HPP Pet Food: The Latest Catnip For Pet Owners

Pet Food Formulating and Processing Follow Human Food Trends

“Love them like family, feed them like family.”

That’s the motto of pet food maker Blue Buffalo Co., but it nicely captures the current sentiment of pet owners … and all makers of pet food. Pet food is a $26 billion a year business, growing at 6 percent and showing no signs of slowing, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. And higher-end products like those at Blue Buffalo – typically $60 and up for a 30-lb. bag — are enjoying even higher growth rates.

Speaking of Blue Buffalo, it was the last independent of the five top-selling pet food companies … until now. At the end of February, General Mills announced a deal to acquire the premium pet food company for $8 billion. Finish the article here