No. 1 FIRST FOR PE T RETAILERS IN PRINT AND ONLINE
DECEMBER 2016 $5 PETPRODUCTNEWS.COM
Pet Product News
Live culture interest for reef aquariums
increases (PAGE 52) • Behind Takashi
Amano’s final masterpiece (PAGE 54)
MENTOR OR MENACE?
9 simple questions help you to
analyze your leadership skills and
build better profits (PAGE 30)
The trend behind eco-friendly cat
litter that prioritizes health, safety
and effectiveness (PAGE 48)
Check out the top product picks from the experts
who sell them in-store every day in Pet Product
News’ first-ever RETAILERS’ CHOICE AWARDS.
WILD to the
More herp owners seek enclosure décor
that mimics native habitats PAGE 58
PLUS Small mammal bedding makers get
comfortable and convenient PAGE 60
Technology has changed how
pet industry professionals
interact with customers.
Whether your business is a
one-woman mobile grooming
salon or a 100-room pet hotel,
here’s how to stay ahead of the
curve to deliver exceptional
customer service while capping
costs and increasing efficiency.
BRAVE NEW TECH
Morethan 40PRODUCTS inthisissue!
Build a canine mealtime
narrative with customers
that combines all the
elements of the feast.
• New Treat Flavors and
Formats PAGE 22
• Natural Dog Food PAGE 36
• Eating in Style PAGE 40
• Advanced Feeders and
Treaters PAGE 43
• Merchandising Meals
in Motion PAGE 45
CHOICEAWARDS 2016 FAVORITES Among the