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Natural Products, Pet Wellness, and the New Pet Parent


Natural Products, Pet Wellness, and the New Pet Parent

Date:  December 7, 2016 - POSTPONED until January, 2017.  Date TBD.
Time:  2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. CT/ 11:00 a.m. PT
Presented by:  David Sprinkle, Research Director, Packaged Facts

This webcast examines the relationship between the U.S. market for natural-positioned products and pet parents’ evolving pet wellness and ethical pet-keeping.  While the growth of the natural pet market correlates in part to the expanding number of natural players exclusive to the pet specialty channel, the incursion (via line extension or acquisition) of companies centered in the mass market has brought the industry’s largest competitors onto the natural playing field.

In this context of a reshaped competitive landscape, including the potentially disruptive role of the Internet, this webcast examines:

  • How human market trends are fueling natural pet product growth
  • How natural pet foods’ focus on ingredients is transforming the pet industry’s core category
  • How natural positioning has spread to encompass non-food pet supplies (including cat litter and clean-up products, grooming products, flea/tick care products, and supplements)

Focusing on products for dogs and cats, this webcast features new national data from Packaged Facts’ ongoing Pet Owner Surveys and draws on Packaged Facts’ recent research report on Natural, Organic and Eco-Friendly Pet Products in the U.S.  The discussion will cover food and non-food purchasing trends as well as psychographic and demographic characteristics of natural pet product purchasers and the new pet parent.  

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Past Seminars
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APPA Webcast Series TO GO!  Take the APPA Webcast Series on the go with you!  Audio files are now available for Podcast and MP3 Downloads.  Don't forget to print the Presentation Slides and take them along to accompany your audio files. List of Archived Titles: 

  • The Top Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Selling Their Business, Presented by Pamela Dennis, PhD, Organizational Development Consultant and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Partners, December 1, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Import Compliance Update, Presented by Rennie Alston, CEO, American River Group of Companies, November 17, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Mastering Negotiation Skill Sets, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 27, 2016 (60 minutes)

  •  The Ins and Outs of Licensing a Pet Product, Presented by Nicole A. Ressue, Intellectual Property Attorney.  Moderated by Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, September 27, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Breaking Into the Millennial Mind - Strategies for Recruiting, Retaining & Engaging, Presented by Scott Zimmer, Generational Expert and Keynote Speaker, BridgeWorks, June 16, 2016 (70 minutes, archive coming soon)


  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification, Determination & Compliance, Presented by Jasmin Marin, Senior International Trade Consultant at American River Group of Companies, June 9, 2016 (60 minutes)


  • Exporting in a Manner Compliant with U.S. Government Regulations, Presented by Sarah Reynolds, Senior Consultant / Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, May 4, 2016 (60 minutes)


  • Launching a Brand: Part II in a series on Creating and Launching a Brand, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, April 26, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Developing a Brand Identity, Presented by Rick Rockhill, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zarhill Partners and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT Midspan, February 4, 2016 (60 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Sourcing Pet Products in China, Presented by  Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, December 16, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Private Equity, Presented by Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan and Jeremy Holland, Principal, The Riverside Company and Owner of Outward Hound, December 15, 2015 (60 minutes)

  •  Are you Recall Ready?  Learn How to Be Prepared for the Unthinkable, Presendted by Roger Hancock, Founder and President, Recall InfoLink, and John Kirkpatrick, Director of Sales, Recall InfoLink, December 10, 2015 (45 minutes)

  • Best Practices for Dealing with FDA Regulated Imports, Presented by Jasmin Marin, Senior International Trade Consultant, American River Group of Companies, December 3, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Export AES Compliance Management, Presented by Sarah Reynolds,  Senior Consultant/Trainer and Vice President of Operations, American River Group of Companies, November 19, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Successfully Raising Capital to Fund Your Growing Pet Business, Presented by Pat Robinson, Business Development Manager, CircleUp, and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, October 27, 2015 (60 minutes)

  •  Understanding INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms) and How it Affects Imports & Exports, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, June 11, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Developing Export Sales Opportunities, Presented by Neil Lenok, American River Group of Companies, May 7, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • The Myths and Realities of Pet Industry Mergers and Acquisitions: Revelations from Two Pet Industry M&A Insiders, Presented by Craig Lawson, Co-founder, MHT MidSpan and Carol Frank, Managing Director, MHT MidSpan, April 23, 2015 (60 minutes)

  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage by Importing Your Pet Products, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 23, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • What is a minimum risk pesticide and how is it regulated? Presented by Leslie Garcia and Micah Reynolds, Senior Regulatory Consultants, Technology Sciences Group Inc., October 7, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • How to Select and Manage Your International Carriers, Freight Forwarder, and Custom House Broker, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, October 2, 2014 (60 minutes)

  • Demystifying Exports:  Exporting is Profitable, Presented by Neil Lenok, Managing Director, American River Group of Companies, August 21, 2014 (60 Minutes)