“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.


India: An International Pet Care Market to Watch

India: An International Pet Care Market to Watch

From 2012 to 2017, pet care sales in India grew exponentially and the market has enough momentum to expect even greater growth looking ahead to 2022.


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.


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.


Make That Pet Food Packaging Pretty

Make That Pet Food Packaging Pretty

Given the increased premiumization of pet foods, it is not surprising younger pet owners are just as interested in beautiful packages of pet food to signify their devotion to their pets.


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.


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.


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


Pet Food Sales Get Physical: Brick-and-Mortar Stores Preferred by Dog and Cat Owners

Pet Food Sales Get Physical: Brick-and-Mortar Stores Preferred by Dog and Cat Owners

Despite e-commerce uptick, 88% of dog owners, 93% of cat owners purchase pet food in a store