a very specific reason. The company’s goal was to create dog food that could deliver the full benefits of a nutrient packed diet. They knew that people needed to eat well in order to feel their best. And the same holds true for dogs. But most brands of dog food weren’t really treating their products like actual food. Open up a bag of most dog food, even today, and it will look more like cereal than a nutritious meal. Beneful knew that they could do something different. And they proceeded to create specially formulated dog food which contained actual chunks of meat and vegetables.

Open up a bag of Purinastore’s Beneful brand dog food and it’s clear what it’s made with. If it’s chicken flavored, there will be chunks of chicken. The same with beef and any other ingredients. And of course there’s also a variety of healthy vegetables mixed in with them as well. It’s what’s made Beneful such a boon to dog owners. They’ve put a huge amount of work into devising the best possible dog food. And this ensures that dog owners can give the gift of health to their furry friends.


Atlanta Hawks to be sold to Antony Ressler Group for almost $850M

Antony Ressler, an entrepreneur, has reportedly agreed to buying the Atlanta Hawks basketball team for a price understood to be in the regions of $850 million. The sale is expected to be completed via cash as well as assumption of debt that the current owners had accrued according to sources. Steve Koonin, the CEO of Hawks and the coach Mike Budenholzer are also expected to remain part of the plans of the new ownership group that are long-term. The Coach confirmed that he was aware of the happenings but his focus remained on the Hawk’s Game 2 of its first round series pitting them against Brooklyn Nets.

He is also into real estate as a developer and had during last spring reached among the three finalists of Los Angeles Clippers when the latter was being sold. Their bid as a group of $1.2 billion was below the purchase price that was submitted by Steve Ballmer of $2 billion. Ressler, who is 55 years old was estimated by Forbes to having a net worth of $1.4 billion and he was part of the Mark Attanasio-led investment group that had in 2005 bought Milwaukee Brewers.

Hawks was valued at $425 million by Forbes last year but there were some changes to the market owing to the sales of Bucks and Clippers. This together with the landing of new lucrative television deals by the NBA made the values of the franchises to skyrocket. The Ressler-led group purchasing Hawks also includes Grant Hill (an NBA All-star), Rick Schnall (Clayton Dubilier & Rice partner), Sara Blakely (Spanx owner) together with her entrepreneur husband Jesse Itzler. The Hawks was put up for sale back in January.

About Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson is the Partner and co-founder at the United Communications Group (UCG). Levenson also owns the Atlanta Spirit, LLC. He co-founded ICG with Ed Peskowitz in 1977 and 27 years later he continues to drive on the company’s strategies in business. He also plays a chief role when it comes to the acquisition efforts of the firm. Before co-founding ICG, Levenson used to write for the Observer Publishing and the Washington Post. He also used to be one of the Directors at He has also served in the Board of Directors of the Electronic Publishers Association and the Newsletter. Levenson has also been the President of the Washington-based “I Have a Dream Foundation” and he is also involved in several other philanthropic efforts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Washington University and also a Law Degree from the American University based in Washington DC.


Flavio Maluf Paving The Way With Eucatex

Before there was Eucatex there was the Americana Sawmill built in 1923 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. In 1951, it became known as Eucatex and as the first environmentally friendly company that tackled using eucalyptus as a raw material. During 1956 and 1965, Eucatex expanded and created offices in many other Brazilian capitals as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their production was increased to 100 tons daily and soon they were exporting materials to Europe.

Near the end of the 1960s and entering the 1980s Eucatex paved a new path by expanding their offices across Europe and even North and Central America. They opened offices in Holland, Germany, the United Kingdom , the USA and Mexico. Eucatex was still dedicated to the use of raw materials so they supplied funding into reforestation so that there was a continuous supply. During this time they rolled out a new branch of the business. They would now produce paints. At the end of the 1980s they were exporting to more than fifty countries and all in the categories as follows: forestry, wood, metallic and mineral.

