FEATURES OCTOBER 2016
10 Big-Box News
10 Distributor News
12 Industry News
18 Product News
78 Advertising Index
79 The Marketplace
80 Pet Industry Calendar
6 P3 Progressive Pet Products
Trade Show Recap
16 Behind the Scenes:
Canidae Pet Food Co.:
Scott Whipple and John Gordon
worked together in the pet industry
for years before starting their own pet
food company tailored to meet the
needs of consumers and retailers.
20 Counter Points:
How You Can Save Money on Rent
21 Market Outlook:
Opportunities in Brand
Stabling Durable Pet Products
22 SuperZoo Recap
PET DEALER FOCUS
28 Retailer of the Year
Pet Things receives the Community
Service & Outreach Award.
30 Cat Food
32 Dental Products
34 Dog Food
36 Cat Litter
38 Private Label Products
40 Puppy Products
42 Dog & Cat Treats
44 Training & Behavior
PAW IT FORWARD
46 Retailers, animal charity organizations
and manufacturers create and partner for
meaningful, effective giveback programs.
MADE IN THE USA
50 National Pride Keeps on Trending
With customer demand for U.S.-
made products still on an upward
trajectory, pet product suppliers
sell the story with their stock.
52 Giving Back, Locally
How some companies that
manufacture in the U.S. share their
prosperity with their communities.
56 New Products
60 Chewsy Customers
Today’s consumers have a demanding
set of standards when they shop
for chews, which means retailers
should stay on top of the category by
offering ample selection, eye-catching
displays and product knowledge.
62 New Products
64 The Promise of Premium
With more and more products entering
the pet food space, retailers help
consumers discover high-quality diets
that stand out from the crowd.
68 Time to Come Clean
Offer an assortment of pampering
products to keep customers’ dogs
looking and smelling their best.
70 Profiting in Perch and Play
Natural materials and invigorating
colors stimulate birds, owners and sales
in the avian perch and playgym market.
71 New Products
72 Illuminating Future Sales
LEDs and integration are leading
the way for retailers seeing
growth in the lighting category.
73 New Products
74 Need-to-Know Basis
As more pet owners express
interest in a raw diet, the need
for education is expanding.
74 New Products
76 Cream of the Crop
Customers are buying better-quality
cat foods to provide increased moisture,
protein content and health benefits
to their feline family members.
77 New Products
81 Retailer Profile:
Pet Zone Tropical Fish
This pair of San Diego stores
specializes in exotic, hard-to-find
freshwater fish, drawing in hobbyists
from all over the Southwestern U.S.
82 Making Shows Worth the Investment
Industry shows provide more
than just deals; it’s all about the
relationships and the education.
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