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The Big Chill

Refrigerated and raw products are opening new revenue streams for independent pet stores, but will consumers pull the plug?

Sweet Slumber

As dog owners increasingly focus on their pet's comfort, the dog bed category is taking off, offering pet specialty retailers plenty of cushy opportunities for higher register rings, add-on sales and repeat visits.

Very Gifted

Smart manufacturers and retailers are meeting the fervent demand for gifts for pets and pet lovers alike.

Claiming a Seat at the Holiday Table

As pet owners increasingly indulge their animal companions during special occasions, specialty retailers have the opportunity to capitalize on the growing market for holiday-related pet food and treats.

The Spa Treatment

Loving pet parents are increasingly on the hunt for products that pamper and nurture their animal companions.

Getting a Grip

When it comes to collars, leashes and harnesses, today's dog owners have no intention of sacrificing style for quality, strength and durability.

Racking Up Sales

Antlers and other natural chews make up one of the fastest-growing pet product segments, offering a unique opportunity for retailers that can successfully navigate this lucrative category.

The Sharp-Dressed Dog

As dressing dogs up-either in fun costumes or functional yet fashionable clothing-gains traction, manufacturers are giving pet owners lots of stylish options and pet retailers profitable opportunities.

Bake Sale

Baked and gourmet treat manufacturers are helping pet owners feel good about pampering their pets, by offering wholesome, healthy options.

Into the Wild

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.

Secure & Stylish

Whether they are designed for use in the home or outside, pet containment products have to be both effective and attractive.

Plush Toys Get Tough

Plush dog toys may be soft, cuddly and cute, but they are all business when it comes to profitability and boosting sales.
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