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10 top pet food companies in the United States 2019

Learn more about trends in annual revenues of the top companies in Europe, Asia and globally with Petfood Industry Top Companies Historical Data.
These 10 pet food companies ranked among the top in 2019 annual revenue among companies based in the United States, according to Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies Current Data.
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Smaller, older dogs alter UK pet food market

People in the UK increasingly keep smaller breeds of dog, where 51% of dogs now weigh less than 10 kilograms
Advances in nutrition, care and medicine helped dog and cat lifespan double during the past four decades in the United Kingdom, where dogs now live an average 12 years, while cats’ nine lives last them 15 years.
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UK pet care market grew 2.5% between 2011 and 2019

The humanization of pets, along with the tendency of pet owners to spend more at the store, may be main drivers of UK pet food sales growth.
Between 2011 and 2019, pet care sales’ 2.5% cumulative growth outperformed the wider fast-moving consumer goods category, which increased 1.9% over the same time.
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Mars sues Simmons over dog food label similarities

Mars Petcare filed a lawsuit alleging that Simmons Pet Food’s Signature brands copied the packaging of Pedigree dog food, which the Mars stated is the best-selling brand by revenues in the United States in 2020.
Mars believes that Simmons infringed on Pedigree’s trade dress by using the same label colors and design elements.
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Premium, dog food related to more greenhouse gas than cat

According to one research team, greenhouse gas emissions associated with kibble production accounted for 1.1 to 2.9% of total agricultural emissions.
A research team in Scotland calculated that dog food may be associated with higher greenhouse gas emissions and land use than cat food.
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Automation, human health get attention in pet food plants

Pet food producers, ingredient suppliers and others in the industry continued construction and expansion of facilities in 2020.
In some areas of these plants, established food security protocols evolved into human health measures. However, the pandemic did increase the use of automation in other parts of the operations, such as offices and cafeterias.
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2 trends fuel pet food facility expansion in 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, pet food producers and ingredient suppliers expanded their operations in 2020 as the twin trends of premiumization and humanization drove demand.
In 2020, pet food industry construction continued to build capacity and create employment.
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Pig ear dog treats linked to Canadian Salmonella outbreak

Some of the individuals who became sick reported feeding their dog Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats before their illnesses occurred.
Some of the individuals who became sick reported feeding their dog Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats before their illnesses occurred.
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