Food processing

April’s Top 10 Pet Food Headlines

Made by Nacho expands its distribution and unveils new products (April 21th)
To celebrate its first anniversary, this cat food brand co-founded by celebrity chef Bobby Flay has shared several business developments, new products and e-commerce distribution agreements.

Nine

Pet food sales top $50 billion in 2021 (April 22)
Sales of pet food and treats contributed to the industry’s record growth last year. Total pet industry sales exceeded $123.6 billion, of which pet food and treat sales accounted for 40%.

Eight

Nom Nom Now enters physical retail (April 7)
PetSmart has expanded its fresh and frozen pet food offering through an exclusive partnership with Nom Nom Now, marking the dog food brand’s entry into physical retail.

Seven

Hill’s relaunches its Prescription Diet range (April 19)
Hill’s Pet Nutrition will be rolling out reformulations, new packaging designs and a stronger veterinary outreach initiative for its Prescription Diet line this year.

Six

Women in the Pet Industry: Meet Sissy McGill, Founder of Solid Gold Pet (April 20)

Seeing the premium pet foods offered in Germany in the 1970s, Sissy McGill saw an opportunity to bring dog food innovation to the United States. Thus, Solid Gold Pet was born.

Five

The NUTRO brand launches a new range of dog food (April 8)
Mars Petcare North America has launched a new line under its NUTRO™ brand, SO SIMPLE, featuring dog food and toppers made with simple, high-quality, non-GMO ingredients.

Four

Ingredient supplier expands with $104 million facility (April 12)
GA Pet Food Partners has created its Ingredient Kitchen, which houses a myriad of capabilities for testing, processing and storing pet food ingredients and finished products.

Three

Nestlé Purina invests $90 million in facility expansion (April 18)
Nestlé Purina has shared a $90 million expansion of its wet cat food factory in Blaney, Australia, which will dramatically increase production to meet growing demand.

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Marel buys Wenger for $540 million (April 27)
Marel plans to acquire Wenger Manufacturing LLC, a move that will create its fourth and final business segment focused on pet food, plant protein and aquaculture.

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NielsenIQ Shares the Most Searched Product Attributes for Pet Foods (April 4)
Three market research experts from NielsenIQ presented their latest findings on the pet industry at the Global Pet Expo in March, including channel spend data, product attribute trends and terms of service. consumer research.

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