South America Pet Care (Food, Grooming, Accessories & Healthcare) Market Outlook, 2020-2025 with 2019 as the Base Year – – Press Release

DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–The “South America Pet Care (Food, Grooming, Accessories & Healthcare) Market Outlook, 2025” report has been added to’s offering.

The report gives an all-round analysis of the South American pet care market, which is increasing day by day. In this, the millennial plays a considerable role in pet adoption as they consider the pet as humans and are willing to take care of them.

As urbanization continues and disposable income rises, more consumers are turning towards pet companionship. As South American people shifted from pet ownership to pet parenthood, opportunities in every pet care segment have increased for any company that wants to capitalize on it.

The rise of e-commerce and other technologies have pushed the market on the path of growth. As the ownership of pets is increasing, the segments associated with the pet care market like pet accessories, pet grooming, pet healthcare, are also rising, with people are becoming aware of pet health, well-being, and comfort.

Globally, the South American pet care market stands at fourth position, which has generated a revenue of above USD 9 Billion. The pet care market is still at a growing stage but has posted the fastest growth when compared to the top three regions globally. In certain countries, the grooming and accessories market is not explored to its maximum & thus providing opportunities to the companies.

The pet food market has the largest share in the South American pet care market, as the people are becoming more aware and responsible for what they are feeding to their pets. This growing awareness will let the market grow with an expected CAGR of above 6% in the forecasted period till the year 2025.

The pet food market is followed by pet services, which include accessories, healthcare, and grooming. The overall market trend related to pet grooming products has been observed with both the economical and premium quality being in demand.

In countries like Brazil and Argentina, people are spending more on the health and well-being of the pet, which has given a significant growth in the grooming service segment. Pet grooming products have observed the fastest growth at a rate of 6% CAGR historically. Brazil has established itself among the top five pet care markets globally in terms of the retail value of sales over the past few years, achieving tremendous growth even during the economic recession the country has faced since 2014.

Major players in the market

  • Nestle SA
  • Mars Incorporated
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • J M Smucker
  • Blue-Buffalo
  • Champion Pet Foods
  • NicoluzziRacoes
  • United Pet Group Inc

Considered for the report:

  • Base year: 2019
  • Estimated year: 2020
  • Forecasted year: 2025

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Methodology

3 Regional Analysis

4 Global Pet Population Analysis

4.1 By Country (Dog/ Cat/ Bird/ Fish)

5 Global Pet Care Market Outlook

5.1 Market Size By ValueBy Segment

5.2 Market Share

5.3 Global Pet Food Market Outlook

5.4 Global Pet Healthcare Market Outlook

5.5 Global Pet Accessories Market Outlook

5.6 Global Pet Grooming Market Outlook

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Startups like Papa, which pairs elderly people with ‘grandkids on demand’ to help them with common tasks like grocery shopping, could be the future of healthcare. Here’s an inside look at how it works.

The gig economy is coming for healthcare.

Courtesy of Papa; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider

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Courtesy of Papa; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider

Startups like Papa, which provides “grandkids on demand” to seniors, hire mostly young part-time workers as outside contractors to help with chores, troubleshoot technology issues, or just sit and talk with seniors, many of whom have remained isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.

Big technology companies like Uber and Instacart popularized the gig model, but contract workers are nothing new in the world of home healthcare. With the advent of the gig economy, new home care startups have become empowered to introduce more flexibility and cost-savings into the industry by relying on a constantly rotating cast of always-on workers accessible via an app. 

Business Insider spoke with nine Papa Pals, as Papa’s fleet of on-demand grandkids are called, and Papa founder and CEO Andrew Parker to get a sense for what it’s like to work as a gig worker in healthcare during a pandemic.

a man and a woman taking a selfie: Florida-based Papa Pal Dejah Cason with Papa member Evelyn Perl. Papa

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Florida-based Papa Pal Dejah Cason with Papa member Evelyn Perl. Papa

Most joined this summer after hearing friends’ positive experiences working with Papa, but others have worked for Papa on and off for years as they finished up school or managed their outside obligations. Business Insider reached out to Pals independently in addition to three conversations with Pals that were facilitated by Papa.

Here’s the inside look of what it’s like to work as a Papa Pal.

The Pals shared a near-unanimous belief that they were doing good through their work providing companionship on-demand to elderly individuals. Many said they would continue calling or running errands once the pandemic subsides.

Others voiced some concerns with not being able to schedule shifts in advance, an issue Parker said an updated version of the app will address later this year. 

