Going Green with Cat Litter

Going Green with Cat Litter

There’s an emerging trend inside cat boxes. Environmentally friendly cat litter sales are increasing, as cat owners seek natural litter options that offer less mess, easy disposal, good fluid absorption and odor control....
Fish Food Primer

Fish Food Primer

Most pet specialty stores carry flake, granulated and pellet food for goldfish, bettas and tropical fish. By expanding fish food to include frozen food and specialized reef food and supplements, pet retailers can stand out...
New Pet Tips & Checklist

New Pet Tips & Checklist

A new pet brings a lot of changes to a home, whether a dog or cat is a well-researched family addition or a loving impulse at an adoption event. Here are a few tips and a new pet checklist that can help ease the transition...
Warm Up Sales with Cold Weather Gear

Warm Up Sales with Cold Weather Gear

Keeping pets happy and healthy during winter brings the opportunity for retailers to stock and sell cold weather gear. Winter pet products, such as beds, coats, sweater and boots, are expected to increase in popularity as...
Holiday Merchandising Success

Holiday Merchandising Success

Many Americans call their pets “fur babies.” It makes sense when you consider that there are more dogs (78 million) and cats (86 million) than children under 18 (74.2 million) in the country. Pets often are considered...
Treats Are Trending

Treats Are Trending

Treats are the number one impulse buy category in pet specialty. Whether meaty, crunchy, chews, dental or niche, treats are estimated to have the second highest sales growth (5%+) of any category except healthcare (8%,...
Get on Board with Freshwater Shrimp

Get on Board with Freshwater Shrimp

The bright colors and interesting behavior of ornamental shrimp are attracting hobbyists. As a hot trend in aquatics, keeping freshwater shrimp has spawned new products designed for these oddly shaped invertebrates and...
Pet Food Terminology Defined

Pet Food Terminology Defined

Independent pet retailers are seeing an increase in consumers shopping for “healthy” pet food, as they align their pets’ lifestyle with their own. You may find yourself frequently answering questions about natural pet food,...
Catch the Cat Craze

Catch the Cat Craze

Cats are beloved by their owners for their companionship and sometimes quirky behavior. As the most popular pet in the United States, 95.6 million domestic cats (versus 89.7 million dogs) are found in more than 47 million...
Hurricane Preparedness for Your Pets

Hurricane Preparedness for Your Pets

  Hurricane Season runs through the end of November. Now is the time to prepare for a hurricane (or any emergency) that may threaten the survival of your pets. Creating an evacuation plan and preparing an emergency kit...