Petfood and supplies retailer PetSmart increased its sales by 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2013 to US$1.7 billion.
Comparable store sales, or sales in stores open at least a year, grew by 3.4 percent. Services sales, which are included in total sales, grew by 7.3 percent to US$205 million. Carrie Teffner, senior vice president and chief financial officer, anticipates comparable store sales growth of 3-4 percent for fiscal 2013.
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
There's a disconnect between consumers' confidence in petfoods and their knowledge of what makes the foods nutritious
As an industry, are we missing a huge opportunity to take advantage of another aspect of the human-pet bond?
Now is the time for packagers, producers, marketers and manufacturers to capitalize on the traveling with pets trend
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