Innovation and Pet Food SMEs in the United Kingdom

Thomas, Brychan C, Simmons, Geoff, Packham, Gary and Miller, Christopher (2010) Innovation and Pet Food SMEs in the United Kingdom. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 17 (1). pp. 46-64. doi:10.1080/10454446.2011.532384

Full text not available from this repository.


The market for prepared pet food in the United Kingdom (UK) is worth just over $2.3 billion a year. As a consequence, the pet food industry needs to be responsible, efficient, and at the forefront of technology. This research investigates the technological and industrial environment for innovation, which currently exists in the UK pet food industry. It draws primarily on existing research and secondary data sources including organisations such as the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association. The pilot study involved a detailed analysis of the issues regarding technological innovation in the pet food industry in the UK. In particular the results of the study have been analysed in detail using a “cross indicator analysis.” The research reveals that pet food SMEs in the UK are key players in the pet food industry and are willing to innovate to enhance their product lines even if at a moderate level.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 15:17
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 14:54

University Staff: Request a correction | Repository Editors: Update this record

University Of Gloucestershire

Bookmark and Share

Find Us On Social Media:

Social Media Icons Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Pinterest Linkedin

Other University Web Sites

University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH. Telephone +44 (0)844 8010001.