The cat litter category is highly competitive-but it is a product segment that also offers a lot of opportunity for retailers that handle it correctly.
Looking closely at sales data and pet-owner attitudes reveals key feline opportunities for pet retailers.
Cat owners love that their feline friends have a wild side, but that means providing product solutions that allow cats to use their skills in a non-harmful way.
Ailurophile entrepreneurs in Mexico City prove that there is indeed a market for cat-centric retail.
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.
The cat food category offers ample opportunities to retailers that take the time to get it right.
Whether they are designed for use in the home or outside, pet containment products have to be both effective and attractive.
Good oral hygiene is just as important for cats as it is for people-and pet owners are becoming more educated on exactly how much of an impact oral care can have on felines.
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.
Litter boxes are much more than just a place for waste; they are advanced solutions to the most pervasive problem associated with cat ownership.
By looking at the right data, pet specialty retailers can ensure that they are positioned to catch the next wave of hit products.
Traveling with a companion animal requires pet owners to plan strategically. Pet retailers that understand a customer's specific plans can help make travel less stressful for the pet and its owner.
Cat carriers have come a long way in the last few decades, especially when it comes to safety.
Retailers can help their customers take some of the unpleasantness out of cleaning up after their pets by tapping into the evolving pick-up product category.
There are many misconceptions when it comes to cat grooming, but the category continues to grow as retailers figure out how to offer a good, cat-specific grooming selection. By Melissa Breau
Retailers that devote some shelf space to automated feeders and fountains can enjoy higher transactions and repeat customers.
More pet owners are incorporating dental care into their pet's routine at home, making the category lucrative for informed pet retailers.
Retailers can leverage people's love for playful felines with a well-curated cat toy category.
The catnip category is often underestimated; but when a retailer invests in it, the segment can provide both impulse purchases and repeat sales.
Pet retailers that are prepared to answer common questions about pet carriers-and merchandise these products well-will have happy traveling customers.