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An Enigma Wrapped in a Dog Toy

Puzzles and interactive toys can entertain dogs, help humans bond with their pups and generate incremental sales at retail.

Redbarn Raises the Bar

The owners of Redbarn Pet Products emphasize an ambitious culture of innovation, development and growth, while not losing sight of the value of their employees.

A Walk on the Wild Side

While pet specialty stores can give animal lovers the opportunity to have an up-close encounter with reptiles and amphibians, nothing can replace the wonders of meeting up with these animals in the field.

Topping Off Sales

Sales of meal enhancers have tripled in just one year; with the right data, retailers can catch the wave.

Collaboration is King

During his more than a quarter century as the president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, Steve King has been able to use diplomacy and a broad vision of what is best for the pet trade to benefit the entire industry.

All Boats Will Rise

Independent regional distributors in the pet industry are using collaboration and networking, among other strategies, to become more competitive than ever.

Changing Lives, One Pet at a Time

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 Pet Food Evolution

Natural dog and cat foods have many attributes that manufacturers and retailers are eager to communicate to consumers.

Pet Feeders of the Future

It is 2016, and even Fido is going high-tech. Automated feeders and fountains offer opportunities for retailers to rethink the standard category.

Eliminating Fleas and Ticks

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 Top 25 Pet Retailers in North America

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.

Strength in Numbers

In an industry undergoing a wave of consolidation, Whitebridge Pet Brands aims to preserve and support the ingenuity of small companies.

Better Nutrition for Better Health

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.

Raw Potential

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.

Managing Shelf Space

Independent pet specialty retailers must be relentless in their data-driven pursuit of smarter shelf allocations.

All Hail Kale

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.

New Leadership, Same Mission

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.

A Better Way to Fly

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.

A Matter of Trust

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.

Keeping It Simple

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.
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