Editor's note: Monge & C. S.p.A. has been added to this list
In 2021, amid fluctuating COVID-19 case numbers, the European pet food market continued growing. Although the rate of sales increase slowed, many of the same factors fueled sales of dog, cat and other pet food and treats in Europe as the pandemic continued into its second year. Pet ownership increased in 2020 in many European nations as people brought home new companions for themselves and playmates for children. The stockpiling that occurred in the early pandemic subsided and generally didn’t return. Nevertheless, those new pandemic pets still needed food and treats in 2021. European pet owners preferred that their animals’ foods included assurances that the products were made and packaged in ways that minimized ecological and social problems. Pet foods and treats making these claims led growth in the European market in 2021. Among sustainable ingredients, insect-based protein received attention and grew in use, as European arthropod agriculture companies expanded.
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These 10 companies had the highest annual revenues in 2021 among pet food and treat companies based in Europe and listed in Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Current Data.
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- United Petfood - Belgium - US$800,000,000
- Agrolimen SA - Spain - US$753,000,000
- Deuerer - Germany - US$750,000,000
- Heristo AG - Germany - US$700,000,000
- Partner in Pet Food - Hungary - US$560,000,000
- Affinity Petcare SA - Spain - US$520,000,000
- Monge & C. S.p.A. - Italy - US$415,000,000
- Vafo Group - Czech Republic - US$350,000,000
- Farmina Pet Foods - Italy - US$334,000,000
- Neovia - France - US$318,700,000