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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.

Playing it Safe

Pet specialty retailers can help keep the fun in summer for pets and owners through safety-focused conversations and products.

A Crush on Plush

Pet owners are expecting more features and higher quality from the classically cute plush toy, so retailers must make their offering selections wisely.

A Walk in the Park

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

Human (and Pet) Nature

Trends in natural nutrition continue to follow human food trends, so retailers must be prepared to answer any and all questions regarding their offerings.

Green Pet Products Go Mainstream

Manufacturers of eco-friendly pet products have gained a strong following with conscientious consumers, and retailers must also get on board to remain relevant.

The Future of Sojos

Jen Loesch discusses her new role as general manager of Sojos and why the company is perfectly positioned to continue innovating the raw food category.

Feeding Success

Sumit Sethi, president of Indipets, Inc., discusses how his company is nourishing the bottom line of pet specialty retailers with a top-notch selection of functional and stylish pet bowls, feeders and accessories.

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.

Adding Up the Benefits

Retailers can gain from keeping up with innovations in dog supplements and remedies, which include on-trend ingredients, easy delivery systems and more features.

Tapping Into Trends

Pet specialty retailers need to stay up-to-date on what’s in demand in nutrition to create compelling inventories that best serve their customers’ pets and their stores.

Cleaning Up With Grooming Products

Martha Palmer, director of Wahl Clipper Corporation’s professional animal division, discusses how pet stores can be successful in the home-grooming category.

Innovating Pet Wellness

Alyssa Guertin, brand manager for Pet-Ag, Inc., discusses the company’s commitment to enhancing the lives of “Every Animal. Every Day.”

Solutions Made Simple

With a growing lineup of enzyme-based healthcare products, Pet King Brands helps consumers address a variety of common pet health problems safely and effectively.

Paws Free

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

The Lowdown on Pick-Up

Legislation that punishes pet parents who don’t pick up after their animals and the need for easy waste-management solutions are increasing demand for products that make cleanup hassle free.

Cool, Calm and Collected

The need for calming and behavior products is growing as more consumers learn they can help relieve their pets’ anxiety.

Profitably Playful

Sales of interactive dog toys and puzzles are trending up, powered by the benefits to dogs and owners these products offer, but pet specialty retailers will still have to put some muscle into their merchandising.

Flea Market

Stocking a wide assortment of effective and safe flea and tick products can help keep pets parasite free.
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