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  • Back to work? Employees need confidence in employers

    Back to work? Employees need confidence in employers

    Governments all over the world are preparing for the eventual reopening of their states, regions and countries in a post-pandemic economy. Largely describing “Phases” in the U.S., these multi-step plans cover everything from movie theaters and restaurants (opening at partial capacities in the early phases) to events (don’t hold your breath for those concert tickets) […] More

  • Helping brick-and-mortar pet retailers survive COVID-19

    Helping brick-and-mortar pet retailers survive COVID-19

    The last few weeks I’ve focused pretty extensively on the sudden bump to e-commerce due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people all over the world at home. But when all is said and done, brick-and-mortar is still a significant outlet for the pet food industry, and it’s important to take a look at what the […] More

  • Pet food fraud: Act now to build business resilience

    Pet food fraud: Act now to build business resilience

    Previous crises, such as the 2008 global financial collapse, and an April 10, 2020, Forbes magazine headline, “Fraud: An inevitable symptom of COVID-19,” serve to teach us that fraud is a highly opportunistic crime, and we are vulnerable during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Pet owners expect pet food… Original Source link More

  • Looking for loyalty? Now’s the time to cultivate it

    Looking for loyalty? Now’s the time to cultivate it

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues, and by this time a lot of people have been “social distancing” or “self-quarantined” (or “fill-in-the-blank” with whatever you’ve decided to call this bizarre reality we’re now existing in) for well over a month. My family and I are on our sixth week of staying home except for essential trips to […] More

  • How COVID-19 is affecting key Asian pet food markets

    How COVID-19 is affecting key Asian pet food markets

    In the April 2020 issue of Petfood Industry, learn about professionals’ confidence level, pet microbiome research, vitamin K’s nutritional value to dogs and cats and discover how Scotch whisky byproducts become pet food ingredients. READ MORE in Petfood Industry magazine Original Source link More

  • China officially classifies dogs as pets, not livestock

    China officially classifies dogs as pets, not livestock

    In the April 2020 issue of Petfood Industry, learn about professionals’ confidence level, pet microbiome research, vitamin K’s nutritional value to dogs and cats and discover how Scotch whisky byproducts become pet food ingredients. READ MORE in Petfood Industry magazine Original Source link More

  • Pet CBD purchasing reflects COVID-19 e-commerce bump

    Pet CBD purchasing reflects COVID-19 e-commerce bump

    According to Packaged Facts’ “U.S. Pet Market Outlook 2020–2021,” in 2019 e-commerce in the pet space finally did the inevitable and caught up to pet specialty chains in terms of market share (22% of the market each), surpassing discount stores/supercenters (21% market share) on its way to the top. Such channel growth over the last […] More

  • Supporting pet food during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Supporting pet food during the COVID-19 pandemic

    In life we encounter many crises, both natural and man-made — flooding, earthquake, food safety recalls or the current prime example, a virus-linked pandemic such as COVID-19. But all crises share a common thread: To effectively deal with the crisis and successfully emerge in its aftermath, we require strong… Original Source link More

  • Buckle up: Pet sales a rollercoaster helmed by COVID-19

    Buckle up: Pet sales a rollercoaster helmed by COVID-19

    It’s easy to feel like the COVID-19 pandemic is giving all of us whiplash, both with regards to the industry we work in and in our personal lives. And while I’m sure there’s a level of mental exhaustion everyone is beginning to feel when yet another headline referencing the novel coronavirus hits your inbox (believe […] More

  • E-commerce: It’s where you want to be

    E-commerce: It’s where you want to be

    As the pet food industry begins to address the challenges of COVID-19, pet owners look to e-commerce to get their pet food shopping done. Original Source link More

  • Online pet food sales go viral

    Online pet food sales go viral

    Pet product e-commerce has become a Colossus. In our recently released U.S. Pet Market Outlook (March 2020), Packaged Facts estimates that pet product e-commerce (including internet sales by store-based retailers) will increase 10% to reach US$13.5 billion in 2020. That’s twice the growth rate projected for the pet industry overall… Original Source link More

  • Pet food safety: HPP, COVID-19 are hot industry topics

    Pet food safety: HPP, COVID-19 are hot industry topics

    Food safety has always been top-of-mind for the pet food industry, and as trends grow to include premium and superpremium products in the raw, fresh and frozen categories, the plans in place to ensure a safe, viable product have grown as well. In addition, the current (as of May 2020)… Original Source link More

  • What will the pet food market look like post-COVID-19?

    What will the pet food market look like post-COVID-19?

    No one can say how the pet food market will emerge on the other side of the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, but insights into a few questions may provide some short-term clues: Pet food sales surge as pet owners stock up, but will that last? Throughout March 2020 and up to… Original Source link More

  • COVID-19 and pet food consumers’ new purchasing normal

    COVID-19 and pet food consumers’ new purchasing normal

    Thanks to the current COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the U.S., shopping for just about anything has gotten … interesting, to say the least. My local grocery stores have implemented limits on how many shoppers can be inside at any given time, and once inside signs everywhere explain product limits and restrictions (particularly in the […] More

  • Online Classes = Dog’s Best Friend

    Online Classes = Dog’s Best Friend

    Billions of people across the globe are giving up their normal activities in a massive community effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, and dog training classes are no exception. So many in-person classes are on hiatus or cancelled, but that does not mean that you can’t keep training your dog under the […] More

  • Dogs Are Among The Heroes Of This Moment

    Dogs Are Among The Heroes Of This Moment

    With the anxiety of the coronavirus weighing on the world, it is no surprise that animals are bringing more cheer to people than chocolate and wine combined. Okay, I don’t have any data that actually show that, but I’m a chocoholic with a broad circle of wine-loving friends and we all believe it to be […] More

  • Helping pet owners help themselves during COVID-19

    Helping pet owners help themselves during COVID-19

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a memorandum on March 19 defining some dog, cat and other food industry professionals as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal agency deemed pet food, ingredient and packaging facility workers as necessary for “ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as […] More

  • 3 tips for achieving work-from-home life balance

    3 tips for achieving work-from-home life balance

    The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned “business as usual” on its head. Social distancing is now all but a mandate, entertainment-related businesses are closing, and more and more people are abruptly discovering what it’s like to work from home. At WATT Global Media (parent company of Petfood Industry), we work under a ROWE (Results-Only […] More

  • At Home With Your Dog Courtesy of Coronavirus?

    At Home With Your Dog Courtesy of Coronavirus?

    Karen B. London, PhD, is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in working with dogs with serious behavioral problems, including aggression. She has authored five books on canine training and behavior. Original Source link More

  • Virus fears postpone Singapore PetExpo

    Virus fears postpone Singapore PetExpo

    2020’s seventh edition of the annual Singapore PetExpo, scheduled for July 24–26, has been postponed while the country, and the rest of the world, continues to deal with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Show organizers said they will inform attendees, exhibitors and stakeholders once a new date for the event has been confirmed. COVID-19 in Singapore […] More

  • Pet food businesses need coronavirus continuity plans

    Pet food businesses need coronavirus continuity plans

    As I write, the global struggle with the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) is growing, and further measures are being envisaged to prevent spikes of infection, from new and stricter limits on the movement of people and goods to the stoppage of production activities. To date, more than 114,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been documented worldwide, […] More