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%,...
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...
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...
Phillips Brings Rockster’s Superfood to the United States

Phillips Brings Rockster’s Superfood to the United States

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies will begin distribution of the full line of Rockster Superfood canned dog food starting April 1, 2019. Hailed as “more than just food” in Europe, the super-premium, organic food offers life-enhancing nutrition and will be available for the first time in America exclusively through all Phillips’ distribution centers.

Supplements for Better Pet Health

Supplements for Better Pet Health

Pet supplements are selling as pet parents increasingly seek preventive care and solutions for a variety of health symptoms and issues. The biggest supplement trend is hemp and CBD supplements.

Human-Grade Pet Food

Human-Grade Pet Food

What exactly is human-grade pet food? Labeling pet food as human grade means that ALL its ingredients are human edible. Pet foods currently using the human-grade identifier are typically super-premium products, less...
Phillips Adds Essence Pet Food

Phillips Adds Essence Pet Food

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, a leading pet product distributor serving the independent pet channel, recently added the new Essence pet food to its Taunton, Massachusetts, and Sacramento, California, distribution...
Sustainability and Pet Products

Sustainability and Pet Products

Sustainable pet products, including their ingredients, packaging and processing, help protect the environment over their whole life cycle, from raw ingredients to final disposal. Whether food or supplies, pet products...
Vegetarian Pet Diets

Vegetarian Pet Diets

More than 7 million people* in the United States are vegetarians for reasons that include health, ethics, culture and religion. It’s not surprising that some vegetarians extend no-meat diets to their pets, but some pets...
What’s New with Dog Treats & Chews

What’s New with Dog Treats & Chews

The variety of dog treats and chews is growing thanks to the premiumization of pet food, modest dog ownership growth and the demand for natural and healthy products. Limited- or single-ingredient dog treats and chew are...
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