There’s an App for Phillips

There’s an App for Phillips

As local independent pet retailers are looking for solutions to manage their business more efficiently, Phillips Pet Food and Supplies has developed an online ordering App to enable their customers to successfully achieve...
Introducing Endless Aisles

Introducing Endless Aisles

OUR ENDLESS AISLES SITE IS NOW LIVE! LEARN MORE HERE Thanks to all of the retailers and vendors who have provided us with valuable feedback since our announcement. We received great questions about the work we’re doing to...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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%,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Supporting Vitality in Senior Pets

Supporting Vitality in Senior Pets

We love our furry friends and acknowledging that they are growing older is easy to push aside. But pet parents who meet the needs of senior pets with regular veterinary care and senior food, supplements and specialized...
Toppers Are on the Rise

Toppers Are on the Rise

Meal toppers are ascending in the pet food category. Think of them like parmesan sprinkled on your spaghetti or granola mixed in your yogurt. These enhancers increase foods’ palatability with extra flavor and texture. Meal...
Pet Food Follows Human Wellness Trend

Pet Food Follows Human Wellness Trend

Our dogs and cats are part of our families, and many of us enjoy pampering them as pet humanization flourishes. The development and sales of pet foods reflect this evolving trend. Today, many pet parents seek the same...
Pet Dental Care

Pet Dental Care

February is National Pet Dental Health Month – a good time to focus on helping pets stay healthy by maintaining their oral health.

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