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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Argentine pet food exports may grow using quality control

Quality control procedures and certifications may help pet food makers in Argentina and around the world to expand distribution of their dog, cat and other pet food and treats.

Quality control procedures boost efficiency, ensure consistent pet food products and reduce the potential for recalls, but quality control can go beyond that to become a marketing tool for dog, cat and other pet food producers.


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Russia has most dog, cat pets 2021; UK, fish; Italy, birds

Pandemic pets from 2020 needed food and treats in 2021, meanwhile pet populations continued growing in Europe.

Russia had the highest pet dog and cat populations in Europe for 2021. Italians owned the most pet birds, while France was home to the most reptile pets. The United Kingdom had the most aquariums.


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Pet owners increase plans to spend less on pet food

The economic situation may be worsening for many pet owners as the year goes on. In February, 63% of pet owners reported spending the same amount in the previous month and the current one. By June, that had declined to 49%.

In a survey, all pet owners were more inclined to start making budget cuts to pet supplies before pet food.


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Large versus small pet food brand buyer motivations

Motivations behind choosing a specific pet food brand vary by pet owner, and the current economic situation influences those intentions to buy.

Motivations behind choosing a specific pet food brand vary by pet owner, and the current economic situation influences those intentions to buy.


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