Top Trends in the Children’s Food and Beverage Market

Top Trends in the Children’s Food and Beverage Market

Compared to all consumers, parents are more likely to prioritize food characteristics that provide a health halo such as high protein, unsaturated fats, clean label, low sugar, and non-GMO. Parents tend to be more health-conscious and choosy about foods for their kids and themselves.

  • by David Sprinkle
  • January 4 2023
  • pet food


Leveraging Private Label in Pet Products

Leveraging Private Label in Pet Products

Private-label (or store brand) products have long been significant components of the pet market. This holds true for pet foods in particular, and especially in the specialty pet store channel.


Digital Dynamics in the Canadian Pet Market

Digital Dynamics in the Canadian Pet Market

In the Canadian market, as shown by a nationally representative, bilingual survey fielded by Packaged Facts in September-October 2022, 41% of Canadian dog and cat owners agreed that they are buying pet products online more than they used to, up from 36% in the 2020 edition of the report.


Food Waste: Trends and Opportunities for Reduction

Food Waste: Trends and Opportunities for Reduction

Consumers are responsible for the majority of food waste from the whole supply chain.


Key Drivers and Trends in the Dairy and Egg Alternatives Market

Key Drivers and Trends in the Dairy and Egg Alternatives Market

Plant-based dairy and egg products include alternatives to dairy or eggs that attempt to replicate the flavor, function, and/or texture of these products with plant proteins.


Over Half of Dog/Cat Owners Have Senior Pets

Over Half of Dog/Cat Owners Have Senior Pets

Among dog-owning households, the share with senior dogs rose from 41.6% in 2012 to 53.5% as of 2022.

  • by Cara Rasch
  • October 3 2022
  • food
  • meat


Plant-Based Meat Industry Growth: Key Drivers and Challenges

Plant-Based Meat Industry Growth: Key Drivers and Challenges

According to Packaged Facts’ new report Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Alternatives: Plant-Based and Cell-Cultured Types, some consumers are abstaining from animal products by going vegan or vegetarian, but many more are simply reducing consumption of animal products with a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet.


Will Pet Owners Still Be Willing to Spend on Pet Food?

Will Pet Owners Still Be Willing to Spend on Pet Food?

Historically, pet owners have shown themselves willing to spend even in the face of a true recession.


Inflation, Supply Chain, and the Pet Products Shopper

Inflation, Supply Chain, and the Pet Products Shopper

Manufacturers have slowly increased their prices, spurred by challenges in acquiring ingredients, packaging materials, and other items that go into making and selling pet products.

  • by Cara Rasch
  • July 29 2022
  • food


Pandemic Leads to Expanding Interest in Plant-Forward Diets

Pandemic Leads to Expanding Interest in Plant-Forward Diets

More consumers are turning to plant-forward and plant-centric meals – including plant-based substitutes for animal products such as dairy products and meat – even though they are not cutting out consumption of animal products entirely.