by Dorothy Crouch on Nov 1, 2014
“Trends within the burgeoning natural pet food market develop and shift so frequently, it can be tough for retailers to keep up. With this in mind, the ability to identify and partner with vendors that consistently recognize the potential of various trends within the natural pet food segment to become standards in the market can be invaluable in ensuring a pet store’s future fortunes with this rapidly growing and evolving product category. Here are several…”

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by Nora Caley on Oct 1, 2014
“Most pet owners, at one time or another, are in the market for stain and odor products. Puppies arrive not housetrained, and old dogs are sometimes incontinent. Even good dogs sometimes cannot wait one more minute for their humans to come home from work, and there are days that guest…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Oct 1, 2014
“While the average consumer will never chain herself to a tree or participate in a peaceful climate-change-related protest, more shoppers than ever are paying attention to environmental issues. This concern for the environment—both inside and outside the home—is motivating an unprecedented number of shoppers to seek out natural, sustainable and…”
by Dorothy Crouch on Sep 1, 2014
“The popularity of organic food among consumers is growing as shoppers seek products with basic, naturally grown, chemical-free ingredients. Organic certification by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows food manufacturers to include its organic seal on products that comprise 95 percent or more certified-organic content. Organic food sales…”
by Nora Caley on Jul 31, 2014
“Sometimes a keyword search can save time and effort—and not just with online searches. Pet owners shopping for natural grooming products read labels, and they look for certain words and phrases that suggest a product is natural. People who want their pets to be clean, fresh smelling and healthy want…”