A store’s location can influence dog apparel sales in many ways.
Staying abreast of the latest research and product developments, along with understanding pet owners’ needs, is key.
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.
Careful and early planning for the upcoming fall and winter seasons is key to retail success during the holidays—especially this year.
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.
Low-calorie and training treats for dogs are selling well, and these products increasingly follow human food trends.
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.
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.
Pet owners are seeking foods with the highest-quality ingredients for their pampered pooches.
How retailers can debunk misconceptions about made in the USA dog foods and treats, plus a look at current trends.
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.
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.
Several factors are at play when dog owners consider switching their pets to a limited-ingredient diet.
Dog owners are taking oral health seriously with steady purchases of at-home dental care products.
Pet owners feel a healthy dog is worth the investment, industry insiders report.
Dog owners demand single- and limited-ingredient treats and chews that are made in the USA.
Products with healthful ingredients lead consumer demand in the natural dental category.
Today’s dog owners want high-quality toys that will keep their furry family members engaged and happy.
Collar, leash and harness sales are stable, with durability a top priority for outdoorsy customers.
Supplements that offer problem-solving benefits and provide relief are resonating most with pet owners, according to industry insiders.
Having raw options in a variety of formats can help support dog owners who are thinking about making a switch.
The “spa day” goes to the dogs as Fido contentedly unwinds in mind, body and soul.
The newest member of the family comes with a long list of necessities, but retailers can help.
Owners prefer tough toys that encourage connection as well as entertain pets and people.
Helping customers understand the benefits of diets made with internationally sourced ingredients is a key to selling better-quality foods.
When it comes to dog treats and chews, pet owners want products that offer the most value and provide a satisfying snack to their furry companions.
Manufacturers and retailers weigh in on recent sales trends in the category, plus the best ways retailers can educate consumers on the benefits of these diets.
Manufacturers and retailers look to fall and holiday merchandise sales to offset losses in Q1 and Q2.
For active dog owners, function over fashion is often the focus of their collar, leash and harness purchases.
Top trends in the dog food marketplace focus on transparency and improving the health of canine companions.
Evidence-based clinical nutrition is prompting pet food manufacturers to expand beyond all-life-stage diets and increase focus on food for every stage of life.
Treats are an effective tool that dog owners can use to train their animals, and low-calorie snacks are helping ensure pets' overall health.
Pet owners that understand the importance of play are helping boost sales of dog toys.
Favored treats and chews provide pets with more than flavor and fun—consumers want function and other benefits to boot.
Whether it's a joyride to the market or a cross-country trip, excursions for pets now have a wide range of accessories to make them safe, comfortable and convenient.
As pet owners seek to add more fresh foods to their dogs' diets, lightly cooked meals provide a nutritious and convenient segue.
Pet owners looking for a health boost or solution to allergies turn to superfood ingredients and novel proteins.
Pet specialty retailers are defining natural dog foods in their own ways, and those that serve as a guide to pet owners are finding success in the category.
Products to help dog owners with their training and behavior modification needs are a boon in today's increasingly pet-friendly culture.
Today's health-conscious dog owners seek treats and chews for the canine set that have limited and healthful ingredients.
Pet owners are on the hunt for quality, high-protein products, and manufacturers are responding with goods to satisfy.
Products designed to keep pooches safe, comfortable and cool during summertime activities remain popular purchases for educated and concerned pet owners.
Consumer education and careful manufacturers keep raw dog diets afloat despite warnings from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Whether they are mundane or exhilarating, Fido is always eager to join in the family pursuits, and a wide range of new products is available to make walking and outdoor adventure time a rewarding experience.