India Pet Food News

Recent industry report about India Pet Food company news, including latest market trends and industry updates in 2024. This sector news is compiled by Mordor Intelligence™ India Pet Food Market industry experts.

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India Pet Food News

  • July 2023: Hill's Pet Nutrition introduced its new MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified pollock and insect protein products for pets with sensitive stomachs and skin lines. They contain vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
  • May 2023: Nestle Purina launched new cat treats under the Friskies "Friskies Playfuls - treats" brand. These treats are round in shape and are available in chicken and liver and salmon and shrimp flavors for adult cats.
  • April 2023: Mars Incorporated opened its first pet food research and development center in Asia-Pacific. This new facility, called the APAC pet center, will support the company's product development.
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  • November 2022: Mars Pet Care finalized an acquisition deal with Champion Pet Foods, a prominent global manufacturer specializing in premium pet food. This strategic move significantly bolsters Mars Pet Care's product range and amplifies its global market presence in the pet care industry.
  • August 2022: Wiggles, an Indian pet care brand, expanded its offerings with the introduction of a new product line named Every Dawg. This line features gluten and sugar-free pet food tailored for dogs of all breeds, further diversifying Wiggles' pet food portfolio.
  • December 2021: Unilever, a renowned global consumer goods company, marked its entry into the pet care market in Brazil with the launch of Cafune. This inaugural pet care brand encompasses a variety of products, such as pet shampoos, conditioners, wipes, kitty litter, training pads for dogs, and home disinfectants, aiming to meet diverse pet care needs in the Brazilian market.
  • September 2021: Royal Canin, a Brand of Mars Inc., launched Health Management, which offered five tailored nutritional ranges designed to support optimal health in cats and dogs: which included oral care products Feline Dental Diet and Canine Dental Diet.
  • August 2021: Wellness Pet LLC, a United States-based pet products company, introduced new age-specific and dental health products. The firm introduced WHIMZEES Value Packs assorted dental treats for dogs, which feature a variety of dental chew shapes to support dental hygiene.
  • June 2020: Pedigree, a subsidiary of Mars Inc., launched three new dental products, including 'Dentastix' for dogs. Dentastix Chewy Chunx helps prevent plaque build-up throughout the day and may launch chicken and beef flavors, with mini or maxi options for smaller or larger dogs.
  • November 2022: Mars Pet Care finalized an acquisition deal with Champion Pet Foods, a prominent global manufacturer specializing in premium pet food. This strategic move significantly bolsters Mars Pet Care's product range and amplifies its global market presence in the pet care industry.
  • August 2022: Wiggles, an Indian pet care brand, expanded its offerings with the introduction of a new product line named Every Dawg. This line features gluten and sugar-free pet food tailored for dogs of all breeds, further diversifying Wiggles' pet food portfolio.
  • December 2021: Unilever, a renowned global consumer goods company, marked its entry into the pet care market in Brazil with the launch of Cafune. This inaugural pet care brand encompasses a variety of products, such as pet shampoos, conditioners, wipes, kitty litter, training pads for dogs, and home disinfectants, aiming to meet diverse pet care needs in the Brazilian market.

May 2022: Hipromine announced a partnership with WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH, a supplier of feeding technology solutions. As part of this venture, Weda supplies HiProMine with insects, including Black Soldier Fly (BSFL), aiding the company's development of its pet and animal nutrition products.

Feb 2022: Insect farmer Protix, which produces proteins for the feed for fish, farm animals, and pets, raised EUR 50 million (USD 51.4 million) for further international expansion and ground-breaking research and development.

February 2021: Innovafeed, along with Auchan, launched their third insect-fed animal feed line by introducing insect-fed pork, which has been fed with a diet incorporating insect oil for a reduced carbon footprint, focusing on sustainability.

