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Bottom Line Boost

With growing consumer interest in high-quality pet nutrition and an ever-expanding variety of food, treats and other consumables on the market, retailers have an opportunity to reach new levels of sales success with these fast-moving categories.

FURnished in Style

Humanization in the pet industry is driving a desire for pet furniture that strikes a balance between fashion and function.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet

Manufacturers are making it easier than ever for pet owners to help their dogs and cats maintain healthy teeth and gums—an essential part of our four-legged friends’ overall wellness.

Bowl Bliss

From adjustable feeders to collapsible bowls, this selection features innovative products that will make mealtime mess-free.

Building on a Heritage of Quality

John Howe, CEO of Manna Pro, discusses how his company continues to expand the diverse range of products it offers for nurturing animal health and enhancing the bonds between pets and their owners.

Leading the Future

The Pet Leadership Council is playing a vital role in propelling the pet industry forward on a number of fronts.

Celebrating Innovation

Pet Business honors the ground-breaking products that are driving growth in the pet specialty channel with the 16th-annual Industry Recognition Awards.

The Right Way

A growing chain, Petsway has proven its value as a pet retailer through its excellent service and unbridled compassion.

Performance-Enhancing POS

Pet specialty retailers should be sure to take full advantage of the business-boosting features available in today’s leading point-of-sale systems.

Pet Health Is Serious Business

The supplement aisle has become a big profit center as shoppers increasingly turn to pet stores for solutions to common health conditions in dogs and cats.

Traveling in Style and Comfort

Innovations in pet carriers include everything from enhanced safety features to fashionable colors.

Rawhide Rundown

Dogs will salivate over these tasty treats that provide both entertainment and health benefits.

A Bonding Experience

The LADS Pet Supplies open house event fostered valuable industry connections between retailers and their suppliers.

2017 Legislative Year in Review

The pet industry experienced both success and failure in fighting harmful legislation this year while building strong foundations for the future.

The Perfect Partners

A new study conducted by the Pet Industry Distributors Association is revealing what retailers want from their pet product distributors.

Catnip to Please Finicky Felines

Great selection and smart marketing can help retailers take advantage of cats’ recent popularity boost to drive sales in catnip products.

Homey Touches

Herptile retailers should be ready and able to help aesthetics-minded customers transform a bare-bones enclosure into an attractive piece of décor.

Playing Favorites

Retailers should offer a wide variety of toys to help bird owners keep their clever pets happy, entertained and well-behaved.

Food Science

Knowing the fundamentals of nutrition can help retailers better understand food labels and evaluate a diet’s suitability for the different life stages of small pets.

Making Waves

Three successful aquatics-focused retailers discuss the unique opportunities and challenges they face in today’s marketplace.
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