2024: looking back but moving forward
After an eventful 2023 worldwide, pet businesses and experts in the field are now looking to the future – but with caution.
The acquisitions driving the pet industry forward
As 2024 starts to take shape, what will be the impact of some of the sizeable investments in different parts of the sector and the globe last year?
Nationwide and Petco launch new online pet insurance
The new partnership aims to widen the retailer’s customer base by catering to all budgets and pet health needs across the US.
Spanish airline to offer pet treats on board
Vueling increases its pet treat menu to meet the rising demand of passengers traveling with their furry friends.
United Petfood to acquire first pet food factory in the Nordics
The Belgian manufacturer will be the owner of a facility of Vital Petfood Group in Denmark.
United Petfood takes over Dutch De Haan Petfood
The Belgian private-label manufacturer hopes to consolidate business success in the wet food category.
Interview with Chairman of Plaček Group: “I foresee franchising our model to France, Belgium or Sweden in the near future”
The Czech firm Plaček Group wants to revolutionize pet retailing with an innovative in-store approach. Besides that, the company – which already has close to 400 locations in Eastern Europe – is now looking for business opportunities further afield.
BARF pet food: the story so far
The raw pet food sector is rapidly evolving, but there are some key challenges it needs to overcome.
Consumer preferences in the booming grooming sector
How frequently do owners take their dogs to the groomer? What do they value most when choosing a professional? How does inflation impact their decisions? Fresh data answers these questions and more.
Artificial Intelligence in the pet start-up scene
New technology is helping young companies to optimize their processes and their communications with customers. But to what extent does the industry want to rely on AI?
Alternative pet diets: who's trying them and why?
A new survey reveals the level of acceptance of nutrition trends like BARF and homemade pet food among pet parents in 5 countries.
Pet Family acquires UK’s pet retailer Astrapet
The company will incorporate Astrapet’s 4 shops into its existing portfolio.
A lower VAT rate to tackle price spikes?
The industry is calling for a temporary solution to inflationary pressure, while experts examine whether end consumers will benefit from reduced VAT.
Voff acquires Dutch pet food manufacturer Carnibest
The Swedish company wants to expand its natural premium pet food portfolio.
Pets Corner: expanding wings in Europe and the US
The British retailer shares more details about its expansion strategy with GlobalPETS.
Butternut Box to build EU footprint with new £280 million investment
The London-based fresh dog food company is including a new manufacturing facility in its expansion plans.
Pet parents’ habits when feeding their dog
Most owners want to feed their dog the best quality food, but what other factors impact their final decision? Read the answer to this and other questions.
Esro to expand pet food ingredient business in Europe
The Dutch firm announced a joint venture with New Zealand-based agribusiness group Scales.
Belgian households with pets increased by 2% in the last year
The Belgian Association of Pet Food Manufacturers (BEPEFA) releases fresh data about pet ownership in the country.
Edgard & Cooper’s new TV ad defends junk-free pet food
The Belgian pet food company aims to inform pet parents what they feed their furry friends.