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Unleashing the Potential of Raw Foods

While it is well positioned for explosive growth, the raw pet food category will require manufacturers and retailers to be diligent about safety to realize its full potential.

Selling Wellness

Health care isn’t just for humans. As the number of pets increases, so do the opportunities for retailers to help them live longer and healthier lives.

Offering Supplemental Support

The supplements category is enjoying increased attention and sales activity as dog and cat owners are starting to better understand the benefits these products can bring to their pets.

Healthy Choice

Pet parents’ concern about nutritional value and ingredient quality isn’t just about choosing the right food anymore—treats are now facing similar scrutiny.

The Top Trends in Dog & Cat Food

The selection of dog and cat food options on the market continues to evolve as consumers become increasingly educated about proper pet nutrition.

The Perfect Fit

Pet specialty retailers of all shapes and sizes are learning that developing a private-label program can be a great way to set their stores apart in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Looking for Loyalty

What can pet stores do when a brand they have invested time and effort into suddenly jumps into a new retail channel or—maybe even worse—aligns itself with an online outlet that offers retail pricing below what most brick-and-mortar establishments pay at wholesale?

Raw Potential

While raw pet food sales continue to increase, consumer perceptions remain a hurdle that every pet specialty retailer must overcome to be successful in a category full of possibilities.

The Next E-volution of Phillips

Todd Shelton, CEO of Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, discusses how the company’s recent acquisition of PetFlow will result in a powerful e-commerce solution for local pet stores.

A Walk in the Park

Don’t fall behind on the array of products available to keep dog walks efficient, clean, safe and enjoyable.

What the Chewy Acquisition Means for Independent Pet Retailers

Could the recently announced deal with PetSmart actually defang the online pet food outlet?

The Truth About Millennial Pet Owners

Stores can benefit from research about Millennial pet owners, but you’ll need more than data to better understand their shopping habits.

Ahead of the Pack

As consumers plan their summer getaways, they’re increasingly including their pets in those plans. Smart retailers are ready to help with the right mix of travel products.

Treated Well

Dog and cat treat selections are ever-growing and changing. Stay up to date on the latest trends with a collection of some of the category’s finest.

Good for Pets, Good for People

Recent studies led by respected researchers illustrate just how important a role the pet industry plays in making sure that pets and people are well cared for.

Honoring Retail Excellence

Pet Business, Coastal Pet Products and the organizers of Global Pet Expo recognized 10 outstanding pet specialty retailers at Thursday’s Retailer Excellence Awards presentation.

Raising the Bar

As growing demand from pet owners brings more brands and competition to all parts of the industry, companies are finding new ways to stand out from the crowd.

Six Trends to Watch in 2017

There are several nutrition trends generating a lot of buzz in the pet industry, but buzz alone will not bring success to today’s brands and retailers.

Pet Industry Perspectives

Top executives from some of the industry’s premier pet product companies sound off on the key issues facing retailers today.

Paws Free

Stock your shelves with the best in automated feeders and fountains for the pet parent on the go.
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