Pet Food Market Trends

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Map of German dog, cat and other pet food facilities

The map embedded below shows the locations of German pet food companies listed in Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Current Data.

From feeding hungry Town Musicians on their way to Bremen in the north to Munich in the south, the German pet food industry appears concentrated in the region that was formerly West Germany, especially near the border with the Netherlands.


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36 pet food industry acquisitions by 3rd quarter 2021

These transactions included pet food producers, ingredient suppliers and others in the industry.

Three-quarters of the way through 2021, at least 35 mergers and acquisitions have occurred in the global pet food industry. These transactions included pet food producers, ingredient suppliers and others in the industry. 


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Belgian United Petfood acquires Dutch Teeling Petfood

Belgium-based pet food producer, United Petfood, acquired the Dutch manufacturer Teeling Petfood.

Teeling Petfood has been producing wet food for both dogs and cats since 1989. The Dutch company employs approximately 100 people and has production sites in Hoogeveen and Heerhugowaard. 


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2021 Updated Research: The increase in pet ownership during the pandemic resulted in consumer behavior changes toward purchasing pet food

Mondi partnered with Dow in 2021 to measure changes in perceptions and behaviors in the premium pet food industry since 2019.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there has been an uptick in pet ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, they report number of new pets being seen by veterinary practices increased significantly from late March to early July 2020 with the mean number of new pets per practice rising from 25 per week in late March to 39 in early July—an increase of more than 50%. Given this significant increase, Mondi partnered with Dow in 2021 to measure changes in perceptions and behaviors in the premium pet food industry since 2019.
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