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Oct 13, 2023

FDA Advisory: Salmonella Found in Darwin’s Natural Pet Food for Dogs, Cats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating certain lots of pet food products manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc., dba Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, after product samples tested positive for Salmonella. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw […]

Oct 12, 2023

Post Holdings to Acquire Perfection Pet Foods for $235M

Press release: Post Holdings Post Holdings, Inc., a consumer packaged goods holding company, recently announced it has agreed to acquire the assets of Perfection Pet Foods, LLC for $235 million. Perfection is a leading manufacturer and packager of private label and co-manufactured pet food and baked treat products. The acquisition includes two manufacturing facilities in […]

Oct 10, 2023

Study: Grain-Free Dog Diets Had No Negative Impact on Heart Health, Did Not Lead to DCM

Press release: BSM Partners Veterinarians and animal nutritionists from BSM Partners, the largest pet care research and consulting firm, and a group of board-certified veterinary cardiologists have published the results of a seven-month study that found grain-free diets had no negative impact on canine cardiac function and did not lead to the development of dilated […]

Oct 10, 2023

Pet Business Report: 2022 U.S. Pet Supplies Spending Drops $1.86B

According to John Gibbons, the Pet Business Professor, total pet spending grew to $102.71 billion in 2022, up $2.73 billion (+2.7 percent) from 2021. After a record $8.75 billion (+57 percent) increase in 2021 the supplies segment fell $1.86 billion, (-7.8 percent) to $21.94 billion in 2022. (Note: All numbers in this report come from […]

Oct 3, 2023

Content Canines: Today’s Brands Promote a Happy, Healthy Lifestyle for Dogs

According to the 2023-2024 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, 65.1 million households in the country own at least one dog, making them the most widely owned type of pet in the United States. When it comes to the total number of pets, the survey shows that companion dogs sit […]

Oct 2, 2023

Employee Retention: Advice From Companies Named Best Places to Work in the Pet Industry

Over the last decade, work culture has drastically shifted and companies are changing the ways in which they foster a healthy work/life balance. Remote and hybrid work models are more prevalent as companies are helping to reshape work culture after the pandemic.       Although some companies are focusing their efforts on employee retention, the Global Workplace […]

Oct 1, 2023

Private Label: What Retailers Need to Know When Launching a House Brand

Once seen as cheap and generic imitators of more traditional brands, private label products are now viewed completely differently by consumers. This new perspective has resulted in private label manufacturing becoming a very lucrative business, especially for retailers. In short, private labeling is one of the hottest parts of the pet product industry.   What are […]

Sep 21, 2023

Tim Cofer Departs Central, Beth Springer Named Interim Chief Executive Officer

Press release: Central Garden & Pet Central Garden & Pet Company, a market leader in the Pet and Garden industries, recently announced that Tim Cofer, chief executive officer since October 2019, has informed the board of his intent to depart Central, effective as of the close of business on October 6, 2023. Cofer will join […]

Sep 18, 2023

Petflation 2023 Update: Drops 24% in August to +6.6% vs 2022

Inflation might no longer be making headlines but, according to John Gibbons, the Pet Business Professor and president of A GPS for Pet Businesses, it is still impacting the pet sector. The huge year-over-year (YOY) increases in the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) that peaked in June 2022 at 9.1 percent had begun to slow before […]

Sep 1, 2023

The Taste Test: These Factors Drive Consumer Demand for Pet Food, Treats

Transparency, sustainability and premiumization are shaping the pet industry. The humanization trend also continues to move into the pet industry, primarily fueling the demand for natural, high-quality products that put a pet’s health first. In the food and treat sectors, pet parents are looking for more than traditional kibble food and biscuit treats. Instead, they […]

Sep 1, 2023

The Museum of Aquarium & Pet History Celebrates Historical Artifacts

In the world today, there are over 100,000 museums devoted to the purpose of collecting, preserving, interpreting and displaying objects of artistic, cultural or scientific significance for the study, education and viewing pleasure of the public. Yet with all these museums — of which 35,000 are in the U.S. alone — there are none devoted […]

Sep 1, 2023

Selecting Supplements That Overcome Today’s Pet Health Issues

Supplements have come to the forefront of the pet industry, thanks to the growing focus on health and wellness by pet parents. Several types of supplements are earning attention from retailers and consumers alike, with trends including condition-specific formulas, life stage-focused and veterinarian-developed products. Among the specific health issues, digestive support supplements are among the [[...]