Analyst George Puro talks pet medications on Bloomberg Radio’s Market Minute

Analyst George Puro talks pet medications on Bloomberg Radio’s Market Minute

Full coverage of this important pet industry segment can be found in our reports Pet Medications in the U.S.: Over-the-Counter and Prescription Remedies as Consumer Products, 3rd Edition and U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2015-2016. Purchase either report-or both-and receive a 5% discount through September using promo code PFPETS2015.

Sales of pet medications are concentrated in the veterinary channel, which accounts for nearly 60% of the market by Packaged Facts estimates. For some types of prescri...


Ice cream: The ultimate year-round indulgence

Ice cream: The ultimate year-round indulgence

Beat the heat this summer with great deals on select Packaged Facts reports, including 5% off Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts in the U.S.: Opportunities in Retail and Foodservice, 8th Edition. Use promo code PF0722IC by October 15.

Is there ever a bad time to consume ice cream? While the summer months might offer more ideal occasions to cool off with one’s favorite frozen dessert, the reality is that the majority of Americans eat ice cream year-round without regard to the outside temperatures. P...


Merrick pet care’s humanization touch draws Purina’s eye

Merrick pet care’s humanization touch draws Purina’s eye

For more analysis of pet industry trends, see information on our recent U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2015-2106 report.

In pet food as in human food, the robust growth rates of specialty channel natural products are commanding the attention of giant companies in the mass market, where sales are all-too-often flat, especially in center-store categories such as pet care. The big three mass marketers of pet food-Nestlé Purina, Mars and Big Heart Pet Brands-are therefore all investing heavily in the n...


On National Junk Food Day and beyond, the popularity of salty snacks licks the competition 24/7/365

On National Junk Food Day and beyond, the popularity of salty snacks licks the competition 24/7/365

There are 50 million consumers who often snack between meals and agree that “salted snacks are my favorite snack.” Packaged Facts reveals who they are and how to market to them in our report Salty Snacks in the U.S.

It’s National Junk Food Day, and with Americans nationwide indulging in junk foods ranging from the traditional to the weird and wacky, it’s a perfect time to pay homage to the granddaddy of all junk foods-the salty snack.

Whether it be the crunchy potato chip, the versatile corn...


Canada’s pet market walks on the wild side

Canada’s pet market walks on the wild side

Stay ahead of the competitive curve with Packaged Facts’ Canadian Pet Market Outlook, 2nd Edition. Purchase a copy by October 1, 2015 and receive a 5% discount using promo code PFCPMO715.

Paws down, 2014 was a good year for the Canadian pet market, with strong pet food sales leading the charge. In fact, the Canadian pet food market seems to be doing so well it is literally bursting at the seams, with Canadian pet food manufacturers Elmira Pet Products and Open Farms expanding into the U.S. in ...


Research director D. Sprinkle to present July 10 on consumer trends, health & wellness food drivers

Research director D. Sprinkle to present July 10 on consumer trends, health & wellness food drivers

Interested in learning more about health and wellness food drivers, including consumer demand for grains? Be sure to purchase your copy of the upcoming Packaged Facts report, Food Formulation Trends: Ancient Grains and Sprouted Grains (August 2015).

Packaged Facts research director David Sprinkle will be among the expert presenters at the “Innovation with Healthier Oils & Grains: Solutions to Meet Changing Policies and Demands” course hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) on July...


Weather and economy challenge lawn & garden equipment marketers

Weather and economy challenge lawn & garden equipment marketers

Just in time for summer, Packaged Facts provides industry-leading market research on home-related consumer goods products in the report Lawn and Garden Equipment in the U.S. 11th Edition.

Americans love to care for their lawns and gardens. But the economy and weather haven’t been very cooperative for marketers. Lawn and Garden Equipment in the U.S. 11th Edition details how L&G equipment sales peaked at the height of the housing boom in 2005, and have been declining and trying to recover since....