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.


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.


Hispanic pet owners chart a different course

Hispanic pet owners chart a different course

The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the number of Hispanic pet owners in the United States. Between 2007 and 2016 the number of Latinos with pets in their homes skyrocketed from 11.4 million to 20.4 million as the pet ownership rate among Hispanics grew from 40% to 55%.


Register for free webinar from Packaged Facts and ECRM

Register for free webinar from Packaged Facts and ECRM

Packaged Facts’ related report on the U.S. pet market can be purchased here. Don’t forget our 10% discount through the end of April with code PFNPD2016.

April 19 - ECRM and Packaged Facts are hosting a free webcast on The U.S. Pet Market Outlook that will explore trends and growth opportunities in the Pet category. The webinar will be held May 17.

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What We’re Reading: Packaged Facts research highlights top trends driving pet industry in 2016

What We’re Reading: Packaged Facts research highlights top trends driving pet industry in 2016

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Pet Product News.





Jan. 12 - Packaged Facts, provider of market intelligence reports focused on consumer packaged goods, recently published data highlighting the top trends that drove the pet products and services market in 2015 and will continue to do so in 2016.

By 2019, the industry is expected to hit $91.72 billion in sales. In order to increase revenue, more and more retailers are taking advantage of specific trends to max...


Will aging Boomers hang on to their pets?

Will aging Boomers hang on to their pets?

More than 200 million pets of all kinds enliven 65 million American households. Dogs and cats in particular have kept their special place in American culture. The vast majority of dog and cat owners consider their pets to be members of the family, and most owners think of their dogs or cats as being vital to their mental and physical health.

Yet, while Americans’ love affair with their pets continues unabated, storm clouds may be brewing on the horizon for the pet industry. As noted in Package...