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


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.


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.


46% of Pet Owners Buy Pet Products Online, Reveals Packaged Facts Ahead of Upcoming Pet Expo Presentation

46% of Pet Owners Buy Pet Products Online, Reveals Packaged Facts Ahead of Upcoming Pet Expo Presentation

While online sales still pale in comparison to sales at physical stores, sales in the digital realm continue to grow at a rapid pace. On March 22, Packaged Facts will discuss trends in online purchasing of dog and cat products at Global Pet Expo.


1 in 3 U.S. Pet Owners Millennials: What it Means for the Pet Food Market

1 in 3 U.S. Pet Owners Millennials: What it Means for the Pet Food Market

Between their growing numbers and affinity for “natural” pet products, the Millennial cohort wields a significant buying power for the industry, an impact Packaged Facts explores in our report, "Millennials as Pet Market Consumers".


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.


Petco makes bullish market move with IPO filing

Petco makes bullish market move with IPO filing

Now in its 7 th edition, U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2015-2016 evaluates current trends and future directions for marketing and retailing, along with consumer patterns across the full spectrum of the market, including veterinary services, pet food, nonfood pet supplies, and non-medical pet services. Save 5% on the report using code PFPETS15 before December 1.

Less than a year ago, PetSmart made headlines announcing that the pet specialty giant agreed to be sold to a group led by investment firm B...


Wither thou holistic vets?

Wither thou holistic vets?

Holistic veterinarians are a key resource for pet supplements. Not only do holistic vets believe proper nutrition is the best preventative medicine for pets, but they will be much more passionate about recommending supplements to pet owners as a first line of defense for the pet’s health. Given this potential for pet supplement marketers, a very important question becomes, just where do holistic vets practice?

Based on the directory of holistic veterinarians supplied by the American Holistic V...


Pet retailing times a-changing

Pet retailing times a-changing

The privatization of PetSmart. The encroachment of mass-market players on premium product sales. Pet owners’ growing infatuation with online shopping. These are just some of the changes rocking pet retail in just the past year, and the hits just keep on coming.

By infiltrating niches previously occupied by pet specialty retailers, mass players are clinging to their share of pet product sales. For example, supermarkets offering superpremium product options, and mass merchandisers promising high...