These 66 pet products most impressed PPN’s editors in 2021.
A number of factors, including a rise in dog-owning households, is contributing to higher demand for collars, harnesses and leashes.
Bird owners are seeking several key features from the playthings they purchase for their pets.
Offering high-quality diets and products has allowed independent fish retailers to carve out a well-supported niche in the industry.
The key dog supplement trends that are resonating with pet owners.
Retailers and manufacturers share ways to fine-tune stores’ cat litter assortments and personalize recommendations for each customer.
The number of pet owners seeking USA-made products is on the rise for a variety of reasons.
Products designed to ease pet anxiety continue to sell well, and retailers who can offer the education and specific solutions that their customers need will see success.
After incredible pandemic-driven increases in demand for aquariums and livestock, manufacturers discuss how consumer demand and pending legislation might impact the industry.
A store’s location can influence dog apparel sales in many ways.
The cat toy sales may soon rival its canine counterpart thanks to the latest innovations in the feline toy category, industry participants state.
Staying abreast of the latest research and product developments, along with understanding pet owners’ needs, is key.
Despite persistent issues with livestock availability and shipping, demand for these pets and the products needed to care for them has been strong.
From offering seasonal photos to products that make the perfect gifts for pets, retailers can expect extra end-of-year sales if they make their stores merry this winter.
More live pet sales mean more hungry mouths to feed, and retailers are offering their customers variety and superior nutrition to meet demand.
An increase in pet ownership and the latest trends in small-animal husbandry are heating up sales in the bedding and litter category—but supply challenges persist.
Dog and cat owners are increasingly turning to cannabidiol (CBD) products for relief from is…
Recognizable ingredients are becoming a bigger focus for pet owners in the market for natural supplements.
Today’s pet owners are looking to get the best rest for their pet, and they seek out feature…
Pet owners expect both value and quality in grooming purchases, and they’re increasingly looking for products formulated for specific issues and coat types.
Popular dog toys help keep pets occupied while also creating a deeper bond between pet and owner.
Knowing exactly what consumers are looking for in dog treats and chews and offering the right assortment can help pet stores stand out.
Generally, pet food manufacturers and independent retailers agree that premium dog food is characterized by a few attributes, but there’s no one-size-fits-all definition.
Creating customer confidence in your dog food assortment extends beyond a “natural” label.
Pet owners are seeking economical and spacing-saving cat scratchers and furniture to meet their cats’ varied needs.
Pet owners are catering to their cats’ taste preferences with protein and treat styles they love.
Premium cat litter manufacturers are ticking off all the right boxes.
Shifting market conditions are proving to be a challenge for retailers.
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.
Thanks to consumer education and entry-level options, raw food for cats are on the rise as a complete diet and for supplemental feeding.
Sales of natural pet treats and chews climb as pet owners focus on health.
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.