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.


U.S. Pet Population in the Wake of COVID-19

U.S. Pet Population in the Wake of COVID-19

When the initial impacts of COVID-19 started being felt beginning around March 2020, the pet industry anticipated that dog ownership especially would get a boost among a national population that found itself homebound, socially isolated, and well aware of the mental and physical health benefits of pet ownership, including in relation to stress.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Horsing Around: Why Equestrianism Will Gain Ground as Potential Cure for Summertime Blues

Horsing Around: Why Equestrianism Will Gain Ground as Potential Cure for Summertime Blues

With the school year entering its final stretch, young consumers (whether kids or their Millennial moms) are already starting to think about something interesting to do this summer. Enter the equine industry.


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.