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Dr. Ryan Yamka, senior vice president of research and development, quality assurance and regulatory affairs at Blue Buffalo, speaks with Petfood Forum TV at Petfood Forum in Kansas City, Missouri.

Blue Buffalo exec shares 6 tips for product development

Dr. Ryan Yamka walked pet food professionals through the complex process of taking a new pet food product from concept to shelf in a session at Petfood Forum.
In a highly competitive and regulated marketplace bringing a new product to market is no easy feat. The road from concept to completion is long, complex and full of speed bumps.
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Pet food’s future may depend on new, old proteins

To meet demand for sustainable pet food, the industry may have to turn to unconventional sources for protein.
To meet consumer demand and the environmental reality, the pet food industry must consider looking for proteins from rendering, vegetables and grains and unconventional animals.
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How to co-create value in the pet food industry

Pet food companies and retailers need to provide incentive for pet owners to engage with their products and become loyal brand consumers.
Pet food companies and retailers need to provide incentive for pet owners to engage with their products and become loyal brand consumers.
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Consumers' education needed on benefits of novel proteins

Novel proteins in pet food can have a significant impact to improve pets' health and reaction to allergies if consumers are educated about these benefits.
Novel proteins should have an increasing role in pet food and treats, but using more novel protein ingredients will only be successful if the industry properly educates consumers.
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3 pet food types to watch in the pet specialty market

Growth in the pet specialty market is expected to continue as consumers demand premium and value pet food options.
Premiumization of pet food is driving the pet specialty market’s continued growth, which sits at 5% year over year, said Maria Lange, business group director, pet care, Gfk, speaking at Petfood Forum 2016 on April 19.
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Victoria Stilwell welcomes attendees to 2016 Petfood Forum

Celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, our keynote speaker at Petfood Forum, encouraged collaboration between pet food manufacturers, marketers and trainers.
Celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, our keynote speaker at Petfood Forum, encouraged collaboration between pet food manufacturers, marketers and trainers.
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