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Time to talk
The Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet, but we have all regained a bit of normality. It’s a new normal, marked by struggling supply chains, a shortage of raw materials …
International Pet Conference
A new era in the pet sector
The International Pet Conference takes place in Bologna on 11 and 12 October. Presentations and discussion panels will focus on the “new normal” since …
Best Newcomer Award
PET worldwide seeks the Best Newcomer
Who will be the Best Newcomer of 2022? At the International Pet Conference in Bologna on 11 and 12 October, PET worldwide will offer five …
War gives rise to new uncertainties
The pet supplies sector is following the war in Ukraine with considerable sympathy for the plight of the Ukrainian population, but also with …
Growth market with plenty of potential
Global changes in the pet supplies market are also noticeable in Southeast Asia. New trends such as natural premium pet food, functional …
New record high
According to provisional figures from the industry association APPA, the pet supplies market attained a record high last year at 109.6 bn dollars.
German pet market continues to grow
With overall sales totalling 4.786 bn euros, pet stores and grocery retailers in Germany enjoyed sales growth of 6 per cent in 2021. …
Green light for the new Arcaplanet Group
Although Arcaplanet and Fressnapf are to be permitted to merge, they must part with up to 70 of their stores. Shortly after the competition…
On the eve of rolling out Fressnapf XXL
Europe’s leading pet product retailer Fressnapf aims to extend its store inventory rapidly in the next few years and invest more in its …
A force in Portugal
Portugal has a dynamic pet supplies market. Recently opening its 50th store, Petoutlet has consolidated its position as market leader in the country. More …
Tom & Co.
Belgian pet store chain Tom & Co. is pressing ahead with expansion. It intends to open more than ten new stores this year, with the main focus on France.  …
Iskaypet expands to Portugal
With the acquisition of the Portuguese pet shop chain Ornimundo, the Iskaypet Group has greatly expanded its presence in Portugal.
A global growth market
Industry experts have known for a long time that treats for cats and dogs are an important market. Globally, sales are increasing in step with choice and …
Reducing the pawprint
Insects are regarded as one of the most sustainable sources of protein for the production of dog food and treats. The treats are especially popular with new …
Welcome back to Interzoo
Eager anticipation abounds in the pet sector: after an absence of four years due to the coronavirus, the world-leading Interzoo fair will finally resume as…
Food for life
Supreme Petfoods has specialised in the care and nutrition of pets for 25 years. Now the company is launching a global marketing campaign.
For the love of dogs
A love of dogs was responsible for the creation of the Miklauz family and their business. Their company Petco sells premium pet food produced in Austria.
Hotspot for innovation
The Swiss firm Curli, a specialist in high-quality dog harnesses, has probably been one of the more remarkable discoveries in the international pet …
“We want to be where the customer is”
Voff is forging ahead, having just announced its seventh company acquisition since the Swedish company was established in 2014.
Made in Portugal
Based in Ferreira do Zêzere, Petmaxi specialises in developing and producing dry food for dogs and cats, which is exported to over 30 countries worldwide.
Ferplast widens its product portfolio
Through its acquisition of the two manufacturing companiesMarchioro and Hydor, Italian pet product specialist Ferplast haswidened its product …
Alpha Pet Ventures
Alpha Pet acquires Arden Grange
Alpha Pet Ventures, a leading technology-driven brand platform for premium pet food based in Munich (brands including Wolfsblut and Wildes …
Jubilee in Sandown
It was smiles all round at Pats Sandown as retailers and suppliers got the chance to meet face-to-face at the UK’s spring pet industry show for the first time in…
International Pet Conference 2022
The new normal in the pet business
Sustainability – a key to business success in the pet industry