A new market research report from Euromonitor International, "Pet Care in China," found that the total pet population and share of prepared food for dogs and cats has risen over the review period, driving sales of petfood in terms of volume and value.
The report found growth in the pet care market also driven by the rising need for companionship, humanization of pets and the trend of consumers trading up to premium petfoods. The report offers a guide to the size and shape of the pet care market in China, with retail sales data from 2007-2011 and forecasts to 2016.
For more about sustainability in petfood, watch Jan Hoijtink's Petfood Forum 2010 PowerPoint, "Corporate social responsibility: from whim to a matter of strategy."
US trade data show petfood faring relatively
Commercial petfood makers are creating mixers and diets
that require consumers to get involved with preparation
As an industry, are we missing a huge opportunity to take advantage of another aspect of the human-pet bond?
There's a disconnect between consumers' confidence in petfoods and their knowledge of what makes the foods nutritious
Read more of Dr. Mukund Parthasarathy's insights on the changing petfood retail market and how it affects petfood manufacturers large and small
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