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Cereal Packaging Report 2017

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Why Brands NEED a Backup Flexible Pet Food Packaging Supplier

Posted by Brittany Nader

No CPG company is 100 percent immune to product recalls. As of late, the world of packaged pet food has seen its fair share of products being pulled from shelves of major retail stores due to a range of health concerns.

As such, brands must be prepared well in advance for any mishaps that can happen before, during, and after the product reaches retailers. While the pet food industry in particular has been affected by concerns of listeria and salmonella, in particular, we cannot forget the importance of packaging when it comes to consumer safety.

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

How Millennials Are Drastically Changing the Pet Packaging Industry

Posted by Brittany Nader

In the next decade, millennials – that is, consumers aged 18-34 years old – will play a significant role in the evolution and growth of the pet industry.

We already know how influential this consumer base is to other markets and trends, but a new report from Packaged Facts shows just how important this demographic will be to brands in pet food, pet supplements, and other pet products areas. According to the report, pet ownership traditionally declines among consumers after they reach 60 years of age. Younger people are adopting animals at a steadily increasing rate, and they are more willing to invest their attention and dollars on care and products for their furry friends.

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

5 Trade Show Trends Highlighting New Changes in Marketing Pet Food

Posted by Brittany Nader

Trade shows are prime opportunities to not only connect with various professionals in your industry, but also discover new trends and become privy to exciting new products emerging in the marketplace.

As we gear up for the NASC Annual Conference next week, we’ve consulted with industry experts to forecast innovations and changes happening in the world of pet products. Conferences, trade shows, and forums are important to us because they help us better serve our customers and stay ahead of the curve in the pet packaging industry. 

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

Protecting the Pets that Protect Us with NASC + Warrior Dog Foundation: FREE WEBINAR

Posted by Brittany Nader

For centuries, dogs have played an extremely important role in safeguarding American citizens — not only as protective household pets, but also as active combat animals in the United States military.

The keen senses canines possess make them invaluable in wartime situations. From apprehending insurgents to tracking targets, along with their astute sense of smell, high running speeds, forceful bite, exceptional vision, agility, and strength, dogs have innate gifts that simply cannot be replicated by humans or machines. These warrior dogs have saved tens of thousands of lives, but did you know that until the year 2000, it was legal and common practice to euthanize K-9s after they completed their services?

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

NASC Board Members Discuss the Status of Pet Supplements: FREE WEBINAR

Posted by Brittany Nader


Protecting the health and wellbeing of pets begins with carefully inspecting and auditing the companies involved in manufacturing and supplying the products we give to our animals.

From the food we feed them to the supplements we provide to keep our pets healthy, careful attention to detail must be placed not only on the products themselves, but also the raw materials, ingredients, and supplement packaging — all are important components that can make or break the quality of the finished product. People truly love their pets, and companies work to foster that bond between humans and their domesticated animals.

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

How the NASC Works to Protect Pets with Supplement Packaging Standards

Posted by Brittany Nader

Dedicated pet owners are committed to making sure their furry friends are happy and healthy.

From the type of food they purchase to the veterinarian they select, animal lovers often put as much time and care into finding the very best options for their pets’ wellbeing as they do themselves and their families. Animal supplements have become a hugely popular industry, as pet owners seek out nutritional products and vitamins that help strengthen the health and immunity of their cats, dogs, and horses. Just as federal regulations are set in place by the Food and Drug Administration to ensure consumable products are safe for humans, the same standards of quality must be upheld to guarantee animals are not harmed by supplements that are out on the market today.

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

New Dog Food Packaging Helps Pet Startups Stand Out

Posted by Brittany Nader

Great news for animal lovers – the U.S. pet products and services market is on a major upswing, with startups driving exciting new innovation and growth in the industry.

In fact, pet product sales are expected to hit a whopping $91 billion by 2019, according to Packaged Facts. As our so-called sharing economy continues to take off, we’ll be seeing inventive new companies emerging, offering AirBnB-esque and other unique services reserved for our furry friends. Products, too, are incorporating the latest consumer trends and technologies to make pet owners’ lives simpler and more convenient. Small businesses and mid-market companies alike are paving the way for compelling progress in the pet space.

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

How the Right Pet Food Packaging Can Help Boost Sales

Posted by Brittany Nader



Think of some of the most popular pet foods and treats you see on the supermarket shelves.

Meow Mix, Kibbles ‘n Bits, 9Lives, and Snausages may come to mind, and they are a few of the largest products made for cats and dogs. Each of these products is produced, distributed, and marketed by Big Heart Pet Brands. The company is dominating the pet food market, as evidenced by its massive acquisition by J.M. Smucker Co. this past spring. Now, Big Heart Pet Brands has boosted Smucker’s sales 47 percent, contributing $628.2 million to its overall net sales. It’s not just a random surge in demand for pet food that is leading to the companies’ success. Big Heart Pet Brands is making its mark on the industry because of its innovative new products and use of pet food packaging that stands out on the shelves and speaks to customers.

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

Healthy Habits Contribute to Soaring Pet Food Packaging Market

Posted by Brittany Nader

Consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious, and their desires for more nourishing food made by companies with sustainable practices have not gone unnoticed.

From big-name restaurants to mid-market food manufacturers, we’re seeing a real change in the way food is prepared and packaged. Organic ingredients are revitalizing packaged foods, giving a face-lift to certain snacks once considered “junk food.” As suppliers of environmentally friendly flexible retail packaging, we’re excited to see so many companies taking more a more eco-conscious approach to the goods they’re offering.

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

Smucker Now In Pet Food Packaging Industry

Posted by David Marinac

As leaders in the pet food packaging business, we follow what is happening in our industry and just the other day something substantial transpired that could cause shock waves for many years to come. J.M. Smucker, based in Orville, Ohio, just announced an agreement to buy Big Heart Pet Brands one of the leaders in the industry for $3.2 billion dollars. Formerly known as Del Monte Corporation, a few of the well-known brands are Milk Bone and Meow Mix, among others. But why would a company in the food business and centered on breakfast and lunch items (Dunkin Donuts coffee, Folgers, Jif peanut butter, and of course Smuckers jelly) buy their way into the pet food world? Money and market penetration silly! The same companies that buy their breakfast and lunch products also buy pet supplies, so this gives Smuckers even more leverage. It is forecasted that sales in US dollars of pet food products will exceed $21 billion dollars in 2015.

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

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