Wild Birds Aren’t Picky Eaters

Wild Birds Aren’t Picky Eaters

One of the appeals of participating in wild bird feeding as a pastime is that it is a fairly low-maintenance, and stress-free activity which can be done on individual schedules, budgets, and effort levels.


Retail Stores Take on Vets

Retail Stores Take on Vets

What happens when Walmart opens up permanent veterinary clinics in its stores?


Clean Pets Mean Happy Pet Owners

Clean Pets Mean Happy Pet Owners

The “pets as family” trend, fueled by empty-nesting Boomers and Millennials who know no other kind of pet ownership, has put grooming services and products front and center


E-commerce Accounts for 12% of U.S. Pet Medications Market Sales

E-commerce Accounts for 12% of U.S. Pet Medications Market Sales

E-commerce is a steadily growing channel for pet medications, representing about 12% of the $9 billion American pet medications industry.


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.


Something to Chew On (aka Why Pet Owners Love Treats and Chews)

Something to Chew On (aka Why Pet Owners Love Treats and Chews)

To keep pets and pet owners engaged in the market for treats and chews, innovation is the name of the game


Modern Dog and Cat Products Must Serve and Delight Both Pet and Person

Modern Dog and Cat Products Must Serve and Delight Both Pet and Person

At least as much as the needs of the pet, the needs of dog and cat owners are shaping petcare marketing and research & development (R&D).


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.


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.