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.
November 15, 2021
Scientists in Thailand and Taiwan have investigated silkworms as a novel pet food ingredient in dog and cat foods.
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.
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.
September 28, 2021
China-based private equity firm FountainVest Partners will acquire pet food company Ziwi, maker of ZiwiPeak brand.
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.
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.
June 14, 2021
Learn about the growth in pet ownership and humanization in the South Korea pet market over the last several years.
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.
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.
March 19, 2021
Superpremium pet food in Japan is seeing growth as pet owners there continue to look after their pets' health and wellness.
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.