You may have already noticed if you have a four-legged animal to feed: kibble prices are going up! “For most of our customers it’s a little bit less of an outing, but we still pay for the dog’s kibble!”, sums up Flavie Dumesnil, sales assistant at Animalis in Metz. Faced with rising prices, “The customers make us think, so we try to adjust the prices, even if it means that we cut our margins a bit. But we are limited, it is the suppliers who raise the prices.” According to the Leclerc Group, animal foods increased by 13% in 2022inflation that could reach 41% in 2023.
Everyone has their own way of dealing with inflation.
For pet owners, these increases strain the budget, so everyone has their tricks. Raymond, owner of Rio, a small Cavalier King-Charles, buys in bulk. “We even buy 50 kg packages of food, at Cora they have attractive wholesale prices, it allows you to save some money.” explains this pensioner_._ Evelyne, who lives in Metz, has another technique, she divides her dog’s and her cat’s food between food and leftovers: “We share the steak with our dog, she is happy!” Others, like Léa, buy first price croquettes.