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How to Source Private Label Pet Products as an Independent Pet Store

With the pet industry growing more competitive, pet specialty retailers are doing everything they can to stand out from the pack. At this time, the same pet product can be purchased across a variety of channels ranging from big box stores and[...]

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Beyond the Label: Identifying Key Trends in High Quality Pet Food

Jessica is a 26 year-old pet owner with two cats and a dog. She frequents her local pet store every couple of weeks to pick up the essentials: cat litter, cat and dog food, and even sometimes a new toy for her pets to enjoy.

As she walks down the[...]

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The Benefits of Taurine for Cats

Sarah is a pet parent with two cats (a Persian and an orange tabby) and a Goldendoodle. She walks into her local pet store one day because she has run out of cat food, and is ready to try something new.

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4 Ways Supreme Petfoods Stands Out From Other Small Animal Food

Identifying a high quality small animal food is not easy, especially when there often isn’t enough time or resources to dedicate to a category that caters to only 7% of pets in the United States. However, it’s important to evaluate what’s[...]

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4 Creative Ways to Boost Pet Food Sales

The pet food sector is the most lucrative category in the pet industry, making pet retailers in the United States collectively up to $8 billion per year. Breaking it down even further, 41% of pet retailer sales came from dog food, supplies and[...]

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Applaws Answers: Why Limited Ingredient Pet Food?

Now identified as one of the most prominent pet food trends, limited ingredient pet food has taken the pet industry by storm. Pet professionals are intrigued by the category and have plenty of thoughts concerning what it consists of, how it's[...]

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12 Key Trends from Global Pet Expo 2017

Believe it or not, 2017 is the first year that one of the biggest pet trade shows, Global Pet Expo, has completely sold out. Although there seems to be much speculation among manufacturers as to the benefits of attending this pet industry event,[...]

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How to Identify a High Quality Small Animal Food

As pet stores consider the small animal category, many are finding that it can be hard to keep the dietary requirements of each of the specific animals in line. The problem is that fitting eight to nine types of pets within one aisle is hard[...]

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How to Make Money off of Current Pet Food Trends

At the beginning of every year, pet professionals usually want to know two things:

  • What happened last year? How is the pet industry doing? Are we growing in sales? Did we hit our goals? 
  • What's going to happen this year? What are the latest[...]
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A Year in the Life of the Pet Industry

Whew. Well, if there's anything we can all agree upon, it's that 2016 has been a wild ride, that's for sure. We experienced everything including Brexit, America's roller-coaster election, debates and bans on pet stores selling pets, Pokemon Go,[...]

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