Europe

More than 20% of Nestlé’s sales last year were pet products

More than 20% of Nestlé’s sales last year were pet products

The conglomerate’s pet category is the largest contributor to organic growth, while global sales decreased by 1.5%.

Pet Food
23 Feb 2024
Darling Ingredients completes acquisition of rendering firm Miropasz

Darling Ingredients completes acquisition of rendering firm Miropasz

The Texas-based agrifood company first announced plans to acquire the Polish firm for €110 million ($118.74M) in 2022.

Pet Food
16 Feb 2024
From £200m to £500m in sales: Inspired Pet Nutrition’s ambitions

From £200m to £500m in sales: Inspired Pet Nutrition’s ambitions

The British pet food manufacturer, which is celebrating 100 years in the business, wants to become a top player in the country.

Pet Food
9 Feb 2024
What’s in store for vegan pet food in 2024?

What’s in store for vegan pet food in 2024?

The vegan pet food sector is witnessing a host of new brands and innovations. So what’s driving this trend? Is there a case for flexitarian pets? And how can manufacturers win against conventional meat brands?

Pet Food
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
Time for action: the carbon footprint of the hidden soy in pet food

Time for action: the carbon footprint of the hidden soy in pet food

A deep dive into granular data can accelerate understanding of the impacts of soy in animal feed, which can have an outsized effect on the carbon footprint of pet food.

Pet Food
9 Feb 2024
New EU sustainability reporting – the facts

New EU sustainability reporting – the facts

This year is the first time that some companies will need to comply with new EU rules as part of the European Green Deal. We explain some of the ins and outs.

Global Pet Industry
9 Feb 2024
Certification is much more than a quality label

Certification is much more than a quality label

As certification schemes become more popular in many industries, experts in the field decode the value of these credentials for the pet sector.

Global Pet Industry
9 Feb 2024
The pet supplement market: trends and expectations

The pet supplement market: trends and expectations

Mirroring similar developments in human health, supplements for pets are moving towards achieving wellness and longevity rather than combating specific ailments.

Pet Care
9 Feb 2024
Fruit and veg in pet food: formulations, claims and safe use

Fruit and veg in pet food: formulations, claims and safe use

Plant ingredients are routinely added to pet foods, but formulations and amounts can vary greatly – as can potential benefits.

Pet Food
9 Feb 2024
Present and future of the equine industry

Present and future of the equine industry

Despite it being a $100-billion industry, there is still a lack of awareness about the equestrian business sector across Europe. So, how are things changing?

Global Pet Industry
9 Feb 2024
How an EU grant could change the pet industry through a Finnish biotech start-up

How an EU grant could change the pet industry through a Finnish biotech start-up

The European Commission invested €12 million in Enifer to help build a mycoprotein factory.

Global Pet Industry
8 Feb 2024
Indian animal healthcare firm Zenex acquires Ayurvedic pet businesses

Indian animal healthcare firm Zenex acquires Ayurvedic pet businesses

The takeover of Ayurvet marks a milestone in Zenex’s journey to becoming a comprehensive animal health care solutions company.

Pet Care
7 Feb 2024
Consumer preference for quality pet food hasn’t diminished despite inflation

Consumer preference for quality pet food hasn’t diminished despite inflation

A recent survey reveals that while most pet parents felt the inflationary hike, only 1 in 6 switched to cheaper brands. The rest continued to prioritize quality, nutrition and health benefits over price.

Trends & Insights
6 Feb 2024
1.5 million UK owners are ‘seriously worried’ about meeting their cats’ needs

1.5 million UK owners are ‘seriously worried’ about meeting their cats’ needs

A recent survey highlights the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and the inflationary environment on the expenditure level. GlobalPETS learns more.

Trends & Insights
5 Feb 2024
VAFO acquires Dagsmark Petfood to strengthen its Finnish footprint

VAFO acquires Dagsmark Petfood to strengthen its Finnish footprint

The Czech-based premium pet food manufacturer is targeting growth in the Nordics after adding a new company to its Finnish production capabilities.

Pet Food
5 Feb 2024
Hungarian owners are paying 33% more in pet care than 5 years ago

Hungarian owners are paying 33% more in pet care than 5 years ago

A new survey unveils how much pet parents are paying each year for their dogs.

Trends & Insights
2 Feb 2024
Musti’s stable Q1 witnesses a 4.8% sales growth

Musti’s stable Q1 witnesses a 4.8% sales growth

Despite a product recall issue in November, the Finnish pet retailer kicks off FY 2024 with stable earnings.

Retail, Online & DTC
1 Feb 2024
Tractive wins the GlobalPETS Forum Award 2024

Tractive wins the GlobalPETS Forum Award 2024

The innovative Austrian pet tech company follows in the footsteps of 2023 award winner Snellman and takes home this coveted prize.

Global Pet Industry
1 Feb 2024
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