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sure around sustainability, especially
to replace plastic in their packaging, we
believe innovative, sustainable paper
and packaging solutions will provide:
■ increased recycling options,
■ opportunities to meet consumers'
growing desire for use of renewable
resources,
■ a significant reduction in overpackaging through SiOC designs
for e-commerce applications,
■ excellent shelf presentation through
branding opportunities that clearly
show a regard for sustainability, and
■ full transparency for consumers
on product and packaging through
digital activation," said Parker.

Market trends
■ Fresh food offering expansion
- refrigerated, easy to re-close
packaging
■ Improved shelf life with alternative
barriers - focus on packaging as
protection

As always, flexibility and strategy
will be key. And whether dogs and
cats or guinea pigs and rabbits are the
targets, packaging will continue to play
an important role in the marketing
and sales of pet food products for the
foreseeable future. ■

Everyone's Reading Labels.

The future of small pet
food packaging
The future outlook of small pet
food packaging is expected to continue
along the same lines of dog and cat
food packaging. Beyond sustainability,
e-commerce is of significant interest
(see sidebar, "Succeeding in pet food
marketing in the digital space"), as
are several other trends everyone is
used to discussing in the dog and cat
packaging space.
"Another common trend is the
continuing shift toward premium
packaging, which reflects consumers
welcoming pets as members of the
family," said Conklin. "[We also anticipate] more movement toward plastic
flat-bottom pouches and the continued
need to support innovation."
According to Casey, other top trends,
which will be recognizable to anyone in
the dog and cat food space, are:
Consumer trends
■ Convenience - easy to re-close
packaging for multiple uses
■ Transparency - consumers expect
knowledge of where their pet food
products are coming from
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Contents
What is the future for pet food packaging sustainability?
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
TOP’s Parrot Food expands bird food market opportunities
Sustainability a top concern in small pet food packaging
Belgium holds most small mammal pets per capita 2018
Humanization, all-natural big in small animal pet food
Rules for the reconstitution of dry pet food ingredients
Faba beans: A new pulse for the dog and cat food market
Shopper loyalty challenges in the e-commerce age
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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