From Ingredients to Packaging: How Sustainability Is Influencing the Pet Industry

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Sustainability in the Pet Industry Sustainability has become a common focus among consumers as concerns about waste reduction and the environment grow. In addition to recycling at home and using cloth shopping bags instead of disposable ones, many consumers are bringing an eye for sustainability to the shopping aisles. Today’s pet parents are searching for sustainable products, from the packaging … Read more From Ingredients to Packaging: How Sustainability Is Influencing the Pet Industry

Pet Food Forum CONNECT 2020: CBD Craze Roundtable

SPINS’ Amy Kerr participated in a CBD Craze Roundtable discussion in the Pet Food Forum CONNECT 2020 event earlier this month. Watch her section of the roundtable to find out the top pet trends driving growth for CBD and the broader natural and specialty market. For more information on how SPINS can help you, contact … Read more Pet Food Forum CONNECT 2020: CBD Craze Roundtable

What Are Pet Parents Shopping For? 3 Pet Shopper Behaviors and How to Reach Pet Parents Year-Round

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No Shortage of Pet Parents There’s no shortage of pet parents—especially after this year’s rise in adoptions during the pandemic lockdown. And each of them loves their pets. They’re reading labels to bring the best possible products to their 4-legged friends and brands are responding by offering higher quality options to appeal their priorities.  Recently, SPINS released a report looking at … Read more What Are Pet Parents Shopping For? 3 Pet Shopper Behaviors and How to Reach Pet Parents Year-Round

Why Pet Owners Are Reading Labels: The Rising Popularity of Attributes and CBD in Pet Products

Why Pet Owners Are Reading Labels When you head to the grocery store, you might be checking packaging for signs that an item is gluten-free, non-GMO, or vegan. Pet shoppers have begun to take this same shopping mentality to their neighborhood pet stores, seeking out products that fit a specific diet. Today’s discerning pet parents want the … Read more Why Pet Owners Are Reading Labels: The Rising Popularity of Attributes and CBD in Pet Products

Pet Trends 2020: What’s Driving Today’s Pet Parents

The Trends Driving the Pet Industry in 2020 We have seen a massive increase of pet parents in the marketplace today, with 70% of retail sales coming from purchasing pet food and treats, providing potential for the pet industry to evolve, based on this fast-changing industry. Recently, our SPINS pet experts walked through the key trends shaping the … Read more Pet Trends 2020: What’s Driving Today’s Pet Parents

How The Honest Kitchen Relies on Data to Raise the Bar on Pet Food Quality

When pet nutrition needed a champion to raise the ingredient standards, The Honest Kitchen stepped up. In our talk with Lucy Postins, founder of The Honest Kitchen, she explains how the brand disrupted the pet food industry and raised the bar for ingredients used in pet food. For more information on how SPINS can help … Read more How The Honest Kitchen Relies on Data to Raise the Bar on Pet Food Quality

Webinar: Leveraging the Data Behind the Pet Retail Community

The fast rate of change in today’s pet market favors the agility of independent pet retailers that can better serve today’s pet parent. On August 4th we uncovered where you can apply data to take meaningful action in growing your business. Go from gut to facts to ensure your growth 2020 and beyond. During this session … Read more Webinar: Leveraging the Data Behind the Pet Retail Community

Webinar: Taking Action to Grow in Today’s Pet Market

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Over the last few months, the country has seen record numbers of pet adoptions. This means new pet parents to educate and new pet parents who are ready to buy and are looking for better experiences. In this webinar recording from August 5th, we dive into the data available to you and how it will … Read more Webinar: Taking Action to Grow in Today’s Pet Market

The Challenges and Opportunities for Pet Specialty Retailers and Brands

IPP Pushes Boundaries to Remain an Incubator for Advancement When Jon Martinek was approached by Independent Pet Partners, he was looking for an opportunity in a small organization. IPP was a startup at the time and he had been working retail for 25 years with large companies, such as Mars and Walmart. Today, Martinek is the Chief Merchandising Officer at IPP, which has grown to about 160 … Read more The Challenges and Opportunities for Pet Specialty Retailers and Brands