January 2018

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In this Issue

Delicious Delights

Just because a treat is an indulgence doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy. These featured treats provide a wide array of nutritional benefits.

Functional Food

These nutritious pet food selections promote a healthy diet and overall wellness.

What’s Feeding Pet Stores?

Sales data collected from more than 11,000 pet specialty stores reveals the pet food trends that are driving success for retailers across the country.

Bottom Line Boost

With growing consumer interest in high-quality pet nutrition and an ever-expanding variety of food, treats and other consumables on the market, retailers have an opportunity to reach new levels of sales success with these fast-moving categories.

Mealtime for Exotic Pets

Consumers have developed a big appetite for high-quality food and treats formulated for reptiles, birds, fish and small mammals.

FURnished in Style

Humanization in the pet industry is driving a desire for pet furniture that strikes a balance between fashion and function.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet

Manufacturers are making it easier than ever for pet owners to help their dogs and cats maintain healthy teeth and gums—an essential part of our four-legged friends’ overall wellness.

Bowl Bliss

From adjustable feeders to collapsible bowls, this selection features innovative products that will make mealtime mess-free.

Building on a Heritage of Quality

John Howe, CEO of Manna Pro, discusses how his company continues to expand the diverse range of products it offers for nurturing animal health and enhancing the bonds between pets and their owners.

Leading the Future

The Pet Leadership Council is playing a vital role in propelling the pet industry forward on a number of fronts.

Building a Strong Foundation for Success

Public education and improved care are two keys to the continued health of a vibrant and diverse pet industry.

Ready for Anything

Whether walking, hiking, training or simply playing, today’s collars, leashes and harnesses are elevating the experience for dog owners and their pets, encouraging and enhancing togetherness.

Fun for Pets, Healthy for the Planet

By implementing responsible practices throughout every part of their company models, eco-friendly pet toy manufacturers are building businesses that are better for the environment.

Helping Felines Fight Fleas

Flea and tick prevention represents a valuable opportunity for retailers to familiarize themselves with a necessary and growing product selection for cats.

Performance Review

Increasing sales of both live birds and their accompanying products requires close scrutiny of the state of the department, from visual appeal to staff expertise.

Good Newts

The re-legalization of salamander and newt sales within the U.S. could open up new opportunities for herptile retailers.

What’s In A Name?

Marketing some chews more like treats instead of durable toys might help increase sales in the small animal department.

On Display

Showcasing creative, attractive tanks in stores can inspire customers and boost sales of both livestock and aquarium décor.
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