In this issue, you'll discover:
Food & Ingredients
- Wet pet food
- Rendered ingredients
- Insect pet food
Global Pet Industry
- Impact of inflation
- Building an attention-grabbing pet brand
- Investments that are driving the pet industry
Middle East & Africa
- Country reports on Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Morocco, and Egypt
- Regional report on the Middle East
- Interview with Stephen Warner, CEO at Absolute Pets
Articles in this issue
Pet parents’ habits when feeding their dog
Most owners want to feed their dog the best quality food, but what other factors impact their final decision? Read the answer to this and other questions.
Pet health gaining popularity on Amazon
What do the e-commerce giant’s sales figures for the first half of this year tell us about the pet health segment in the US? We take a close look at the data.
The pet insurance sector in perspective
Despite the rising cost of living, the pet insurance industry continues to generate demand worldwide. What are the current trends and opportunities, and how can players in this field set themselves apart?
Get to know your product!
With prices rising, pet food producers are looking for ways to optimize their formulas and develop new products that are tasty for pets.
An investor perspective on the pet industry
Pets remain a sector of interest for corporate and financial sponsors. But what asset-specific attributes are investors looking for? Sam Farnfield of PwC shares his views.
Pet industry in the Middle East
A 2023 update on how the Middle Eastern pet industry is doing: how well-informed consumers, demand for all kinds of high-end products and services make for a bright future.
Dog strollers: luxury product or pet necessity?
You are seeing it more and more – dogs being pushed around in strollers. For many owners, they are a practical solution.
Investments that are driving the pet industry
A deep dive into the most significant capital injections and M&A in the pet industry worldwide in the first half of 2023.
Building an attention-grabbing pet brand
What are best practices to build a strong brand that your customers love?
“We are encouraged by the resilience of super premium pet food in South Africa”
Pet retailer Absolute Pets looks to increase in-store services while speeding up delivery times for omnichannel buyers.
The Pet Sustainability Coalition’s packaging initiatives for the pet industry
Packaging ranks among the top 3 most important sustainability issues facing the pet industry, but manufacturers have been slow to act. PSC addresses the industry’s sustainable packaging challenges with these initiatives.
Behind the substantial but uncertain environmental impacts of pet foods
As the spotlight on sustainability in pet food grows, there is a growing dichotomy between the consumer desire for more premium ingredients, and the gathering momentum for a reduced environmental impact.
Trends driving the pet carrier market
More brands are entering the pet carrier category to cater to the demands of pet parents wanting to take their furry kids with them wherever they go.
Sky-high inflation: pet supplies taking the hit
The category continues to suffer price hikes, with some countries showing a slight slowdown trend. But how’s the future looking?
Caring for dogs since 1992
Carry Pet Food is a European manufacturer of pressed, premium chews for dogs.
Promising markets in the world of wet pet food
Although the wet pet food category has suffered from the trading-down trend among consumers, it still has potential. These are the markets to watch.
Asia's insect-based pet food is causing a buzz
Southeast Asia's tropical climate is perfect for investment in insect farming, and the most used insects for pet food – like the BSF – are native to the region.
Insect proteins: Creating a sustainable future by delighting pets and their parents
Based on 12 years of R&D in insect rearing, Agronutris has developed an innovative, high-quality and sustainable solution to respond to the increasing demand for protein. The first factory of this French biotech company is now producing insect meal, oil and fertilizer.
Organic insect production: the European approach
New proposals regulating organic labeling and insect farming are under discussion. How could they potentially affect pet food producers?
Insect pet food: an update
The rapidly growing number of start-ups and technological developments are helping advance this sector.
The pet industry in Saudi Arabia
A 2023 update on how the Saudi Arabian pet industry is doing: How financial aid from the government is opening up pet business opportunities.
Secure your spot for Global Pet Expo 2024
The largest US pet industry tradeshow is now open for registration. Don’t miss out and be sure to put ‘register for Global Pet Expo 2024’ at the top of your to-do list!
Pet food with passion
Dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs: Is diet a cause?
The relationship between the heart muscle disease DCM and dog nutrition continues to be the subject of research – and debate.
Mealworm ingredients improve the nutritional sustainability of pet food
The recent explosion in global pet numbers, coupled with an increasing demand for high quality pet food, has vastly increased the environmental “pawprint” of the pet food industry.
The original Himalayan dog chew
Nepalese tradition and innovation drive growth for this US-based company.
The pet industry in Egypt
A 2023 update on how the Egyptian pet industry is doing: how local pet food brands benefit from financial crisis.
Rendered ingredients in pet food: is the future looking bleak or bright?
Pressures on pet food production are challenging the rendering industry, but the Pet Food Alliance is proactively working on a positive outcome.
Harnessing the power of the black soldier fly
Innovafeed is working toward the future of pet food. With its unique production models, it can supply sustainable and high-performing insect ingredients.
The pet industry in South Africa
A 2023 update on how the South African pet industry is doing: how bureaucracy is obstructing the industry's growth.
The pet industry in Morocco
A 2023 update on how the Moroccan pet industry is doing: A snapshot of a still undeveloped market.
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