Vendor Profiles

“Pet Business: How can selling raw food, treats and recreation bones give pet stores a competitive edge? Is simply stocking these items enough?Patricia Greene: Stocking the products is a great start. However, with interest and demand for raw food growing, it’s also important for retailers and their staff to learn about these products and the many benefits of feeding raw, so they can help their customers understand those benefits, as well as what differentiates one…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Jul 31, 2014
“In today’s pet food market, where manufacturers often thrive or fail based on their ability to stay on the cutting-edge of the latest nutritional trends, Fromm Family Foods is proving that deep roots can provide the best foundation for innovation. In fact, it would be difficult to find anyone with…”
“Pet Business: How is the market for functional treats performing? What is driving the category?Chris Meiering: With the increased consumer awareness around the health needs of their pets and the ingredients that will help to keep them healthy and active, we have seen a strong surge in the functional treat…”
“Pet Business: How big is the movement toward wholesome, meat-based treats and chews right now? What is driving demand for these products?Suzanne Madenis: The all-natural, healthy movement just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Dog owners have seen the effects of healthy eating in their beloved fur-babies. Jones Natural Chews (JNC)…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Jul 1, 2014
“When Susan Weiss launched natural pet health and remedy manufacturer Ark Naturals in 1996, she faced several challenges—not the least of which was her relative inexperience in the pet category and natural products arena. However, armed with substantial business experience, particularly in bringing consumer products to market, Weiss set out…”