Sales of other petfood (for pet birds, small mammals, reptiles and fish) increased by 2 percent in current value terms in 2011, according to a new petfood industry report from Euromonitor International.
The report, Other Pet Food in Australia, covers growth in pet populations, which contributed to the value growth in other petfood in Australia. According to the report, sales of other petfoods reached AUD149 million (US$155.7 million) in 2011, of which bird food contributed the largest share, with sales of AUD74 million (US$77.3 million). Other segments covered in the report include fish food and small mammal/reptile food.
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
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
There's a disconnect between consumers' confidence in petfoods and their knowledge of what makes the foods nutritious
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