Snacking Is the New “Big Cheese”

Snacking Is the New “Big Cheese”

Marketers are aggressively trying to spur and meet demand for what many consumers look for in cheese: dairy goodness, indulgence, and new flavor experiences.


Retail Stores Take on Vets

Retail Stores Take on Vets

What happens when Walmart opens up permanent veterinary clinics in its stores?


The New Culinary Case for Eggs

The New Culinary Case for Eggs

Eggs have always been a restaurant and home kitchen workhorse, but lately they have garnered new levels of respect.


Goldman Sachs Reaches for the Apple (Pay Credit Card)

Goldman Sachs Reaches for the Apple (Pay Credit Card)

Backed by the marketing muscle of Apple as the world’s largest company by market value, the reach of its ecosystem, and the loyalty of many of its customers, the card could make a splash at the deep end of the consumer payment pool, at top-of-digital-wallet and incent more iPhone users to migrate to Apple Pay.


Amazon Continues Advance in U.S. Pet Market with New Private Label Pet Food Brand

Amazon Continues Advance in U.S. Pet Market with New Private Label Pet Food Brand

Packaged Facts’ report “U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2018-2019” predicted the launch of a new premium pet food brand by Amazon. It's now a reality with the introduction of Wag, Amazon's dry dog food brand.


Clean Pets Mean Happy Pet Owners

Clean Pets Mean Happy Pet Owners

The “pets as family” trend, fueled by empty-nesting Boomers and Millennials who know no other kind of pet ownership, has put grooming services and products front and center


#MRX: Packaged Facts Ranked Among Top 20 Most Influential Market Research Companies on Twitter During Q1 2018

#MRX: Packaged Facts Ranked Among Top 20 Most Influential Market Research Companies on Twitter During Q1 2018

Recently Empirica, a social media intelligence and research company, released its list of the most influential market research companies on Twitter through the first three months of 2018. Packaged Facts ranked #9.


What We're Reading: 14 Acquisitions in Pet Food Industry So Far in 2018

What We're Reading: 14 Acquisitions in Pet Food Industry So Far in 2018

So far in 2018, pet food companies and ingredient suppliers have announced at least fourteen mergers and acquisitions, according to PetfoodIndustry.com.


J.M. Smucker’s Acquisition of Nutrish Points to Larger Industry-Wide Shift to Premium Pet Products

J.M. Smucker’s Acquisition of Nutrish Points to Larger Industry-Wide Shift to Premium Pet Products

Natural, premium, and superpremium pet foods and treats continue to rise in both sales and popularity with pet parents


After Millennials Have Pushed the Envelope as Pet Owners, What Can We Expect From Gen Z?

After Millennials Have Pushed the Envelope as Pet Owners, What Can We Expect From Gen Z?

Millennials have set new standards for bonding with and spending money on pets. However, the future of the pet industry in America lies not only in the hands of Millennials, but also depends on their younger counterparts in Gen Z.