In January 2022, ADM opened an Aquaculture Innovation Lab at the Animal Nutrition Technology Center (ANTC) in Decatur, Illinois. The laboratory extends ADM's international research and development capabilities to a new region, building on existing aquaculture research facilities located in Brazil, Mexico, and Vietnam. The new facility expands global capabilities to develop novel nutrition solutions

In October 2021, BASF and Cargill expanded their partnership in the animal nutrition business, adding research and development capabilities and new markets to the partners' existing feed enzymes distribution agreements. Together, they plan to develop, produce, market, and sell customer-centric enzyme products and solutions. The goal is to bring farmers to feed innovations that reduce nutrient waste, improve feed efficiency, and promote animal growth and wellbeing.

In May 2021, Alltech recently introduced a new line of Lifeforce TM, premium equine supplements, to the market. Backed by more than 40 years of scientific research and formulated with field-proven technologies, these supplements have been created to meet the needs of modern horses throughout their lives, from performance to recreation.

  • September 2021: Royal Canin, a Brand of Mars Inc., launched Health Management, which offered five tailored nutritional ranges designed to support optimal health in cats and dogs: which included oral care products Feline Dental Diet and Canine Dental Diet.
  • August 2021: Wellness Pet LLC, a United States-based pet products company, introduced new age-specific and dental health products. The firm introduced WHIMZEES Value Packs assorted dental treats for dogs, which feature a variety of dental chew shapes to support dental hygiene.
  • June 2020: Pedigree, a subsidiary of Mars Inc., launched three new dental products, including 'Dentastix' for dogs. Dentastix Chewy Chunx helps prevent plaque build-up throughout the day and may launch chicken and beef flavors, with mini or maxi options for smaller or larger dogs.
  • November 2022: De Heus Inaugurated its first premix factory in Asia at May Industrial Park, Trang Bom district, Vietnam. It has a capacity of 60,000 tons. This will enable the company to ensure product quality and supply, reduce costs for the farmers and increase their production efficiency in Vietnam and the whole of Asia.
  • June 2022: Innovafeed and Cargill partnered to bring about healthy new ingredients to different types of animal feed, including compound feed. The agreement combines Innovafeed's expertise in formulating precision insect ingredients and Cargill's global animal nutrition capabilities to scale up the use of insect ingredients in multiple types of animal feed.
  • November 2022: Norwegian RAS trout farmer, Hima Seafood, signed a five-year contract with Skretting Norway to be the primary feed supplier for the trout production that will start up at Rjukan in Telemark in 2023.
  • November 2022: Skretting opened its new fish feed factory, Lotus II, in Vietnam. The fish feed factory consists of two independent lines with a production capacity of 100,000 tons per year.
  • November 2022: De Heus opens its fourth feed facility in Indonesia. The feed mill is on an area of five hectares in PIER Pasuruan, East Java, with an annual production capacity of 300,000 MT.
  • In February 2022, Element Six UK Ltd collaborated with II-VI Inc. Through this collaboration, II-VI licenses Element Six's intellectual property and necessary equipment would produce high-quality single-crystal diamonds to expand its core competency in diamond technology.
  • In July 2021, Element Six UK LTD and the University of Warwick entered a partnership to develop the next generation of synthetic diamond-enabled technologies. Under this partnership, Element Six applied its renowned expertise and capabilities in advanced material solutions.
  • April 2024: Smartwater launched designed aluminum cans for its alkaline and sparkling waters. The cans are available in supermarket aisles in the United States. 
  • February 2024: The Topo Chico brand launched a range of sparkling mineral water flavors, such as Tonic Water, Ginger Beer, and Club Soda. The products can be used as mixers in cocktails.
  • February 2024: Nongfu Spring invested CNY 5 billion (approx. USD 703 million) into a new factory in Jiande City, Zhejiang Province. The project was implemented in two phases and multiple stages and was expected to be completed within five years. The company plans to cover production, processing, and manufacturing to create a comprehensive industrial base for drinking water and beverage products.

India Pet Food Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029