7 Petfood Industry blogs, columns in November 2023

In November 2023, Petfood Industry’s staff and contributors wrote 7 blogs and columns. These articles covered the relation between human and pet food ingredient trends, prescription pet foods, inflation and more.

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Human food, pet food ingredients coming full circle?

November 3, 2023 â€” Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

While it may seem that functional foods, and the ingredients comprising them, have been a trend in human food and pet food for only about a decade or so, ongoing consumer studies from Innova Market Insights say that’s not the case.

Latin American pet food industry overcomes geography, economics

November 3, 2023 â€” Tim Wall

Trade agreements in Latin America have had a mixed impact on the pet food industry.

The prognosis for prescription pet foods

November 3, 2023 â€” David Sprinkle

Pet owners continue to shift the channels through which they purchase their pets’ diets.

Supportive or softness — Collagen versus gelatin

November 3, 2023 â€” George Collings, Ph.D.

Collagen should be just as commonly accepted as gelatin in the pet food ingredient approval arena.

Pet treats: The gift that keeps on giving

November 10, 2023 â€” Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

Treats seem to be the gift that keeps on giving to the pet food industry; the category’s growth rate for the past few years has been robust worldwide. In the U.S. alone, dog treat sales rose about 20% over the 52 weeks ending June 17, 2023, according to NielsenIQ, while cat treats soared a whopping 40% (though from a smaller base).

Is declining pet food inflation masking pet owner pain?

November 16, 2023 â€” Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

Inflation keeps falling each month yet prices are still much higher than pre-COVID, and consumers are still paying more for many items, including pet food.

What top human food trends for 2024 mean for pet food

November 22, 2023 â€” Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

For human foods and beverages, ingredients are taking the spotlight. While that’s nothing new, it’s reached a level inspiring Innova Market Insights to name it the top trend for 2024.

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