Whether they are designed for use in the home or outside, pet containment products have to be both effective and attractive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pet retailers that are prepared to answer common questions about pet carriers-and merchandise these products well-will have happy traveling customers.
Retailers that get stain and odor products into the hands of new pet owners can help ensure a more harmonious relationship for the pet and its human companion.
Attractive and well-designed display tanks play a vital role in driving a successful aquarium department.
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.
Offering pet identification products and engraving services drives traffic into pet stores and puts a potentially life-saving tool into the hands of appreciative customers.
Pet-themed giftware offers pet specialty retailers high margins, making it a lucrative category-especially during the holiday season.
Gourmet treat manufacturers are yielding treats that not only look delectable, but that also address the rigorous consumer demand for nutritious pet fare.
The pet containment category is becoming more diverse as shoppers continue to seek products that fit their specific needs and aesthetic sensibilities.
The retail pet industry’s trend toward natural and eco-friendly products has quickly gained momentum over the past several years, and pet specialty stores are positioned to profit from this movement.
Retailers that deal in exotic pets must navigate a jungle of challenges and scrutiny from regulators.