Pet retailing times a-changing

Pet retailing times a-changing

The privatization of PetSmart. The encroachment of mass-market players on premium product sales. Pet owners’ growing infatuation with online shopping. These are just some of the changes rocking pet retail in just the past year, and the hits just keep on coming.

By infiltrating niches previously occupied by pet specialty retailers, mass players are clinging to their share of pet product sales. For example, supermarkets offering superpremium product options, and mass merchandisers promising high...


Online grocery services: Ready to rocket to over $100 Billion?

Online grocery services: Ready to rocket to over $100 Billion?

For more than a decade, the notorious failure of Webvan scared many potential entrants away from the online grocery business. Now, the field is swiftly becoming crowded with trials by competitors and new operating models, with online grocery services apparently poised to take off on a high growth trajectory, according to Online Food Shopping and Grocery Delivery in the U.S.: Future of Food Retailing by Packaged Facts.

Meeting at the crossroads of technology and service, online grocery shopping...