Tyson Pet Products Inc., a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc. , is launching a line of dog chews to be produced at a recently reopened plant in Independence, Iowa, USA.
The company's 100% natural True Chews dog treats will be offered in a variety of different chews such as ham bone, chicken fillet, pork ear and beef bully stick.
"The chews segment of the US pet treat market is a US$1.2 billion business growing at a rate of 8% a year, and we believe there is significant untapped opportunity," said Jeff Webster, group vice president of renewable products for Tyson Foods.
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.