You read the headline of this article correctly. The answer is, “Yes!” the frozen yogurt industry has finally gone to the dogs by expanding to the canine market. As diehard frozen yogurt fans, we know exactly why this happened. The reason is that we know it’s difficult for any warm-blooded living being (human, dog, or just about any other mammal) to resist frozen yogurt treats. And if you’re a dog-lover (which is likely, because dog owners make up a large percentage of the world’s population), you might be interested in knowing 1) that you can purchase frozen yogurt treats for your four-legged-friends, and 2) if you are interested in breaking into the canine frozen yogurt industry as a business owner – there are plenty of opportunities.
Last summer in New York City’s Upper West Side, new doggy frozen yogurt vending carts debuted in two local parks. The owner of the business, called “Yappy Treats Cart,” gave dog owners the opportunity to purchase frozen yogurt for their furry pals. The treats were packaged in easy-to-lick containers that were just the right size for dogs. Flavors available included tuna-carrot and peanut butter-banana-carob. To date, the company, which is based in NYC, doesn’t have a store front, but sells its line of “DOGFROYO” treats through traveling vending carts, retail stores, and at special events.
It Doesn’t Stop With Doggie Frozen Yogurt Carts!
We believe the launch of frozen yogurt vending carts that visit parks and are filled with treats made specifically for dogs is a fantastic development. But recently, many types of frozen yogurt businesses opening around the world are catering specifically to man’s best friend (e.g. the dog). For example, “Yoghund” produces frozen yogurt treats for dogs that are natural, nutritional, and digestive-friendly. Yoghund is made with real yogurt, which not only assists humans’ digestive systems, immune systems, and nutrient absorption, but also helps dogs’ digestive systems in the same way.
As of today, more than 2,500 large grocery store chains, natural grocery stores, and pet retail establishments sell Yoghund. The two most popular flavors are peanut butter & banana, blueberry & vanilla, but other new flavors include peanut butter & papaya and apple cheddar.
Are You Thinking of New Business Opportunities in the Frozen Yogurt Industry that Cater to Dogs?
The mere thought of developing a new business that manufactures or sells frozen yogurt for dogs, cats, or any other type of pet is a very exciting prospect for many entrepreneurs. If you have an idea in mind, we wholeheartedly encourage you to move forward and pursue your business venture. According to an article published on Multibriefs.com, “Going forward, the pet industry is projected to grow 4 %t annually through 2018. In the next five years, pet operations are projected to maintain strong growth.”
If you’ve started a new frozen yogurt business that caters to dogs (or other types of pets), let us know by posting a comment below! Let us know how you’re doing!