Pet Food Market Trends

Find the latest dog, cat and companion animal food market trends and news, including statistics on the global pet care market, from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Learn how current and future food trends influence pet food and pet treat formulations and sales, how pet owners impact the pet food industry, and growing pet food niches. The data included has been collected from various industry reports, expert industry analysis, presentations from the annual Petfood Forum conference and tradeshow and WATT Global Media’s exclusive Top Pet Food Companies database. Register for free to access premium content.

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US cat food sales neared US$12.1 billion in 2021

U.S. retail sales of cat food reached an estimated US$12.1 billion in 2021, up 6.6% from US$11.4 billion in 2020.

Various social and economic forces had been pushing U.S. pet owners towards cats. Then the pandemic boosted cat ownership rates while encouraging bonding and subsequent premiumization of cat food and treat purchases. 


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Global pet food production up 8.2% in 2021, Asia led

Globally, pet food production increased 8.2% in 2021. No regions reported declines in pet food production.

No regions reported declines in pet food production. Worldwide, pet food and other animal feed manufacturers may have rebounded more quickly than expected from the effects of the pandemic in 2021.


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Global consumer trends translating into pet food 2022

Market research firm Euromonitor International’s analysts examined the potential for various cultural phenomenon to influence consumers’ buying tendencies, especially the effects of the pandemic.

Discover the five trends most related to pet food, which involved changing retail sources, ethical aspects of purchasing, wellness and e-commerce for seniors.


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Mars Petcare to acquire Nom Nom fresh, delivered pet food

The brand will operate independently within Mars' Royal Canin divisio​n.

Personalized pet food formulations also attempt to meet animals’ specific health needs. Home delivery pet food companies offer customized feeding options, such as quantity and frequency, and preference options, including specific ingredients to use or avoid. 


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Latin American pet food industry news 2021: price, growth

Along with adapting to the effects of the pandemic, Latin American pet food companies continued expanding production capacity and launching new products in different countries.

Along with adapting to the effects of the pandemic, Latin American pet food companies continued expanding production capacity and launching new products in different countries. 


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