The card fades into the background

The card fades into the background

This blog is based on the Packaged Facts report Private Label Credit Cards in the U.S., 9th Edition. Purchase a copy by Dec. 1 and receive 5% off with promo code PFPLCC1015.

The movement to virtual private label cards housed within retailer mobile apps foretells the eventual demise of the physical card:

Already, more than 30% of private label card issuer and program manager Alliance Data Systems’ private label card purchase value is made via card-not-present transactions. More broadly, retai...


Target tests grocery delivery service, enters $23 billion market segment

Target tests grocery delivery service, enters $23 billion market segment

Purchase Online Food Shopping and Grocery Delivery in the U.S.: Future of Food Retailing by November 1, and receive 20% off the report using promo code PFTARGET2015.

To date, fewer than a dozen online grocery services with the potential to be viable on a national level or across a wide swath of the country have emerged from the competitive fray. But as we all know, convenience is king in the American culture. And the desire for near-instant gratification when ordering online has only boosted r...


More than ¾ of American dog and cat owners purchase pet treats

More than ¾ of American dog and cat owners purchase pet treats

Buy your copy of Pet Treats and Chews in the U.S. before Dec. 1 and receive 5% off the cover price. Use promo code: PFDOGTREATS.

Pets love treats, and pet owners love to give their pets treats. Treats aren’t just about rewarding pets: marketers are developing more nutritious offerings that provide functional benefits or fill other dietary needs. For many owners, treats are also a bonding opportunity, bringing them closer to their furry friends. It’s no wonder that Packaged Facts online consume...


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...


Ice cream: The ultimate year-round indulgence

Ice cream: The ultimate year-round indulgence

Beat the heat this summer with great deals on select Packaged Facts reports, including 5% off Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts in the U.S.: Opportunities in Retail and Foodservice, 8th Edition. Use promo code PF0722IC by October 15.

Is there ever a bad time to consume ice cream? While the summer months might offer more ideal occasions to cool off with one’s favorite frozen dessert, the reality is that the majority of Americans eat ice cream year-round without regard to the outside temperatures. P...


Merrick pet care’s humanization touch draws Purina’s eye

Merrick pet care’s humanization touch draws Purina’s eye

For more analysis of pet industry trends, see information on our recent U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2015-2106 report.

In pet food as in human food, the robust growth rates of specialty channel natural products are commanding the attention of giant companies in the mass market, where sales are all-too-often flat, especially in center-store categories such as pet care. The big three mass marketers of pet food-Nestlé Purina, Mars and Big Heart Pet Brands-are therefore all investing heavily in the n...


Canada’s pet market walks on the wild side

Canada’s pet market walks on the wild side

Stay ahead of the competitive curve with Packaged Facts’ Canadian Pet Market Outlook, 2nd Edition. Purchase a copy by October 1, 2015 and receive a 5% discount using promo code PFCPMO715.

Paws down, 2014 was a good year for the Canadian pet market, with strong pet food sales leading the charge. In fact, the Canadian pet food market seems to be doing so well it is literally bursting at the seams, with Canadian pet food manufacturers Elmira Pet Products and Open Farms expanding into the U.S. in ...


Weather and economy challenge lawn & garden equipment marketers

Weather and economy challenge lawn & garden equipment marketers

Just in time for summer, Packaged Facts provides industry-leading market research on home-related consumer goods products in the report Lawn and Garden Equipment in the U.S. 11th Edition.

Americans love to care for their lawns and gardens. But the economy and weather haven’t been very cooperative for marketers. Lawn and Garden Equipment in the U.S. 11th Edition details how L&G equipment sales peaked at the height of the housing boom in 2005, and have been declining and trying to recover since....


Pet companies hop on yogurt bandwagon

Pet companies hop on yogurt bandwagon

Playing into the ongoing pet humanization trend, pet product manufacturers have jumped onto the yogurt bandwagon, including the product in everything from treats and rawhide chews to shampoos and conditioners.

Vetscience LLC, makers of Fruitables natural dog treats, has developed the Fruitables Greek yogurt crunchers line, currently available in three Greek yogurt flavors (coconut, vanilla, and strawberry) with pumpkin granola or oatmeal crunch.

Similarly, Redbarn Pet Products offers Greek y...


Green household cleaning products seek mainstream acceptance

Green household cleaning products seek mainstream acceptance

Sales of green household cleaning products in the U.S grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% from 2007 and 2010. They declined at a CAGR of 2% from 2010 to 2014. What happened?

Green Household Cleaning and Laundry Products in the U.S., 3rd Edition details how growth of the market for green household cleaners and laundry products was driven higher through 2010 by the entry of major mainstream mass marketers with green brands such as Clorox Green Works and a host of others. They wer...