COVID-19, pet food e-commerce, cheese: May 2020 columns

However, AAFCO regulations, online pet food sales and even cheese also appeared on Petfood Industry.

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Cheese can be found in several pet food and treat products, but the potential benefits of cheese as an ingredient have yet to be fully explored. | (Lysikova Irina | Shutterstock.com)
Cheese can be found in several pet food and treat products, but the potential benefits of cheese as an ingredient have yet to be fully explored. | (Lysikova Irina | Shutterstock.com)

In May of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic dominated coverage by Petfood Industry bloggers, columnists and contributors. However, AAFCO regulations, online pet food sales and even cheese also appeared on Petfood Industry media.

Adventures in Pet Food

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry, shares her insights and opinions on all things pet food, addressing market trends as well as news and developments in pet nutrition, food safety and other hot topics for the industry.

COVID-19 influence on pet food consumer trends, behaviors

May 7, 2020 - Key pet food drivers have included convenience, technology and confidence, but what those trends mean to consumers is changing during the pandemic.

Will COVID-19 surge in pet food, other e-commerce last?

May 13, 2020 - More people, including pet food buyers, have been using digital channels during the pandemic, but the surge is not completely positive or guaranteed to last.

Are you confident in the pet food market’s resilience?

May 20, 2020 - The Petfood Industry Confidence Index shows how pet food professionals feel about business conditions, both the current status and short-term future.

Do pet food consumers still care about sustainability?

May 28, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be making some pet food shoppers and other consumers focus more on sustainability, food waste and natural/organic products.

 

Something to Chew On

Discover the pulse of the global pet food market from Petfood Industry Editor-in-Chief Debbie Phillips-Donaldson’s column “Something to Chew On,” which features opinions, analysis and commentary you won’t find anywhere else.

How will COVID-19 affect pet food M&A in 2020?

May 5, 2020 - While pet food merger and acquisition activity has been strong to date in 2020, the pandemic may lead to smaller deals and a focus on profitability.

 

Ingredient Insights

Dr. Greg Aldrich is president of Pet Food & Ingredient Technology Inc. He is also the author of Petfood Industry magazine's monthly column, "Ingredient Insights."

Cheese: A fun food ingredient for pets and their owners

May 11, 2020

Dr. Greg Aldrich provides an overview of the origin and potential benefit for adding cheese to pet foods and treats.

 

Petfood Insights

Dr. David Dzanis is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist and CEO of Regulatory Discretion Inc. He is also the author of Petfood Industry magazine's monthly column, "Petfood Insights."

More AAFCO pet food regulation changes on the way

May 11, 2020

Product naming, ingredient claims and trial protocols are all seeing modifications under new AAFCO rules.

 

Market Report

David Sprinkle is the publisher and research director at Packaged Facts, a leading supplier of market research on the US pet industry. He is also the author of Petfood Industry magazine's monthly column, "Market Report."

Premium pet food buyers double down on e-commerce

May 13, 2020 - Unsurprisingly, online purchasing patterns have seen more loyalty in the last few months than in-person shopping methods as pet owners stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Trending: Pet Food

Lindsay Beaton, editor of Petfood Industry magazine, shares her insights on past, current and future trends in pet food, focusing on various market segments, pet nutrition, consumer impact and other hot topics.

Helping brick-and-mortar pet retailers survive COVID-19

May 3, 2020 - It’s clear that consumers’ views of retail are changing rapidly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. How can the pet food industry help their retailers prevail in the brick-and-mortar space?

Back to work? Employees need confidence in employers

May 11, 2020 - In the next couple of months, employees will be returning back to offices, production plants and other facilities worldwide. Here’s what they want — and need — to hear from their employers.

Vet telemedicine, online food ordering up during COVID-19

May 18, 2020 - Digital pet healthcare, including prescribed pet foods, is becoming more popular as people try to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 will change consumer behavior: Are you ready?

May 25, 2020 - With a global economic recession on the horizon and a continued reduction in disposable income, pet owners will be more frugal with their dollars than ever before in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Debunking Pet Food Myths and Misconceptions

Ryan Yamka, PhD, is founder and an independent consultant with Luna Science and Nutrition, and founder of the Guardian Pet Food Co. He is board certified in companion animal nutrition by the American College of Animal Sciences and a fellow with the American College of Nutrition.

Petco’s ‘better nutrition’ claim needs a bigger asterisk

May 22, 2020 - Petco’s claims about removing artificial ingredients from its pet food shelves are not substantiated, according to the National Advertising Division.

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