Pet product retailer Petsense has expanded its chain of stores, targeted at pet owners in US rural markets, by opening 18 new stores in 2012.
Petsense now operates a total of 69 pet product retail stores in 21 different US states but also plans to expand in 2013. The company says 2013 will be its largest year of store growth since being founded seven years ago, with plans to open at least 20 new stores.
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
There's a disconnect between consumers' confidence in petfoods and their knowledge of what makes the foods nutritious
While petfood shoppers continue to show strong brand loyalty, pet products have not been immune to the store brand swing
Read more of Dr. Mukund Parthasarathy's insights on the changing petfood retail market and how it affects petfood manufacturers large and small
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