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 Feb 1, 2015
“It is no secret that many of the best pet product innovations often get their start in the world of human products. The same can sometimes be said of the most successful pet product innovators, and Gretchen George, co-founder and president of Burlington, Mass.-based PetRageous Designs, is a prime example.As…”
“Pet Business: What sets Multipet International apart from other toy manufacturers in the pet industry?Leslie Yellin: Our relationships with our customers are more like partnerships. We continue to educate ourselves on the challenges in the retail community and how we can bring tools to the table to help our partners…”
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,…”