US demand for pet food packaging is expected to rise 4.8% annually to $2.5 billion in 2018. Growth will be based on the use of higher-value, more-sophisticated packaging and continued strength in pet food shipments fueled by an expected rebound in the pet population. The proliferation of premium pet food brands providing healthier, more nutritious alternatives (corresponding to the continuing humanization of pets by their owners) also will spur packaging demand growth. These and other trends are presented in Pet Food Packaging, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc. (freedoniagroup.com), a Cleveland-based market research firm.
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