Global and U.S. pet food exports grow 2% in 2021
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.
Internet vs. brick-and-mortar pet food sales trends
February 1, 2022 – David Sprinkle
More and more pet owners are heading online to do their pet food shopping.
Branding pet food ingredients suppliers for consumers
February 21, 2022 – Tim Wall
Developing positive relationships directly with consumers could benefit pet food ingredient suppliers.
New life for old, less popular pet food ingredients?
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.”
Telling a sustainable pet food protein story
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.
Pet food purchasing habits and trends of U.S. pet owners
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
Pet food safety is top-of-mind all along the production line, and everything from the ingredients to the equipment must offer solutions.
By Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Many hours, efforts, dollars and brainpower go into pet food companies’ and regulatory bodies’ efforts to ensure that products on the market are safe and healthy for pets.