6 Petfood Industry blogs, columns in Feb. 2022

In February 2022, Petfood Industry’s staff and contributors wrote 6 blogs and columns, which covered pet food exports, sales trends, ingredients and other topics.

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Global and U.S. pet food exports grow 2% in 2021

February 4, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

At the global level, pet food exports rose 2.4% from 2020 to 2021 (through November, the latest data available to AFIA). U.S. pet food exports increased by an even 2%, according to Tumbarello, continuing a small but steady increase year-over-year since 2017.

 

Internet vs. brick-and-mortar pet food sales trends

February 1, 2022 – David Sprinkle

More and more pet owners are heading online to do their pet food shopping.

 

Branding pet food ingredients suppliers for consumers

February 21, 2022 – Tim Wall

Developing positive relationships directly with consumers could benefit pet food ingredient suppliers.

 

New life for old, less popular pet food ingredients?

February 10, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

Some traditional pet food ingredients like soy, corn and wheat, and their derivatives, have long been demonized by so-called experts on the internet and even some pet food brands. Based mainly on unsubstantiated information, these ingredients often carry a perception in the minds of some pet owners as being unhealthy, non-nutritious, “cheap filler.”

 

Telling a sustainable pet food protein story

February 17, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

A majority of consumers globally, 55%, say they’re more likely to buy a packaged food item if it has a sustainability claim, according to a newly released FATtitudes survey from Cargill. The percentage is up from 51% in 2019, the last time the survey was undertaken.


Pet food purchasing habits and trends of U.S. pet owners

February 23, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

U.S. dog owners spent an average of US$287 on dog food in 2020, while cat owners spent US$254 on cat food. Both amounts represented an approximate 11% increase from two years before.

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