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Very Gifted

Smart manufacturers and retailers are meeting the fervent demand for gifts for pets and pet lovers alike.

Claiming a Seat at the Holiday Table

As pet owners increasingly indulge their animal companions during special occasions, specialty retailers have the opportunity to capitalize on the growing market for holiday-related pet food and treats.

Cat Power, By the Numbers

Looking closely at sales data and pet-owner attitudes reveals key feline opportunities for pet retailers.

Handling the Holidays

The holiday selling season can be a boon to pet specialty stores, provided that retailers have the right merchandising and marketing plans in place to take advantage of shopper's yuletide cheer.

Evolving App-etites

The growing popularity of pet-centric mobile applications can provide retailers with insight on how to appeal to increasingly technology-focused consumers.

Into the Wild

Pet food manufacturers are introducing a steady stream of diets based around a wide range of exotic protein sources, arming retailers with a variety that not only appeals to the preferences of pet owners, but also meets the needs of companion animals.

Capital Catalysts

Drawn by the ongoing strength of the pet care market, private-equity investors are inexorably changing the industry landscape, and providing significant opportunities and challenges to pet specialty retailers along the way.

National Treasure

A look at what is driving the growing demand for pet products that are made in the USA, and how manufacturers and retailers are heeding the call.

Know Your Neighbors

Attracting and retaining high-value customers may be easier than most retailers think; but first, those customers have to be identified.

Harnessing Raw Potential

Raw pet food and treats represent a product category in which independent retailers can thrive, provided they take the right approach to building a selection and educating customers.

Closing the Generation Gap

Insights from GfK's pet-market data reveal that younger consumers measure up well against Baby Boomers when it comes to pet ownership.

Savvy Surfing

By looking at the right data, pet specialty retailers can ensure that they are positioned to catch the next wave of hit products.

The Changing Landscape

Six prominent industry executives discuss the key forces that will shape the future of pet retailing.

Plug Into the Data Revolution

There is an abundance of information available to help pet specialty retailers improve their businesses, provided they know what to look for and where it can be found.

The Road to Success

The pet specialty retail channel has a rosy future, if it can take advantage of the positive economic trends that are expected over the next few years.

What Tomorrow Brings

Pet Business examines three major challenges that threaten the pet industry's well-being, and how retailers should prepare for what it is to come.

Head of the Class

The 2014 Pet Business Top 25 Retailers List reveals that North America's mid-sized pet specialty chains continue to grow stronger-thanks, in large part, to a clear focus on service and nutrition.

Born in the USA

Driven by concerns about product safety and a desire to support a troubled domestic economy, a growing number of pet owners are seeking out products that are made in the United States

Sink or Swim

Retailers and manufacturers in the aquatics segment of the pet industry are rethinking their strategies and adjusting to meet the challenging market forces they face today.

The Changing Face of Pet Ownership

The pet industry will have to respond to fundamental changes in consumer demographics in order to maintain success to the year 2020 and beyond.
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