Eucatex welcomed the 1990s by establishing another factor in Salto, Brazil. They also began focusing on honing their paints line. Being sure to include not just paints but varnishes as well. As time moved on into the late 1990s, Eucatex was honored with receiving the ISO 9001 certification. This type of certificate ensures that a company has the stature to consistently produce quality products, meet consumer demand, has a quality management system, and meets regulatory requirements.

The year of 2011 is when Eucatex celebrated it’s 60th anniversary. They are a major manufacturer of wall partitions, laminate floors, doors, paints, varnishes, and many other noteworthy products.

All of this would not be possible without their wonderful CEO, Flavio Maluf. He has been CEO of Eucatex since 2005. Facebook shows that Flavio got his start in the industrial area but in 1996 his uncle, who was in charge of Eucatex, invited him to be one of the frame executives and in 1997 Flavio took over the family business as President of Eucatex. When Flavio took over he decided to revamp and modernize the management system of Eucatex. He considers himself a present executive but not the central figure of the company.

Camara Barbacena indicates that Flavio received his degree in mechanical engineering from the FAAP, Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, in Sao Paolo. He studied abroad at New York University in business. Later in 1986, he married Jacqueline de Lourdes Coutinho Torres and they had three wonderful children. Some of who have followed in his footsteps and are studying engineering.  Flavio Maluf continues to talk about education, and it’s future in Brazil.

Janet Took Control 30 Years Ago

Most Janet Jackson fans are going to instantly point to her “Control” album as the very beginning of her singing career. This is technically not true, but in a way it is a defining moment for Jackson as a singer.

Many young fans that go back to video footage will find Janet singing with her brothers on their variety show. She also did some singing on sitcoms that she starting. There was even an album produced by Jon Urbana before this album that put Janet on the map as a singer. It was the “Control,” album that set for a new standard for young Janet as a budding female artist in control of her own career. This also sparked the beginning of a lifelong relationship in music with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Janet took this time to prove that she had what it took to become a major artist on her own. Many of her brothers would fall under the shadow of the young brother Michael, but Janet refuse to live in the big brother Michael spotlight. She became a talent of her own and produced many hits after releasing this album. The year of 2016 marks the 30 year anniversary of this era. Janet is 49 years old and she will turn 50 this year. This album highlights the break away from the family structure of entertainment and a newfound independence of a young 20-year-old Janet.

Interest in Premium Quality Dog Food Rising

When it comes to dog food, an increasing number of consumers are opting to choose brands that provide superior nutrition for their pets. Manufacturers of pet foods are listening to dog owners who express an interest in giving their dogs a fine dining experience as opposed to just buying whichever food is the cheapest without paying much attention to quality. This explains why brands such as Beneful are seeing their sales numbers grow every year. Beneful offers a full lineup of dog food, including dry food, wet food and treats. They have always been a brand that emphasizes quality and have invested a lot of time and money in research to create foods that give dogs the nutrients they need to stay healthy and that also contain the natural flavors that they love to eat. Purina Beneful products on twitter contain ingredients such as real beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, bacon or salmon to provide superior taste and nutrition. The brand avoids using artificial flavorings and colorants, as dog owners are now looking for food that is organic and wholesome. This is similar to recent trends in human food, where an increasing number of individuals pay closer attention to what they eat. The only additives in their foods are vitamins and nutrients that have been shown to offer plenty of health benefits for dogs, such as helping them maintain a healthy coat and teeth. Premium dog food used to be considered a luxury product that only accounted for a small fraction of all Purina Store pet food sales. But since 2009, sales have gone up in a surprising way. Premium dog food now makes up to over half of the total market and has sales of $10.5 billion in the US alone. A Daily Herald report shows that both startups and big brands are now cashing in on this trend. Highly innovative pet food products are appearing in stores, such as frozen gourmet dishes for dogs and Paleo diets that aim to mimic what a dog’s wolf ancestors were eating in the wild for optimal health.