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“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 market. PB: What are the latest trends in the pet treats category? How can retailers make the most of these trends in their stores?Meiering: Alternative…”

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“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…”
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…”