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April 2018

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In This Issue

Industry Avoids Certain Extinction

The Indian ornamental aquatic sector gets a reprieve as authorities reverse last May’s ruling.

Contained Yet Comfy

Offer kennels, crates and carriers with features that make pets feel cozy and secure.

(En) Closing the Sale

Today’s herp habitats are designed for the maximum comfort of their residents and the viewing enjoyment of pet owners.

Coral Bonanza

With the space mostly to themselves, high-end saltwater shops can maximize profits and build a strong, loyal customer base on a reef bedrock.

Proteins Pack a Punch

Diets featuring novel proteins and superfood ingredients top the charts in food trends this year.

The Outside World

As dog owners become more active with their pets outdoors, demand for products that fit the adventure—whether it be leisurely walks or advanced hikes—have grown.

Seeking Solutions

Consumers are turning to independent pet retailers for answers to flea and tick concerns.

Bird Food Goes Premium

Independent pet specialty retailers are finding that offering quality yields better sales and provides a competitive advantage in the category.

One Myth at a Time

Pet Product News’ 2017-2018 Best In-Store Experience Retailer of the Year winner uses education and hands-on learning experiences to dispel customer misconceptions about reptiles.

A Sleek Physique

When it comes to keeping Fido fit, dog owners often turn to pet specialty retailers for nutritional information and advice.

USA Power

The “made in the USA” label is a welcome sign to a growing number of pet owners seeking high quality, safety and transparency.

Go With the Flow

Products that make feeding and watering easier are popular with consumers—if pet specialty retailers take the time to properly explain and market these items.
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