The January numbers follow 5.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year growth in holiday sales during November and December, according to the National Retail Federation.
The organization is projecting that retail industry sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent over 2017
Pet Product News unveils the winners of its 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards in the dog and cat categories.
Pets will not miss out on Halloween celebrations as 16 percent of Americans plan to dress pets in costumes this year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Packaged Facts' June/July 2017 National Pet Owners Survey reveals that households with children are almost three times as likely as those without children to own a small animal as a pet.
The publication, designed to teach the basic principles, theories and techniques of grooming to beginning groomers, is available for free.
Urban, suburban and rural pet owners hold widely divergent views of their pets' health, according to the report.
Researchers surveyed over 2,500 pet and non-pet owners across three U.S. cities and one Australian city.
Several pet product manufacturers adopted minimum advertised pricing (MAP) policies recently, demonstrating a commitment to supporting the independent pet specialty channel.
In total, Packaged Facts estimates there are around 67 million households with pets, which is 55 percent of all U.S. households.