Nordics

Flybird Holding’s tender offer for Musti is expected to be completed by March

Flybird Holding’s tender offer for Musti is expected to be completed by March

Portuguese group Sonae increased the amount that shareholders of the Nordic pet retailer will obtain to €26.10 per share.

Retail, Online & DTC
22 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
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
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
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
Diving into the fiscal year-end finances of pet firms

Diving into the fiscal year-end finances of pet firms

While inflation and less consumer spending have resulted in some players trading down their yearly guidance, others are optimistic. GlobalPETS learns more.

Trends & Insights
12 Jan 2024
First acquisition of 2024: Swedencare takes over US pet treat business Riley’s Organics

First acquisition of 2024: Swedencare takes over US pet treat business Riley’s Organics

The deal, closed by North American subsidiary Pet MD Brands, includes a potential rollout of the brand internationally.

Pet Food
9 Jan 2024
Looking at the pet industry’s new appointments as we step into 2024

Looking at the pet industry’s new appointments as we step into 2024

From pet insurance to retail, there have been various C-suite changes in the past weeks.

Global Pet Industry
8 Jan 2024
10,000 tons: what we know about the largest insect factory in Northern Europe

10,000 tons: what we know about the largest insect factory in Northern Europe

The Danish start-up Enorm Biofactory’s plant will start production in February.

Production & Packaging
8 Jan 2024
How Musti ramped up business by 9.5% in a year

How Musti ramped up business by 9.5% in a year

A few days after the announcement of a bid to acquire the company, the Nordic pet retailer shares more about its yearly performance.

Retail, Online & DTC
21 Dec 2023
Portuguese multinational bids €868 million to acquire Musti Group

Portuguese multinational bids €868 million to acquire Musti Group

Sonae values the Nordic pet retailer's "solid omnichannel proposition.”

Retail, Online & DTC
5 Dec 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
Food and consumables remain strong sales pillars for Musti

Food and consumables remain strong sales pillars for Musti

The Finnish pet retailer admits the continued volatile trend of discretionary items but is optimistic for the rest of the year.

Retail, Online & DTC
10 Nov 2023
Swedencare reports strong perfomance of its European portfolio

Swedencare reports strong perfomance of its European portfolio

The pet supplement NaturVet’s European sales jumped in the first 9 months of 2023.

Global Pet Industry
27 Oct 2023
Sky-high inflation: pet supplies taking the hit

Sky-high inflation: pet supplies taking the hit

The category continues to suffer price hikes, with some countries showing a slight slowdown trend. But how’s the future looking?

Global Pet Industry
1 Sep 2023
Asia's insect-based pet food is causing a buzz

Asia's insect-based pet food is causing a buzz

Southeast Asia's tropical climate is perfect for investment in insect farming, and the most used insects for pet food – like the BSF – are native to the region.

Ingredients
1 Sep 2023
Insect pet food: an update

Insect pet food: an update

The rapidly growing number of start-ups and technological developments are helping advance this sector.

Ingredients
1 Sep 2023
Is Partner in Pet Food considering the sale of the business?

Is Partner in Pet Food considering the sale of the business?

The Hungarian pet food manufacturer is valued at approximately €2 billion ($2.2B).

Global Pet Industry
23 Aug 2023
Musti reports strong quarter, keeps yearly targets

Musti reports strong quarter, keeps yearly targets

Pet food and consumables continue to lead the way, accounting for over 70% of the sales.

Retail, Online & DTC
11 Aug 2023
Symrise: overall decline, pet food segment records growth

Symrise: overall decline, pet food segment records growth

The German firm hopes to “strategically strengthen” its pet food portfolio in the near future.

Global Pet Industry
8 Aug 2023
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