Fun Is a Prime Motivator for “Other Pet” Owners

Fun Is a Prime Motivator for “Other Pet” Owners

The pet population boom that resulted from COVID-19 was especially pronounced in the “other pet” (non dog/cat) market, such that products for reptiles, small mammals, and fish were snapped up at historically high rates.


Pet Industry's E-Commerce Growth Will Outlast Pandemic

Even before the pandemic, e-commerce sales were a primary pet market driver. David Sprinkle, research director for Packaged Facts, discusses this and other trends at Global Pet Expo Digital Access on March 24.


Pet Owners Working—and Playing—at Home Boost Sales of Durable Pet Products

Pet Owners Working—and Playing—at Home Boost Sales of Durable Pet Products

Packaged Facts expects the pet durables market to increase 10% in 2020 bringing sales to $5.7 billion, with steady annual gains projected for the market through 2024.


Examining America’s Aging Pet Population

Examining America’s Aging Pet Population

Older pets have a profound impact on the U.S. pet industry.


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.


Amidst Coronavirus, Marketers Find Success Connecting with Pet Owners Online

Amidst Coronavirus, Marketers Find Success Connecting with Pet Owners Online

Pet reptile owners are among those most likely to benefit from increased online connection with pet product companies and retailers, reports Packaged Facts


Pet Litter and Clean-Up Products Eliminate the “Ick” Factor in Pet Ownership

Pet Litter and Clean-Up Products Eliminate the “Ick” Factor in Pet Ownership

Pet owners want products that will make their lives easier, allowing them to change the litter box less frequently, leave their dogs at home without worrying about “accidents,” and easily treat whatever stains, odors, and pet hair situations that do inevitably occur.


“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.


CBD Shining a Bright Light on the U.S. Pet Supplements Market

CBD Shining a Bright Light on the U.S. Pet Supplements Market

From medicinal marijuana to CBD-infused chewing gum, the human health and wellness market has experienced a surge of interest in cannabis products, a development that has spilled over with gusto into the pet supplements market.


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.