Pet Product News: Has consumer interest grown in the made in the USA
trend? How are your customers responding to the trend?
Heidi Neal: I feel that we are getting more and more requests for
U.S.-made items, especially in the toy department. Our customers have already come to know that our food and treats are
primarily U.S. sourced and manufactured and know that none of
our consumables come from China, so I don’t feel like we have
that conversation a lot, in terms of food.
Made in the USA
Retailers discuss what they look for when selecting
made in the USA products for their stores as well as the categories in which
they would like to see the trend improve in the future.
n Heidi Neal, owner of Loyal Biscuit Co., which has stores
n Dorothy Hunter, CEO of Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium in
n Biff Picone, co-owner of Natural Pawz in Houston
n Michael Di Tullio, owner and president of Especially for
Pets, which has stores in Massachusetts