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2024: looking back but moving forward

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.

Global Pet Industry
9 Feb 2024
The acquisitions driving the pet industry forward

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?

Global Pet Industry
9 Feb 2024
Nationwide and Petco launch new online pet insurance

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.

Pet Care
30 Jan 2024
Spanish airline to offer pet treats on board

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.

Pet Food
22 Jan 2024
United Petfood to acquire first pet food factory in the Nordics

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.

Pet Food
19 Jan 2024
United Petfood takes over Dutch De Haan Petfood

United Petfood takes over Dutch De Haan Petfood

The Belgian private-label manufacturer hopes to consolidate business success in the wet food category.

Pet Food
4 Jan 2024
Interview with Chairman of Plaček Group: “I foresee franchising our model to France, Belgium or Sweden in the near future”

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.

Retail, Online & DTC
24 Nov 2023
BARF pet food: the story so far

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.

Pet Food
24 Nov 2023
Consumer preferences in the booming grooming sector

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.

Global Pet Industry
24 Nov 2023
Artificial Intelligence in the pet start-up scene

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?

Trends & Insights
24 Nov 2023
Alternative pet diets: who's trying them and why?

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 Food
17 Nov 2023
Pet Family acquires UK’s pet retailer Astrapet

Pet Family acquires UK’s pet retailer Astrapet

The company will incorporate Astrapet’s 4 shops into its existing portfolio.

Retail, Online & DTC
13 Oct 2023
A lower VAT rate to tackle price spikes?

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.

Global Pet Industry
6 Oct 2023
Voff acquires Dutch pet food manufacturer Carnibest

Voff acquires Dutch pet food manufacturer Carnibest

The Swedish company wants to expand its natural premium pet food portfolio.

Pet Food
4 Oct 2023
Pets Corner: expanding wings in Europe and the US

Pets Corner: expanding wings in Europe and the US

The British retailer shares more details about its expansion strategy with GlobalPETS.

Retail, Online & DTC
18 Sep 2023
Butternut Box to build EU footprint with new £280 million investment

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 Food
6 Sep 2023
Pet parents’ habits when feeding their dog

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.

Trends & Insights
1 Sep 2023
Esro to expand pet food ingredient business in Europe

Esro to expand pet food ingredient business in Europe

The Dutch firm announced a joint venture with New Zealand-based agribusiness group Scales.

Ingredients
17 Aug 2023
Belgian households with pets increased by 2% in the last year

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.

Trends & Insights
1 Jun 2023
Edgard & Cooper’s new TV ad defends junk-free pet food

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.

Pet Food
17 May 2023
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