Holiday Season Planning

Holiday Season Planning

At the height of summer, it’s hard to think about holiday season planning. But now is the time for pet retailers to put together a product and merchandising strategy that ensures the holiday sales season is a success. The...
Cat Toy Trends

Cat Toy Trends

Today’s cat toy trends reflect the increasing awareness of pet parents that cats need exercise to stay healthy and maintain their weight, while also meeting their instinct to hunt and play. Cats can sleep up to 16 hours a...
Traveling with Pets

Traveling with Pets

The number of dogs, cats and other critters on the family vacation is growing, with almost 40 percent of American pet owners traveling with pets each year. That statistic aligns with the humanization of pets, and the travel...
Fish Food Guide

Fish Food Guide

Fish, like any other organism, need a supply of calories to sustain their metabolism, and selecting the right fish food helps them stay healthy and supports the beauty of your aquarium. Fish are cold-blooded and do not need...
Solution-Based Dog Food

Solution-Based Dog Food

Human food trends are driving pet food innovation, including solution-based dog foods. As more people change their eating habits to promote wellness, they also seek wholesome meals for their dogs. Instead of buying what is...
Partnering with Phillips To Grow Sales

Partnering with Phillips To Grow Sales

Are you making the most of your distributor relationship? When you hear the word “Phillips,” you probably think about buying products. Phillips offers a wide array of food, treats and supplies at competitive prices, but the...
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...
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...
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...
Summer Merchandising Heats Up

Summer Merchandising Heats Up

As the days grow longer and warmer, it’s time to prepare for summer merchandising. Picnics, parades, graduations and vacations are on the calendar, and pets will be part of those activities for many American families. Pet...
Food Variety for Finicky Felines

Food Variety for Finicky Felines

Cat food has evolved beyond bags of kibble and cans of wet to include fresh, frozen, freeze-dried, gravies, stews, broths, lickable treats and flake toppers. This evolution of variety is the result of pet parents’ focus on...
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...
Trending: Freeze-Dried Pet Food

Trending: Freeze-Dried Pet Food

Freeze-dried pet food is a fast-growing segment in the industry’s mass premiumization shift to solution-based, minimally processed diets. Pet parents increasingly are purchasing higher-priced limited-ingredient dog and cat...
Freshwater Aquarium Cleaning

Freshwater Aquarium Cleaning

Cleaning a freshwater aquarium is important for the health of the fish and keeping the aquarium looking attractive. Learn the steps involved in properly cleaning a freshwater tank and the tools needed, which include algae scrapers, vacuum, thermometers, net, and gloves.

Home Grooming Tips & Tools

Home Grooming Tips & Tools

Home grooming is for pet parents who have a trusted relationship with their pets. In addition to patience, the right tools are necessary for successful home grooming.

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.

Purr-fect Cat Treats

Purr-fect Cat Treats

Demand is growing for well-priced cat treats that are healthy and natural. A great selection of cat treats can strengthen the loyalty of pet parents to an independent pet store.