There is also some concern among experts that the gig model won’t be sustainable once the pandemic ends if health plans don’t see enough impact to warrant continued support of this type of care.

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Investors are betting $1.4 billion that gig workers can transform an essential but invisible part of healthcare. Here’s an inside look at one startup leading the charge.

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As Some States Brace For Next Lockdown, The Fashion And Celebrity Set Embrace Luxury Healthcare

The concept of luxury has been on shifting sands for some time but the era of COVID has redefined it completely, particularly for the fashion and Hollywood set. With the Los Angeles and New York social scenes effectively in quarantine, it’s not the latest it-bag or see-and-be-seen restaurant trendsetters, celebrities and influencers are taking to, it’s healthcare—luxury’s last frontier.

In this emerging space, luxury is created through a nuanced combination of access and availability combined with touchpoints that reflect discernment and thoughtfulness to deliver a practical-yet-unparalleled experience. 

Members-only private ER and medical concierge service, Sollis Health, is leading the charge in this highly-experiential arena where Chuck Close artwork hangs on the walls and instead of US Weekly, it’s the Paris Review members are enjoying. More importantly, Sollis Health offers its clients what the taxed healthcare system in the US fails to—immediacy and advocacy.

Amongst its membership are A-list celebrities like Sienna Miller, Frieda Pinto, and Chris Rock, the last of which is so passionate about Sollis’s mission he publicly donated to their PPE drive earlier this year. Fashion stars like Julia von Boehm and Chelsea Leyland have also joined. Sollis Health’s boldfaced membership should hardly be a surprise as the medical concierge service was co-founded by Dr. Bernard Kruger, a 30-year staple of the Upper East Side medical community and doctor to Ben Stiller, Sting, Ralph Lauren and Bono. 

A 24-hour medical center with locations in New York City, the Hamptons, and now, Beverly Hills, Sollis Health’s facilities are everything one would expect of a luxury emergency room and medical center. 

Quantitatively, they are staffed with ER physicians and equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities such as MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-ray scans, as well as a comprehensive lab all onsite. Their members appreciate zero wait times to see a doctor upon arrival as compared to the national average ER wait time of more than an hour and a half to get into a room, two and a quarter hours until being discharged, and a 54-minute wait for pain medication if a patient enters an ER with a broken bone or similar injury. The convenience factor is upped through its house call service which makes up 50% of Sollis Health’s volume according to the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sabine Heller. 

“I was exposed to COVID and somebody came to the house to test me and my children,” explains celebrity stylist and InStyle Magazine’s Fashion Director, Julia von Boehm. “Which is why I subscribed. Because I feel reticent to take my children into an overcrowded place to see a doctor or get tested and I find it less stressful to go into a small clinic. I also find it very practical they have a lot of things on the spot, like tests or

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Global Women Healthcare Market 2020 Industry Analysis by Key Players, Product Type, Application, Regions and Forecast to 2026

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Nov 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) — has added a new report Global Women Healthcare Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 that contains aggregate information of the market’s current situation and future prospects. The report provides an expert and in-depth analysis of the market with all the required useful information about this market. The report examines various producers, unions, organizations, suppliers, and industries under the market. It delivers meaningful information on segmentation, estimated growth trends, key drivers and restraints, profiles of major market players, and forecasting, and many other crucial components relevant to the global Women Healthcare market. It also covers the fundamental projection related to the growth and management of the global market.

Profit and Sales Assessment:

Profits and sales are verified for various components of this international market. Another crucial aspect, the price which plays a vital role in the development of sales can be evaluated with this report for several regions. It contains details of global Women Healthcare market size, regional and country-level market size, segment growth, market share, competitive landscape, sales analysis, value chain optimization, recent developments, and opportunity analysis. In addition, the report contains the calculation of the key elements such as demand, growth rate, cost, capacity utilization, import, margin, and production of the global market players.


NOTE: Our report highlights the major issues and hazards that companies might come across due to the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19.

Moreover, the report discusses various components and growth propellants such as dominant trends, existing challenges, and restrictions as well as opportunities. With this report, various companies and research experts will be able to make profitable decisions in the future. Various market growth tactics and techniques that are leveraged by industry players are further mentioned in this report. Many global players in the global Women Healthcare industry have been studied based on their company profile, product portfolio, capacity, price, cost, and income.

