Vendor Profiles

by Seth Mendelson on May 1, 2014
“    Can officials at Worldwise pull it off? Can they convince consumers and their retail partners that their products offer quality and affordability while still being environmentally responsible?   Kevin Fick, the company’s CEO/president since 2012, thinks it can while, at the same time, bringing in more sales and profits for the San Rafael, Calif.-based company and its many retail partners.   The industry seems to agree. A number of retail pet analysts and…”

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“Pet Business: How has Tuffy’s Pet Foods evolved since it got into the pet food business? Dan Schmitz: Tuffy’s is celebrating our 50th year of producing pet food. Our super-premium line, NutriSource, is also celebrating its 10th year. During those 10 years, we have grown into a national company, as…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Apr 1, 2014
“In a dynamic product category like pet food, where new brands and nutritional concepts seem to spring up in the blink of an eye, it is not easy to stand out from the pack—but Nulo Pet Food has found a way. Not satisfied with the conventional go-to-market strategies shared by…”
“Pet Business: How do single-ingredient treats and chews fit into the wholesome nutrition trend?Bill  Chilian: Single-ingredient treats and chews are leading the trend. Consumers are looking for simpler, more wholesome products as close to their chosen type of protein as possible. They don’t want something with 20 ingredients they can’t…”
“       Katherine Elizabeth   Pet Business: How is the market for pet furniture? What is driving its performance?Katherine Elizabeth: The market is strong and growing. In the last in 40 years, households with pets have tripled in the U.S. With more than 164 million pet owners in 2013,…”