In this issue, you'll discover:
Food & Ingredients
- Private label
- Freeze and air-dried treats
- Pet food machinery
Global Pet Industry
- CBD: Market overview + consumer survey
- Social media for pet brands
- Supermarkets & pet retail
- Region report on Germany, Austria and Switzerland
- Interview with Fressnapf
- Online trends
Articles in this issue
How is Europe’s leading pet retailer doing on its home turf?
We asked Fressnapf’s Dr. Johannes Steegmann (CEO) and Jochen Huppert (Country Manager Germany) for an update on the European pet retailer’s performance in the DACH countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Cutting-edge tools from a century-old corporation
Manufactured by a company with a rich history, WAHL and MOSER clippers and trimmers are still pet grooming favorites.
Pet online retail in Germany proves resilient
German online pet supplies business emerged successfully from the pandemic. And despite increased inflation and reduced consumption since last year, there is still optimism for the future.
Regional report: DACH - Pet industry grows as pet spending holds up
Higher demand and increased competition are forcing existing and new players to develop innovative products and services.
GlobalPETS Forum Award 2024
Who will follow in Snellman Petfood’s footsteps – the winner in 2023 – and win next year’s prestigious GlobalPETS Forum Award?
Are you coming to the pet industry’s leading networking event?
In January 2024, around 250 executives from leading pet companies will gather at the GlobalPETS Forum in Venice for 3 days of networking and inspiring presentations. Will you join them?
Retail sector has pet supplies in its sights
The role of supermarkets and hypermarkets in our industry is increasing. Are they becoming an essential part of the pet retailing ecosystem worldwide?
A lower VAT rate to tackle price spikes?
The industry is calling for a temporary solution to inflationary pressure, while experts examine whether end consumers will benefit from reduced VAT.
What’s trending in beds and cushions?
From better ergonomic support to recycled and certified materials; these are the innovations in the pet bed category.
The power of social media for pet brands
Pet businesses are relying more and more on their social media presence to increase visibility and sales. For good reason.
Controlling anxiety and stress in pets
We analyze what the market has to offer for mood and pain management.
CBD pet products: the state of play
Pet-specific CBD products are on the rise, but some regulatory challenges are halting developments in the sector.
Pet parents & CBD: consumer survey results
Discover how pet parents feel about CBD, why some wouldn’t want to use it, how often others use it for their pets and more.
Preserving pet food – safety and regulations
There is a growing trend in consumer demand for natural and minimal-ingredient pet foods, in a desire to avoid preservatives. So how safe are these common additives?
Pet food labeling and preservative use
‘No added preservatives!’ The varying water content in pet food affects the need for preservatives, and therefore the labeling and claims of pet food manufacturers.
Interzoo: Market developments under the magnifying glass
The world’s largest and most meaningful trade fair for the pet industry will highlight various international trends and will connect the global pet industry in Nuremberg, Germany, from 7 to 10 May 2024.
The unique story of the Plaček Group
Since starting out as a wholesaler, Plaček has become the largest pet retail group in Eastern Europe.
Navigating the global pet care landscape
In the increasingly competitive industry of pet care, where brands jostle for attention and trust, Spectrum Brands stays committed to its mission of improving the lives of pets and those who care for them by continuing to expand its diverse portfolio of products that cater to companion animals’ needs.
Trends revolutionizing pet food manufacturing equipment
The ongoing humanization of pets hasn’t just changed what consumers buy. It’s also changing the way pet food is made.
Grain-free diets re-visited: an update on pulses in pet food
Diets eliminating grains have attracted plenty of attention in recent years, but for all the wrong reasons.
Should there be a limit on the concentration of copper in dog food?
Despite a general consensus on the current rules, there is an ongoing debate in the sector.
A balancing act: the nutritional seesaw of copper and zinc
We all know that trace elements are important for various bodily functions, and we can assume that the same principles apply to pets. When it comes to copper and zinc, this is certainly the case.
Search for sustainable fish-oil alternative leads to microalgae
When looking to increase the world’s access to beneficial omega-3 fatty acids for cats and dogs, Veramaris found the solution in a potent natural source: microalgae.
Dietary AGEs and their impact on pets
Compounds known as AGEs are found in varying amounts in pet foods. With these substances linked to some chronic diseases in people, should the focus be on reduction?
A European approach to pet-food private labels
The private-label pet food category is performing better in Europe than in the US. What are the reasons behind this difference?
US consumers are loving freeze-dried treats
Freeze-dried and air-dried pet food options have grown in popularity in the US pet food space, and the trend has crossed over into the treats market as well.
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