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JAB to create a “leading” Pan-European pet insurance platform

JAB to create a “leading” Pan-European pet insurance platform

The holding’s Pinnacle Pet Group took over German pet insurer Agila and Dutch-based Veterfina.

Pet Care
11 Jul 2022
Jollyes’ turnover hits £86 million in a year

Jollyes’ turnover hits £86 million in a year

The British retailer, which has seen a 15% rise in profits, will add five new stores after acquiring local player Penparc Pet Centre.

Retail, Online & DTC
8 Jul 2022
Canada injects $6.5M million to support insect pet food production

Canada injects $6.5M million to support insect pet food production

Governments around the world are backing this emerging industry, claiming that it offers sustainable sources of protein.

Ingredients
7 Jul 2022
General Mills’ pet sales increased by 30% in the last 12 months

General Mills’ pet sales increased by 30% in the last 12 months

The American manufacturer, which recently acquired three dog treats brands, claims the pet business accounted for 11% of its total net sales in FY 2022.

Global Pet Industry
5 Jul 2022
Japanese pet parents spent more on their animals in 2021

Japanese pet parents spent more on their animals in 2021

4 out of 10 spent at least ¥100,000 ($773 / €741) last year, boosted by the pandemic and increased working from home.

Trends & Insights
4 Jul 2022
Prices for new pets are slowing down in the UK but still far from pre-pandemic levels

Prices for new pets are slowing down in the UK but still far from pre-pandemic levels

A new study from UK marketplace Pets4Homes has revealed that demand for new pets on their platform has decreased by 42% in a year.

Trends & Insights
30 Jun 2022
Pet wellness platform Antelope acquires CBD pet supplement and treats company

Pet wellness platform Antelope acquires CBD pet supplement and treats company

The investment in Diggin’ Your Dog and Super Snouts will help the brands to develop their portfolio and operations.

News
30 Jun 2022
US pet retailer closes investment deal to “turbocharge” growth

US pet retailer closes investment deal to “turbocharge” growth

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, with over 200 locations across the country, forecasts that revenues will top $100 million (€94.9M) this year.

Retail, Online & DTC
28 Jun 2022
JAB holding grows bigger in the pet insurance business with $1.4 billion deal

JAB holding grows bigger in the pet insurance business with $1.4 billion deal

The acquisition of Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group and Pethealth is a “major milestone” to becoming a global leader in the segment.

Pet Care
24 Jun 2022
What we currently know about the rumors around Champion Petfoods’ sale

What we currently know about the rumors around Champion Petfoods’ sale

The Canadian pet food manufacturer could be “exploring strategic options” to sell the business, although the company said to GlobalPETS that they don’t want to speculate on the matter.

Pet Food
22 Jun 2022
Robert Sauermann becomes new COO of Better Choice

Robert Sauermann becomes new COO of Better Choice

The pet health and wellness company also named Donald Young as Chief Sales Officer.

News
21 Jun 2022
Which are the 5 countries with the most cats and dogs in Europe?

Which are the 5 countries with the most cats and dogs in Europe?

New figures from the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF) show that 90 million European households owned a pet last year, a 2.2% rise. 

Trends & Insights
21 Jun 2022
Kemin Industries to expand operations in Mexico and Central America

Kemin Industries to expand operations in Mexico and Central America

The global ingredient manufacturer sees great opportunities in the region thanks to the strong growth of the local market. 

Ingredients
17 Jun 2022
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The independent retailer, with more than 60 stores, has received strategic investment from a Seattle-based private equity firm.

Retail, Online & DTC
17 Jun 2022
California’s Pet Food Express to expand omnichannel operations

California’s Pet Food Express to expand omnichannel operations

The independent retailer, with more than 60 stores, has received strategic investment from a Seattle-based private equity firm.

Retail, Online & DTC
16 Jun 2022
Musti names Pamela Nelimarkka as new COO

Musti names Pamela Nelimarkka as new COO

She will bring her extensive experience in sales, planning and logistics to help develop the activities of the leading Nordic pet care retailer.

Retail, Online & DTC
14 Jun 2022
Petco CEO Ron Coughlin embraces the “continued premiumization” of pet products

Petco CEO Ron Coughlin embraces the “continued premiumization” of pet products

Coughlin stressed the resilience of the industry and highlighted that strong demand has “helped” them avoid inventory issues.

Retail, Online & DTC
10 Jun 2022
J.M. Smucker’s pet food sales increased by 6% in last quarter

J.M. Smucker’s pet food sales increased by 6% in last quarter

Segment profit also increased by 19% to $19 million (€17.6M) in the period, but yearly sales dropped. 

Global Pet Industry
9 Jun 2022
Pet insurance market hits record all-time highs in North America, doubles in four years

Pet insurance market hits record all-time highs in North America, doubles in four years

The sector exceeded $2.83 billion (€2.27B) in 2021, an increase of 30% compared to 2020.

Trends & Insights
8 Jun 2022
Pets at Home strives to become the “most sustainable” pet care brand in the world

Pets at Home strives to become the “most sustainable” pet care brand in the world

The popular UK pet retailer has made a strategic investment to become a pioneer in offering an eco-conscious range of in-store pet accessories.

Retail, Online & DTC
7 Jun 2022
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