What We’re Reading: “Record Number of Buyers, Booths and Exhibitors at Global Pet Expo”

What We’re Reading: “Record Number of Buyers, Booths and Exhibitors at Global Pet Expo”

The record-breaking numbers are in. In total, 17,207 attendees--including David Sprinkle and Jeff Miller of Packaged Facts--took part in this year’s Global Pet Expo, reports Pet Age.


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.


Packaged Facts in the News - "Pets Are Going Digital: Brands Pioneering In The $565M Market For Smart Pet Products"

Packaged Facts in the News - "Pets Are Going Digital: Brands Pioneering In The $565M Market For Smart Pet Products"

Forbes: "While smart-pet products is small with sales of $565 million in 2018; it is rapidly growing, up 11% from 2017."


Three Newest Pet Insurance Companies Stake Their Claim

Three Newest Pet Insurance Companies Stake Their Claim

Given the size of the U.S. pet population, market penetration for pet insurance in the U.S. is still comparatively low. This is particularly true when compared to some Western European countries, like the U.K. and Sweden, and indicates the significant potential for market gains in the U.S.


Durable Pet Products Keep Getting Smarter

Durable Pet Products Keep Getting Smarter

Convenience is the word in the durable pet products market, with high-tech features and automation allowing pet owners to connect with their pets more easily and participate in their well-being more directly.


Anglers vs. Hunters: Who is More Interested in Feeding Wild Birds?

Anglers vs. Hunters: Who is More Interested in Feeding Wild Birds?

The hunting and fishing channel could become another useful retail channel for marketers of wild bird food products, putting products in front of almost a quarter of those who are already buying wild bird foods and non-food products.


Wild Birds Aren’t Picky Eaters

Wild Birds Aren’t Picky Eaters

One of the appeals of participating in wild bird feeding as a pastime is that it is a fairly low-maintenance, and stress-free activity which can be done on individual schedules, budgets, and effort levels.


Retail Stores Take on Vets

Retail Stores Take on Vets

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


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


E-commerce Accounts for 12% of U.S. Pet Medications Market Sales

E-commerce Accounts for 12% of U.S. Pet Medications Market Sales

E-commerce is a steadily growing channel for pet medications, representing about 12% of the $9 billion American pet medications industry.