Keeping bird cages in stock has become trickier for retailers as the popularity of pet birds increases.
Careful and early planning for the upcoming fall and winter seasons is key to retail success during the holidays—especially this year.
Pet owners seek to customize their dogs’ and cats’ meals with attractive designs and feeding accessories that cater to their pets’ size and eating habits.
Sales of natural pet treats and chews climb as pet owners focus on health.
Thanks to consumer education and entry-level options, raw food for cats are on the rise as a complete diet and for supplemental feeding.
The aquarium hobby is hot right now, with fish and coral prices soaring as retailers struggle to source a reliable supply.
As the market grows, pet owners want to feel confident that their dog food choices will inspire health and well-being.
Industry insiders offer their insight on the latest category trends as well as savvy tactics retailers can use to optimize their assortments—and boost sales.
More pet owners are treating minor issues at home—and that can be a good thing for the independent retailer.
New hobbyists and long-time customers are purchasing terrariums, paludariums and vivariums in record numbers, and retailers are rising to meet the growing demand.
They’ve always been about fun, but today’s pet toys bring extra qualities to the playtime table, such as engagement and maximum durability.
Diversity in proteins and textures drives innovation in the natural cat food category and keeps cats coming back for more.
Nano aquariums are popular with hobbyists at every skill level, and are used to house everything from reef setups to planted freshwater tanks.
Low-calorie and training treats for dogs are selling well, and these products increasingly follow human food trends.
Pet owners seek grooming treatments with natural ingredients, specialty scents and products that solve problems while they pamper, professional groomers report.
Being equipped with the right information to help pet owners understand the differences between grain-free and grain-inclusive diets is key for pet specialty retailers.
The category is giving independent retailers a way to generate repeat sales and set them apart from competitors.
Understanding exactly what pet owners are looking for is just one step in promoting the pet chew and treat category.
The demand for made in the USA consumables with U.S. ingredients is climbing among cat owners.
Natural dog and cat foods are on the rise, but the designation means different things to different people.
Small-animal owners want foods that meet the nutritional needs of their pets, and they’re educating themselves to make sure they find what they need.
Owners often expect collars, leashes and harnesses to express their pet’s personality, but they also seek products that match their own lifestyle and provide functionality.
Retailers are increasingly looking to stock made-in-the-U.S. pet toys, collars and more to meet growing consumer demand.
Pet specialty retailers are optimistic about aquatic lighting sales as the latest tech and high-end features drive demand.
Pet owners look for grooming products that indulge pets while helping to solve their skin and coat issues.
Pet owners are seeking foods with the highest-quality ingredients for their pampered pooches.
Retailers can help pet owners find natural dental care products that fit their budget, comfort level and routines.
As the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) become more widely understood, pet owners are seeking more specialized products for their pets.
Cocktails, marijuana leaves and even military issue, along with brain teasers, are heating up the pet toy category.
Retailers are focusing on variety and quality ingredients to meet consumer demand for premium cat food.
Pet owners value the role supplements can play in preventing and addressing the health issues their companion animals face.
How retailers can debunk misconceptions about made in the USA dog foods and treats, plus a look at current trends.
Issues with supply and demand of live herp foods inspire customers to seek diverse diet options for their pets.
Pet owners are turning to treats and chews to keep their dogs happy, and natural, limited-ingredient products are leading the pack.
Chicken and beef are still on top, but dog owners’ interest in exotic proteins is piqued, while superfood ingredients provide solutions for some health issues.
Installations, maintenance services and product sales have been a boon for retailers.
The import of wild-harvested large polyp specimens faces restrictions or a ban pending decision from the EU.
Sustainability and natural ingredients continue to interest consumers, and litters that promise to solve box avoidance issues are popular as well.
When it comes to treating Fido or Fluffy, pet owners are looking beyond “empty” calories and seeking healthful ingredients in natural treats and chews that please the palate.
Pet owners want containment systems and accessories that fully meet their pets’ needs, from rabbits to chinchillas.
People are spending more time exploring the great outdoors—and taking their dogs along for the fun.
Exotic meats, protein-rich recipes and brands with transparency are a hit with dog food consumers.
Manufacturers, retailers and consumers can work together to address environmental concerns with sustainable foods, toys, beds and more.
Fish foods continue to sell well and support retailers amid general growth in aquatics sales.
Cat owners are seeking many features when it comes to their pets’ diets, with high protein leading the way.
More pet owners are selecting made in the USA pet foods because they believe these diets are high in quality and safer for their pets.
Cat owners are seeking premium treats for their demanding pets, and the more meat, the better.
Several factors are at play when dog owners consider switching their pets to a limited-ingredient diet.
Find out which innovative products made the cut for Pet Product News’ Editors’ Choice Awards.
Several health concerns top pet owners’ list of needs in the natural supplement aisle.