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 Products Chapter
Industry operators primarily produce pet food for dogs and cats, including dry food, wet food, treats and natural and organic food products. Some firms also produce food for other pets.
Dry dog food, also known as kibbles, is the most popular variety of dog food, due to its affordability and convenience. Kibbles are typically produced by drying a mixture of animal protein, plant protein and carbohydrates. As a result of the drying process, kibbles can be stored at room temperature without spoiling, making them convenient for owners. However, dry dog food's market share has slightly declined over the past five years, as concerns regarding preservatives, animal nutrition and health caused consumers to turn to wet or natural dog foods... purchase to read more