Asian pet food news 2021: insects, politics, expansion

In 2021, pet-related businesses seemed less rattled by lockdowns and other movement restrictions. Online sales of pet food continued increasing in many Asian nations, a trend seen worldwide.

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In 2021, the dog, cat and other other pet food industries of Asia adapted to the second year of the ongoing pandemic. Early in 2021, pet-related businesses seemed less rattled by lockdowns and other movement restrictions. Online sales of pet food continued increasing in many Asian nations, a trend seen worldwide. As the year progressed, pet food brands and their suppliers in Asia dealt with supply chain challenges and political pressures while expanding their businesses and developing new products.

PetfoodIndustry.com published these articles in 2021 covering the Asia-Pacific region.


Silkworm may be novel, insect-based pet food ingredient

November 15, 2021

Scientists in Thailand and Taiwan have investigated silkworms as a novel pet food ingredient in dog and cat foods.

 

Map of Japanese dog, cat and other pet food companies

November 8, 2021

Domestic production accounts for more than half of all dog, cat and other pet food sales by volume in Japan. The companies in this map created much of that pet food.

 

Chinese consumer nationalism spares imported pet food

October 14, 2021

For now, Chinese pet food customers still prefer imported products. Consumer nationalism in China is at an all-time high, but when it comes to pet food most Chinese pet owners still prefer to buy imported brands.

 

Chinese private equity buys ZiwiPeak air-dried pet food

September 28, 2021

China-based private equity firm FountainVest Partners will acquire pet food company Ziwi, maker of ZiwiPeak brand.

 

Thai Union establishes new pet food arm in Japan

July 21, 2021

Thai Union Group Public Company Limited (PCL) is expanding its pet food operations in Japan by forming a subsidiary that will distribute, sell and import pet food and pet-related products. 

 

11 top pet food companies in Asia and Australia 2021

July 14, 2021

Among companies based in Asia or Australia, these pet food producers had the highest annual revenue in 2020, according to Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Current Data.

 

Global pet food market highlight: South Korea

June 14, 2021

Learn about the growth in pet ownership and humanization in the South Korea pet market over the last several years.

 

South Korean pet food brand exports, domestic sales grow

May 20, 2021

As South Korea’s pet food market expanded, it fueled growth of domestic producers to the point where export too have increased dramatically.

 

Pet food among Thailand's pandemic-safe sunrise exports

March 19, 2021

Thailand’s pet food exports are expected to grow in 2021, helping to boost the country's economy in the wake of COVID-19.
 

Pandemic spurs demand for superpremium pet food in Japan

March 19, 2021

Superpremium pet food in Japan is seeing growth as pet owners there continue to look after their pets' health and wellness.
 

Good health spurs pet food expansions in key Asia markets

January 5, 2021

Plant-based food and the desire for made-to-order products provide opportunities for the pet food market in Asia. Here's what v-planet and Nu4Pet are doing.

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