6 Research Highlights Top Trends Driving the Pet Industry in 2016
12 TV’s ‘The Profit’ Gives Pet Stores a Business-Saving
Makeover and Sets Them on the Road to Expansion
16 Humane Society Spies Go Undercover
17 Market Outlook:
Pet Food Packaging Hitting High Notes
18 Changing of the Guard
Newly minted president and CEO of the Pet Industry
Joint Advisory Council Mike Bober plans to grow
the legislative and regulatory watchdog into an
organization with a budget and staff to match
the size and scope of the industry it serves.
PET DEALER FOCUS
42 Business Builder:
Expert advice on how retailers can craft customized services
in order to strengthen financial performance through greater
quality of management and employee engagement.
44 Retailer of the Year
D.O.G. Pet Boutique receives the Outstanding Pet Boutique Award.
MADE IN THE USA MARKETPLACE
46 Industry Roundtable
Retailers share what they believe the definition of Made in the
USA should mean and what industry and customer trends they’re
seeing on the front lines where American products are or are
not being bought. Manufacturers respond with the triumphs and
challenges of sourcing, manufacturing and employing in the U.S.
46 New Products
52 Brush Up on Dental
Keep your dental product mix up-to-date with easy-to-
use solutions that make a difference for pets’ teeth.
52 New Products
DOG AND CAT MARKETPLACE
56 First Aid and Safety See Growth
Products designed for pet first aid and safety are on
the rise with more owners on the move with their dogs
and cats and concerned with their well-being.
59 Treats Equal Love
Cat owners use treats as a way to express affection for their pets,
and, increasingly, they’re looking for
tidbits with healthful ingredients.
59 New Products
60 Flying Off the Shelves
Think the humanization trend hasn’t
hit the avian category? Think again.
60 New Products
64 Freeze-Dried Niche
This aquarium staple is facing
a changing fish food market
and stiff competition.
65 International Waters:
Captive-Bred Yellow Tangs:
65 New Products
PROFESSIONAL GROOMING MARKETPLACE
66 Pros Treat Pets With Special Care
Groomers and owners favor natural ingredients and products
made in the USA for skin and coat treatments for pets.
66 New Products
69 New Products
73 Great Things in Small Stores
Go Dog Go is a quaint and quintessential single, small, independent
pet specialty retailer where cutting-edge nutrition, product quality,
a carefully culled product selection and customer education reign.
74 The Angry Internet
There’s plenty of good out there online, but protecting one’s personal
and professional reputation is becoming serious business.
FEATURES JANUARY 2016
SHUT TERS TOCK: COVER (3); TABLE OF CON TEN TS ( 4)
6 Celebrity Lines & Launches
8 Pets in the News
10 International News
11 Product News, Endcap
12 Industry News
16 Pet Health & Welfare
17 Big-Box News
71 The Marketplace
72 Pet Industry Calendar
Advertising, Product Index
Find our advertisers and products
quickly on page 70.
22 Aquatic Food & Supplies
26 Dental Products
28 Dog & Cat Food
30 Dog & Cat Treats
34 Herp Products
36 Small Mammal Products
40 Travel Products
2016 INVENTORY ESSENTIALS