Economic forecaster The Economist Intelligence Unit has teamed up with Mintel for a new whitepaper that predicts trends over the next three years in fast moving consumer goods categories in five emerging markets compared to the USA and EU, including Mexico's growing petfood market.
The whitepaper, Convergence with Divergence, found that sales of petfood in Mexico have doubled in the last five years, as pet owners shift from feeding their dogs and cats scraps to buying prepared petfood. The whitepaper notes that petfood companies such as Nestle and Mars are leading Mexico's petfood market, which is beginning to resemble that of the US.
The company builds on its boutique business with three new lines for pet stores, including baked dog food and treats
Aunt Jeni's Home Made promotes the health and longevity of pets with their natural and raw lines of products
Petfood companies who promote their support of causes in their marketing campaigns are staying innovative in these uncertain times
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
See the full results of the survey sent to the Petfood Industry audience on sustainability.
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
While petfood shoppers continue to show strong brand loyalty, pet products have not been immune to the store brand swing
Now is the time for packagers, producers, marketers and manufacturers to capitalize on the traveling with pets trend
As an industry, are we missing a huge opportunity to take advantage of another aspect of the human-pet bond?
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