Independent regional distributors in the pet industry are using collaboration and networking, among other strategies, to become more competitive than ever.
Joey Herrick, founder and president of Lucy Pet Products, discusses how the sales of his company’s products—including a game-changing new cat litter—help to solve the problem of pet overpopulation.
Natural dog and cat foods have many attributes that manufacturers and retailers are eager to communicate to consumers.
It is 2016, and even Fido is going high-tech. Automated feeders and fountains offer opportunities for retailers to rethink the standard category.
Keeping canines free of fleas and ticks is a booming business, as manufacturers continue to develop a wide range of treatments to effectively tackle dogs’ pesky pest problems.
The latest edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list is populated with powerhouse pet store chains that continue to grow by leaps and bounds.
In an industry undergoing a wave of consolidation, Whitebridge Pet Brands aims to preserve and support the ingenuity of small companies.
Brookside Barkery & Bath has combined polished merchandising and marketing with a holistic approach to nutrition to reach the forefront of the pet wellness movement in Kansas City, Mo.
In an exclusive interview with Pet Business, WellPet and Sojos officials discuss what drove a merger between two of the industry’s premier pet food companies, and what can be expected from the marriage moving forward.
Independent pet specialty retailers must be relentless in their data-driven pursuit of smarter shelf allocations.
Dogs Love Kale is turning the pet treat category on its ear with a lineup of products that harnesses the power of one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet.
Mike Bober, the new president and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, discusses how the organization will continue to address the legislative and regulatory challenges facing the pet industry.
Neil Werde, managing director of canine development for Worldwise, Inc., explains how the company’s Guaranteed On Board program ensures fewer hassles for traveling pet owners.
In protecting the perception of premium and super-premium pet foods in the eyes of consumers, pet specialty retailers shoulder a critical responsibility and gain an unmatched opportunity.
As more dog owners shy away from complex foods containing unpronounceable ingredients, producers of limited-ingredient diets are keeping it simple, devising natural, recognizable options.
What the Professional Pet Groomers and Stylists Alliance’s Standards of Care for Safety and Sanitation mean to you and your business.
Many pet parents are hitting the road and jet setting with their furry loved ones in tow, yet only manufacturers and retailers that meet their travel needs will be invited along for the ride.
Retailers have an opportunity to build customer relationships and help pets live the healthiest lives possible by investing in the remedies and supplements category.
With the 14th-annual Industry Recognition Awards, Pet Business celebrates the most exciting and innovative products in the pet industry.
Dealing with animal health issues is an inevitable part of being a pet owner, and savvy retailers are ready to help with a comprehensive and well-merchandised selection of solutions.