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Our blog is a place for us to keep our customers informed and share news about our company and the industry. We like to be involved in the community and participate in industry events and activities, while always staying on the hunt for new products that help provide our customers the latest mix on their shelves. For more information about what our company is up to, check out the posts below.

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Fresh and Frozen Pet Food Sales Continue to Grow

As pet parents increasingly demand pet foods that are free of preservatives and artificial ingredients, sales of temperature-controlled, natural nutrition is growing. Fresh and frozen pet food (refrigerated fresh and raw frozen) grew by 263 percent from 2011 to 2017*. Adding a freezer and refrigerated unit allows you to differentiate your store from online competitors,…

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Holiday Merchandising Success

Many Americans call their pets “fur babies.” It makes sense when you consider that there are more dogs (78 million) and cats (86 million) than children under 18 (74.2 million) in the country. Pets often are considered important family members and many owners extend their holiday gift giving and pampering to them. Pet retailers can…

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Treats Are Trending

Treats are the number one impulse buy category in pet specialty. Whether meaty, crunchy, chews, dental or niche, treats are estimated to have the second highest sales growth (5%+) of any category except healthcare (8%, excluding flea and tick) in 2018. The treats category is following some of the same trends as pet food: humanization,…

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Get on Board with Freshwater Shrimp

The bright colors and interesting behavior of ornamental shrimp are attracting hobbyists. As a hot trend in aquatics, keeping freshwater shrimp has spawned new products designed for these oddly shaped invertebrates and offers an opportunity for independent and pet specialty retailers to expand aquatic sales. Selling freshwater shrimp takes an in-store tank system with a…

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