Packaged Facts’ David Sprinkle to present on dog and cat market trends at Global Pet Expo

Packaged Facts’ David Sprinkle to present on dog and cat market trends at Global Pet Expo

The 2014 Global Pet Expo, to be held March 12-14 in Orlando, FL, will feature a presentation entitled Dog and Cat Market Trends: Contexts and Implications by Packaged Facts’ research director David Sprinkle. The Global Pet Expo is the pet industry’s largest annual trade show and is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA).

Combining Packaged Facts’ extensive monitoring of the pet products market with new proprietary Pet Owner Su...


Now fleas and ticks do a little ’dance of death’

Now fleas and ticks do a little ’dance of death’

Ever since Merial’s flea and tick blockbuster Frontline went off patent four years ago, the flea and tick category has been in a state of intense competition. Several other fipronil-based products have made a splash, gnawing away at Frontline’s market share. While Merial has managed to force the withdrawal of some formulations, citing infringement on patents the company still holds, others have made inroads, including products from Sergeant’s (FiproGuard and Pronyl), Novartis (Parastar and EasyS...


Breakfast on-the-go is big business for quick-serve eateries and food retailers

Breakfast on-the-go is big business for quick-serve eateries and food retailers

There are many trends that are set by larger restaurants and retailers, and there are certainly just as many opportunities that are identified by those who have the resources to splurge ahead first. But that’s not always the case, however: Early last year, after talking up a big game, Wendy’s, with more than 6,000 restaurants globally, pulled out of testing and expanding its breakfast program.

The chain had talked up a big game of attack. At the onset, there were visions of breakfast paninis a...


Young adults in the ’Debit Age’ are skewing towards alternative and direct banking

Young adults in the ’Debit Age’ are skewing towards alternative and direct banking

Let’s start with a statistic that, for traditional banks, looks quite troubling; according to survey analysis conducted for Packaged Facts’ January 2014 Debit Cards in the U.S., 5th Edition , the percentage of 18-24 year olds having a “checking account at a bank, savings and loan, credit union, or brokerage firm” has plummeted by almost 30% during 2010-2013.

What’s happening here?

Clearly, traditional banks are losing checking account customers. And it’s not just customers larger banks may h...


Jumping into the Canadian pet market with all four feet

Jumping into the Canadian pet market with all four feet

Canadians love their pets, and the Canadian pet market’s steady growth over the past five years is proof positive that the “pets as family” mentality has taken firm root in the Canadian mindset, as health- and wellness-related spending and premium products drive sales slowly upward with each passing year.

Pets are aging along with their care-givers, but the costs of maintaining older pets hasn’t stopped the Baby Boomer population from abandoning their furry “children.” Veterinary costs are up ...