6 Blue Buffalo Pays $32 Million Settlement,
Still Faces Huge Lawsuit
8 CIPS 2015 Sees Visitors From Across the Globe
14 Internet Is Where Information Meets Opportunity
for U.S. Pet Market
16 Behind the Scenes:
Old Soul Finds New Life
W.F. Young, the 124-year-old company with more than a century
of human and animal health care sector experience, decides the
pet industry is where real growth and innovation takes place.
19 Market Outlook:
PetSmart and Petco Changing Course
Signals Potential for Internet, Independents
PET DEALER FOCUS
28 Product Merchandiser Focus:
Brush Up Your Displays
Operating a full-service grooming salon
within a retail store provides unique
31 Call for Pet Product News’
2016-2017 Retailer of the Year Nominations
Does your retail store have what it takes
to be ranked among the best of the
best? Tell us why for a chance to win Pet Product News’ Retailer
of the Year competition!
32 Retailer of the Year
Jungle Bob’s Reptile World receives the
Outstanding Specialty Store Award.
34 No Pain, All Gain
Effective and easy-to-use training
and behavior products that are gentle
on dogs sell best in this category.
34 New Products
38 Going for Grain Free
Educated, label-savvy consumers are
seeking the most appropriate diets
for their pets, and manufacturers
are answering the call with
ingredient options designed to
impart optimal canine nutrition.
DOG AND CAT MARKETPLACE
42 The Skinny on Supplements
Retailers and manufacturers
discuss the latest developments in
supplements and how to sell more.
46 Sourcing Scrutiny
Cat owners are paying closer
attention to where their pet food
is made; as a result, products
from the U.S. are gaining in popularity.
46 New Products
50 Let There Be Light (and Heat)
The latest trends in lighting
and heating products for herps
51 New Products
52 New Tech Helps Drive Sales
Changes to pumps, filters and
temperature controllers mean retailers
can push efficiency and use apps
to grab customers’ attention.
52 New Products
53 International Waters:
Key Date for
57 A Rare Bird Indeed
This Sandy, Utah, store is a
bird lover’s paradise, with toys,
cages, seed mixes, grooming and
boarding services, and more.
58 Why I Became a P.I.
(Pet Food Investigator)
The need to look past the spin
and hype of the pet food industry
turned me into a skeptical,
eagle-eyed gumshoe of sorts.
FEATURES FEBRUARY 2016
8 International News
10 Endcap, Recall News
12 Pet Health
14 Tech News
17 Distributor News
18 Industry News
54 Advertising Index
55 The Marketplace
56 Pet Industry Calendar
Find products quickly on page 54.
Global Pet Expo
(special advertising section)
8 pages of products
start on page 20
March 16-18, 2016