6 blogs, columns from the pet food industry in February 2022

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Global and U.S. Pet Food Exports Grow 2% in 2021

February 4, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

Globally, pet food exports increased by 2.4% between 2020 and 2021 (through November, the latest data available for AFIA). According to Tumbarello, U.S. pet food exports even rose 2%, continuing a small but steady year-over-year increase since 2017.

Trends in Internet Pet Food Sales vs. Physical Sales

February 1, 2022 – David Sprinkle

More and more pet owners are turning to the internet to shop for pet food.

Mark pet food ingredient suppliers for consumers

February 21, 2022 – Tim Wall

Developing positive relationships directly with consumers could benefit pet food ingredient suppliers.

New life for old and less popular pet food ingredients?

February 10, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

Some traditional pet food ingredients like soy, corn, and wheat, and their derivatives, have long been demonized by so-called experts on the internet and even some pet food brands. Based mostly on unsubstantiated information, these ingredients often convey a perception in the minds of some pet owners as being unhealthy, non-nutritious, “cheap filler”.

Telling a Sustainable Pet Food Protein Story

February 17, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

A majority of consumers worldwide, 55%, say they are more likely to buy a packaged food if it carries a sustainability claim, according to a FATtitudes survey recently released by Cargill. The percentage is up from 51% in 2019, the last time the survey was undertaken.

Pet Food Buying Habits and Trends of Pet Owners in the United States

February 23, 2022 – Debbie Phillips-Donaldson

Dog owners in the United States spent an average of US$287 on dog food in 2020, while cat owners spent US$254 on cat food. Both amounts represented an increase of approximately 11% from two years earlier.

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