Where do you see the market heading in the
stain and odor control product category in the
next few years?
“Stain and odor will always be a big
category—and we’re seeing pretty
consistent growth in the pet industry
across the board. If you have a puppy, it
will have an accident—and the accident
will cause stains and odor. Pet parents will
continually have a need for these products.
New technology and formula advancement
may change some things. With consumer
integration, with QR codes and with the
ways manufacturers can reach their target
audiences better, that will help grow the
director of training and national salesperson for SynergyLabs in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
“Unfortunately, I see the market becoming more
price-conscious and more competitive in the
future. The competition in this market is getting
higher, and consumers want more bang for their
buck.”—VINCE SHEEHAN, owner of Katie’s Pet
Depot in North Brunswick, N.J.
“As with the rest of the pet
industry, the growth seems to
be in the natural segment.”
—HEATHER BLUM, co-owner
of Petagogy in Pittsburgh
“It doesn’t really seem geared toward anything new or
innovative. I see new products that often seem to be a
repackaging of the same products already available within a
line or even from other manufacturers. It would be great to
see more innovation within this category. Products geared
toward all-natural, unscented, nontoxic, nonallergen-irritat-
ing attributes would be a huge plus.”—LORIN GROW, owner
of Furry Face in Redlands, Calif.
“I see more targeted online marketing using videos that translate
well on mobile platforms. Most consumers get their information
using their cellphone, and having short videos that target specific
demographics doesn’t take much of the consumers’ time to watch.”
—DENNIS SHEIRS, vice president of Fizzion in Henderson, Nev.
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Pet owners can use the
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