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Overcoming obstacles and chasing innovation, the pet
food industry prepares for its promising future.
By Kimberlie Clyma | kclyma@sosland.com
While no one can predict the future, taking a close look
at today's evolving industry trends can give us a potential
glimpse into where we're headed.
The pet food industry has changed substantially from the
time, almost 100 years ago in 1926, when Purina launched
its first dog food - Purina Dog Chow. Now pet food and
treat manufacturers offer complete-and-balanced meal options
found in kibble form, freeze-dried varieties and even
fresh pet food alternatives sold out of refrigerated grocery
cases. Today's formulations are no longer solely made from
animal proteins and byproducts, but from plants, insects
and even ingredients grown in laboratories. And pet food
now provides more than the standard dietary nutrients
dogs and cats require - they provide ingredients to help
pets with cognitive function, mobility, mood enhancement
and other life-improving activities.
Pet food is so much more than it was 100 years ago.
And, while no one can predict the future, it's safe say pet
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food will be so much more in 100 years to come.
The innovations that have been leading the pet food
and treat industry over the past 10 to 20 years will be
guiding the industry in the next 20-plus years, and beyond.
Transparency, sustainability, automation, humanization
and premiumization are trends that are shaping
the industry and the key players within it.
" Companies either can embrace and innovate - or
choose to resist change and lose relevance in the market
over the next several years, " said Rick Ruffolo, chief
executive officer and president of Phelps Pet Products,
Rockford, Ill. " It's the right thing to do for the industry,
for our customers, and ultimately, for the planet. "
Challenging times
The US pet care industry is growing - and it's growing
at a rate beyond industry expectations. In 2020, the
American Pet Products Association (APPA) reported
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