Small and mid-sized manufacturers are the backbone of Illinois’ economy, and they are innovating, investing and positioned for growth. The roundtable discussion included manufacturing executives and economic developers and was moderated by Crain’s Group Publisher and Executive Editor Jim Kirk. David Boulay, president of IMEC, set the stage for the state of manufacturing in the region. Our own Joel Sher, Vice President of Evanger’s, was invited to the roundtable discussion. “Manufacturing is having a moment…the sector is in transition,” said Boulay. Comprised of mostly small and mid-sized companies, Illinois manufacturers face a......
After college, Holly Sher had a plan: work for her father’s business, prove her leadership and skillset, and be awarded with a 51% stake in the company down the road. The last piece of this puzzle was promised, but that promise was never fulfilled. As a self-proclaimed workaholic, Sher refused to throw in the towel; she instead embarked on a years-long journey to prove that she could run a successful business. Today, Sher owns and runs one of the only women-owned and family-operated pet food canneries in the country. “Take that leap......
Proudly made in the USA, Markham, Ill – based Evanger’s Food for Dogs & Cats works closely with retailers and rescues/shelters across the country to optimize nutrition for pets awaiting their forever homes. As one key example, Evanger’s has partnered with PACC911 and My Pet Market (retailer), both based in Arizona, on an integrated rescue-shelter and indie retailer give-back program. PACC911 vets rescues and shelters, so the goal is to help provide Evanger’s Made in the USA foods for dogs and cats to shelter pets and pets in foster care with rescues......
We received this story from an Animal Rescue in Texas. This is the story of Heartbreak – a beautiful dog who came from a life of abuse. We are indebted to those who help these animals and show them what a life with love is like. This was shared with us because part of Heartbreak’s road to recovery was consuming Evanger’s wet food. Read on…. Hello Callie, I hope this finds you well and staying cool! Thank you for your time on the phone speaking with me about Heartbreak and Barking Mad......
From minced to pâtés, gravies, stews and more, cat owners demand a wide selection of foods their pets will crave, and retailers that offer a comprehensive selection—including treats to top it all off—are seeing success. Despite some supply challenges, the cat food and treats market is chugging along, fueled by owners seeking high-quality products to cater to their cats’ dietary needs… …They also spend more on cat foods and treats formulated to solve or prevent common health problems for their cats, such as urinary tract issues, poor digestion and hairballs, said......