10 Healthiest Human Foods You Should Be Feeding Your Dog

10 Healthiest Human Foods You Should Be Feeding Your Dog

Not all human food is bad for dogs. In fact, some are quite healthy for your pup. Here are the 10 healthiest human foods you should be feeding your dog.


Digital Pet Care and E-Commerce Becoming Essential During Pandemic

Digital Pet Care and E-Commerce Becoming Essential During Pandemic

For over a decade, online sales have been booming. But the pandemic has fast-tracked e-commerce and digital pet care like never before.


Finding the Silver Lining in Pandemic-Era Pet Food

Finding the Silver Lining in Pandemic-Era Pet Food

COVID-19 has wrought vast and ongoing changes and challenges for U.S. businesses. Nevertheless, the pet food market has been living up to its recession-resistant reputation, highlighting the “silver lining” the overall pet market has experienced as a result of the pandemic.


Pet Food and Health: The Veterinary Angle

Pet Food and Health: The Veterinary Angle

As with pet health choices generally, veterinarians should play a more proactive role in guiding their customers to balanced pet food choices.


Room for Growth in Puppy Food

Room for Growth in Puppy Food

Examining the demographics of puppy food purchasers.


“Other” Pet Store Sector in Transition

“Other” Pet Store Sector in Transition

Packaged Facts estimates pet product sales of pet specialty stores other than PetSmart and Petco at under $6 billion. These “other” pet chain or independent stores consist primarily of smaller- and mid-size formats, although also with some superstore-size outlets among the regional chains.


Online Sales are Key to Pet Food Growth

Online Sales are Key to Pet Food Growth

The pet food market is in the midst of a retail channel show-down, with online juggernauts Amazon and Chewy pulling out stops while putting pricing pressure on pet specialty and mass retailers and eroding the divide between them.


1 in 3 U.S. Pet Owners Millennials: What it Means for the Pet Food Market

1 in 3 U.S. Pet Owners Millennials: What it Means for the Pet Food Market

Between their growing numbers and affinity for “natural” pet products, the Millennial cohort wields a significant buying power for the industry, an impact Packaged Facts explores in our report, "Millennials as Pet Market Consumers".


For pet marketers, the natural and organic segment is competitive catnip

For pet marketers, the natural and organic segment is competitive catnip

Gone are the days when pet owners had to seek out their local independent pet store to find a decent selection of natural pet products. Today, natural, organic and eco-friendly pet products generate billions of dollars of sales annually across a wide range of channels--and the market just keeps growing.


Mars Inc.'s Acquisition of VCA: More Fidos, Fewer Sugars

Mars Inc.'s Acquisition of VCA: More Fidos, Fewer Sugars

The VCA deal gives Mars further latitude for growth beyond the mass-market product arena. That’s especially important because it’s not just kibble sales that have flattened in the mass market; the same is true for candy. Even in the case of Mars, with its globally iconic portfolio of chocolate and non-chocolate (sugar) candy brands, confectionery manufacturers face considerable challenges to growth.