Manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for products that remove, not mask, stains and odors.
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.
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.
Mass and grocery shoppers see value in natural pet products, and smart retailers are leveraging this trend to its maximum potential.
Consumer demand and federal regulations are driving the trend toward more transparency and oversight in the sourcing of pet products.
Mass-market shoppers are increasingly looking for pet products that meet various basic needs, while offering a natural or eco-friendly proposition.