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Pet food processing, ingredient, claims research gaps seen

Despite differences among companies by size, new research on certain topics may interest the leaders of all dog, cat and other pet food brands.

Few researchers have stopped to ask if academic and market research provides the specific insights that pet food industry executives feel they need.


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Positive management culture retains top pet food workers

Beyond workforce morale, leadership culture affects a company’s bottom line.

Finding and keeping good employees is rooted in a pet food company’s management culture, and that ethos can be focused and improved to boost retention of skilled, experienced workers. Pet food companies aren’t the only cultures changing, though.


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Petfood Forum led Marel to enter pet industry, buy Wenger

In late April, Marel agreed to acquire Wenger Manufacturing, a processing equipment manufacturer focused on pet food, plant-based proteins and aqua feed.

After attending Petfood Forum a few years ago, one executive with meat processing equipment maker Marel decided to discuss moving the company into pet food production machinery.


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Pet food plants keep workers who use tech to advise boss

In a survey by RedZone, pay ranked fourteenth on a list of reasons people in manufacturing facilites would stay in a job long term.

Losing opportunities for pet food processing improvement brings an economic toll for companies in the long run.   Making a pet food production-line employee’s life easier also tends to make the job itself more efficient and safer, saving time and money for the business.


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Focus on health, wellness influencing pet food spending

David Sprinkle of Packaged Facts tells audience at Petfood Forum that COVID-19 accelerated pet food purchasing trends

While the COVID-19 pandemic has not sparked new trends in pet ownership and product purchases, it accelerated trends that were already in place, according to David Sprinkle, research director at Packaged Facts.


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