In most countries pet food is seen as a necessity of life; as is human food. This means there are no barriers for its sales, lockdown or no lockdown. The main question is: will specialty outlets (pet shops etc.) stay open or not? In a lot of countries only supermarkets and pharmacies are allowed to […]
Only recently I came across some information about cellular agriculture. The popularised short version seems to be cell-ag. For me this is an extremely intriguing development. I was aware of the developments of cultured meat or lab meat; or whatever one wishes to call it. But it goes much further than that. It’s about nature […]
In our optimism we tend to focus on upward trends, conveniently ignoring the downward ones. Let alone the ones that have faded into oblivion. And as we know, sooner or later most trends are destined to be countered by anti-trends. This I believe tells us something about the sustainability of trends in general.
In one of Debbie Phillips-Donaldson´s (Petfood Industry) recent articles about trends, the last paragraph caught my eye. New standards for super-premium were mentioned (note: not by Debbie herself, she quoted somebody else). I read that with mixed feelings. Jealousy because there seem to be standards for super-premium I wasn´t aware of and joy because super-premium had become […]
In an interesting blog Henriette Bylling of Aller Petfood raised a challenging question: “Should pet food development be led by human food trends?”
Hereafter a reaction to a post in Pet E-news. About what people know and understand re. the use of “scientific” language. I wish to concur with Peter’s point of view. Digestibility may not be in everybody’s daily vocabulary, but I am convinced that it means the right thing to quite a lot of people.
Over the years people in any industry have ideas concerning their activity. Whether product or business or systems or processes, just ideas. Sometimes these ideas get executed. In most cases however they don’t. For a variety of reasons. Too early = market is not ready, too complicated, not doable because of the state of technology. […]
Marcel Blok is the sole owner of Change Stranamics. The main activity of the company is to act as advisor to players in the global pet industry. This advice will primarily be strategic in nature and aims to help companies and its owners to find and stay on the road to a sustainable future.
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