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


Amazon vs. the Pet Products Competition

Online pet product sales are at a tipping point: Packaged Facts estimates online pet product sales accounting for approximately of the total U.S. pet products market.


Something to Chew On (aka Why Pet Owners Love Treats and Chews)

Something to Chew On (aka Why Pet Owners Love Treats and Chews)

To keep pets and pet owners engaged in the market for treats and chews, innovation is the name of the game


Blue Buffalo Trades Some Mystique for Mass-Market Sales

Blue Buffalo Trades Some Mystique for Mass-Market Sales

Describing the move as “the natural evolution” of its marketing strategy, Blue Buffalo is now marketing select treat and food products in its entry-level LPF brand line at Target, Meijer, Kroger, and Publix


Pet Family Feud: Fun, Games, & Packaged Facts

Pet Family Feud: Fun, Games, & Packaged Facts

While unlikely to ever appear on the Game Show Network, Pet Family Feud debuted on April 3, thrilling and informing the audience at the 25th Annual Petfood Forum in Olathe, Kansas. The gameshow/workshop activity was hosted by Packaged Facts’ research director David Sprinkle.


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.