According to Packaged Facts, a market research firm, millennial pet owners are changing the landscape of the pet industry. These pet owners are ages 18-34 and not only have pets of their own, but they coddle them like newborns, using the most sustainable and economic ways possible. Millennials now make up the highest percentage of pet owners, responsible for 43 percent of pet owner growth from 2007 to 2015.
Ancient grains like millet, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, teff and chia seeds are also known as super-grains or heritage grains, and they’ve experienced a boost in popularity in human health foods. Just like many other human food trends that make their way into the pet industry, we have started to see more of these ingredients being used in recipes for our furry friends.
Retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and pet parents are constantly keeping an eye on pet food trends so they can get their hands on the next big thing. As the humanization of pets has shown that people are treating their furry family members with just as much love as their own children, this has brought a wave of human food trends into the industry.
We all love to create a list of personal and professional goals to work on in the New Year; save money, go to the gym, spend more time with family, apply for a promotion, donate to a charity. During your journey to improve yourself in 2018, why not try to make your pet’s life a little happier and healthier, too?
Topics: Pet Health
Since 1999, the Shook family has prepared, freeze-dried and packaged only the finest pet food and treats for cats and dogs. With over 20 years of experience pioneering the freeze-dried channel in the pet industry, Grandma Lucy’s introduced MACANNA in 2016. Each MACANNA recipe is handcrafted with love in their family-owned and operated facility in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, so pet parents can trust the care and quality that goes into each bag.
Topics: New Products
On Wednesday, December 13th, members of the Pet Food Experts Operations team in Cumberland, Rhode Island joined the Rhode Island Salvation Army for their annual Helping Hands Holiday Toy Program.
Topics: Company News