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Portland Pet Food Company Expands Distribution in Western U.S.

Animal Supply Company has already begun rolling out the company’s meals and treats to the independent pet specialty stores it services throughout the Western states.

APPA Names New General Counsel

Julia Fidenzio has been promoted to vice president of government affairs and general counsel for the American Pet Products Association.

Pedigree Launches First Podcast

“The Dog That Changed Me,” hosted by Katherine Schwarzenegger, celebrates stories of how dogs make lives better and the importance of dog adoption.

Phillips Expands Treatibles to South Carolina Distribution Center

Phillips Pet Food & Supply is expanding the full-spectrum hemp oil pet product line to its Spartanburg, S.C., distribution center.
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7 Pet Franchises Plan for Growth Ahead of the International Franchise Expo

Executives at several fast-growing pet business franchises, including Woof Gang Bakery and Dogtopia, explain why exhibiting at IFE equates to future expansion.

Why "Pets As Family" Should be More Than a Catchphrase

David Lummis, the lead pet market analyst for Packaged Facts, explains why retailers can't afford to forget the promise behind the popular slogan.

What Retailers Should Understand About Pet Industry Mergers and Acquisitions

The pet community has seen a number of high-profile consolidations in recent years.

What Chewy’s Latest Announcement Means for Pet Specialty Brick-and-Mortars

Industry insiders speculate on what Chewy’s move to go public means—and how retailers can brace themselves for the potential impact.
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In This Issue

Sizzling Stock: Health Aids

Consumers Focus on Safety, Convenience

Sizzling Stock: Herp Food

Category Sees Growing Demand, Sales

Sizzling Stock: Natural Dog & Cat Food

Natural Diets for Pets Reflect Human Diet Trends

Sizzling Stock: Supplements

New, Natural Ingredients Drive Sales
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Industry Profiles

This Canadian Pet Store Chain Has Embraced Being an Omnichannel Organization

This fast-growing Canadian chain emphasizes innovation, customer service, nutrition and community fun.

How Merrick Pet Care is Staying Committed to Pet Specialty

Tim Simonds, CEO of Merrick Pet Care in Evanston, Ill., discusses Merrick Pet Care’s admirable growth and the company’s commitment to the pet specialty channel.

New Jersey Pet Shop Owner Bets on a Store Makeover to Keep Sales Increasing

Living Pawsitively focuses on cat and dog health, providing consumers with high-quality, nutrition-focused solutions for their pets.

This Pennsylvania Pet Shop Prides Itself on its Suite of Services

Godfrey’s—Welcome to Dogdom in Mohnton, Pa., plans to launch a series of monthly workshops to its service offering this year.
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Pets & Policies

Reptile Awareness Day Celebrates Herps

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council explains why the industry celebrates Reptile Awareness Day, which is this Sunday.

PIJAC Joins the AMR Challenge to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

PIJAC and the broader pet care community are working to develop and establish Recommendations for Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Companion Animal Care.

Why Tarantulas Are Underappreciated and Valuable Pets

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council's vice president of government affairs recently attended a workshop that gave PIJAC more information about the tarantula trade.

PIJAC Examines How Owning Pets Helps Humans Get Active

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May offers an opportunity to note how pets impact humans' health and well-being.
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