Across industries, the past two years were marked by rapid growth and transformation, even in the face of global supply chain challenges and widespread staffing shortages. The pet industry is not excluded from these challenges or tremendous growth. According to the APPA, an estimated $109.6 billion will have been spent on pets in the U.S. in 2021.
Over time we've seen the pet industry transform and grow into what it is today. It is crucial to have leaders we can count on through all this change, especially when our world is thrown into chaos by a global pandemic. This year, Pet Age Magazine has launched the Power 50 List to recognize and highlight our industry's incredible leaders and influencers.
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William May joins Pet Food Experts as Vice President of Supply Chain Operations
It's no secret that the challenges our world faces today are too big for any individual or individual organization to tackle. The Pet Sustainability Coalition is helping pet industry organizations and individuals turn their collective motivation and shared vision into action. As purpose-driven leaders, working together is the only way to make a real difference and tackle systemic change. In a short amount of time, the coalition has made a profound impact in helping to shape and activate sustainability efforts across this great industry. We’re pleased to announce this collaborative commitment and invite others to help drive further transformation.
On this 51st Earth Day, four Pet Sustainability Accredited brands are taking extra steps in celebration and action to advance their communities' wellbeing. While we're of the mindset that Earth Day is every day, this annual holiday prompts us all to take an extra step to protect and preserve this beautiful planet we all call home. Our amazing planet not only provides a bountiful place for our families to work and play, but it also generously provides the natural resources needed to successfully run our businesses.
At the Global Pet Expo in March of 2020, the Pet Sustainability Coalition, Earth Animal, and Pet Food Experts announced a unique Flex Forward Pilot Program. Since August 2020, retailers from across the nation have been working toward a collective mission to gather 5,000 pounds of pet food packaging in an effort to identify sustainable alternatives to the packaging disposed of in landfills.