Welcome to Our News Blog!

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.

New Pet Tips & Checklist

A new pet brings a lot of changes to a home, whether a dog or cat is a well-researched family addition or a loving impulse at an adoption event. Here are a few tips and a new pet checklist that can help ease the transition of bringing a new pet safely and lovingly...

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Warm Up Sales with Cold Weather Gear

Keeping pets happy and healthy during winter brings the opportunity for retailers to stock and sell cold weather gear. Winter pet products, such as beds, coats, sweater and boots, are expected to increase in popularity as pet parents spend for the holidays and beyond...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Pet Food Terminology Defined

Independent pet retailers are seeing an increase in consumers shopping for “healthy” pet food, as they align their pets’ lifestyle with their own. You may find yourself frequently answering questions about natural pet food, organic ingredients, ancient grains and...

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