In this issue, you'll discover:Food & Ingredients
- Vegan Pet Food
- CBD & Hemp
- Voice products
- Trends in grooming
- The role of design and packaging
- Global impact of the pandemic
- COVID-19: Opportunities for private label
- Global developments and trends
- Digitalisation and sustainability
- Omnichannel strategy
Articles in this issue
Five valuable components in product development
The development process of a new pet food product is just like in other industries. At the same time, it has some very specific features. Let us consider them in detail.
Global developments and trends in the pet industry
Despite significant and enduring market shifts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global pet industry is expected to adapt and grow at a CAGR of 6% in the coming decade.
Voice products for dogs
Our voices are as unique as our fingerprints. Scientific study has shown that dogs are actually able to understand voices and human language on a much deeper level than originally thought.
The increasingly important role of packaging and design in the pet accessories market
The pet accessories market is booming. Up till now though, marketing activities have been mainly B2B. Not for long anymore! Now that a significant share of sales is shifting to online, B2C is showing the way. With this shift come new packaging and design requirements.
Trends in grooming
As in all other sectors, grooming is subject to trends. Reason for PETS International to speak with grooming expert Farah Eggers about key shifts in the market.
Meat versus vegan = devil versus angel?
Is vegan dog food pet cruelty or part of saving the world?
How can we test health claims about ingredients and nutraceuticals?
The key to successful testing lies in well-defined and clinically meaningful endpoints. This offers an excellent opportunity for collaboration between the pet food industry and science.
More relevant than ever: a robust omnichannel strategy
Omnichannel retailing ensures that all channels of engagement and transaction revolve around the customer. So, no matter where your customer is, you are creating a single, cohesive sales and marketing experience.
Hemp is at hand, but is it permitted?
Can you use any hemp products or other innovative raw materials in EU pet food? Here is what you need to know.
CBD and its benefits: What does the research say?
Alongside wide research and use of cannabidiol (CBD) extract in human medicine, CBD is finding its way into companion animal veterinary medicine.
Plant-based ingredients: A growing trend
The trend towards plant-based ingredients in pet food has increased enormously. If they are sustainably sourced and produced, and are adding nutritional value, they will be the key for future pet food.
Hemp oil: A controversial ingredient?
Hemp oil provides a useful concentrated form of essential nutrients for pet food – but is mired in controversy regarding its use in animal feeds in many countries.
Palatability with less phosphorus is possible
Excess inorganic phosphorus can be harmful to cats. New palatable, low phosphorus feline palatants for your pet food are available.
Prescription for pandemic-resistant growth
Global pet care thrives despite a difficult macro-environment.
Digitalisation, key to enabling sustainability?
When unravelling the complexity of sustainability, it becomes increasingly clear that you need a lot of information to take more sustainable and resilient decisions. Digitalisation enables using this information to become a more sustainable business.
The online trend – here to stay?
Since the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of pet industry business has been done online. PETS International wants to know what effect this has had on the industry, so we conducted a survey among our clients.
COVID-19: opportunities for private label pet food
Although the pandemic has led to growth in the pet industry, it has also increased the financial vulnerability of many individuals. What are the implications and challenges?
Understanding the case for CBD in pet health
CBD is one of the most exciting new nutraceutical areas currently being pioneered to improve human and pet health. But can the hopes and dreams be realised?
Solano Pet Care | Israel
Keeping pets healthy, calm and free from fleas and ticks
Royal Avebe | The Netherlands
The potato: Food nature’s gift to the pet food industry
Interquell | Germany
A pioneer of thoroughly healthy pet food
Mackle Petfoods | United Kingdom
Creating high-quality pet food for nearly 50 years
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