8 Sustainability, Innovation and
Members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition
(PSC) share how their businesses focus on
what’s best for pets, people and the planet.
10 Show Recap: Aquatic Experience
21 Market Outlook: Safety Zone
PET DEALER FOCUS
23 Retailer of the Year
Pet Product News’ 2018-2019 Marketing
Retailer of the Year Award winner combined
its nutritional expertise and love of animals
to expand from one store to five.
26 Steppin’ Out in Style
Comfort and safety are top considerations
for pet owners searching for collars,
leashes and harnesses.
29 New Products
30 Solid Sourcing Required
In addition to ingredient lists, consumers
are scrutinizing how and where dog
treats and chews are sourced.
34 Hydrating Fare
Pet owners seek out wet foods for their
cats due to palatability, added moisture
and fewer fillers.
37 New Products
DOG & CAT MARKETPLACE
38 Alternative Answers
Cannabidiol (CBD) products entice customers
looking for all-natural solutions—both for their
pets’ health conditions and everyday wellness.
41 New Products
42 Herptile Cornucopia
Customers are increasingly focused on giving
their herptile pets a wide variety of healthful,
natural food options and supplements.
45 New Products
46 Feeding Aquatic Appetites
The aquatics hobby is growing, and with
it flake, pellet and frozen food sales.
48 New Products
49 International Waters: Australian
Clarion Angelfish Clarification
50 A Natural Evolution
Several new trends in the pet food category
are helping to define and shape what it
means to be a “natural” product.
52 New Products
56 Retailer Profile: All the Little Animals
Breeding, caring for and selling a menagerie
of pets is the focus of this full-line pet store
in Danielsville, Ga.
58 Under the Influence
Independent pet stores have long been
market influencers for specialty brands,
and even in today’s more-crowded
market, they still are.
Cove R & TABle of CoN Te NTS: Shu T Te RSToCk
6 Industry News
15 Trade Show News
16 Acquisition News
17 Distribution News
18 Big-Box News
18 Pet Charity News
21 Product News