A report by QY Research studied wet pet food in global markets, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India. This report analyzed production, revenue, consumption, import and export of wet pet food from 2011 to 2015, and forecast to 2021.

This report focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering:

  •     Mars Petcare
  •     Nestle Purina
  •     Colgate
  •     Big Heart
  •     Blue Buffalo
  •     Diamond pet foods
  •     Heristo
  •     Affinity Petcare (Agrolimen)
  •     Unicharm
  •     Nutriara Alimentos Ltda.
  •     Deuerer
  •     Spectrum Brands / United Pet Group
  •     Total Alimentos
  •     Mogiana Alimentos SA
  •     Nisshin Pet Food

By types, the market can be split into

  •     Canned Pet food
  •     Pet Food Trays
  •     Pet Food Pouches

By Application, the market can be split into

  •     Dog
  •     Cat
  •     Others

By Regions, this report covers

  •     North America
  •     China
  •     Europe
  •     Southeast Asia
  •     Japan
  •     India

Wet pet food popularity and packaging

During a Petfood Industry webinar in late October 2016, “Emerging pet food specialty retail trends to watch,” Maria Lange, business group director of GfK, showed data indicating that the trend toward smaller pet food packages is especially noticeable in wet food, where trays and pouches – more common in markets like Europe – are starting to gain ground in the US. In terms of sales, wet pet foods in traditional cans or tins still predominate, at 82 percent for dog food and 92 percent for cat food, but those shares are declining as the newer formats score with consumers, thanks to their convenience and serving sizes more attuned to today’s pets.

With dogs, that means a move toward small and toy breeds, with dog food sales following suit. Since 2011, Lange said, sales of products tailored to small dogs have increased more than 73 percent, and the number of products has risen from about 500 in 2011 to 939 to date in 2016.