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


After Millennials Have Pushed the Envelope as Pet Owners, What Can We Expect From Gen Z?

After Millennials Have Pushed the Envelope as Pet Owners, What Can We Expect From Gen Z?

Millennials have set new standards for bonding with and spending money on pets. However, the future of the pet industry in America lies not only in the hands of Millennials, but also depends on their younger counterparts in Gen Z.


Channeling Fish, Bird, Small Animal, and Reptile Sales

Channeling Fish, Bird, Small Animal, and Reptile Sales

It's clear that pet store chains are the most popular channel for pet owners looking to purchase something for their pet for fish, small animal, and reptile owners.


Pet Specialty/Mass-Market Pet Food Floodgates Open

Pet Specialty/Mass-Market Pet Food Floodgates Open

With its virtual marketplace, e-commerce is pounding away at the already cracked wall between pet specialty and mass channels.


Making Innovation Accessible in the Cat Litter Category

Making Innovation Accessible in the Cat Litter Category

As the largest category in the non-food pet supplies market, cat litter is expected to hit sales of $2.8 billion by the end of 2017.


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.


Never Enough Dogs (or Dog Toys)

Never Enough Dogs (or Dog Toys)

Dog owners of all shapes, sizes, and experiences can't resist buying more and more toys for their fur babies.


City Pet Owners Stand Apart From Their Country Cousins

City Pet Owners Stand Apart From Their Country Cousins

The way pet owners view their pets and the criteria they use when deciding which pet products to buy are closely tied to whether they live in urban areas, suburban or outer suburban locales, or rural parts of the country.


Puppy Love: Mental and Emotional Health Pet Services

Puppy Love: Mental and Emotional Health Pet Services

There’s no question owning a pet is good for your health. It’s also a good way to help others.