February 4, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
At the global level, pet food exports rose 2.4% from 2020 to 2021 (through November, the latest data available to AFIA). U.S. pet food exports increased by an even 2%, according to Tumbarello, continuing a small but steady increase year-over-year since 2017.
February 1, 2022 – David Sprinkle
More and more pet owners are heading online to do their pet food shopping.
February 21, 2022 – Tim Wall
Developing positive relationships directly with consumers could benefit pet food ingredient suppliers.
February 10, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Some traditional pet food ingredients like soy, corn and wheat, and their derivatives, have long been demonized by so-called experts on the internet and even some pet food brands. Based mainly on unsubstantiated information, these ingredients often carry a perception in the minds of some pet owners as being unhealthy, non-nutritious, “cheap filler.”
February 17, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
A majority of consumers globally, 55%, say they’re more likely to buy a packaged food item if it has a sustainability claim, according to a newly released FATtitudes survey from Cargill. The percentage is up from 51% in 2019, the last time the survey was undertaken.
February 23, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
U.S. dog owners spent an average of US$287 on dog food in 2020, while cat owners spent US$254 on cat food. Both amounts represented an approximate 11% increase from two years before.
By Lindsay Beaton
Whether you’re looking to enter the pet food world or have recently crossed the bridge from human CPG to pet food, here are some things to consider as you grow your business.
By Lindsay Beaton
As pet owners continue to ask more of pet food packaging, the sustainability movement rises to the top of challenges being addressed.