Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Pet Food Production industry is dominated by brands like Purina and Cesar, which are produced by Nestle and Mars, respectively. The industry produces a staple product for individuals that have cats and dogs; however, wet pet food is more expensive and can be easily substituted for cheaper dry pet food. When disposable income is higher, consumers often spend more money on their pets and purchase more of this product. Major players compete on price, quality, ingredients and nutrients.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Pet food production uses similar ingredients and processing machinery as human food production. Meat and meat by-products, grains and other carbohydrates are the primary ingredients used in pet food. Consequently, industry operators are located close to other food processing and meat processing facilities.
The Plains region contains the bulk of industry establishments, despite having a very small share of the overall population. This region is home to extensive corn, soybean and wheat fields, as well as processing facilities. Additionally, the majority of the country's cattle farms are located in the Plains region. Beef and beef by-products are often used to produce pet foods.
Other major pet food producing regions include the Great Lakes and West regions... purchase to read more