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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.

Looking for Loyalty

What can pet stores do when a brand they have invested time and effort into suddenly jumps into a new retail channel or—maybe even worse—aligns itself with an online outlet that offers retail pricing below what most brick-and-mortar establishments pay at wholesale?

Raw Made Simple

Reed Howlett, CEO of Nature’s Variety, Inc., discusses how his company is making it easier than ever for pet owners to provide their animal companions with wholesome, high-quality nutrition.

Raw Potential

While raw pet food sales continue to increase, consumer perceptions remain a hurdle that every pet specialty retailer must overcome to be successful in a category full of possibilities.

A New Kind of Catnip Company

Marc A. Adams, chief of business development for Meowijuana, LLC, discusses how his company is bringing innovation to what he sees as previously underserved pet owners.

The Next E-volution of Phillips

Todd Shelton, CEO of Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, discusses how the company’s recent acquisition of PetFlow will result in a powerful e-commerce solution for local pet stores.

A Walk in the Park

Don’t fall behind on the array of products available to keep dog walks efficient, clean, safe and enjoyable.

What the Chewy Acquisition Means for Independent Pet Retailers

Could the recently announced deal with PetSmart actually defang the online pet food outlet?

The Truth About Millennial Pet Owners

Stores can benefit from research about Millennial pet owners, but you’ll need more than data to better understand their shopping habits.
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