Vendor Profiles

by Mark Kalaygian on Aug 1, 2015
“While the humanization trend and the empty nests of Baby Boomers often get the lion’s share of credit for fueling the success that the pet care market has enjoyed in recent years, that success ultimately may not have been possible without the handful of product manufacturers that have long served as the bedrock upon which the retail pet industry was built. Coastal Pet Products is a prominent member of this exclusive list of pet industry…”

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“Pet Business: What are some of the keys to effectively selling dog treats in the pet store?  David DeLorenzo: We believe retailer operators know this best, and we have learned a lot from some of the top operators.  Treats are often transaction building for the store, since food is a…”
“Pet Business: From your point of view, what does sustainability mean? Can manufacturers achieve sustainability without compromise?Samuel Cohen: Sustainability can have many meanings, and people often misinterpret it to mean just eco-friendly or “green.” The best way to understand the meaning of the term “sustainable” is to go back to…”
“Pet Business: How and when did flexi get started? What inspired the creation of the company?Manfred Bogdahn: In 1972, I was continually upset about having to keep my dog on a short leash. While other dog owners adjusted to the shortcomings of regular leashes, I was persistent about finding a…”
“Pet Business: What makes Jolly Pets stand out from other dog toy manufacturers? Robert Miavitz: Here at Jolly Pets, we have long been a supplier of durable dog toys for the large dog breeds. We continue to seek new and innovative ways to develop superior products for animal companions. Our…”