A survey by Dutch pet food supplier Prins Petfoods and the Dobey/Faunaland chain of more than 4,500 pet owners found that pet stores remain the principal distribution channel for dog and cat food in the Netherlands.
According to the survey, more than 62 percent of cat owners and nearly three-quarters of all dog owners buy their petfood in pet stores. Thirty percent of cat owners and 8 percent of dog owners get petfood from the supermarket, while 20 percent of cat owners and 16 percent of dog owners purchase petfood online.
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