Vendor Profiles

by Mark Kalaygian on Sep 1, 2014
“Since he was seven years old, Andrew Hunte’s life has more or less revolved around puppies and dogs. It was at that age he began showing dogs—a passion he inherited from his parents. With that type of upbringing, it is no wonder that Hunte would grow up to become a pet store owner—and more specifically, an operator in the business of selling puppies. In the early 1980s, Hunte owned and operated two Petland stores in…”

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“Pet Business: What separates Halo, Purely for Pets and its products from other competitors in the marketplace? David Yaskulka: Halo’s company philosophy is “Be Good, Do Good.” This means we provide high-quality, nutritious and natural diets for pets, and we also “feed it forward” to less fortunate pets in shelters…”
“Pet Business: How can selling raw food, treats and recreation bones give pet stores a competitive edge? Is simply stocking these items enough?Patricia Greene: Stocking the products is a great start. However, with interest and demand for raw food growing, it’s also important for retailers and their staff to learn…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Jul 31, 2014
“In today’s pet food market, where manufacturers often thrive or fail based on their ability to stay on the cutting-edge of the latest nutritional trends, Fromm Family Foods is proving that deep roots can provide the best foundation for innovation. In fact, it would be difficult to find anyone with…”
“Pet Business: How is the market for functional treats performing? What is driving the category?Chris Meiering: With the increased consumer awareness around the health needs of their pets and the ingredients that will help to keep them healthy and active, we have seen a strong surge in the functional treat…”