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What the Pet Adoption Boom Means for Retailers

The adoption of dogs and cats during the pandemic “provides retailers and brands with the opportunity to identify and provide value for the ongoing needs of their customers—and their pets,” Quotient CEO Steven Boal says.

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Natural Health, Beauty Products Gain Ground

Retailers and consumers are paying more attention to nontoxic wellness.

As more and more shoppers resume their pre-pandemic food shopping patterns, they will likely remain highly aware of the cleanliness of the stores they patronize, and are likely making this an even higher priority than before the pandemic.

Household cleaning products had a good year as consumers cleaned more, and pet products also had a strong showing with adoptions of dogs and cats on the rise.

The pandemic drives sales in cookware and cleaning products for consumers confined to, and investing in, their homes.

Beverages, topicals and gummies are popular, despite lack of FDA approval.

An informed staff is the starting point for educating consumers on the uses and potential benefits of cannabidiol products.

Retailer partners with The W Nail Bar to open in-store salons as it continues to bring experiential experiences to its stores.

To bolster supply and address the 300% increase in demand it saw across its stores for fitness equipment, the Midwest retailer embarked on a local partnership to manufacture hand weights for its Meijer Active brand.

As consumers seek human connections amid the pandemic, greeting cards are seen as a safe way to connect. Meanwhile, COVID has sparked the greatest cleaning frenzy in the home care industry has ever seen.

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