6 Event Recap: Pet Sustainability
Coalition’s Impact Unleashed
6 Show Recap: Pet Connections Expo
19 Market Outlook: The Wealth in Health
PAW IT FORWARD
20 All Paws on Deck
Paw It Forward, Pet Product News’ annual
mega-feature on charitable efforts in the
industry, reveals how product manufacturers
are pitching in to support pets, people
and organizations in meaningful and
26 Inside Look: P.L.A.Y.
(Pet Lifestyle and You)
PET DEALER FOCUS
28 Retailer of the Year
Pet Product News’ 2018-2019 Retail
Concept Retailer of the Year winner brings
a boutiquelike atmosphere and a unique
suite of products and services to malls in
31 Beyond the Bathtub
Busy pet owners look for quick between-bath
32 New Products
34 Functional Resolutions
Today’s pet owners are pursuing specialty
and functional diets for their canine family
members, and manufacturers are responding
with diverse, high-quality selections.
40 Stock Up
Most consumers still prefer to feed kibble,
and offering a wide assortment can please
picky shoppers and cats alike.
43 New Products
44 Say “Ahh … Natural”
As consumer awareness on the topic of pet
dental hygiene grows, so does the demand for
natural solutions to toothy issues.
46 New Products
DOG & CAT MARKETPLACE
48 Calm and Controlled
Products designed to help dog and cat
owners with training and behavior issues are
majoring in multifunction and ease of use while
maintaining quality and durability.
51 New Products
52 More Than a Treat
Pet owners are on the hunt for nutritious,
entertaining and innovative treats, chews and
toys for their small animals.
55 New Products
56 Healthy Tank, Healthy Sales
Aquarium maintenance products and services
that keep customers in the hobby and coming
back in-store for more are helping to reshape
the aquatics retail business model.
57 New Products
58 International Waters: Spain Mulls
59 Skin Deep
Skin and coat grooming products are focusing
on natural ingredients and properties.
61 New Products
65 Retailer Profile: Ready to Grow
Big changes are in the works for Busch Pet
Products, which has plans to make the move
to a larger space and start offering training
services, pet photography, doggie birthday
parties and seminars.
66 Weighty Opportunities
Adding services to a brick-and-mortar store in
order to boost foot traffic doesn’t need to be a
costly undertaking—it could be as simple
as buying a scale.
8 Industry News
13 Big-Box News
13 Acquisition News
15 Distribution News
18 Product News
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