Pet food grocery shopping resilience

More evidence of the resiliency of pet food and products in the recession appeared in a MediaPost article reporting on a study of grocery shopping behavior conducted by Digital Research and ThinkVine.   Many respondents reported changes in their shopping behavior such as stocking up on sale items, using coupons and switching to store brands. Pet … Read morePet food grocery shopping resilience

Pet Spending Resilience

Retailwire reported on research regarding pet category retail spending before and during the current recession.  Pre-recession research showed that pet spending was less likely to suffer during a econonmic downturn than spending on groceries, household and luxury goods.  However, data on actual spending in the fourth quarter of 2008 showed that pet owners shifted their … Read morePet Spending Resilience