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Ralf Majer-Abele

Backs to the wall

Scarcely any segment in the pet sector has had to deal with as much criticism in recent years as aquatics. Radical animal welfare campaigners repeatedly...View comment...
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Benelux states - Belgium

Strong growth rates in Belgium

There are more pets in Belgium than in the Netherlands, but pet food sales there are only around two thirds of those in the country next door. However, the growth rate in Belgium is considerably higher than in the Netherlands. View article...
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Aquatics - Market analysis

Between stagnation and new beginnings

Although the aquatics segment has seen a long-term downturn in sales in some countries, it remains an important business segment in the pet supplies sector.... View article...

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Pet stores China

China's ambivalent market

The pet world in China is divided: seen through rose-tinted spectacles on the one hand, there is a harsher side to it too. But the rosy picture is View article...

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Strong growth rates in Belgium

There are more pets in Belgium than in the Netherlands, but pet food sales there are only around two thirds of those in the country next door. View article...

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Italy

Price competition increases strongly

Pet care has seen more positive growth in current value terms in Italy in 2017, points out the market research company Euromonitor International. View article...

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Strong growth rates in Belgium

There are more pets in Belgium than in the Netherlands, but pet food sales there are only around two thirds of those in the country next door. View article...

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Subdued growth

The German pet supplies sector achieved sales growth of 0.9 per cent and overall sales of nearly 4.15 bn euros in pet stores and supermarkets in View article...

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Austria, Futterhaus in Simmering

Small country, great place

8.7 mio people live in Austria along with 650 000 dogs and 1.8 mio cats. The pet supplies market was estimated to be worth 596.2 mio euros in 2016. View article...

Denmark

Kingsmoor

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A year in products

The pet supplies industry has upped its R&D effort once again this year to be able to unveil new, innovative products to retailers and ultimately to consumers also.

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Cat food - Market research

Treats drive sales growth in Europe

Market research company IRI has looked at the sales and tonnage trends for cat food in four European countries. The results show that the market situation varies considerably between different countries. View article...

Suppliers

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Mera plotting a course for the future

Even on the approach to Kevelaer the imposing building is visible from some considerable distance. Commissioned in May, this is the new, ultra-modern logistics centre of pet food manufacturer Mera Tiernahrung. View article...

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Maria Lange (GfK)

Dog food - Markets

Dogs wagging US pet trends

When talking about the pet speciality marketplace in the US, this chiefly means the dog marketplace. There is no "lion's share" of this industry; there is only a "canine's share" - and that is a big bite, indeed, stresses Maria Lange (GfK). View article...

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Sector trade gathering in England

The UK The UK pet supplies trade fair Pats Telford notched up a 7 per cent increase in visitors over 2016 with 2 148 attendees. View article...