by Nora Caley on Dec 1, 2014
“Dogs are not exactly picky about what they put in their mouths. Pet owners, however, are becoming increasingly selective about what their dogs consume—not only for meals, but also between meals. Consumers are seeking natural chews for their dogs, and they want these products to have other features and benefits besides just a lack of artificial ingredients. Manufacturers say that means opportunity for retailers that offer natural chews. “We are experiencing a continuous growth pattern…”

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by Dorothy Crouch on Nov 1, 2014
“Trends within the burgeoning natural pet food market develop and shift so frequently, it can be tough for retailers to keep up. With this in mind, the ability to identify and partner with vendors that consistently recognize the potential of various trends within the natural pet food segment to become…”
by Nora Caley on Oct 1, 2014
“Most pet owners, at one time or another, are in the market for stain and odor products. Puppies arrive not housetrained, and old dogs are sometimes incontinent. Even good dogs sometimes cannot wait one more minute for their humans to come home from work, and there are days that guest…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Oct 1, 2014
“While the average consumer will never chain herself to a tree or participate in a peaceful climate-change-related protest, more shoppers than ever are paying attention to environmental issues. This concern for the environment—both inside and outside the home—is motivating an unprecedented number of shoppers to seek out natural, sustainable and…”
by Dorothy Crouch on Sep 1, 2014
“The popularity of organic food among consumers is growing as shoppers seek products with basic, naturally grown, chemical-free ingredients. Organic certification by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows food manufacturers to include its organic seal on products that comprise 95 percent or more certified-organic content. Organic food sales…”