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Analysis: key trends and challenges in the Russian pet market

Analysis: key trends and challenges in the Russian pet market

With pet food production skyrocketing, the local industry is living through unprecedented times. How is the future looking?

Trends & Insights
6 Sep 2023
Insect pet food: an update

Insect pet food: an update

The rapidly growing number of start-ups and technological developments are helping advance this sector.

Ingredients
1 Sep 2023
The post-Black Sea grain era

The post-Black Sea grain era

Players are seeking alternative transport routes, but fearing a price increase in the near future.

Ingredients
3 Aug 2023
EU funds algae product development applicable to pet food

EU funds algae product development applicable to pet food

The co-founded initiative is expected to lead to sustainable solutions in the Baltic and North Sea regions.

Ingredients
25 Jul 2023
Analysis: European pet population grew by 11% in 2022

Analysis: European pet population grew by 11% in 2022

Nearly half of the households in the region have at least 1 pet. We take a look at what’s happening in each country.

Trends & Insights
19 Jul 2023
Russia terminates Black Sea grain deal

Russia terminates Black Sea grain deal

Wheat prices increase after the Kremlin halts support for the safe grain corridor from Ukrainian ports.

News
18 Jul 2023
Analysis: Black Sea grain deal is on the verge of collapse days before its extension deadline

Analysis: Black Sea grain deal is on the verge of collapse days before its extension deadline

Non-renewal would have direct implications in sourcing raw materials for pet food.

Trends & Insights
13 Jul 2023
Black Sea grain deal extended for at least 60 days

Black Sea grain deal extended for at least 60 days

The pet industry ensures easier access to grain from Ukraine, a critical raw material in pet food formulation.

News
20 Mar 2023
The clock is ticking: deadline for Black Sea grain deal renewal approaches

The clock is ticking: deadline for Black Sea grain deal renewal approaches

The safe corridor to facilitate grain export from Ukraine to many industries, including pet food, expires on 18 March 2023. 

News
15 Mar 2023
The uncertain future of the Black Sea grain deal: how it affects the pet food industry

The uncertain future of the Black Sea grain deal: how it affects the pet food industry

An initiative to establish safe grain exports from Ukraine should be renewed next week, but Moscow threatens to block it. Pet food manufacturers are already looking for alternatives, usually more expensive, to get this critical raw material if the situation worsens.

Global Pet Industry
10 Nov 2022
Humanization in pet beds, crates and cushions

Humanization in pet beds, crates and cushions

As the well-being of cats and dogs is increasingly important for pet owners, the market for pet bedding products is growing and expanding to meet the needs of all pets; not only those that are old or that have health issues.

Accessories
29 Apr 2022
Ukrainian players see relocation and international sales as safeguard against war

Ukrainian players see relocation and international sales as safeguard against war

Companies are trying to relocate their operations to the safest places in the country and abroad while implementing contingency plans in case the situation on the ground worsens.  

News
25 Apr 2022
Russia compromises to ease imports after SOS call from local pet industry

Russia compromises to ease imports after SOS call from local pet industry

Official figures presented during a recent industry meeting show that pet food imports are decreasing by 20% against last year.

Global Pet Industry
7 Apr 2022
Russian pet food industry fears stock shortages and price hikes after war in Ukraine

Russian pet food industry fears stock shortages and price hikes after war in Ukraine

International pet food brands have announced the suspension of their operations in the country while the local industry is calling companies not to stop the supplies to all 70 million pets in Russia.

News
17 Mar 2022
Polish dog treat producer Maced is acquired

Polish dog treat producer Maced is acquired

Assisi Pet Care invested in the company to continue its growth strategy in the “fast-growing” pet food segment in Europe.

Global Pet Industry
17 Feb 2022
Russian pet industry 2021

Russian pet industry 2021

The Russian pet market has significantly changed within the last year, alike pet markets in many other countries. However, the pandemic of COVID-19 probably has had a lesser effect being second after the economic turmoil.

Trends & Insights
8 Oct 2021
Mars expands production in Siberia, Russia

Mars expands production in Siberia, Russia

Mars has opened a third wet pet food production line at its Novosibirsk factory.

Production & Packaging
22 Aug 2021
Pet food supplies from Spain to Russia are suspended

Pet food supplies from Spain to Russia are suspended

By a letter dated March 12th, Rosselkhoznadzor (RSN) reported that due to the detection of undeclared unregistered GMO components in milk substitute produced by Leches Maternize DAS (Spain), the import of products made by the above mentioned enterprise to Russia is prohibited as of March 22, 2021.

News
22 Mar 2021
Half of vet clinics in Russia to be closed

Half of vet clinics in Russia to be closed

According to Zooinform, The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) released on the December, 15th, the draft new sanitary rules SanPiN 2.1.-20 “Sanitary and epidemiological requirements for living conditions, planning, development and maintenance of municipal unit territory”.

News
21 Dec 2020
COVID-19 shapes the Russian pet food market

COVID-19 shapes the Russian pet food market

The coronavirus pandemic has been a real game-changer in Russia, driving online sales to record heights and bringing long-awaited expansion opportunities to local businesses.

Global Pet Industry
28 Sep 2020
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