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Dirty Work

With the right knowledgebase and a well-curated selection of stain and odor products, pet specialty retailers can position themselves as the go-to resource for shoppers dealing with the messy side of pet ownership.

The New Humanization

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

American Spirit

As concern about the origin of pet food and supplies continues to grow, retailers should stock more products made in the USA.

Pets on the Go

Dogs aren’t the only animal companions traveling with their owners. Cats are also on the move, which is influencing how pet carriers are designed and marketed.

Treat Take-Away

This wide selection of dog and cat treats can help pet parents train, reward and spoil their furry friends.

The Freeze-Dried Advantage

As more dog owners embrace the benefits of freeze-dried products, the category is taking off, affording pet specialty retailers the opportunity to strengthen customer loyalty and profits.

A Natural Boost

Supplements and remedies, including CBD and hemp products, are gaining momentum amongst consumers.

Feeding Natural

The trend toward natural foods is here to stay, and retailers should educate themselves in order to properly serve their customers.

The Hottest Trends at SuperZoo

At the annual pet industry trade show in Las Vegas, manufacturers revealed which trends they are betting on in 2018 and beyond.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Six Trends to Watch in 2017

There are several nutrition trends generating a lot of buzz in the pet industry, but buzz alone will not bring success to today’s brands and retailers.

At Your Service

Retailers can seize an opportunity to diversify their customer base and revenue stream by offering small pets the same types of services provided for dogs and cats.

Born "Free"

In the pet food category, shoppers are increasingly attracted to products because of what is left out.

Pet Tech Gets Smart

New advances in pet product technology are changing not only how owners interact with companion animals, but also how retailers approach category sales.

The Pet Parenting Boom

A recent study by sales and marketing firm Acosta reveals key information about the shopping patterns of pet owners.
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