Articles in this issue
Petcare durables in the US market. An update.
US retail sales of durable petcare products for dogs and cats totalled
$3.8 billion (€3 billion) in 2016, up from $3 billion (€2.4 billion) in 2011.
This reflects an annual growth rate of 3% to 4% over recent years.
Europe facts and figures
Fediaf's facts and figures on the European pet market
European pet care: fast and slow
With 5 of the top 10 markets in the world, European pet care is characterised by disparities. Accounting for nearly a third of global sales, Eastern and Western Europe are quite different regions, with quite different outlooks.
A veterinarian’s perspective on pet food trends
In the case of trends such as the raw food diet, should pet owners believe everything they read on the internet?
Sense Of Intelligence | Finland
Sensor data is giving owners information and reassurance about their dog’s health and well-being.
Beaphar | The Netherlands
In 2017, Beaphar celebrated its 75th anniversary. PETS International spoke to director Daan Aa, who is the third generation in this family-run business, about family values and future developments in the pet sector.
Biogance | France
Biogance improves animal well-being by optimally formulating its products to respect a pet’s natural coat balance.
True Leaf | Canada
True Leaf brings the natural health benefits of hemp to pets in safe, specially developed products.
Wahl | Germany
Wahl’s worldwide success is built on customer service, certified quality and continuous innovation.
Lifestyle trends for pets: fashion fads or legitimate benefits?
Fashion, well-being and lifestyle trends are evolving all the time, but do these new trends really improve an animal’s quality of life?
Dental products for pets
Dental health is a growing and diverse sector in the pet industry with many new product lines in foods, dental hygiene, toys and accessories for dogs, cats and rodents.
Natural pet health, made simple
The human health and wellness trend is improving life for pets too.
Akvatera | Lithuania
Coconut oil is not just for humans:
pets can benefit from this superfood as well.
Bursting with natural proteins
Hydrolysis is a widely used and abused term in the pet food industry but done right it can deliver a new source of powerful proteins.
Protix | The Netherlands
New protein source from insects accelerated through joint venture Protix-Buhler.
Unicorn Grain Specialties | The Netherlands
From flour mill to innovative business partner in functional and nutritional ingredients.
Daka Sarval | Denmark
This Danish company has decades of experience in producing high-quality single species protein ingredients for pet food.
Red Animals | Belgium
For more than 8 years, Red Animals has been providing natural alternatives to improve pets’ quality of life.
The evolving protein landscape for pet foods
The protein landscape is evolving rapidly as we face the challenge of sustainably providing adequate food for a growing world. What direction will it take and what are the implications for the pet industry?
Ensuring quality as well as quantity of protein raw materials
In the rush to bring to market more sustainable protein sources, attention to specifications for purchasing and quality assurance is key.
The 7 trends in pet accessories
The pet accessories market is one characterised by change, with trends and innovations as major drivers. We’ve been taking a look at some of the latest and most exciting developments.
PETKIT | China
PETKIT is a high-tech company dedicated to design and production of smart products for pets.
Petmarketspain | Spain
Petmarketspain streamlines distribution in the Spanish pet market and helps leading manufacturers work directly with the finest pet retail chains.
Lord Lou | The Netherlands
Treating pets like royalties
PAW - Pet Adventures Worldwide | United States
At PAW, compassion for pets and high quality retractable leashes go hand in hand.
“We know that at the end of every one of our retractable leashes is a beloved family member. That’s why we will always strive to offer consumers a high-quality product that they can rely on, walk after walk” – Ulrich Wuebker, president of PAW.
3D printing and the digital revolution. Bringing pet accessories into the 21st century.
3D printing is beyond the hype. Many markets are showing astonishing applications that could be a refreshing inspiration for yours. How can pet accessories manufacturers benefit from this great new technology?
Pet Fair Asia | China
The fast-growing exhibition for pet supplies in Asia is gearing up for bumper attendance in the Year of the Dog.
Interzoo 2018 | Global marketplace by professionals for professionals
From 8 to 11 May 2018, the international pet industry’s leading exhibition, Interzoo, will provide a top-level overview of the products and services from the global pet industry. The number of exhibitors has already exceeded the figure for Interzoo 2016: some 2,000 companies from more than 60 countries will be exhibiting at Interzoo 2018.
China International Pet Show 2018
The leading pet and aquarium fair in Asia moves to September dates and launches the CIPS Innovation Awards.
Petpal Pet Nutrition Technology | China
Petpal’s commitment to research and innovation supports its continuous development of functional and nutritional pet food products.
Gosbi Pet Food | Spain
In a market dominated by large multinationals, major pet retail chains and online stores, Gosbi Pet Food clearly stands out with its unique vision for feeding dogs and cats.
Rush Direct | United States
Guided by integrity and fairness as well as safety and quality, Rush Direct
is continually innovating to create natural and functional treats.
Tianjin Ranova Petfood | China
Ranova’s high-tech approach to equipment, information management and hygiene results in top-quality and nutritious meat-based products.
ANF Pet | United States
ANF developed the world’s first application of advanced oxygen-limited
packaging to conserve nutrients and freshness in pet food products.
Canina Pharm | Germany
The Canina brand has stood for top-quality pet products for more than 34 years.
Sustainably sourcing omega-3s from krill
Omega-3s have become essential ingredients in a wide range of animal food products. Krill meal is both an efficient and environmentally friendly source of omega-3.
Fihumin | Germany
Founded in 1935, as producer of compound feed and fertilizer, Fihumin Gesellschaft
switched to the production of private label dry pet food in 1984. Since then, the company has expanded its product portfolio, and today, they are a trusted, full-service partner
for private label pet foods.
Landguth Heimtiernahrung | Germany
From canned menus to pouches: all Landguth products are tailor-made to fit customer requirements. No wonder the company is one of the leading European manufacturers of super premium wet food in cans, pouches and alu-trays.
Private labels versus brands
Private label products have established themselves across the world and are now competing directly with major brands. How did this come about and why are private labels so popular? And how are the shifting roles of private labels and brands changing the pet industry?
Vital Essentials® | United States
Vital Essentials® is revolutionising the pet food industry globally.
30 years’ worth of pet trade fair exhibitions
In this, our 30th anniversary year, we take a look at a number of important topics for our industry: how these have developed over the years to leave their mark on the pet industry and how they are expected to evolve in the years to come.
Sourcing natural ingredients sustainably from the food industry
When looking for natural ingredients with proven health benefits in pet food, sourcing from co-products of the food industry is both smart and sustainable.
Delivering cutting edge quality
As pet food brands seek opportunities for differentiation, here is how one private label manufacturer is innovating to deliver the finest fresh ingredients.
Croci | Italy
Founded in 1990, their plans were ambitious, the foundation of today’s succes.
P.L.A.Y. | United States
When P.L.A.Y.’s founders were looking for quality dog beds for their own
four-legged friends, they couldn’t find one that fit their lifestyle as modern
pet owners, so they made their own.
Is more always better?
Most people would agree that the food they eat directly impacts their health. But when it comes to nutrients in pet food, is it always a case of ‘the more, the better’
Advances in plant-based proteins
Plant-based proteins are becoming more popular and it is now possible to find a wide range of alternative sources with novel properties.
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