Pet Food News

The latest dog and cat food news and research from Petfood Industry magazine.


5 Petfood Industry blogs for July

Pet food labeling among topics covered by Petfood Industry’s bloggers and columnists
Bloggers and columnists for Petfood Industry recently shared insights on pet food labeling, human food trends, and the future of pet food.
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Tony LaRussa helps open Better with Pets at Purina Farms

Exhibit features displays on dogs, cats and their owners.
Purina opened a new exhibit, Better with Pets – Discover Life with Dogs and Cats, at the Purina Farms Visitor Center in Gray Summit, Missouri. Purina Farms staff and animals celebrated the grand opening on July 14 alongside former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.
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Cats lead Italy’s growing pet food market

Italy’s pet food market increased in value by 4.1 percent to 1.9 billion euros in 2015.
Cat food represented 54 percent of the total market with a turnover of more than one million euros (US$1.1 million)
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Pet food ingredient supplier expanding in Indiana

Naturally Recycled Proteins will invest US$10 million, create 6 new jobs
Naturally Recycled Proteins (NRP), a protein ingredients supplier to the pet food industry, announced that it will be investing nearly US$10 million in Montpelier, Indiana, USA. The company will add approximately 24,000 square feet to its existing facility and create 6 new jobs.
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Purina smashed own pets-at-work record

Nestlé Purina employees brought 310 pets with them to work on June 24.
June 24 marked the eighteenth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. To celebrate, Nestlé Purina employees brought 310 pets with them to work, beating the previous record they set in 2015 with 281.
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GMO labeling bill applauded by AFIA

Exactly how the agreement will affect the pet food industry is unclear.
AFIA thanked the House of Representatives for its response to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764, known as the Roberts-Stabenow agreement, which mandates labeling of certain products that contain GMOs.
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Petfood Forum China 2015 images

View a collection of photos from Pet Fair Asia, the pet trade show in Shanghai that partners with Petfood Forum China 2015. Pet food professionals from China and throughout the world learned how to develop products for the US$1.37 billion Chinese pet food market at Petfood Forum China, held August 28 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The exclusive conference featured industry experts sharing information and insights on the Chinese pet food market, the pet food product development process, the importance of supplier partnerships and ways to take a new product to retail.

Pet Fair Asia just finished its 18th edition, August 27-30. It is one of the largest pet trade shows in China and has grown each year, expanding to three halls in 2015, with thousands of visitors, both pet industry professionals and pet-owning consumers. Many of the exhibiting pet food manufacturers, both domestic and multinational, had very large stands. In fact, for most of the multinationals, their stands were larger than what they typically have at North American pet trade shows such as Global Pet Expo. The recent turmoil in China’s economy does not seem to be affecting the country’s pet food market, judging by the major, active presence of these pet food companies at Pet Fair Asia. With this activity backed by data showing the market’s continuing rapid growth (presented by Pushan Tagore of GfK duringPetfood Forum China 2015), China promises to be an up and coming pet food player for some time.

Petfood Forum China and Pet Fair Asia will return to Shanghai in 2016, August 18-21.


Industry Event

AFIA 46th annual Liquid Feed Symposium

Location: The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN
United States
Contact: Leanna Nail
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Industry Event

Pet Industry Leadership Conference

Location: Montage Resort
Laguna Beach, CA
United States
The Pet Industry Leadership Conference, sponsored by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), will be held January 30 through February 2, 2017 at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California.
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