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?
Insect pet food: an update
The rapidly growing number of start-ups and technological developments are helping advance this sector.
The post-Black Sea grain era
Players are seeking alternative transport routes, but fearing a price increase in the near future.
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.
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.
Russia terminates Black Sea grain deal
Wheat prices increase after the Kremlin halts support for the safe grain corridor from Ukrainian ports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mars expands production in Siberia, Russia
Mars has opened a third wet pet food production line at its Novosibirsk factory.
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.
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”.
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.