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Purely Palatable

With palatability, cross-selling and domestic sourcing at the forefront of Emerald Pet’s vision, the company caters its products to be successful in a retail environment.

Embracing an Indulgence

Baked and gourmet treats offer fresh, customizable goodness that make them a favorite among pet parents seeking a special reward.

The New Humanization

Pet owners are taking pampering to the next level, and pet specialty retailers with the right approach stand to benefit.

Nourishing Pets and Pet Stores

Michael Landa, founder and CEO of Nulo Pet Food, discusses how his company has embraced the role of innovator in the pet nutrition category while driving new business into the independent pet specialty channel.

Facing a Whole New World Together

Small, independent retailers play an important role in leading the pet industry into a future filled with change.

In the Trenches

Retailers who stand ready and willing to fight for the future of the pet industry can use this how-to guide on legislative battles.

Step Up to the Podium

Carina Evans, CEO of Podium Pet Products, discusses how the company is driving success for retailers with a fast-growing portfolio of pet care solutions.

Proving the Industry is "Better Together"

As the industry gears up for SuperZoo 2017, Doug Poindexter, president of the World Pet Association, discusses the show’s evolution and phenomenal growth while offering practical advice on how retailers can make the most of their experience in Las Vegas.

Competing With Convenience

Brick-and-mortar pet retailers can effectively defend their market share from online competitors by making the shopping experience easier for customers.

A Powerhouse Joins Pet Specialty

Having proven itself as a pet care leader in the FDM channel, PetIQ is now focused on driving customer traffic and sales in pet stores.

Raise the Flag

The made in the USA trend is becoming more important than ever in pet stores as consumers read more meaning into the phrase.

A Heritage of Helping

Through providing premium pet goods and coordinating community fundraising, Greenwich, Conn.-based Pet Pantry Warehouse has built a legacy of trust with its clients over more than 70 years.

Stylish Solutions

While safety remains a top priority for pet containment products, many pet owners now also see visual appeal as a deciding factor when selecting a gate, pen or crate.

Going Places

No journey is out of the question with this broad selection of pet travel products for in the car and on the go.

Unleashing the Potential of Raw Foods

While it is well positioned for explosive growth, the raw pet food category will require manufacturers and retailers to be diligent about safety to realize its full potential.

Selling Wellness

Health care isn’t just for humans. As the number of pets increases, so do the opportunities for retailers to help them live longer and healthier lives.

Offering Supplemental Support

The supplements category is enjoying increased attention and sales activity as dog and cat owners are starting to better understand the benefits these products can bring to their pets.

Healthy Choice

Pet parents’ concern about nutritional value and ingredient quality isn’t just about choosing the right food anymore—treats are now facing similar scrutiny.

The Top Trends in Dog & Cat Food

The selection of dog and cat food options on the market continues to evolve as consumers become increasingly educated about proper pet nutrition.

The Perfect Fit

Pet specialty retailers of all shapes and sizes are learning that developing a private-label program can be a great way to set their stores apart in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
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