This article was published in the December 2022 issue of Pet Food Processing. Read it and other articles from this issue in our December digital edition.
Dogs and cats have graduated from outdoor pets to household companions to members of the family, and pet owners are seeking nutritional products that reflect this humanization. The independent pet retail channel offers pet owners a unique opportunity to shop such ultra-premium products in a setting that is distinctly designed to showcase just how much people care for their four-legged family members.
“Pet parents look to specialty retailers to have very knowledgeable