Articles in this issue
Diamond anniversary of American Pet Products Association
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is celebrating its 60th anniversary. PETS International interviewed APPA president Bob Vetere to discuss developments in the past 60 years and what he expects of the years to come.
Pro Pet Koller | Germany
Grown out of the Koller family’s experience in sled dog racing, the MAC’s brand has developed into much more than a wet food product for sport dogs.
Growth and specialisation in pet retail reflect maturity of Brazilian market
Brazil is a fast growing pet market. What are the numbers and the latest trends?
Petland | Brazil
With a presence in nineteen countries, Petland brought to the Brazilian market the unique concept of pet retail management.
Cat ownership drives pet care growth in Latin America
Despite economic and political problems in several Latin American countries in recent years, the pet industry remains resilient.
The changing pet product supply chain
How developments in the retail industry are affecting the delivery of products and services.
The no-compromise game
Clear and obvious answers for coping with a changing market.
The future of pet food
Mathias Haas presents a new way of looking at things to support the right decisions for the future. For instance, could pets soon be eating insects?
Good for me, good for my pet - when the bowl mirrors the plate
Today, more and more owners consider their pets as members of the family, projecting their own preferences and needs on their animals. This major evolution is shaping the pet food market around four macro trends.
How to win the hearts of millennial consumers?
The millennial target group is too big and provides too many opportunities to ignore, but it presents us with a challenge.
Facing an unsustainable food future
Studies show we will soon be hitting the limits of our current ability to meet the food demands of the human population, let alone pets. Where are we headed?
Where is the venison?
Boutique pet food is the latest marketing buzzword but, with novel ingredients like deer meat, is it a healthier option or an increased risk?
Vafo Group | Czech Republic
This Czech producer has recently completed two acquisitions and a new state-of-the-art factory to bolster its ability to provide a wide range of highest quality, premium pet products.
Quality by nature
In the valley from which it gets its name, Dolina Noteci applies its philosophy of living close to nature to the production of wet pet foods in one of the most modern manufacturing plants in Europe.
Treat them right
Treats and rewards for pets are a growing market and pet owners are becoming increasingly discerning. What are the latest trends and innovations?
Toppers: should they be in the mix?
Pet food toppings are a growing segment, but why? And how should pet food manufacturers and retailers respond?
Specialised trends in the US premium pet food market
Plain ‘natural’ pet food does not cut it any more in the US market: today it is all about segmentation. What are the incoming trends?
Tropical | Poland
Tropical offers a wide and specialised range of care and food products for fish, terraria, small animals, as well as for dogs and cats.
Cunipic | Spain
Dedicated to bringing the most lovable small pets and the best possible feed and pet care.
Riverscapes - the most recent trend in aquascaping
Mimicking a natural, high-current environment, the latest in aquarium design brings a beautiful riverscape to the home.
Coral trade in peril
The recent ban on coral export by the Indonesian government is set to harm the existing reefs more than it will protect them.
Small animal trends
From ‘gateway pets’ for children to ‘fur kids’ pampered by millennials; as the demand for small animals increases, so does the demand for tailored products.
Little pets, large care burden
In space-starved city centres worldwide the popularity of smaller species is continuing to increase amongst pet lovers. But a new trend for small, exotic pets is raising concerns about animal welfare.
30 Years of pet food, Buzz words, hypes and trends
In this 30th anniversary year, we are taking a look at a number of important topics for the pet food industry. The main driver of the pet industry has gone through major developments in the past three decades.
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