The pandemic forced everyone to alter their lifestyles, and now retailers need to think about the lasting effects it’ll have on pet owners’ lives moving forward.
With a solid understanding of their customer demographics, retailers can make better decisions about everything from merchandising to community engagement.
No two neighborhoods are the same, so retailers must tailor their selections to match the wants and needs of pet owners in their area.
Raw foods and treats are moving more towards the mainstream, but there is still more work to be done if this category is truly going to heat up.
To be successful with today’s pet parents, manufacturers and retailers need to keep up with consumers’ changing perceptions of what natural pet foods can do.
Gordon Dumesich, chief growth and marketing officer for Instinct pet foods, discusses how the brand continues to innovate pet nutrition after nearly two decades at the forefront of the raw food movement.
The competition, which is now in its 5th year, added Fetch for Pets as a new partner.
In an increasingly eco-conscious world, pet specialty retailers can more deeply resonate with customers by boosting their sustainable business practices.
Providing eco-friendly, more sustainable foods and treats to customers may help pet specialty retailers stay relevant in an increasingly eco-concerned world.
Cats and dogs are known for being meat eaters, but pets actually need many of the nutrients found in fruit and vegetables for a healthy, balanced diet.
Incorporating software to help run a grooming business is no longer an option—it’s a necessity.
Pet specialty retailers who embrace the explosive CBD category stand to realize increased store traffic and substantial sale increases.
The free online training program's nutrition course has been updated to reflect today’s pet diets.
Pet owners are eager to travel and bring their pets along for the ride.
As more individuals and families opened up their homes to pets this past year, there’s more opportunity than ever for independent retailers to connect with this new consumer base.
Through strengthened partnerships with veterinarians, independent pet retailers can provide a more comprehensive health portfolio for pets.
To prevent health issues down the line, customers can take a proactive approach to pet wellness by investing in quality sources of nutrition.
Retailers can play a key role in pets’ preventative health by investing in external care categories.
As customers return to their traditional in-person shopping habits, pet retailers must be prepared to provide a safe, healthy in-store experience.
To capitalize on the potential profits of hemp-based products, retailers need to ensure they’re well-educated on category trends and up-to-date on the latest regulations.