In this issue, you'll discover:
Food & Ingredients
- Goat milk
- Algae in pet food
- Owner survey
- Cat litter innovations
- Cat litter trends
Global pet industry
- Cat market opportunities
- The UK pet industry
- The impact of Brexit
- Irish pet retailer interview
- Retail insights
Articles in this issue
Owner survey gives you the scoop on cat litter consumption
A survey of cat owners carried out by Yummypets provides crucial insights into consumer behaviours and attitudes towards cat litter.
Adding goat milk to pet food: The latest raw food fad?
What do dogs and cats following the raw pet food trend eat for breakfast? A growing number of blogs and influencers recommend a novel solution: kibble ‘cereal’ made with a goat milk topper.
Like owner, like pet? The trend in plant-based pet food
Even omnivore pet owners are choosing plant-based diets for their pets, though in some countries more than others, a new survey shows.
Being successful in today’s pet market: An Irish retailer’s perspective
The global pet supplies market was already growing significantly year-on-year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, sparking an increased enthusiasm for pets. Ireland was no different and Petstop has thrived.
The UK pet industry
After acceleration during the pandemic, the UK industry is now looking forward to a period of stabilisation as the sector settles into its changed role in pet owners’ lives.
Potential benefits of using algae in pet food
To gain more knowledge about using algae in pet food, Feed Design Lab set out to run two experiments. Here is what happened.
Cat market opportunities in the US
Historically speaking, the US pet industry has been overtly canine-centric, and not without commercial justification.
Encouraging customers to return to pet stores post-pandemic
From movement restrictions to safety fears – the pandemic has reduced visitor numbers to physical pet stores. Recent research suggests appointment scheduling could get customers back.
Krill – How pet food formulators can benefit from this tiny crustacean
Krill is viewed as an ingredient that holds many benefits. Rich in phospholipid-bound omega 3, choline, astaxanthin and marine proteins, it can serve many purposes in pet food.
What effect has Brexit had on UK pet suppliers?
Truck driver shortages. Extra paperwork. Delays in imported products and raw materials. Can the problems encountered during 2021 all be blamed on the UK’s exit from the EU? And has the COVID-19 pandemic made the situation worse?
Feeding your pet what feels good... and is good
Once considered odd, nowadays, cutting out all animal products from your diet is mainstream. Whether out of concern for the environment or for the sake of animal welfare, the plant-based diet is here to stay. And now people want to extend that diet to family members, including furry ones.
Innovation in the pet food world
MSM Pet Food is a ‘Made in Italy’ company founded in 2008 based on an idea of Luca Mognetti, who identified a business opportunity in the dynamic pet food market.
Microbiome advances will create winners and losers
The innovation area most likely to affect pet nutrition health involves advances in understanding the microbiome.
Engaging the pet parent generation
With disposable income that older generations may have used to support a family, 20 to 30 somethings in the US are instead investing in the care of their pets.
Pet food assurance
Kemin Nutrisurance provides industry-leading solutions for the pet food and rendering markets.
Choline in petfood – a multifunctional and exciting nutrient
Choline is one of those multipotent nutrients that allows other metabolic pathways to express their full potential. What are its benefits and limitations?
An update on the cat litter category
As the number of cats taken on by pet parents continues to rise, so do cat litter sales. Time to consider trends in litter and owner requirements for the litter product of their choice.
Looking for sustainable packaging solutions
Flex Forward is the first collaborative in-store recycling pilot for plastic pet food and treat bags.
Innovation-driven cat litter and cat health
While cat litter remains a functional staple for most cat owners, technology is elevating this everyday product into a new stratosphere.
Naturally the best for animal health
Italfeed stands out for its continuous research and development of innovative products for animal nutrition, made of natural ingredients of the highest quality.
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