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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
Elanco to sell its aqua business to Merck Animal Health

Elanco to sell its aqua business to Merck Animal Health

The $1.3 billion sale will allow the pharma company to focus on its pet health portfolio.

Pet Care
14 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
Brazilian bill increasing taxes on non-essential products excludes pet food

Brazilian bill increasing taxes on non-essential products excludes pet food

A proposal in the state of Minas Gerais intended to increase the tax on different products, including pet supplies, by 2%. But the pet industry put a stop to it.

News
12 Dec 2023
Final decision: BRF keeps its pet food business

Final decision: BRF keeps its pet food business

The Brazilian food giant considered selling its pet portfolio earlier in the year. Why has it suddenly changed its mind?

Pet Food
15 Nov 2023
ADM establishes Mexico as its production hub for Central America

ADM establishes Mexico as its production hub for Central America

The agribusiness giant plans to double monthly tonnage through a new production line in its Guadalajara facility.

Production & Packaging
8 Nov 2023
Symrise reaffirms growth targets driven by pet segment performance

Symrise reaffirms growth targets driven by pet segment performance

The firm’s pet portfolio recorded double-digit growth in Latin America and Europe, Africa, and the Middle East in the first 9 months of 2023.

Global Pet Industry
26 Oct 2023
Debunking the rumors: is Petco really at risk of bankruptcy?

Debunking the rumors: is Petco really at risk of bankruptcy?

The American pet retailer is reportedly at an elevated risk this year. GlobalPETS learns more.

23 Oct 2023
Deflation in the pet category (Part 2): US

Deflation in the pet category (Part 2): US

Deflation in the US pet category began in June, but is this trend likely to continue for the rest of the year?

Pet Food
5 Oct 2023
Promising markets in the world of wet pet food

Promising markets in the world of wet pet food

Although the wet pet food category has suffered from the trading-down trend among consumers, it still has potential. These are the markets to watch.

Pet Food
1 Sep 2023
Performance of aquatic portfolio softens Spectrum Brands’ revenue

Performance of aquatic portfolio softens Spectrum Brands’ revenue

The Wisconsin-based pet care company posted 6.2% less sales in the last quarter.

Pet Care
16 Aug 2023
Mexican vet startup secures $10 million investment

Mexican vet startup secures $10 million investment

Vetalia aims to expand its services to Chile and Colombia after an investment round.

Pet Care
14 Aug 2023
i-Tail’s pet treat sales drop by over half

i-Tail’s pet treat sales drop by over half

We dive into the details of why the Bangkok-based manufacturer posted a drop of 40% in revenue in Q2 2023.

Global Pet Industry
2 Aug 2023
Ourofino’s pet health portfolio plunges 12.9% in Q1

Ourofino’s pet health portfolio plunges 12.9% in Q1

High interest rates and changes in consumer behavior trends were to blame.

Global Pet Industry
31 May 2023
What’s behind Ÿnsect’s recent rebranding?

What’s behind Ÿnsect’s recent rebranding?

GobalPETS learned that the French insect ingredient producer plans to accelerate operations in Mexico, the US, and Europe.

Global Pet Industry
30 May 2023
Purina announces new investment in Southern Brazil

Purina announces new investment in Southern Brazil

The construction of a new pet food plant from Nestlé’s subsidiary in Vargeão will cost $440 million.

Production & Packaging
11 Apr 2023
Online entertainment for pets

Online entertainment for pets

The humanization of pets is leading to a boost in pet entertainment. Time to check out what’s happening, as exciting opportunities for subscriptions and streaming services for pets are unfolding.

Global Pet Industry
24 Mar 2023
Where did US pet food exports go in 2022?

Where did US pet food exports go in 2022?

American cat and dog food exports surged by 20% in 2022, hitting almost $2.5 billion in value. 

Pet Food
16 Mar 2023
Brazilian food giant BRF to sell its pet food portfolio

Brazilian food giant BRF to sell its pet food portfolio

The company wants to raise cash in a challenging financial situation. 

News
14 Mar 2023
Petz digital business jumped 62.6% in 2022

Petz digital business jumped 62.6% in 2022

Up to 70% of the Brazilian pet retailer's online revenue comes from its app.

Retail, Online & DTC
13 Mar 2023
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