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A Show of Paws

Global Pet Expo will have new exhibits and new items, including many for the grocery channel.

Peering Into Private Pets

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

Providing Pets with Proper Foods

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

Barking Up the Right Tree

Pet product manufacturers say the category is strong, and will remain so for retailers that keep up with changing demographics.

No More No Frills

Go premium or go home. That seems to be the strategy for private-label pet product manufacturers that know consumers want more than inexpensive versions of branded items.

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.

Natural Selection

Mass and grocery shoppers see value in natural pet products, and smart retailers are leveraging this trend to its maximum potential.

Right On Target

A number of grocery retailers have expressed what is becoming a strong level of concern that they may need some additional expertise to successfully run their pet section, especially the supplies side of the category.

Safer Sourcing

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

Amazon’s New Bite

Is Amazon poised to take a bigger bite out of the pet food market? If recent rumors about the online retail giant opening its first brick-and-mortar location are true, this may be the case.

Sweetening Pet Ownership

Smelly messes and stubborn stains and odors often go along with pet ownership, but thanks to effective odor- and stain-removal products, grocery and mass retailers can offer up solutions.

A Walk in the Park

Mass and grocery retailers that fail to carry leashes and collars are missing out on a category that predates most others in the pet aisle but remains strong when it comes to sales volume.

Staying Strong

Mass retailers are seeing more competition than ever in the pet care category, and they are responding with innovative product assortments.

Planning on Impulse

Impulse sales are all about getting shoppers to add an extra item to their cart in the spur of the moment—but the process of making that happen takes planning and careful strategy.

Naturally Profitable

Mass-market shoppers are increasingly looking for pet products that meet various basic needs, while offering a natural or eco-friendly proposition.
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