Market competition by top manufacturers as follows: Pfizer, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), Merck, Allergan, Lilly, Amgen, Bayer,

The type coverage in the market are: Pregnancy, Menopause, Female Organ

Market segment by applications covers: Hospital, Medical Service Institution, Drug and Device Sales,

Market segment by regions/countries, this report covers: North America (United States, Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia etc.), Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

This report sheds light on the sales of the Women Healthcare on the regional- and country-level. This data provides a detailed country-wise volume analysis and region-wise market size analysis of the global Women Healthcare market. It also elaborates on global trading factors such as import, export, and local consumption. The report has a detailed scope to cover all the possible segments, helping every stakeholder in the market.



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Booming Healthcare Real Estate a Career Opportunity for Women, People of Color

“When you look at base salary, men still make about 10% more than women, but with annual commissions and bonuses, men on average earn $144,000 while women only earn $42,000,” said Gorham.

Healthcare real estate has been growing in recent years, but that growth has not been shared equally, as there remains a dearth of women and people of color in the sector. According to Christine Gorham, president of CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women), studies show the disparity in gender commissions and bonuses is a good entry to understanding the upside and lost opportunity for women and minorities.

“It’s a significant number,” says Gorham. “When you look at base salary, men still make about 10% more than women, but with annual commissions and bonuses, men on average earn $144,000 while women only earn $42,000,” a 70% gap, according to the 2020 Benchmark Study Report on Gender and Diversity CREW Network conducts with the MIT Center for Real Estate every five years. The total compensation gap between men and women is 37% for the healthcare real estate sector, compared to 34% in all of commercial real estate.

Reasons for the large commission and bonus gap in healthcare weren’t part of the study, but Gorham suggested the gap may be due to gender bias in hiring and teaming within brokerage firms, and the tendency for men to share the larger deal referrals with their male friends.

Another reason for the gap could also be due to the lack of women in senior positions, where pay is higher and compensation decisions are being made. Women represent approximately 80% of entry-level frontline workers and providers in healthcare, such as nursing positions. However, this representation decreases across the pipeline, with women making up only about 30% of line roles in the healthcare C-suite. In commercial real estate, women occupy just 9% of C-suite roles.

“If women are not in senior positions, it’s harder to effectuate change by bringing females up through the ranks and sponsoring their directions,” she said. “We need to make employers and executives aware of these startling differences—and have them look at the entire compensation package, not just salaries—to get the whole picture and take action to correct the disparities.”

Career Opportunities in Healthcare RE

Gorham, who is the director of development for CADDIS® Healthcare Real Estate, a Dallas-based top ten development, management and investment firm focused solely on healthcare, urges women and minorities to consider specializing in healthcare real estate. While COVID-19 has temporarily slowed healthcare development and has caused hospitals and physician groups to reevaluate their capital plans, acquisitions are strong, redirected capital from other real estate silos is flowing in, technology is improving the outpatient care options and the future of the sector overall is very bright, she said.

While senior-living has taken a bit of a hit as a result of the virus, much of the growth in the sector is still pegged to the 71.6 million baby boomers, who she notes are expected possibly to

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At a top hospital, Catholic restrictions on women’s healthcare are growing worse

Back in 2014, then-California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris imposed a strict condition on the affiliation between Hoag Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Health System, a Catholic hospital group: For the most part, Hoag was to be exempt from Catholic church restrictions on women’s healthcare services.

a group of people standing next to a sign: Demonstrators protest the decision to end abortion services at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach in 2013. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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Demonstrators protest the decision to end abortion services at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach in 2013. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Doctors at Newport Beach-based Hoag say that condition has been flagrantly breached by Providence Health, the successor to St. Joseph — and the violations are proliferating.

Since 2015 and up to the present day, a managed health plan controlled by Providence has been refusing to pay for contraceptives prescribed by Hoag OB/GYNs for their patients.

We would like to be tops in women’s healthcare, but how can we be if there are certain things we will never be able to provide, based on our association with Providence?

Jeffrey Illeck, an OB/GYN at Hoag Memorial Hospital


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The health maintenance organization, Heritage Healthcare, has cited the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services as grounds for refusing payment, even though the 2014 agreement under which Harris approved the affiliation explicitly states that Hoag would not be bound by the so-called ERDs then or “in the future.”

Frustration among Hoag OB/GYNs has been rising.

Several members of Hoag’s professional staff filed a confidential complaint with Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra’s office on Oct. 9.

The complaint asserts that “Providence has increasingly disallowed women’s health services when they involve any form of contraceptive care,” even when IUDs are prescribed for reasons other than birth control, such as heavy menstrual bleeding.

