Pet Products

Pet Products: Corral & Clean

July 19, 2017

Pet product purchases continue to be a thriving category for home improvement stores. Retailers may consider these new products that will help maintain and protect family pets and small livestock by providing a clean and safe environment, which is...

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Pet Products: Freeze-Dried Foods

May 9, 2017

Many outdoor enthusiasts are animal lovers and discerning pet parents who are driving the healthy pet food trend. One steadily growing subcategory within the healthy pet food trend is products made with freeze-dried whole foods such as meats and...

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Pet Products: Organic and Gluten Free Foods

April 19, 2017

Organic, grain-free and non-GMO diets aren’t just for humans. Consumers are increasingly purchasing food and treat products in these categories for their pets, such as the following. Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Dog and Cat Foods. Part of...

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Reporting from the National Hardware Show – North Hall

May 3, 2016

Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living More and more homeowners are extending their living space into the backyard with outdoor rooms that include cooking and dining areas. Supplies for outdoor rooms were trending in 2015 and continue to be popular in...

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Products for Indoor Birds

April 13, 2016

Although dogs and cats make up the largest numbers of household pets, millions of people also enjoy the companionship of indoor birds. And, much like owners of other pets, bird owners invest in products to care for, pamper and entertain their...

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Battling Spring Mud

March 23, 2016

Springtime doesn’t always mean sweet-smelling flowers and warmer days, especially for dog owners who dread the season of rain and mud. Luckily, there are several tips and products retailers can offer that can help combat or remediate the...

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Built-in Features for Pets

February 24, 2016

According to a January 2016 article in REALTOR Mag (http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2016/01/power-pets), the number of homebuyers who want pet-friendly residences is climbing. And with close to 50 percent of U.S....

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Kits for Kids

January 27, 2016

Winter is a great time to create a niche of activity kits for kids. Activity kits not only encourage parents to come into the store seeking projects for cabin-feverish kids, they also create an opportunity to teach important skills to the next...

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Hottest Pet Items from 2015

January 27, 2016

Many consumers consider their pets as close members of the family, and shopping behaviors reflect this sentiment. According to a 2015 Nielsen survey, close to 65 percent of those polled (a large percentage of whom were Millennials and GenXers)...

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Pet Personalization Products

January 13, 2016

Pets are a large part of many households. Many are treated less like pets and more like members of the family. This is increasingly evident by the millions of dollars consumers spend each year on products designed for making pets happy and...

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