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Tatsuya Suto Named New President of The Hartz Mountain Corporation

Suto succeeds Gumpei Futagami who will remain at the company as executive chairman and continues in his role as vice chief executive officer of Unicharm Corporation, the majority owner of Hartz.

Worldwise Acquires SHERPA

Worldwise announced the official acquisition of SHERPA, a pet tote, carrier and accessories brand.

Purina Helps Shelter Pets

Nestlé Purina and local pet shelters launched the “Consider A Shelter Pet” campaign to make sure residents of the St. Louis region get to know shelter pets as happy, healthy, lifelong companions.
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Archive »Pet Food

Providing Pets with Proper Foods

Grocery retailers that emphasize health and nutrition can succeed in this changing category.

Safer Sourcing

Consumer demand and federal regulations are driving the trend toward more transparency and oversight in the sourcing of pet products.

Above and Beyond

Paul D. Cooke, vice president/director industry development for Nestlé Purina Pet Care, discusses how his company continues to innovate the pet food category in the mass market.
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Archive »Retailer Profiles

The Meijer Touch

A Meijer store in Lansing, Mich., engages animal owners with a large, highly visible pet department stocked with a comprehensive selection that even includes live fish.

Tops With Pet Owners

Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops Friendly Market has enhanced its commitment to the pet care category by expanding its selection and stepping up its merchandising in the pet aisle.

High Variety for Active Pets

In Southern California’s outdoor-loving community of Granada Hills, Ralphs supermarket provides convenience and variety for pets that are ready to hit the happy mountain trails.
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Archive »Featured Articles

Exponential Growth

The latest edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list reveals the staggering rate at which the pet specialty channel’s premier chains are expanding.

Peering Into Private Pets

Pet product manufacturers will showcase their goods at the PLMA’s 2016 Private Label Trade Show.

Cleaning Up with Natural Litter

Natural cat litter is available in many forms and textures, so manufacturers are helping consumers learn more about the options.

Treats for a New Generation of Cat Owners

Cat ownership is booming amongst Millennials—and they are taking the cat treat category in a healthier direction.

Capturing the Holiday Impulse

This year’s holiday assortments will feature bold colors, fun and functional gifts, and even something to bring to parties.
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Archive »Global Pet Expo

Tomorrow’s Trends Come to Life at Global Pet Expo

What will make pet store cash registers ring in 2016 and beyond?

Face-to-Face Value

While this year’s Global Pet Expo drew a record crowd of buyers and exhibitors, the real success of the event can be measured by the many business-driving connections that were made at the show.

Global Pet Expo Reports Record-Setting Year

Global Pet Expo 2016 experienced record-setting attendance and new product launches during the three-day show.

New Products Showcase Winners Announced

Thursday night, Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association announced the winners of New Products Showcase awards at a ceremony on the show floor.
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Archive »Trends

A Healthier Chew

As Millennial shoppers increasingly drive pet product trends, the market is seeing a wider variety of simple, all-natural dog chews.

The Power of Pet Tech

As pet owners increasingly integrate new technologies into their everyday lives, they are looking for similar advancements in a variety of pet product categories.

Appealing to the Modern Pet Owner

The future of the pet aisle in mass and grocery stores depends on whether manufacturers and retailers keep up with pet owners’ changing demands.

Selling Stain & Odor Products

Manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for products that remove, not mask, stains and odors.

The Sharp-Dressed Dog

As dressing dogs up-either in fun costumes or functional yet fashionable clothing-gains traction, manufacturers are giving pet owners lots of stylish options and pet retailers profitable opportunities.

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Archive »New Products

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Push to Mute DinoBall dog toys are squeaky when the dog wants to play and quiet when the owner needs some peace.

Ethical Products Fluted Fun Cat Toys

Fluted Fun are corrugated cat toys designed to satisfy a cat’s natural desire to pounce, swat and scratch.