SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Retailers can thank H.E. Butt Grocery Co. here for the new 9-Lives Canned four-packs of cat food that are now making their way to store shelves. According to Dan Friedrich, general manager of 9-Lives at Newport, Ky.-based Heinz Pet Products, Robert Kailing, who was the category manager for pet foods at H-E-B, was the "catalyst" behind the company replacing its individual 5.5-ounce cans with bundled, single-variety four-packs. "Kailing was an early pioneer in ABC ...

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