Providence also has refused to cover deliveries when they’re combined with sterilization procedures such as salpingectomies (the removal of one or both fallopian tubes), even though combining those procedures is the standard of care to avoid requiring a patient to undergo two rounds of anesthesia and recovery rather than one.

The complaint says that physicians’ staffs are spending many hours a day pursuing reimbursement claims for Heritage enrollees.

“We have seen IUD reimbursements, for example, pending for as long as two years, requiring multiple appeals and grievances on behalf of patients,” the complaint states. Billing staff “have never spent so much time trying to get reimbursements for IUDs. … In many cases, payment is never received.”

The Hoag doctors say that Providence established “an anonymous hotline for people to complain if they believed Hoag was committing so-called immoral procedures involving women’s reproductive health.” The hotline was connected to the Orange County bishop’s office, they say, adding: “We were never told of its existence.”

In sum, “Providence has established a history of broken trust in its relationship with us, with absolutely no end in sight,” says the complaint, which is not a public document but which I’ve reviewed.

Providence has refused to comment on any of these assertions.

Becerra has not responded to the complaint,

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Promise to Expand Intermountain Healthcare, Primary Children’s Hospital Pediatric Behavioral Health Services Inspires $10 Million Gift

Gift to the Intermountain Foundation will help Intermountain Healthcare and Primary Children’s expand and enhance behavioral health services to improve mental wellness in children and teens and help prevent mental health crises.

Greg and Julie Cook
Greg and Julie Cook
Greg and Julie Cook

Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intermountain Healthcare and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital are launching a bold plan to enhance mental and behavioral health services for children and teens in crisis throughout the Intermountain West – an effort that has inspired an extraordinary $10 million gift from Utah community leaders Greg and Julie Cook.  

The Cooks’ generous and transformational gift to the Intermountain Foundation will help Intermountain Healthcare and the experts at Primary Children’s expand and enhance behavioral health services to improve mental wellness in children and teens and help prevent mental health crises. 

Suicide is a leading cause of death among children ages 10-17 years. Intermountain Healthcare’s hospital emergency departments have seen a more than 300 percent increase in pediatric mental health crises over the past eight years, and an estimated 40 percent of kids who have depression are not getting care, said Katy Welkie, RN, MBA, CEO of Primary Children’s Hospital and Vice President of Intermountain Children’s Health. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the ongoing need for additional mental, behavioral, and emotional health resources,” Welkie said. “It is our responsibility as a community of passionate, motivated, and family-driven individuals to tackle this crisis head on. Thanks to the generous gift given by the Cook family, we will continue to build on our primary promise to offer additional support for children in our community.”

For teenagers like Holland, these services are critical to achieving a hopeful future.

“I think I just stopped caring. I was living like it was my last day, every day. I didn’t feel like I had a future, or anywhere to go,” said Holland, 16, recalling her struggle before getting help from Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital’s behavioral health services. “I’m really grateful that there’s someone to talk to now.” 

With the help of the Cooks’ gift, Intermountain Healthcare and Primary Children’s Hospital will begin to offer: 

  • A new pediatric assessment, referral, and consultation service to screen, triage, and place children in the right services, both virtually and in person. Services will include both crisis response and stabilization, as well as a full array of treatment options.

  • Expansion of available care options, including a call center, TeleHealth services, and in-home crisis services. The call center will connect families to local providers and services throughout the Intermountain West.

  • A new pediatric behavioral health unit located at the second Primary Children’s Hospital campus being built in Lehi. Offering both inpatient and outpatient services, the new hospital will include a 12-bed behavioral health unit with private outdoor space conducive to healing and spiritual health. 

The new Lehi hospital location was selected to ensure the shortest drive time possible for the rapidly growing Utah County community.

“When we learned about Intermountain’s effort to

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Fashion Intelligence strengthens applications for rural healthcare and epidemic prevention with IoT positioning services

Fashion Intelligence strengthens applications for rural healthcare and epidemic prevention with IoT positioning services

In operation for a decade, Fashion Intelligence has been developing smart services on the basis of IoT positioning technologies in recent years. For example, Fashion Intelligence designed and integrated the software elements of the Taipei Navi app, which provides indoor navigation services at the Taipei Main Station, the biggest application field in Taiwan. It is among the highly praised public services offered by the Taipei City Government.

