Vendor Profiles

“Pet Business: How is the market for natural cat litters performing at retail? How can pet stores ensure that they remain competitive in this product category?Jean Broders: The natural litters continue to see growth in the category. This is evident with clay manufactures that are known for only producing clay litters now introducing natural litters into the market. Natural litters typically deliver a higher dollar ring at the register, a higher margin and therefore more…”

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by Mark Kalaygian on Mar 30, 2015
“While many successful pet industry executives end up finding their way into this market after spending years building their careers in other fields, others are actually born into the world of pets. Chris Onthank, founder and CEO of Dog Gone Smart Pet Products, is a part of this special breed.…”
“Pet Business: At Global Pet Expo, MidWest Homes for Pets introduced the Hen Haven Chicken Coop and the Hoppity Habitat Rabbit Hutch. What prompted the development of these products, and what makes them unique in the market?Brad Cantwell: MidWest has long been a leader in rabbit housing with our very…”
“Pet Business: How did Starmark get started? What inspired the creation of the company?Emily Benson: Starmark began in 1994 as a six-kennel training and boarding company in the owner’s backyard in Tucson, Ariz. Wanting to grow the business, he and his business partner moved the company to our current location,…”
by Seth Mendelson on Mar 1, 2015
“Pet King Brands offers a number of products under the brand name ZYMOX, which are formulated with natural enzymes to help manage many common health problems of pet’s ears, skin and mouth. While the products are somewhat new to retailers, they have enjoyed a long history of being used and…”