Vendor Profiles

“Pet Business: What are some of the most important trends in the pet bed and pet toy categories?Will Chen: In my opinion, one of the prevailing trends in the pet bedding and pet toy categories has always been innovation. Product cycles are getting shorter, and customers are always asking, “What’s new?” It may seem obvious, but the challenge is creating new, innovative products that also combine affordability, reliability and noticeable quality features that allow retailers…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Dec 29, 2014
“When considering the many vendors in the dog training and behavior category, what better pedigree can retailers look for than a company developed by a world-renowned animal psychologist who has worked on the behavioral issues of dogs belonging to presidents and even the Queen of England? That is precisely the…”
“Pet Business: How did Bark n Bag get started? What makes the company unique?David Fine: Bark n Bag was conceived in 2005 as an eco-friendly option in the pet carrier/tote category. The first product on store shelves was the Carrier One. Known for its unique shape and pothole ventilation system,…”
“Pet Business: It looks like Advantek recently got a new logo. Is this part of a broader rebranding for the company?C.J. Pomerantz: That’s right, the new logo is part of a larger brand overhaul and culture shift. After 10 years in business, we felt that it was time for a new…”
“Pet Business: Last year, Ethical Products began a partnership with the America’s VetDogs organization to create a line of products that support efforts to train and provide assistance dogs to disabled veterans and active duty personnel. How has this partnership been going? Do you have any new developments to report?Jonathan…”