In addition to being a public transportation hub connecting the Taiwan Railways, Taiwan High Speed Rail, Taipei MRT, Taoyuan International Airport MRT and bus networks, the Taipei Main Station is also home to a huge underground market, making it a maze to travelers. Fashion Intelligence makes use of beacon devices combining Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technologies working in connection with the traveler’s smartphone to position the traveler and thereby enable functionalities including indoor navigation, traffic information, restaurant and store location, smart parking information and push notification. With Fashion Intelligence’s app, travelers can easily find their way to the exit closest to where they are going or navigate to their rendezvous point without getting lost.

According to Fashion Intelligence general manager Kent Chang, its positioning system delivers a +/- 2-meter accuracy, the best that BLE can achieve. However, in the lobby area with the black-and-white checkered floor, it is not easy to deploy sensors so a +/- 5-meter accuracy is acceptable to most users.

Fashion Intelligence has been experimenting with using IoT positioning technologies to solve a range of different problems. Elderly care in remote communities is one area that Fashion Intelligence is trying to put its solution to practical use. Leveraging Wi-Fi communication and beacons, coupled with IoT sensors to detect smart IC cards, can enable precise positioning. Moreover, a diversity of outdoor positioning devices in the form of amulets or incense bags from temples, inductive cards or key chains that are compact, lightweight, wearable and convenient can be carried by elders so that caregivers can keep track of their whereabouts anytime anywhere.

Fashion Intelligence has piloted the solution in Xishi Village, Zhutian Township, Pingtung County. Elders are more willing to wear the positioning devices offered in the form of amulets and many users have expressed satisfaction. Chang noted that the app provides two functions – positioning and self-reported positioning. It is a much more efficient and economical alternative to the old-fashioned approach of using video cameras to conduct searches and is therefore growingly adopted throughout Taiwan. Available at a monthly rental fee of NT$150, Fashion Intelligence is building up its user base and expects to connect the device with the smartphones of the elder’s families or children to enable greater smart IoT business opportunities.

Launching smart applications in Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong

With the assistance from the Smart City Development Projects Office, Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Fashion Intelligence has successfully expanded into Southeast Asian markets by building regional distributor networks.

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The Evolution of Healthcare Mystery Shopping

Patients answer patient satisfaction survey questions based on their perception, and yet there is limited context for the healthcare provider. It leaves one asking the questions – who were they interacting with, what was said, when did it happen, and how capable and reliable was the patient to make those interpretations? So instead of convening a committee to explore the reasons for poor scores, healthcare mystery shopping provides healthcare clients with the research intelligence needed to make real-time improvements.

In an era of value based purchasing with a focus on inpatient stays, I have estimated that over 80% of the lives touched by health systems in this country are not patients at all, but rather family members, visitors, outpatients, and consumers of everything from equipment to Starbucks. By all means make the patient room environment as clean and silent as possible, communicate effectively with the patient, and ensure that they are fully prepared to be discharged, but the emphasis must still be on the patient's perception. Observations, opinions, and ultimately consumer decisions derive from that source.

The elevated importance of patient satisfaction data means that as the data is digested, more and more questions will arise. For instance, a survey will tell you there is a concern with the friendliness of the radiology staff. Instead of creating a broad-brush customer service program for the Radiology Department, the logical next step is to determine how the department is being perceived by end-users, what the department's behavioral weaknesses are, and who on the staff is exhibiting those behaviors.

Together patient satisfaction data and healthcare mystery shopping can begin to focus on meaningful solutions that cause providers to say, "We know from patient satisfaction there is a problem and from mystery shopping we know what that problem is and who is primarily responsible."

While it is recommended that managers look for coaching opportunities by observing their employees in action, expecting them to alter the service culture is less likely since – for the most part – they created the culture. Because this type of research is strictly consumer perception, it provides an unbiased view of a department or organization's culture. This gives managers a third party perspective that increases coaching opportunities.

Types of Healthcare Mystery Shopping

From those early days of healthcare mystery shopping, healthcare provider requests have gotten more creative, more targeted, and more sophisticated. For example, a client may request something as all encompassing as a 24-hour inpatient stay in which the shopper is admitted for a 24-hour period to evaluate the patient experience from registration to discharge. Or shoppers may be asked to call physician offices to make appointments with the intent of determining how long it will be before they can be seen tying the research to more efficient use of resources.

In 2008, healthcare mystery shopping received significant national press when the American Medical Association attempted to take up a position on the practice. What was not as readily reported was the fact that the issue was tabled …

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