Vendor Profiles

“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) has had the all-natural, healthy, made-in-USA principles since the beginning. Dog owners can always trust all 76 products that JNC produces. Dogs are natural carnivores;…”

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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…”
by Seth Mendelson on Jul 1, 2014
“A lot has happened in just four years at Quaker Pet Group.In fact, the company has made quite a name for itself through some savvy acquisitions and product introductions, since it burst on the scene in May 2010. In those few years, Quaker, which has dual headquarters in Whippany, N.J.,…”
“Pet Business: How is the market for eco-friendly pet products? What is driving this performance?Deborah Feng: Eco-friendly pet products are definitely the trend at the moment and are on the rise. A lot of people view eco-friendly products as not only good for our planet, but also safe, healthy and…”
by Doug Poindexter on Jul 1, 2014
“As a past pet retailer myself, I’ve been to my share of industry trade shows, and I’ve found that there are ways to do them right, and also plenty of ways to do them wrong. Trade shows can be incredibly valuable experiences, offering opportunities to shop and compare a wide…”