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Pet Industry Growth Continues to be Strong, Albeit at a Slowing Pace

The pet industry delivered another strong year of relative growth in 2014.  According to the American Pet Products Association (“APPA”), the industry grew 4.2% to just over $58.0 billion in total revenues.  939 more words


Convergence Theme Drives Second Largest Quarter of Pet Industry M&A Activity

The first quarter of 2015 has seen an unprecedented amount of announced and closed deals for the pet industry. In combination, the acquisitions of Big Heart Brands and MWI Veterinary Supply coupled with the take private of PetSmart resulted in a combined deal consideration of $17 billion. 801 more words

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The Risk of Pet Food Price Deflation

As has often been discussed, the post recession rise of the pet industry is often linked to the ongoing upgrade cycle in pet food. Pet owners, fueled by a combination of love for their companion animals, human food trends, and supply chain concerns associated with foreign sourced product, began to spend more on what they were putting into their pets bowl on a daily basis, focusing on solutions with higher quality ingredients, known sourcing, and production integrity. 637 more words

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Pet Industry Market Trends - Fall 2014

As we approach the bell lap in 2014, anticipated full-year performance for the pet industry is starting to come into clearer focus.  For the first time since we have been blogging about the industry, we believe projected growth might fall short of APPA projections.  823 more words

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