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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.

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.

At Your Service

Retailers can seize an opportunity to diversify their customer base and revenue stream by offering small pets the same types of services provided for dogs and cats.

Born "Free"

In the pet food category, shoppers are increasingly attracted to products because of what is left out.

Pet Tech Gets Smart

New advances in pet product technology are changing not only how owners interact with companion animals, but also how retailers approach category sales.

The Pet Parenting Boom

A recent study by sales and marketing firm Acosta reveals key information about the shopping patterns of pet owners.

The Easy Way to Add Grooming

Having a solid plan in place while being prepared to adjust course are keys to maintaining your sanity when expanding or debuting a pet store’s service offerings.

The Big Chill

Despite several recalls in 2015, the frozen pet food category continues to grow at a hot pace.

Spot-On Stain and Odor Solutions

Pet parents struggle to provide the most comfortable home for their animals, while also maintaining a clean, enjoyable space for their families and guests.

Cleaning Up with Natural Litter

Natural cat litter is available in many forms and textures, so manufacturers are helping consumers learn more about the options.

Unlimited Potential in Limited Ingredients

Pet owners’ demand for transparency is taking limited ingredient diets to a new level.

An Instant Connection

Licensed products offer pet retailers an opportunity to tap into the resonance that certain characters and brands have with shoppers.

Outside the Box

Exotic proteins are making significant inroads in the food and treat markets, offering pet parents novel and nutritious alternatives to traditional meats.

A Movement with Momentum

The Made-in-the-USA trend continues to gain steam in the pet care market, where consumers equate domestic sourcing as a clear sign of product quality and safety.

Tomorrow’s Trends Come to Life at Global Pet Expo

What will make pet store cash registers ring in 2016 and beyond?
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