Pleasing the pet palate is big business, and manufacturers are stepping up with a veritable smorgasbord of new flavors to meet the diverse demands of pet owners.
Catnip is already a major driver of sales in the cat category-yet with a bit of additional promotion and focus, it still has significant growth potential.
Pets are hitting the road more than ever before. Thankfully, the market offers consumers a wide range of pet carriers to meet every need.
Cats' instincts can sometimes make them hard to live with-but with a little help, most cat owners can teach their pets to coexist happily at home.
Keeping a pet's oral hygiene in good shape can combat bad breath and help prevent more serious issues down the road. Here's a look at oral-care products on the market that aim to deter these issues.
Sales of cat grass and kitty gardens continue to grow as pet owners become increasingly interested in quality feline nutrition.
Refrigerated and raw products are opening new revenue streams for independent pet stores, but will consumers pull the plug?
Retailers need to understand that cat supplements and remedies, while closely linked, have to be merchandised differently.
Smart manufacturers and retailers are meeting the fervent demand for gifts for pets and pet lovers alike.
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.