Coronavirus and Pets

Read the latest on the impact of human coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak on the pet food industry, supply chains, trade shows, conferences and dog and cat health. To date, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), there is no evidence that dogs play a role in the spread of this human COVID-19 pandemic outbreak or that they become sick. Further studies are needed to understand if and how different companion animals could be affected by the COVID-19 virus.

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Pandemic influenced 47% of new dog acquisitions in US

More than one third of those pet owners increased their purchasing during the pandemic, with 35% reporting that they spent more on their pets in the past 12 months than the preceding year.
More than one third of those pet owners increased their purchasing during the pandemic, with 35% reporting that they spent more on their pets in the past 12 months than the preceding year.
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One Food: As people die or diet, so do dogs and cats

The connections among disease and human, pet and livestock foods have been established. Yet there is more to health than avoiding disease.
The connections among disease and human, pet and livestock foods have been established. Yet there is more to health than avoiding disease.
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Omnichannel pet food presence fuels new sales

Maintaining a presence online continues to grow in importance for pet food brands. That presence should go beyond a digital storefront or e-commerce retailer listing to engage with pet owners and build trust.
Maintaining a presence online continues to grow in importance for pet food brands. That presence should go beyond a digital storefront or e-commerce retailer listing to engage with pet owners and build trust.
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E-commerce data strategy helps pet food logistics, sales

Pet food brands optimizing their use of e-commerce tended to weather logistical challenges better, and in a digital marketplace, data provides crucial insights to facilitate further growth and resilience.
While the pet food industry saw strong growth during the ongoing pandemic, some of that expansion may have been stymied by logistical problems.
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Dog, cat food average price growth may exceed 4% annually

Increased spending on pet food often comes from buying higher priced, premium and superpremium formulations.
During the ongoing pandemic, global pet food sales remained strong and even increased, despite the unprecedented economic downturn and unemployment caused by COVID-19. However, that growth wasn’t evenly distributed globally or economically, which increased opportunities for premiumization of pet food.
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