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  • Will COVID-19 surge in pet food, other e-commerce last?

    Will COVID-19 surge in pet food, other e-commerce last?

    Well before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of life and business as we know them, e-commerce was enacting its own form of disruption, including in the pet food market. Over the last few months, with most people around the world quarantined or sheltering at home, online purchasing in every category has soared, and some […] More

  • Supporting the pet supplies industry during COVID-19 crisis

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of trade fair attendees as well as the pet supplies industry, the organizer of INTERZOO, WZF (Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe GmbH), and BolognaFiere S.p.A., organizer of ZOOMARK INTERNATIONAL, will both postpone their respective biennial events by one year. INTERZOO will now be held in […] More

  • COVID-19 influence on pet food consumer trends, behaviors

    COVID-19 influence on pet food consumer trends, behaviors

    The COVID-19 pandemic is changing nearly every aspect of life and business as we know it, and that seems to go for consumer behavior toward pet food purchasing and the trends driving that behavior. While convenience, technology and confidence have been key pet food drivers for at least a few years, and still are, they […] More

  • Video: COVID-19 lessons for pet food manufacturers

    Video: COVID-19 lessons for pet food manufacturers

    As the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread throughout the world, many pet food manufacturers in Italy, one of the hardest hit areas, experienced challenges before other companies in developed markets did. How did they cope, and what lessons have they learned? Paola Cane, Ph.D., CEO of Mia Solution, based in Torino, Italy, works with many […] More

  • How will COVID-19 affect pet food M&A in 2020?

    How will COVID-19 affect pet food M&A in 2020?

    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

  • 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

  • COVID-19 impact on pet food veterinary channel in Mexico

    COVID-19 impact on pet food veterinary channel in Mexico

    As lockdowns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic continue, consumers are getting more comfortable purchasing pet food online. It is expected that such a trend will persist and further expand even as the crisis passes. Surprisingly, the biggest short-term collateral impact of the current pandemic on the Mexican pet food market is a price reduction for […] More

  • How prevalent are COVID-19 pet food ingredient shortages?

    How prevalent are COVID-19 pet food ingredient shortages?

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the largest pet food market, the U.S., various industry voices have raised concerns about possible pending effects on the ingredient supply chain. With the bleak news coming out of the U.S. meat industry these days regarding its supply chain and operation problems, those worries seem to have hit a […] More

  • Detection Dogs in Training to Sniff Out Covid-19

    Detection Dogs in Training to Sniff Out Covid-19

    Human diseases and health conditions—including a variety of cancers, diabetes, UTIs, epilepsy and malaria—have odor signatures. Lucky for us, dogs are experts in identifying them, using their special superpower: their sense of smell. Their latest challenge? Covid-19. A lot of out-of-the-box thinking has been deployed in the race to find ways to identify and treat […] 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

  • 13 Simmons Pet Food employees positive for COVID-19

    13 Simmons Pet Food employees positive for COVID-19

    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

  • Video: how COVID-19 affects pet food research, hiring

    Video: how COVID-19 affects pet food research, hiring

    While the COVID-19 pandemic is having immediate effects on the pet food market – such as dramatic sales surges, resulting production demands and ingredient supply uncertainties – future issues may arise, too. These include a slowdown or temporary stop of pet food research activities, plus possible barriers to job searches for students graduating from pet […] More

  • Socializing Your Puppy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Socializing Your Puppy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    It is crucial for puppies that are 8–14 weeks of age to have positive socializing experiences to help shape them into well-rounded, confident dogs. The social distancing required during the COVID-19 pandemic can make it more challenging to provide puppies with the pleasant encounters they need. In these uncertain times, the University of Minnesota Veterinary […] 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

  • USDA confirms tiger sick with COVID-19 in New York zoo

    USDA confirms tiger sick with COVID-19 in New York zoo

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in one tiger at a zoo in New York. This is the first instance of a tiger being infected with COVID-19. Samples from this tiger were taken and tested after several lions and tigers […] 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

  • Sportscasters Turn Talents To Dogs

    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

  • COVID-19 virus replicates in cats, transmits cat-to-cat

    COVID-19 virus replicates in cats, transmits cat-to-cat

    Scientists at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China directly inoculated domestic cats with high levels of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease in humans. The scientists conducted similar experiments with dogs, pigs, chickens, ferrets and ducks. The virus could replicate in ferrets and cats, and could transmit from… Original Source link More

  • Pet food industry supply chain intact during COVID-19

    Pet food industry supply chain intact during COVID-19

    As of the beginning of April, much of the pet food production supply chain remained intact, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, industry leaders cannot predict how the Covid-19 pandemic will ultimately affect sources of materials for pet food formulation, manufacturing and packaging. “Although we have experienced limited direct impact… Original Source link More

  • How is COVID-19 affecting your pet food business?

    How is COVID-19 affecting your pet food business?

    The novel COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is affecting every business and industry, including pet food, around the world. While data show pet food sales are currently rising as consumers stock up to shelter at home with their pets, that upswing in demand is likely causing problems in terms of consistent supplies of ingredients and other materials, […] 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

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