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on July 20, 2020

Dog, cat owners may long for pet store socialization

Dog, cat and other pet food buyers may miss socializing with store owners and employees, who also tend to be serious pet lovers. Importantly for pet food brands, those stores serve as a vital opportunity to expose consumers to new pet products.

Once it’s safe, pet food buyers may return to local pet specialty retailers precisely because those stores offer the friendly, informative, interpersonal interactions rendered dangerous by the COVID-19 pandemic. Online pet food sales surged as people stayed home to avoid spreading the disease. However, Barbara Liss, vice president of marketing…

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